This is an assistance program for a senior citizen or handicapped person living alone to register this information with the police department. In addition, a house key is kept in a secure location at police headquarters (and also with the individual’s neighbor, if desired) so that access can be quickly gained to the person’s residence when needed in an emergency.
Click here for the two Blue Star forms that must be completed. The forms and a house key can be dropped off at headquarters 24 hours a day.
Developmental Disability Registry
The Livingston Police Department has a registry for individuals with developmental disabilities who may have difficulty communicating with emergency personnel. Participation in the registry is voluntary and all information is strictly confidential, and will only be used to better serve our residents in emergency situations. If the individual is involved in a crisis situation, officers will have information about the individual’s needs. This registry may also be used if a registrant becomes lost in the community so that an officer will have the individual’s emergency contact information. Individuals may be registered if they reside in Livingston, attend school in town, work in town or receive services at a day program in town.
An individual may withdraw from the program at any time.The registration form collects information of which a caregiver thinks the police department should be aware. This information will be entered into our dispatch system and allow us to provide better service. Registration may be completed by a disabled individual or a person with legal guardianship/power of attorney for an individual. After completing the required form, please contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 or e-mail email@example.com to make an appointment to review the form with an officer. You may also contact the Community Policing Unit with any questions regarding the program. We also request that a current photo of the individual be brought with the registration form or sent via e-mail. Once registered, please ensure that pertinent information is kept current by contacting the Community Policing Unit with any changes.
Daily Reassurance Program
The Livingston Police Department has a program to check on the daily welfare of senior citizens or special needs persons living alone in the Township. The Daily Reassurance Program is a free service where a computerized system (Swiftreach) will automatically telephone an individual’s residence on a daily basis to ensure their well-being. The person will receive the following pre-recorded message: “This is the Livingston Police Department. If you are okay, press 1; if you need help, press 2.” Multiple languages are supported to ensure recipients receive their voice message in their native language. If the person presses the number 2 or fails to press any number, the person’s emergency contacts will immediately be notified that something may be wrong with the individual and to contact them right away. If the phone is not answered, the system will automatically try to call the recipient 2 more times before contacting the emergency contact. Emergency contacts may be family members, friends, or neighbors. If no one is available to be a contact, the police department may be used, if approved by the Chief of Police. It is important to understand that this service is not intended to take the place of the Lifeline, Life Alert, or any similar services which a person is now using. The forms for this program can be found here.
In order to obtain a firearm, you must meet eligibility requirements and comply with the statutes which govern firearms purchases in the State of New Jersey. All firearms applications for residents of Livingston are handled through the police department’s Records Bureau. Click here for Firearms Information.
Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children, as well as many other individuals with similar disorders, all have a tendency to “wander,” and wandering poses a serious threat to the life of the lost individual. Research conducted by Robert J. Koester of the Virginia Department of Emergency Services found that 46% of wanderers not located within the first 24 hours are found deceased. Worse, wanderers themselves do not perceive the risks, and they often fail to cooperate with their rescuers because they frequently seclude themselves. This limits the usefulness of standard search methods (such as calling a person by name) and, in turn, complicates rescue and recovery efforts.
Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small LoJack® SafetyNet™ personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations.For further information, visit the Project Lifesaver website or contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 ext. #3600. Click below for the required forms:
Please complete and submit a form to be part of the Emergency Alert System.
This can be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Vacant House Information
Livingston residents may submit a “vacant house form” when their home will be vacant for an extended period of time, such as during vacations. The vacant house program enables a police officer, during his or her normal patrol and when time permits, to check vacant houses.
Residents need to complete a few simple steps to utilize this program:
* Complete the Vacant House Form and print it out
* Bring the form to Police Headquarters
* Sign a release form and attach a $1 processing fee
This can be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As part of ongoing crime prevention efforts within the township, the Police Department would like to help residents protect their property. Therefore, the Police Department has begun a bicycle registration program. Any resident may register a bicycle with the department. A sticker will be placed on the bicycle with an identifying number. Therefore, the bicycle must be present at the registration. The registration form may be filled out and brought to the registration event. Please contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to register your bicycle. Click here to print the bicycle registration form.
Click here to be directed to the Township’s application for employment.