Programs

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Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in the community.  It involves neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance.  Residents are trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods and crime prevention techniques such as home security surveys are implemented.  Neighborhood Watch succeeds because there can’t be a law enforcement officer on every corner so citizen involvement is essential to combat crime.  By cooperating with each other and law enforcement, people can help fight crime in their community the most effective way—before it begins.If you are someone who cares about your neighborhood and wants to get involved with preventing crime, you can start a Neighborhood Watch!  It’s a simple process that can make a big difference in your community.  To get started, you need to form a small planning committee and decide on a date and place for an initial neighborhood meeting.  Then, contact the Livingston Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 and request that an officer come to your meeting to discuss your neighborhood’s problems and needs.  After that, you open the lines of communication between you and your neighbors and keep the police informed of any illegal or suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

 

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Project Lifesaver
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 personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized 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. The Project Lifesaver Application and Project Lifesaver Contract need to be completed for enrollment in the program.

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Property Engraving
This program is a burglary prevention/property identification program for use in homes and businesses. It requires a small amount of time and effort and involves marking and then inventorying property. Marking denies the would-be thief a market for stolen items. Valuables marked conspicuously with an identifying number will not be readily resalable. This program works even when property is recovered as it lets it be identified by police and returned to the owner.  All items that might be attractive to a thief, such as computers, gaming systems, televisions, camera equipment, stereos, small appliances, and tools, should be marked. Small or very valuable items such as jewelry or antiques can be either engraved by a jeweler or photographed for identification purposes.  Residents may borrow an engraver from the police department so that they may mark their valuables.  They will also receive window decals to place in their home which alerts possible thieves that valuable items have been marked for identification purposes.For more information or to request to borrow an engraver, please contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 or e-mail jklapal@livingstonnj.org.

Security Surveys
The Livingston Police Department wants residents to feel as secure as possible in their homes.  As a service to the residents and businesses of Livingston, members of the Community Policing Unit will provide an on-site visit to your home or business and can conduct a crime prevention survey at your request.  This service is provided at no charge as part of the ongoing crime prevention efforts in the township.  The officers will discuss topics such as exterior doors, lighting, and landscaping and then will advise you of steps you can take to decrease the likelihood that your home or business is targeted.If you would like to set up an appointment for an officer to visit you at your home or business, please call the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600.

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 jklapal@livingstonnj.org 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.

Blue Star
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.


Bicycle Registration
As part of ongoing crime prevention efforts within the township, the Police Department would like to help residents protect their property. Therefore, a bicycle registration program has been instituted.  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. Please contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 or e-mail jklapal@livingstonnj.org to schedule an appointment to register your bicycle.  Click here to print the bicycle registration form.

Volunteer Opportunities
Click here to see current volunteer opportunities.

Speakers Bureau
We have officers who can speak on a variety of topics to audiences from children through adults. These topics include bullying prevention, cyber safety, personal safety, home security, bicycle safety, frauds, and many others. If your group would like an officer to come to your meeting to speak on a topic related to law enforcement, please fill out the form below and someone will get in touch with you:

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