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• Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
• LyndhurstNJPD on Twitter
• CARFAX Police Crash Assistance
• LPD Newsletter
• Crime Information now Online
• Digital Fingerprinting

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Lyndhurst, Bergen County, New Jersey A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Wednesday January 4, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Lyndhurst Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call 201-939-4509 on Wedesday, January 4, 2017 between the hours of 9:00am and 11:00am. Email comments can be sent to communitypolicing@lyndhurstpolice.com.

To learn more about how you can contribute, download the full Press Release.

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LyndhurstNJPD on Twitter

Lyndhurst Police is now on twitter. Follow us to keep up to date with the department.

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CARFAX Police Crash Assistance

As part of our participation in the CARFAX Police Crash Assistance program, all crash reports for Lyndhurst Police Department are now available for purchase online. You'll save a trip to the station, postage, or a phone call when you buy from our new online accident report distribution site.

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LPD Newsletter

The Lyndurst Police Department Community Policing is dedicated to keeping the members of our community safe and informed. To receive a free subscription, forward your e-mail to CommunityPolicing@LyndhurstPolice.com. Current and past issues can always be found here.

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Crime Information now Online

Under the Direction of Commissioner Giangeruso, the Lyndhurst PD Becomes First in New Jersey to Sign on with CrimeReports.com to Share Neighborhood Crime Information with Community Members

The Lyndhurst Police Department and Public Engines today announced that Lyndhurst PD became the first law enforcement agency in the state of New Jersey to sign a partnership with CrimeReports.com to share neighborhood crime incident information with community members via the Internet.

Under the terms of the partnership, CrimeReports.com allows the Lyndhurst PD to publish local crime incident information to the Internet in near real-time, making raw crime data easily accessible and user-friendly for community members. By using CrimeReports.com, members of the public can easily view crime information from multiple jurisdictions where they both live and work in one convenient, easy-to-use location. The published information is presented through a Google Maps interface where residents can review up-to-date crime activity for any location within each agency’s jurisdiction.

“CrimeReports.com allows us to more easily share crime data with our community members,” said Chief James B. O’Connor, Lyndhurst Chief of Police. “It allows us to form a deeper partnership with our community members as we strive to enhance the quality of life in Lyndhurst.”

Lyndhurst Public Safety Commissioner Robert Giangeruso agrees. “This is another tool our police department can use to assist and inform our residents, I am in full support of this program,” he said.

The basic information that CrimeReports.com provides is:
• Type of incident (preliminary)
• Date of incident
• Block address of incident
• Other pertinent information as deemed necessary by the reporting law enforcement agency

“Lyndhurst PD is leading the way in New Jersey by using CrimeReports.com to get the community involved and solve crime,” said Greg Whisenant, CEO Public Engines. “We look forward to a lasting partnership with Lyndhurst PD, and Lyndhurst citizens are going to benefit from accessing local crime data that previously wasn’t publicly available.”

CrimeReports.com is free to members of the public, and allows users to receive alerts automatically via email if a crime occurs in their immediate neighborhood. It also allows people to view reported crime activity on an easy-to-use map for any location within each agency’s boundaries.

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Speeding Complaints

The Lyndhurst Police Department actively responds to complaints of ongoing speeding problems and other traffic infractions occurring within the township.

If you believe there is a speeding or other recurring traffic problem on your street or in your neighborhood, you may submit a request for directed enforcement.

If the nature of your complaint pertains to speeding, the Traffic Bureau may setup its speed trailer in the problem area. This radar-equipped unit gives each passing vehicle a visual readout of its speed and reminds residents of what the actual posted speed limit is. Oftentimes, people simply don’t realize how fast they are going and deployment of the trailer serves to heighten awareness. Use of the trailer also enables the Traffic Bureau to conduct unobtrusive traffic studies to determine if any changes such as additional traffic signals, signs or traffic calming measures are needed. This equipment also contains a counter to measure the volume of traffic in a given area.

For your convenience, we have made a traffic enforcement request form available online. In order to view it, you will need Adobe Reader software installed on your computer, version 4 or higher.

Print out the form after it is completed and mail or deliver it to the Lyndhurst Police Department, Attention Traffic Bureau.

Digital Fingerprinting

The Lyndhurst Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, are quickly transitioning from traditional ink on paper fingerprinting to digital fingerprinting to save money, time and to protect citizens from dangerous criminals. With costs savings averaging 50%, digital fingerprinting is the preferred method of booking criminals. Digital fingerprinting also expedites the process of booking a criminal saving the police hours per individual arrested. The Lyndhurst Police Department will only need to scan a set of prints once to create multiple cards for the FBI, state and the local agencies.

Utilizing digital fingerprinting is not only less expensive and faster - it is also a lot safer. Prints taken from a suspect can be checked in a matter of hours instead taking over several days or weeks. This reduces the chance of a police department prematurely releasing a dangerous criminal.

Other typical law enforcement applications include:

• Helping officers and supervisors identify criminals and/or wanted persons quickly and safely.
• Ensuring an individual’s identity when purchasing a weapon.
• Capturing fingerprints from witnesses at a crime scene, or from family members, as a part of the “elimination print process.”

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