The Borough of Frenchtown is hiring a Full Time Officer.

The Borough of Frenchtown is hiring a Full Time Officer.  Applicant must be U.S. citizen, a resident of New Jersey, be at least 21 years of age and no older than 35 years of age, have no criminal record possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.  Must be PTC certified. Applications can be picked up at Police Headquarters between the hours of 8:00-4:00 pm at 27 Second Street, Frenchtown, NJ  08825.

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DEA National RX Take Back Event

DEA Operation Take Back (NTBI XVI) is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Frenchtown Police Headquarters, 27 2nd Street, any questions, call Chief Kurylka, 908-996-2341.

Day of the Event:  Saturday, October 27th, 2018: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.:

  • On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 your department will host one or more collection sites at locations of your choosing.
  • This program is anonymous and all efforts should be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification should be made.  Individuals should deposit medication freely and independently.
  • No effort should be made by law enforcement to count, inventory or log medications. Law enforcement personnel should not handle the medications at any time.
  • A law enforcement officer must remain with the drug disposal box at all times. The role of the law enforcement officer is to maintain and safe-guard the integrity of the disposed items.
  • The individual may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box. If the original container is submitted, the individual should be encouraged to remove the prescription label if it contains any personal identifying information.
  • Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
  • Syringes and other sharp instruments should not be accepted.
  • If an individual wishes to surrender obvious, non-pharmaceutical, illicit drugs, you should follow your agency’s policy and procedures for surrendered contraband.
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DEA National Take Back Day April 28th, 2018

DEA National Take Back
April 28th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Frenchtown Police Dept.
27 2nd Street
No Sharps (needles)
And and all medications along with animal medications will be accepted.

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Ice & Snow – Remove it Before You Go!

Ice & Snow – Remove It Before You Go
Remember to remove all ice and snow from your vehicle before driving, especially from the hood, windows and roof. It’s the law in New Jersey! Motorists who fail to do so face fines of $25 to $75 for each offense, regardless of whether the ice and snow is dislodged from the vehicle. If flying ice or snow causes property damage or injury to others, motorists face fines of $200 to $1,000 for each offense. There are approximately 500 fatalities in the United States per year due to icy road conditions.

Winter Driving Tips
Drive slow (at or below the posted speed limit) and adjust your speed for the changing road conditions.

Turn on your headlights, using low beams when traveling in snow.

Increase your following distance. In winter weather, travel at least eight to 10 seconds behind the car in front of you.

Give snowplows plenty of room to work. Don’t tailgate and try not to pass. If you must pass, take extreme caution in doing so. Remember, a snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see him, but they don’t always see you.

If you skid, don’t brake or accelerate. Remove your foot from the gas, and gently steer your car in the direction of the skid (the direction the rear of your vehicle is sliding.) When your car starts heading in the desired direction, carefully straighten the wheel.

Slow down before exiting the highway. Exit ramps often have icy patches, sharp curves and stalled or stopped vehicles.

Have a personal safety kit easily accessible in your vehicle that includes: an ice scraper/brush; shovel; jumper cables or battery starter; blanket; sand, salt or kitty litter for traction; lock de-icer; flashlight and new batteries; extra windshield wiper fluid; safety flares/warning device; cell phone with spare battery; water and non-perishable food (i.e., granola or protein bars); and paper towels or a cloth.

If your vehicle does become disabled, pull off the road as far as possible and turn on your emergency flashers. Remain with your vehicle until help arrives. If you can’t get your vehicle off the road and are uncertain about your safety, do not stay in your vehicle or stand behind it. Proceed carefully to a safe location away from traffic.

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Happy Halloween

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Halloween from Frenchtown Police Dept.

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Winter Storm Stella

Please be advised, the coming weather system has the potential to drop 18 to 24 inches of heavy snow on our area. It is projected to start sometime around Midnight tonight and end late afternoon Tuesday. There will be complete white outs and high winds. When out walking, please stay to pedestrian areas only (stay out of streets) and wear highly visible clothing. Watch for downed trees and power lines, don’t go near them, report to the police dept. right away.

Keep in mind, the police dept. has the medicine pickup program with the Frenchtown Pharmacy for anyone not able to get out to get their medicines. Please call to arrange in as much advance as possible with the Pharmacy.
As this is expected to be a heavy snow, when shoveling, please use extreme caution and don’t overexert yourself.
During the storm any NON EMERGENCY questions, please call police headquarters at 908-996-2341 and leave a message.
If you have an EMERGENCY please call 911 or dispatch at 908-996-4820.
Mayor Brad Myhre and OEM, Karen Harmon are declaring a preliminary State of Emergency.

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