Police News


PSE&G Update - 8-06 @ 9:45 AM
Update: After an intense night of work and more inclement weather, as of 9:45 a.m., PSE&G has restored power to 435,000 customers and has about...read more

MEMS Blood Drive Aug. 13
Montgomery EMS is holding their next blood drive on August 13th from 1 to 7 pm at the squad building - 8 Harlingen Road in...read more

Storm Recovery Resources for Montgomery Residents - Update 8-06
This is the latest update from PSE&G on power outages in Montgomery: There are currently 1330 customers remaining out in Montgomery.  There is one large...read more

PSE&G Update - Aug. 5 @ 4:45 PM
Update: PSE&G expects at least 85% of our customers still without power to be restored by Friday night, but some difficult restorations may continue through...read more

Montgomery Cooling Center Open Today-Sunday
Montgomery Township's Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ 08558, will be open today, Wednesday, Aug. 5th, Thursday, and Friday from 8 am...read more

PSE&G Update - Aug. 5 @ 10 AM
Update August 5, 2020; 10:00 AM: As of 10:00 a.m., approximately 575,000 of our 2.3 million customers reported a power outage or damage associated with...read more

8-03: Storm on Way: Be Prepared, Gathering Safely, Emergency Rental Assistance, Case Report
Police Advisory: Tropical Storm Warning until 8 PM Tues., Aug. 4, Preparation Info The Montgomery Township Police Department and Montgomery Township Office of Emergency Management...read more

Tuesday's Storm may bring Outages, Downed Trees, Flooding - Be Ready
The following is a release from PSE&G, which includes info on preparation and how to reach them to report outages: Public Service Electric & Gas...read more

Police Release Videos of Car Theft in Progress
On July 29 at 3:18 am, Montgomery Police responded to a Skillman residence to assist Newark Police with identifying the driver of a car involved...read more

Resumption of Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings Governor Phil Murphy today signed...read more

COVID-19 & Systemic Racism: July 23rd Presentation
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PSE&G Tree Trimming
PSE&G has provided Montgomery with notice of upcoming routine tree trimming that will begin on or about July 20th.  They have already begun the process...read more

Police Advise Locking Car Doors to Deter Burglaries
The Montgomery Twp. Police Department investigated numerous car burglaries that occurred on the morning of Wednesday 07/15/2020 between the hours of 0130 and 0300. All...read more

Masks Required Outdoors, Workshop: Combat Racism, Business Types Open, Visit Virtual Main Street, Case Report
Masks Are Required Outdoors when Social Distancing is not possible Governor Murphy has passed Executive Order # 163 indicating that mask wearing is now required in outdoors...read more

Motor Vehicle Agencies Reopened 7-07, Lines are Very Long
UPDATE:  Very long lines have been reported at Motor Vehicle Centers throughout the State this week.  The wait time is expected to subside as backlog...read more

Out-of-State Travel Quarantine Rules: Updated State List
UPDATE July 7, 2020: Governor Murphy in a press conference today stated that three new states are added to those requiring a 14 day quarantine...read more

NJ Dept. of Health Public: Executive Directives for Youth Camps and Public Recreational Bathing
See following PDF documents from the New Jersey Department of Health: https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOH_20-022ExecDirWAttachmentsPools.108254.pdf https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOH_20-023ExecDirAmusementWPwAttach.108253.pdf https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOH_ExecutiveDirectiveNo20-021_ChildCare_SummerCamps_1.108252.pdf...read more

County Bridge Work & RR Xing Work Completed on Rt. 601 near Grandview
6-26-20 UPDATE: The at-grade rail crossing work is now complete.  CR 601 was fully reopened to all traffic on Friday, June 26th at approximately 4:30PM...read more

Contact Tracing in Montgomery: What You Need to Know
By Stephanie Carey, Montgomery Twp. Health Officer The term “contact tracing” has come into wide use in the United States this year, but to those...read more

Juneteeth Freedom Day: Township Proclamation
JUNETEENTH FREEDOM DAY WHEREAS, Our Country is made up of people from every nation on earth, who are declared equal not only in freedom but...read more

Most Recent Exec. Orders & Pending Reopening Info
Some recently signed orders from Governor Murphy include the following: Exec. Order # 150 - Outdoor Dining Protocols and Process to Expand Premises for Liquor...read more

Drive-thru Medicine Drop-off Sat. May 30
Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo invites county residents to take advantage of the next Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off to safely dispose of unwanted or outdated...read more

Count 5-22, State Increases Outdoor Group Limits, Rec Summer Camps Canceled, Memorial Day Ceremony Mon.
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT   As of 9 am today, 5/22: NJ cases: 152,472 NJ deaths: 10,843 Somerset County cases: 4,390 Somerset County deaths: 387...read more

Final Paving of Rt. 206 Cruser Bridge Project Tonight
The New Jersey State DOT has announced that they are about to complete the Cruser Bridge Construction Project on Rt. 206 next to the Montgomery...read more

COVID-19 Case Count 5-18, Community Forum Tonight, Memorial Day Observance 5/25, All Tennis Courts to Reopen
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT As of 9 am today, 5/18: NJ cases: 148,039 NJ deaths:  10,435 Somerset County cases: 4,278 Somerset County deaths: 375 Montgomery...read more

Exec. Order #146 - Charter Fishing & Water Craft Rental Business
Executive Order 146 Charter Fishing Watercraft Rental Business Please follow these embedded links to see all gubernatorial EXECUTIVE ORDERS and all ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS from the State Office of Emergency...read more

Executive Order #145 - Elective Surgeries May Be Performed May 26
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily press briefing on Friday that beginning on May 26, hospitals in the state will be able...read more

Executive Order #143 - Beaches, Boardwalks, Waterfronts May Remain Open with Social Distancing Measures
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Beaches, Boardwalks, Lakes, and Lakeshores to Remain Open with Social Distancing Measures in Place TRENTON -- Governor Phil Murphy...read more

COVID-19 COMMUNITY FORUM
Monday May 18 @ 7 PM Join us live on Monday May 18th from 7-8pm when Montgomery municipal leaders will address questions on the state...read more

Executive Order #142 - Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup & Car Gatherings
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 142 Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars   TRENTON – As...read more

What Types of Businesses May Currently Be Open
Executive Order 107, a Statewide Stay-At-Home and Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses Order issued March 21 by Governor Murphy, remains in effect at this time....read more

Beware of the Grandparent Scam
The Montgomery Township Police Department has been alerted that Grandparent Scams are happening in New Jersey and across the country with more frequency. Please read the...read more

COVID-19 Case Count 5-08, Tax Grace Period to 6/1, Montgomery Ranks Safest City, Celebrate Our Grads
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT As of 9 am today, 5/08: NJ cases: 135,454 NJ deaths:  8,952 Somerset County cases: 3,968 Somerset County deaths: 328 Montgomery...read more

Case Count 5-04, Mayor & Police Director Video, Parks Rules, Tax Payment Methods
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT   As of 9 am today, 5/04: NJ cases: 128,269 NJ deaths:  7,910 Somerset County cases: 3,753 Somerset County deaths: 298...read more

Video Message: Mayor and Police Director
In this May 4th video, Montgomery Township Mayor Sadaf Jaffer and Police Director James Gill discuss the current state of affairs in town during COVID-19,...read more

LOCAL PARKS TO REOPEN SATURDAY
UPDATE: Somerset County Parks, including Skillman Park & Somerset County Sourland Park will join Montgomery Twp. Parks to reopen Saturday, 5/02.  The County Park Commission has...read more

Case Count 4-30, Message from Police Director James Gill
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT As of 9 am today, 4/30: NJ cases: 118,652 NJ deaths: 7,228 Somerset County cases: 3,464 Somerset County deaths: 270 Montgomery...read more

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at RVCC on May 5 and 7
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY   There is still an opportunity for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents to get tested. The COVID-19 testing site at Raritan Valley...read more

Case Count 4-29, 2nd Confirmed Fatality, Proposed Prop. Tax Extension, Parks to Reopen Saturday
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT As of 9 am today, 4/28: NJ cases: 116,264 NJ deaths: 6,770 Somerset County cases: 3,372 Somerset County deaths: 252 Montgomery...read more

Police Advisory: Please Share the Road
POLICE ADVISE PEDESTRIAN / CYCLIST / MOTORIST CAUTION With the warmer weather approaching and more residents home due to the current health crisis, there is...read more

County Emergency Operations Center Reminder: Why The Census Counts
"Federal funding – especially during emergencies – is based on the data collected during this process!" Why a Complete Count is Important Source: Somerset County...read more

Message from Montgomery Police: Changes to Nixle Platform
The purpose of this message is to notify you of changes to the Nixle communication platform that are planned to occur at some point this...read more

Case Count 4-24 & Police Reminders on Sharing the Road
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT As of 9 am today, 4/24: NJ cases: 102,196 NJ deaths: 5,617 Somerset County cases: 2,798 Somerset County deaths: 196 Montgomery...read more

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Operations
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today announced that all agency, road testing, and inspections facilities will remain closed until at least...read more

New Dates for COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at RVCC
Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson and Hunterdon County Freeholder Director Shaun Van Doren announced that three new dates have been added to the...read more

Update: Rt. 601 by Grandview Closed for Bridge Work
Replacement of County Bridge No. D0303, Rt. 601 over Back Brook north of Grandview The Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (CR 601) Bridge, located approximately 500 feet...read more

TESTING SITE OPEN MON., WED., & FRI. THIS WEEK
The Hunterdon & Somerset Drive Thru Testing Clinic will run Monday 4/20, Wednesday 4/22, and Friday 4/24. County residents can make an appointment / complete...read more

DEP Statement on Closure of State Parks & Forests
STATEMENT OF DEP COMMISSIONER CATHERINE R. MCCABE ON THE CLOSURE OF STATE PARKS & FORESTS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK  DEP takes seriously its many responsibilities to...read more

Daily Case Count 4/07; Parks Closed; Distancing is Starting to Work; ShopRite Info
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT As of 9 am today, 4/7, Montgomery has: Cases:  32 Deaths: 0 Rocky Hill has 3 cases Age Ranges of cases...read more

Statement Condemning "Zoom-bombing" during April 2 Twp. Committee Meeting
Dear Community Members, With guidance and support from the state government, we moved our Township Committee meetings online to the Zoom platform in the middle...read more

Cruser Brook Bridge Work Continues
It is anticipated that a new traffic pattern will occur on the weekend of Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19 on Rt. 206 near...read more

Daily Case Count 4/02 & Public Masking Guidance
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT As of 10 am today, 4/2, Montgomery Twp. has: Total Cases:  21 Total Deaths: 0 Total Recovered: 9 Rocky Hill has...read more

NJEDA to Accept Grant Applications Friday
ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS   The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will start accepting online applications for its Small Business Emergency...read more

List of Day Care Centers
Below is a link to a list of day care centers (PDF Doc) that are permitted to be open under the Governor’s order, to provide...read more

Montgomery's Case Count 3/30 & Testing Center Info
Health Department Update March 30, 2020 RE: COVID-19 Case Counts and Testing Updates As of March 30, 2020, 1:00 pm, there have been a total...read more

Info on Closure of Non-Essential Businesses
Executive Order 107, a Statewide Stay-At-Home and Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses,  was issued March 21st by NJ Governor Phil Murphy. The State has...read more

Donations of Personal Protective Equipment Sought
EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 3 Supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are low due to the current public health crisis. As a result, Somerset County’s Office...read more

Reaching Montgomery Twp. Offices during State of Emergency
Based upon Governor Murphy's executive orders of March 21, the Municipal Building is closed until further notice with only minimal staffing. Health, Police, and Sewer...read more

What the State of Emergency Means to You
DOWNLOAD AS PDF STATE OF EMERGENCY: WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU IMPORTANT UPDATES: Health Dept.: COVID-19 Questions: Call-Line # 908-533-9319 (M-F 8-4:30) A testing site...read more

Som. County Health Dept. Update - March 20
“Montgomery Township Health Department is working closely with Municipal and County Health Departments in the area to coordinate our response efforts.  Helpful resources are posted...read more

Health Officer's Letter: We HAVE to Flatten the Curve
Dear Community, On March 16, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 104 mandating the closure of certain types of businesses such as malls, movie theaters, gyms,...read more

Township Parks' Playgrounds Closed
To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Montgomery Township playground apparatus (swings, climbing sets, zip lines, etc.) is off limits until further notice. The...read more

Positive COVID-19 Case in Community
Statement from Montgomery Township Health Department Positive COVID 19 Case in the Community March 14, 2020 DOWNLOAD STATEMENT AS PDF OR SHARE BELOW This evening,...read more

Restricted Access to Municipal Offices - 3-13-20 Video
In this video Montgomery Twp. Mayor Sadaf Jaffer and Administrator Donato Nieman outline precautions the township is taking to ensure social distancing in municipal functions...read more

Montgomery Police Operations Modified
Due to concerns with Covid- 19 (Coronavirus) the Montgomery Township Police Department will make changes to our normal operations. We ask that the public help...read more

March 13, 2020 COVID-19 and Municipal Services
GO TO MAYOR & ADMINISTRATOR VIDEO ON YOUTUBE Dear Members of the Montgomery Township Community, As we face the significant public health challenges caused by...read more

Road & Bridge Work Projects & Time Estimates - Updated 2/28
To aid our residents, businesses, and the motoring public, please follow the below links to view Montgomery Twp. Engineering’s latest status reports on current and...read more

Police Urge Residents: Lock Your Vehicles
The Montgomery Township Police Department is investigating a recent string of motor vehicle burglaries that occurred during the overnight hours of February 3rd into February...read more

Police: Burglarized Cars Mostly Unlocked
The Montgomery Police Department investigated a total of nine (9) car burglaries that reportedly occurred during the overnight hours of Saturday January 18th into the...read more

Road & Bridge Work Projects & Time Estimates
Please follow the below links to view a report on current and upcoming road and bridge construction projects in Montgomery Township. This information is current...read more

Be Prepared: Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
It is recommended that all residents register for free emergency alerts, in case severe weather affects our area. Residents can find out about emergency road...read more

Cherry Valley Rd. Construction Notice
NOTICE NO. 18 On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, through Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Verizon will be relocating their overhead wires and removing utility poles on...read more

Montgomery Police: Safety of our Special Needs Community, April 30th
If you have a child or family member who has Autism, Dementia, Mental Health concerns or any Special Needs, please come out to the Otto...read more

Orchard Rd. Bridge Work Postponed
The start of the Bridge E0203 Orchard Road project is delayed and updates will be posted before the project’s road closure will commence.  Please see...read more

Hollow Road Bridge Now Open
Hollow Road (between Grandview Road and Camp Meeting Avenue) in Montgomery is now OPEN County Bridge No. C0302 Hollow Road in Montgomery was opened to...read more

Police Seek Public's Help with I.D.
Early Morning Burglar? The Montgomery Township Police Department is requesting assistance from the community in identifying the male pictured in the photo at right. He...read more

Montgomery & Other Senior Centers Closed Feb. 12
The following senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 12, in anticipation of inclement...read more

Police release videos of person wanted in burglaries
Montgomery Twp. Police Dept. Press Release Date: 1/25/19 The Montgomery Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the actor in an attempted...read more

Wreaths Across America Photos
FULL GOOGLE PHOTO ALBUM OF EVENT bit.ly/MontyWAA   What an amazing event and honor on 12-12-18 for Montgomery to host the "Wreaths Across America" Convoy...read more

Extended Bridge Work on Hollow Road
REVISED PROJECT SCHEDULE Hollow Rd is CLOSED between Camp Meeting and Grandview Road due to Somerset County bridge construction until December 2018 Spring 2019. The...read more

Cherry Valley Rd Section Closure Has Begun
Starting on Monday, December 3, 2018: Cherry Valley Road from Cherry Hill Road to Jefferson’s Curve (west of George Drive) will be closed to through...read more

Reminder: Cherry Valley Rd Bridge Work - Oct. to January
A bridge on Cherry Valley Road between Great Road and Province Line Road is in need of replacement.  This bridge is the responsibility of Mercer...read more

NJDOT Rt. 206 Closure in Princeton Nov. 15
TO BEGIN THURS., NOV. 15 at 9 PM New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a bridge closure requiring Route 206 detours in...read more

Black Bear Reminders from NJDEP to Air on Radio
Under an exclusive Public Education Program with the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, radio spots - "It's Wild to See a Black Bear in New Jersey,...read more

Milling & Paving Work Week of October 15 - Updated
Montgomery Township Department of Public Works announces that the following milling and paving work continuing as follows. (Some dates originally announced have shifted due to...read more

Motorist Caution Urged During Fall Deer Rutting Season
Motorists are reminded to drive with extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer as deer mating season gets under way and darkness arrives earlier, the...read more

Sheriff’s Office Uses ‘Project Lifesaver’ to Locate Missing Resident
Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano has announced the successful recovery of a missing and endangered Franklin Township resident, a client of the Sheriff's Office's...read more

Dog Park Temporary Closure
As of October 1, the Montgomery Dog Park located at the Municipal Building (2261 Route 206, Belle Mead) will be closed due to construction of...read more

Montgomery Among Safest NJ Towns
Montgomery was named among the safest towns in New Jersey, according to a report released by SafeWise. SafeWise released the report of the 50 Safest...read more

"Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day" Oct. 10
Montgomery Township Police Department Helps Promote Annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a...read more

Sheriff's Office Adopts Rtes. 518 & 601
Photo Above: (From Left to Right) Capt. Mark Szczecina, Sheriff’s Officer Dave Daneker, Montgomery Township Administrator Donato Nieman, Montgomery Lt. James Gill, Lt. Alan Santoro, Sheriff...read more

Montgomery Police Partner with Thomas Sweet to Encourage Child Bike Safety
The Montgomery Township Police Department is partnering with Thomas Sweet in a pilot program to reward kids for practicing bike safety and to encourage safe...read more

Entry Level Police Officer Positions
Applications Now Being Accepted (Posted 7/30/18)...read more

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts from Somerset County
As part of your household’s ongoing emergency preparedness, Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione encourages you and your family to sign up for free bulletins from Somerset...read more

Safe Storage of Firearms & Operation ChildSafe
MESSAGE FROM THE MONTGOMERY TWP. POLICE DEPARTMENT  In light of recent horrific shootings in the nation, the Police Department would like to remind all residents...read more

Shelter Open at Raritan Valley Community College
BRANCHBURG – Due to the extended power outages in Somerset County as a result of Winter Storm Quinn and the expected cold temperatures over the...read more

OKCC Open as Warming Center
The Otto Kaufman Community Center is now open and available as a warming center. The center is located at 356 Skillman Rd., 609-466-3023. The following...read more

10 AM Opening Thurs. & Snow Clearing Reminders
Montgomery Township Municipal Offices will have a delayed opening of 10 AM today, Thursday March 8th. The Montgomery Senior Center is closed. The Montgomery Township...read more

Next Shredding Event Jan. 20th in Basking Ridge
Last Shredding event until new dates starting in Spring are Announced The Somerset County Board of Freeholders and the county's Records Management Division invite residents...read more

CANCEL & RESCHEDULE OF JAN. 4 TWP COM REORG MTG
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE REORGANIZATION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018 WAS CANCELLED. THE REORGANIZATION MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY,...read more
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