Montgomery Twp. named a Top “Safest City” of New Jersey

Posted on January 29, 2015

Montgomery Township has been ranked second for safety among all mid-sized towns in New Jersey.   Four Somerset County towns were named to the “2015 Safest Cities in New Jersey” list compiled by consumer research firm ValuePenguin.

“We have prioritized public safety and it is making a difference. Our outstanding police force deserves a lot of credit for their hard work and dedication in serving our community. I am pleased to see Montgomery being recognized as one of the safest places in the state!” said Mayor Christine Madrid.

When asked about Montgomery’s safety efforts, Police Captain/Director Robert Palmer stated, “It is gratifying to be recognized, but our results are truly a collaborative effort by not only the employees of the police department, but the community as a whole, and the services we receive from our partners at Somerset County Communications and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.”

“Montgomery’s police department – both sworn and civilian men and women –are fully dedicated to the goal of protecting the lives and property of those that live, work, and travel through Montgomery,” added Captain/Deputy Director James Curry.

Montgomery, Bridgewater, Bernards, and Hillsborough were the Somerset County towns included in the ValuePenquin Top 10.

“Congratulations to our four top-ranked municipalities,” said Somerset County Freeholder Director Mark Caliguire. “The local elected officials and police departments in those towns work hard to maintain a safe environment for their citizens.”

Bernards, Montgomery and Hillsborough are first, second and third, respectively, in the “midsize cities” category covering towns with 20,000 to 45,000 residents. Bridgewater is second in the ranking of “big cities” of 45,000 or more people throughout the state.

The ranking is based upon 2013 FBI crime statistics, the most recent available, and population size.  Read the full listing and methodology at:


Source:  Montgomery Twp. Press Release, Somerset County Press Release

Posted: 1/29/15