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Mayor Fulop Announces Jersey City Police Chief Philip Zacche  Retiring June 1st

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Jersey City Police Chief Philip Zacche

After 38-Year Career; Under Zacche’s Leadership During Fulop Administration, Department has Grown & Diversified & Crime has Continued to Decrease

Administration will commence a national search beginning June 1st accepting applications from inside and outside the department

 

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 Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that Police Chief Philip Zacche retiring as Chief of the Jersey City Police Department effective June 1st after a 38-year-career of public service.  Following his retirement, the administration will commence a national search accepting applications from inside and outside the department. Continue reading Mayor Fulop Announces Jersey City Police Chief Philip Zacche  Retiring June 1st

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Jeresey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and At-Large Councilman Daniel Rivera announced today that they will present an ordinance to the City Council at next week’s meeting to name the new West District Police precinct in honor of slain Detective Melvin Santiago.

OFFICER MELVIN SANTIAGO
Jersey City Police Detective
Melvin Santiago

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Mayor Steven M. Fulop and At-Large Councilman Daniel Rivera announced today that they will present an ordinance to the City Council at next week’s meeting to name the new West District Police precinct in honor of slain Detective Melvin Santiago.

An officer in the City’s West District, Det. Santiago, 23, was an and was on patrol when he was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 13, 2014 while responding to a call of an armed robbery at the Walgreens on Communipaw Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard. Continue reading Jeresey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop and At-Large Councilman Daniel Rivera announced today that they will present an ordinance to the City Council at next week’s meeting to name the new West District Police precinct in honor of slain Detective Melvin Santiago.

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Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago Killed Responding to Armed Robbery at Jersey City Walgreens

Jersey City Mayor Fulop on the cause and death of Police Officer Melvin Santiago

“Today was a horrible day for Jersey City.  At 0409 hours, Jersey City Police responded to the Walgreen’s at the corner of Communipaw Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard on a call of an armed robbery.  The first responding officers were Officers Santiago and Martinez, who responded from Bergen and Lexington.  The actor fired at the marked police car, striking Officer Santiago – who was still inside the vehicle – in the head.  Officer Melvin Santiago was pronounced dead shortly after at the Jersey City Medical Center.  Additional responding officers returned fire at the actor, who was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.  The armed security guard at the Walgreen’s stated that the actor struck him and took his weapon, which police believe was the weapon used in the shooting.  The incident remains under active investigation.

It is a tragic situation when any officer is killed in the line of duty.  Melvin was an officer who represented everything one would want to see in a police officer.  I know the entire city’s thoughts and prayers are with the Santiago family during this difficult time and we mourn together.”
Further updates will be released by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office
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Jersey City to Celebrate 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 6th

Police Department & Community to Join at Four Parks

 JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY — Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Jersey City Police Department will host the 30th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and Target, NNO’s national sponsor. Events will take place simultaneously, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Pershing Field, Arlington Park, Audubon Park, and Hamilton Park.

 The two police unions, the Police Superior Officers Association (PSOA) and the Police Officers Benevolent Association (POBA)and the Jersey City Police Foundation are helping to sponsor two of the locations.

National Night Out encourages neighbors and communities to come together, get acquainted with one another, and have a fun-filled safe night that fosters neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. There will be balloons, refreshments, plenty of entertainment and activities, games, and giveaways in each park. Various community and service organizations will be on hand to provide information to the public.

“Addressing the public safety issue in our city has been the first priority for my administration,” said Mayor Fulop.  “We are redeploying personnel to where they are needed most, increasing police presence in our communities, and restructuring the department to provide more accountability and

Mayor Fulop will visit National Night Out locations to commend and acknowledge those individuals and groups who are providing invaluable services and resources to their community. Continue reading Jersey City to Celebrate 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 6th

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Mayor Fulop Announces Creation of Department of Public Safety; Consolidation of Divisions Within Three Additional Departments to Cut Costs & Streamline Services

Consolidation Will Save City Thousands and Foster Better Communications Between Police and Fire Divisions While Enhancing Public Safety 

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced that his administration  introduced at Monday July 29th City Council Caucus meeting four major consolidation measures to cut costs and streamlines services within municipal government.

The first ordinance establishes a Department of Public Safety and merges the Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Office of Emergency Management, into one central department.  The day-to-day operations of each division will continue to be overseen by their respective chiefs, with a Director of Public Safety heading the department.

 This consolidation will eliminate the cost of two directors, as well as numerous other administrative costs, with initial anticipated savings of $343,112.  The merger will also facilitate better communication between the police and fire divisions as well as enhanced public safety for residents.

“For years, there has been abundant waste and duplication of services across all departments, which is something we identified during the transition,” said Mayor Fulop.  “Making municipal government more efficient is one of the top priorities of my administration and tonight we are beginning the process of eliminating waste and creating a government that works for the taxpayers.” Continue reading Mayor Fulop Announces Creation of Department of Public Safety; Consolidation of Divisions Within Three Additional Departments to Cut Costs & Streamline Services

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Operation CEASE FIRE NJ -NJ Campaign to Stop the Next Shooting

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Operation CeaseFire Overview
The principle goal is to achieve a substantial impact on youth violence, especially gun violence through a true partnership between law enforcement and prosecutors and community-based organizations, community outreach workers, and neighborhood residents.

The entire city will be targeted for community mobilization and public education efforts. Continue reading Operation CEASE FIRE NJ -NJ Campaign to Stop the Next Shooting

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