Pompton Lakes Police Department
Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies
The Pompton Lakes Police Department consists of a group of men and women dedicated to protect and serve the community.
The Police Department prides itself in Community Outreach programs such as the following:
Child Passenger Safety
Pompton Lakes Police Department offers assistance with the proper installation of infant and child booster seats. There are three officers available and certified by the National Safe Kids Campaign to install child seats. Anyone needing assistance can call for an appointment.
Domestic Violence Response Team
Domestic violence is about one person getting and keeping power and control over another person in an intimate relationship. It often involves intentional physical or psychological harm. Although it’s sometimes difficult to admit that you or a loved one is a victim of domestic violence, it’s important to seek help. The Pompton Lakes Police Department is here for you. We have a domestic violence response team comprised of civilian volunteers. Our volunteers provide an important role to our community and our police department. Without them our police department would fall short of meeting its goal of stopping domestic violence. These volunteers will provide crisis intervention and emotional support to victims of domestic violence and their children. They can also assist victims in addressing their immediate safety needs and provide information and referrals. Most importantly they allow the police officers to concentrate on their law enforcement responsibilities while they assist the victim(s). Since our volunteer’s identities have to be kept confidential it prevents us from thanking them by name, but for all of you helping us help our community to be better THANK YOU! If you need information on domestic violence you can contact the following:
Pompton Lakes Police Department
973-835-0400 or 911
Passaic County Women’s Center
24 hr. hotline- 973-881-1450
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
Programs taught by police officers to educate children how to live drug and violence-free
lives and how to resist peer pressure.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
The Bicycle Safety Rodeo stresses bicycle safety education and instruction to young riders. Participants riding skills, knowledge of traffic laws and right of way are tested through
various exercises performed on the AAA approved course. It is held twice a year
during May and June in cooperation with the Pompton Lakes Board of Recreation.
National Night Out
National Night Out is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organizing and fighting back.
Law Enforcement Torch Run
Pompton Lakes Police participate in the annual “Law Enforcement Torch Run”. The Torch Run is an international program of year-round sports competition for children and adults with developmental disabilities. It is run by law enforcement officers to raise money and awareness for “Special Olympics”.
Junior Police Academy - physical and educational activities available to students between the ages of 11 and 14 who maintain a "C" average and have no juvenile record.
New Laws Are In Effect For The State of New Jersey
Pedistrian Safety - New Jersey State Law Effective April 1, 2010
Motorists must stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Failure to observe the law may result in penalties and fines.
Pedestrians must obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections. Both carry fines for failure to observe the law.
Pedestrians – always cross at corners, within marked crosswalks where available. If crossing in other locations, yield the right of way to vehicles. Never cross from in-between parked cars. Always walk facing traffic and wear reflective clothing when walking at night.
Motorists – Watch for pedestrians when turning right on red. Obey speed limits. Whenever any vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle. Do not block or park in crosswalks. Be alert for pedestrians at all times.
Children and senior citizens are at a higher risk of being struck by a motor vehicle. Special emphasis must be made to educate children and seniors about the importance of walking safely.
NEW JERSEY TEEN DRIVING
Driver inexperience, speed, distractions (cell phones, texting, passengers), lack of seat belt use, and driving while impaired are all leading factors in teen driver crashes, resulting in injuries and fatalities. In an effort to reduce crashes and save lives NJ Teen Driver Study Commission has analyzed the State’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) and as of May 1, 2010 has enacted Kayleigh’s Law.
To ensure that all permit and probationary license holders (GDL)comply with the Kayleigh’s Law, teens and their parents should be aware that they: may not be on the road between 11:01pm and 5:00am. may transport only one passenger in the vehicle. may not use a cell phone (hand held or hands-free), ipod, or any other wireless electronic device . must ensure that all vehicle occupants are buckled up. must display a decal on the front and rear license plate. may not plea bargain any point carrying offenses. Failure to comply and/or violations will result in penalties and fines.
For additional information please visit the following websites: njteendriving.com and www.njsaferoads.com
9-1-1 INFORMATION EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW
9-1-1 should only be called in the event of an emergency when there is a need for medical assistance, a police officer or firefighter. 9-1-1 operators are trained to help with the emergency and will remain on the telephone until everyone is safe. It is important to memorize pertinent information about yourself and your family and, if you are not at home look for landmarks or street signs. If you cannot talk, hold the telephone so that the 9-1-1 operator can hear what is going on in the area surrounding you.
***IF YOU CALLED 9-1-1 BY MISTAKE DO NOT HANG UP, stay on the telephone until the operator says it is okay to hang up.***
The following chapters of the Administrative Code of the Borough of Pompton Lakes outline a few of the most commonly asked questions.
Please access the Borough’s website www.pomptonlakesgov.com
(Borough Code e-Code 360) to view the content of the chapters.
§ 163-30 Dumping or placing snow on streets or roadways prohibited
§ 163-16 Ice and snow removal
§ 183-15 Seasonal parking
§ 185-2 All-Terrain Motor Vehicles
§ 136-10 Go-Peds
§ 75-3 & 75-5 Boating Rules and Regulations