Police News

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


Halloween Safety Tips from Montgomery Police
The Montgomery Township Police wish to remind residents to enjoy the upcoming Halloween holiday in a way that is safe for everyone, especially children.  Here...read more

Montgomery Drug Take Back Sat. Oct. 28
Don't leave old prescriptions around the house where accidental poisoning may occur! Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal. Remove or black...read more

Protect your loved ones receiving care Safe Care Cam is a new program designed for those New JErsey resident who suspect their loved ones are...read more

Be Alert on Roads for Deer as Mating Season Begins
The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer as days get shorter and deer...read more

Precautions At Petting Zoos
Fall weekends are perfect for visiting festivals, agricultural/state fairs and farms to pick pumpkins and apples. Petting zoos and animal exhibits are often attractions at...read more

NJ Am Water Notice of Work - Township Line Road
September 20, 2017   To our customers and neighbors in Hillsborough / Montgomery Township: New Jersey American Water is committed to providing high quality, reliable...read more

NJ Am Water Notice of Work Pike Run Road
September 20, 2017 To our customers and neighbors in Montgomery Township: New Jersey American Water is committed to providing high quality, reliable water service to...read more

September is Nat'l Preparedness Month: Do You Have a Plan?
You get ready for a lot of things in life, shouldn’t emergencies be one of them? During an emergency, it is easy to feel helpless....read more

Be Bear Aware
Black bears tend to move around this time of year seeking food in preparation for winter.  Residents can take a few basic precautions this summer...read more

Solar Eclipse Eye Safety
Please read this info sheet of guidelines for viewing a solar eclipse.  Please note when reading this sheet that in New Jersey, there will be...read more

Stony Brook Bridge, Rt 206 Princeton, Closed 7/06 for 120 Days
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced that starting 12:01 a.m. on July 6, 2017, US Route 206 will be completely closed in both...read more

Township Blood Drive - Thank you Donors!
On behalf of the Montgomery Township Health Department, we would like to extend a big thank-you to all residents, community partners and employees who rolled...read more

Police Reminder: Lock Your Car/Remove Valuables
With the advent of summer, the Montgomery Township Police Department would like to take the time to remind the community to secure their vehicles and...read more

May 7-13 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Prepare for Hurricanes Now Know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. Prepare before hurricane season starts. Pacific hurricane season starts May 15...read more

Princeton Ave., Blue Spring Rd. & Salisbury Rd. Improvement Work starts 4/17
Please note: While Princeton Avenue will close to all through traffic between Rt. 206 & Van Horn Brook (just past Kingsway Commons), Blue Spring Rd....read more

Drug Addiction Epidemic in Our Back yard
Panel Discussion Wednesday, April 26 Despite efforts to reduce its growth, the heroin epidemic in New Jersey isn’t letting up. The number of heroin deaths...read more

Police Advisory
CSX has advised they are closing Spring Hill Road at the rail crossing on Monday April 10th from approximately 7:30am till 12:00pm. Source: Montgomery Twp....read more

Nassau Tennis Cell Tower Crane & Balloon Test Dates Announced
Verizon Wireless in Zoning Board of Adjustment Case BA-03-16 has proposed a cellular tower for the Nassau Racquet and Tennis Club located at 1800 Route...read more

Police Campaign Against Distracted Driving in April
During the month of April, law enforcement agencies throughout Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of...read more

"In the Blink of an Eye" Forum April 20th
A Conversation About Stress, Anxiety, Alcohol & Drug Use In Our Community Thursday, April 20th 7:00 p.m. Montgomery High School 1016 Rt. 601 Skillman, NJ...read more

Spring Hill Road Closed Today, Mon., April 3rd
Advisory: Spring Hill Road will be CLOSED until 3:00 pm today at the railroad crossing while CSX is performing work. Source: Montgomery Twp. Police Dept....read more

Construction Starting April 3 on Blue Spring Rd. & Salisbury Rd.
  Note from Twp. Engineering Dept.: No completion date has been announced. All work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. ----------------------------------------- March...read more

Drug Prevention PSA/Billboard Contest for Teens
Safe Communities YOUth Coalition Presents PSA/Billboard Drug Prevention Contest The Safe Communities YOUth Coalition is currently hosting a PSA/Billboard Drug Prevention Contest.   Somerset County students...read more

Blood Drive March 18 by Emergency Services
Montgomery EMS (MEMS) is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Montgomery EMS squad...read more

Cherry Valley Rd. Tree Removal Project - 3/03 to ~3/30
On Friday, March 3rd, weather permitting, Stonaker Tree Service, a subcontractor to Mazza Mulch, plans to commence removing of trees along Cherry Valley Road for the...read more

Montgomery Twp. Receive $50k Grant for Emergency Services
Grant Received to Support Montgomery EMS Funds Earmarked for First Responder Vehicle Montgomery Township has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Investors Foundation to support...read more

Tree Trimming / Removal - Cherry Valley Rd Improvement Project
PLEASE READ THIS 2/21/17 NOTICE FROM PSE&G ON TREE TRIMMING For additional information regarding PSE&G’s or Nelson Tree Service’s assistance, please contact Scott Blocker @...read more

New Captain / Police Director Thomas Wain Sworn-in
Kurt Rock Also Sworn in as Lieutenant. For the first time in almost a decade, Montgomery Township has appointed a new Police Director. Captain Thomas...read more

Snow Plowing: What Montgomery Does, How Residents Can Help
Clearing township roads when snow storms hit is more logistically challenging than you might think.  Residents play an important role. Please read down to find...read more

DEP Launches Pilot Mobile App for Reporting Non-Emergency Environmental Incidents
The Department of Environmental Protection has launched a pilot mobile application that will enhance protection of public health and the environment by enabling the public...read more

NJDOT: Work to Resume Mon., Nov. 21 on Rt. 518 Bridge
According to a November 18th press release received from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, work on the Rt. 518 Bridge in Rocky Hill will...read more

Photos of Montgomery Veterans Day Celebration
Please go to this website's Photo Gallery pages at: http://www.twp.montgomery.nj.us/about-montgomery/photo-gallery Source: Montgomery Twp. Clerks Office...read more

NJAW Work on Orchard Rd. near Opossum begins Oct. 10th
Starting October 10, 2016 NJ American Water will be working on Orchard Road near Opossum Road.  Roads will remain open but be alert for traffic...read more

Youth Conference: 'Leadership in Action: Qualities of a Leader'
Somerset County teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to attend Somerset County’s 20th annual Youth Conference on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 to...read more

9-11 Blood Drive Sept. 16 - Please Give!
Give the gift of life! Blood supplies often decrease after the summer months. Blood drives are being held in Montgomery to honor our emergency services volunteers....read more

Freeholders Bridge Funding Gap to Continue Rt. 518 Construction
Somerset County Freeholder Board Bridges Funding Gap with State of New Jersey over Route 518 Construction County Route 518 Bridge to Re-open After Successful Summer Talks...read more

'BOBO' Fridays' Food Drive - Sept. 16
The next “Buy One, Bring One” collection of food for Somerset County families and individuals in need will be held Friday, Sept. 16. “The Food...read more

Students' Use of Buses Can Help Cut Down Traffic
Officials Encourage Student Use of School Buses in light of Rt. 518 Bridge Closure Due to the continued closure of the Rt. 518 bridge in...read more

Police Advise: Be Bear Aware
With continued sightings of a black bear in our town and Princeton over the past few weeks (see Montgomery Twp. Police's Nixle page and Princeton Police...read more

Recent & Upcoming Road Improvement Projects
In recent years, the Township Committee has been actively addressing the condition of our township roadways - approving much needed road repair and reconstruction work....read more

"Rt. 518 Bridge Work is Essential," Montgomery Officials tell NJDOT
Like many of our residents and businesses, Montgomery Township elected officials are concerned about the shutdown of the Route 518 bridge project over the Delaware and...read more

Cycling Event July 30th through Montgomery, Driver Awareness Advised
A charity cycling event will be passing through Montgomery the morning of Saturday, July 30th. Starting at Zarephath Church near Manville at 7 a.m., it...read more

Route 518 Bridge Work Halted by State Transportation Funding Suspension
Local Officials Petitioning NJDOT; working with State Legislators on Resolution We are aware that many Montgomery residents/businesses have been inconvenienced and are concerned about the...read more

Road Work Updates - Multiple Roads This Week
AVOID County Rt 533 River Road in the area of the Griggstown Causeway due to heavy congestion caused by Rt 518 Detour. Long delays at...read more

Cooling Center Availability
Wed., July 13 - Fri., July 15 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Otto Kaufman Community Ctr 356 Skillman Rd., Skillman More hot weather is expected...read more

Montgomery Rated Among Safest Cities in U.S.
Montgomery Township has been ranked among the safest places in America in the latest annual ratings from Safewise.com. Montgomery is ranked #67 in the Safewise...read more

Vacation House Checks Available from Police
It is summer time and many of our residents leave town for vacation. We encourage residents to take advantage of the Police Department's Vacation House...read more

Full Closure of Rt. 518 Bridge at D&R Canal near Rocky Hill
The second phase of the bridge replacement over the D&R Canal on Route 518 began Wednesday, July 6. Route 518 will be closed 24/7 to...read more

Drive-Thru Medicine Drop-off June 18 in Somerset
Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano invites county residents to take advantage of the next Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m....read more

Reminder: Route 518 Bridge Replacement Underway
Date:06/01/2016 9:54 AM Work began today (June 1) to replace the County Route 518 bridge over the Delaware and Raritan Canal in Franklin Township. Daytime...read more

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts from Somerset County & Montgomery Township
Hurricane season in New Jersey starts June 1 and runs through Nov. 1. Now is the time to register for free emergency alerts, in case...read more

Two Road Improvement Projects Begin
BRIDGEPOINT & RT. 601  We would like to provide our residents with information on two road improvement projects underway or about to begin in Montgomery...read more

Spring Reminder About Baby Animals
Interacting with Wildlife Getting to see wildlife can be one of the most enjoyable parts of living in a semi-rural/suburban area like Montgomery.  If you...read more

Police Discourage 'Senior Assassins' Student Game Activities
Residents Advised to Report Any Related or Unrelated Suspicious Behaviors It has come to the attention of the Montgomery Twp. Dept. of Police Services that...read more

Protect Yourself and Loved Ones with CERT Training
Disasters can strike quickly and without much warning. Would you know what to do if local emergency personnel were overwhelmed during a disaster or were...read more

Post-Storm Road Clearing Status, Sunday 9:00 PM
All Township roads are now passable. Department of Public Works crews will be working during the week to widen travel lanes and continue to improve...read more

Township Ready for Snowstorm - Resident Preparedness is Important
Latest forecasts call for 16 to 24 inches of snow and high winds here in Montgomery starting Friday evening through Sunday.  These conditions can cause...read more

Washington's Crossing of Delaware Re-enactment December 25th
Residents and visitors can relive a crucial turning point in the American Revolution with the annual re-enactment of General George Washington's iconic Crossing of the...read more

Volunteer .. Get a Jump on that New Year's Resolution
Montgomery EMS Volunteering… one of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions that people make but that only a few have dared to pursue. This resolution...read more

Join Montgomery Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. #2 (Blawenburg)!
Montgomery Township has experienced a significant surge in development and population over the last decade, going from a relatively quiet rural area with farmlands and small...read more

Mary Jacobs Library Received Grant from Wells Fargo
The Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation was awarded a $1,000 grant on December 3 by Wells Fargo to support the foundation’s mission to maintain, improve...read more

Operation Santa is Back!
Imagine how excited your children will be to have Santa Claus arrive at their house on a fire engine this Christmas season! Don't be alarmed if...read more

Halloween Safety Tips
Somerset County Sheriff Shares Safety Tips for Halloween Halloween is Saturday, Oct. 31, and it will be a fun day for children and adults. The...read more

Severe Weather / Emergency Info Sources and Sign-ups
We have updated a page on this website under Public Safety which gives a list of Emergency Information Communications Channels, both local and State. It...read more

Drought Watch Issued for Central NJ & Other Regions
Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin issued a drought watch September 23rd for New Jersey's Northeast, Central, and Coastal North water supply regions, urging...read more

Taking Back Unwanted Rx Drugs
Saturday September 26, 2015; 10AM to 2PM The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of...read more

Drive Sober Campaign in Montgomery
Law enforcement officers from Montgomery Township are cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2015 Labor Day Statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled...read more

National Rx Drug Take-Back Day
September 26, 2015; 10AM to 2PM The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription...read more

**No Fireworks Field Parking; Free Shuttle from UMS** Due to wet field conditions, there will be no parking tonight in the field adjacent to the...read more

Be Safe - Steer Clear of Illegal Fireworks this 4th
Montgomery Township Police Department wants to wish all our residents a very happy and safe Independence Day 2015! Every July people are treated in New...read more

Rx Drive-Thru Medicine Drop-off June 20th in Franklin
Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano invites county residents to take advantage of the next Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to...read more

GPYO Adds June Audition Dates
The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra has had an unprecedented response to our Spring auditions.  In two full days of auditions, we were unable to hear...read more

Black Lab Dog Found
Large black lab dog found in Montgomery Township near Bedens Brook development on Hopewell border...friendly and smart, well-trained.  Wearing only a collar.  Found on Monday...read more

March 19th, 2015, 4PM – 7PM Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy, 402 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 Flooding is the number one natural disaster...read more

Reminder: Please keep car radios at a reasonable level
As spring finally arrives and more of us are out in our yards and driving around town with our car windows open, please be mindful...read more

Fire Marshals Warn of Fire Extinguisher Recall
Montgomery Fire Marshals wishes to let residents know of an extensive fire extinguisher recall which could involve the extinguishers in their homes. Kidde is recalling...read more

Fairview Rd. to Close to Traffic for Road/Bridge Construction
Beginning 2/10/15  Fairview Rd. will be closed to through traffic for road/bridge construction. Residents/emergency vehicles will be able to travel North from Camp Meeting Ave...read more

Montgomery Twp. named a Top "Safest City" of New Jersey
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...read more

Unwanted/Expired Medicine Drop-off Nov. 8th
Somerset County Sheriff’s Office to Host Medication Drop-off Nov. 8 You can get rid of expired, unused or unwanted medications this Saturday, Nov. 8, at...read more

"Fitness Fun" in Van Horne Park - MFOS First Sunday Program Nov. 2nd
November 2, 2014, 10 AM Van Horne Park, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553 Enter at Benjamin Blvd & Rte 206, south of Rte 518 (behind the...read more

Halloween Tips to Keep Kids Safe
Please see this flyer from the Somerset County Sheriff's Department: Halloween Safety Tips Flyer Also recommended is the following Halloween Safety website: http://www.halloween-safety.com/ Source: Montgomery...read more

Oct. 10th is "Put the Brakes on Fatalities" Day
Did you know that across the U.S., traffic crashes caused approximately 34,000 fatalities in 2013 and that in New Jersey, 542 individuals lost their lives...read more

10/01 UPDATE: Overnight Paving of Rt. 601 This Week, Monday to Friday
Update: Effective tonight 10/1 at 8pm Rt. 601 traffic will be allowed to flow north between Sunset Rd and Rt. 206. Southbound traffic must detour...read more

FIre Co. 1 to hold 75th Anniv. Celebration Sept. 27th
Montgomery Twp. Volunteer Fire Company #1 located on Belle Mead-Griggstown Road in Belle Mead is celebrating its 75th anniversary on Saturday, September 27 from 12 noon until 4...read more

River Road (County Rt. 605) Now Reopen
River Road near Blue Spring Road going into Princeton, which was closed due to an accident Monday morning, September 22,  was reopened as of 6:00...read more

School's Open Drive Carefully
Photo: Kenneth Chrusz, Manager, AAA Safety Services (l) and Officer Joseph Zizwarek, Traffic Safety Officer, Montgomery Township Police Department (r) remind motorists that "School's Open Drive...read more

Fire Co. #2 Wetdown Celebration Sat July 26th - RT. 518 ROAD CLOSURE/TRAFFIC DIVERSION
Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company #2 will dedicate their new Engine 46-107 E-One Cyclone II CAFS Pumper with a wetdown celebration on July 26th.  A...read more

Be Bear Aware
With several prominent sightings of black bears in Central and South Jersey over the past few weeks (note: including Cranbury and Monroe Townships this week),...read more

Motorist Tips for New Rail Crossing on Rt. 601 and Grandview Ave.
Motorists on Blawenburg Belle Mead Road (CR 601) should have noticed a difference at the railroad crossing near Grandview Ave. In addition to the flashing...read more

Police Press Release 5/22/14 - Plane Crash
On May 21st at 5:43 pm Montgomery Police, Montgomery EMS, Montgomery Fire Company #1 and #2, and Rocky Hill Fire Company responded to the Princeton...read more

Click-It or Ticket Mobilization will run May 19 to June 1
Law enforcement officers from the Montgomery Twp. Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it...read more