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South River Police Department
Saturday March 14th, 2020 :: 12:58 p.m. EDT


2020 US Census Info & Reminders

With the 2020 United States Census underway, the South River Police Department is sharing information about the process and warning signs of scam attempts with our residents.

To prevent yourself from becoming the victim of a scam or identity theft, be aware that United States Census workers will never ask you for:

  • Full social security numbers
  • Bank account or credit card information
  • Money, payments or donations
  • Financial information
  • Citizenship status
If an individual comes to your residence claiming to be a census worker and requests any of the above, contact us immediately at 732-238-1000. If this occurs by telephone or you suspect census fraud, contact 1-800-923-8282 to speak with a census representative or visit online.

The census can be completed online (including smartphones), by phone or by mail. Questions asked as part of the United States Census include the sex, age, race, ethnicity and relationships to one another of those living in your residence as well as weather you own or rent. Your phone number may also be requested.

The United States Census has the following approximate timeline:

March 12th - March 20th: Invitations to complete the census will be mailed. Followed by reminder mailings.

March 26th - Aptil 3rd: Reminder postcards will be mailed.

April 8th - April 16th: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be mailed.

If no response is received, a census taker will then come to your residence in person. Multiple attempts will be made if you aren’t home or can’t come to the door. Census takers will also leave a door hanger with a phone number so you can call to schedule a visit.

Census takers will have and display a photo ID with the United States Department of Commerce seal and an expiration date. If you ask, the census taker will also provide you with a supervisor’s contact information and/or a phone number for you to verify their legitimacy. The Census Bureau may call you as part of their follow-up and quality control efforts or if you are not home during census taker visits.

For further information about the United States Census process and its importance as well as answers to questions you may have, visit

South River Police Department
61 Main St
South River, NJ 08882

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-238-1000

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