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Borough of Fair Haven
Friday April 15th, 2022 :: 09:06 p.m. EDT

Advisory

IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE FROM MAYOR HALPERN AND CHIEF JOE MCGOVERN

Message from Police Chief McGovern: 

Many Fair Haven residents are aware of the alarming number of car thefts in our area, which are occurring at all hours of the day and night. This is a statewide issue. I can assure you that the Fair Haven Police Department, Mayor and Council are working with County and State law enforcement agencies to attempt to combat this issue. Fortunately, no one has been injured during these crimes.

 

Message from Mayor Halpern: 

First and foremost, the safety of our residents is paramount.  Echoing the words of Chief McGovern, rest assured that we are doing everything we can to prevent crime within our Borough. While Fair Haven remains one of the safest towns in the County, we are not immune from crime.  I am asking everyone to please lock your vehicles and homes, and remember not to leave key fobs or other valuables inside cars. 

The New Jersey Attorney General set forth new guidelines as part of an updated vehicular pursuit policy which took effect in December 2021. If you are concerned about limits on law enforcement's ability to apprehend these offenders, I would encourage you to contact The Office of the Attorney General: 

Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex                 
25 Market Street, Box 080
(609) 984-5828

Trenton, NJ 08625-0080  
https://www.njoag.gov/contact/office-of-constituent-services/

 

Additionally, you are encouraged to contact your District 13 State Legislators. They are currently drafting their own letters to the Attorney General to address this issue.

 Senator Declan O’Scanlon Jr. - [email protected]
 Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger - [email protected]
 Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn - [email protected]

Please report any suspicious activity directly to our police dispatch @ (732) 747-0991. With everyone’s vigilance, we can help prevent additional thefts from occurring.

Address/Location
Borough of Fair Haven
748 River Rd
Fair Haven, NJ 07704

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-747-0241

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