Coronavirus Updates

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Coronavirus Updates2020-03-16T11:07:34+00:00

ONLINE REPORTING NOW AVAILABLE

Due to the current pandemic, the Hazlet Township Police Department has created protocol when taking non-emergent reports for service.

Residents of Hazlet Township can now fill out non-emergent online reports from the safety and comfort of their own homes. 

When feasible, if non-emergent calls exist, please follow this link to our website. Hazletpd.org/report-a-crime . Here, the reporting party can complete a report with all information and submit it when completed without having to make direct physical contact with an officer. The agency will review these reports and if we have any questions or seek further details, one of our officers will contact you. 

It is mandatory to include your direct call back number and a valid email address so we can contact you effectively. A few examples of non-emergent reports that can be completed online are:

-Theft under $200
-Damage to vehicle or property
-Vehicle burglary
-Harassment (Non domestic violence related)
-Fraud our identity theft.

This system is for a crime that already happened. If you witness a crime in progress or your have an emergency, please dial 911 to get immediately police response!

Thank you for your support and understanding during this pandemic.

By |April 8th, 2020|

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT FIREARM APPLICATIONS

Due to the Covid-19 response and recovery efforts at the State level, please be advised that the processing of new firearm applications will be significantly delayed.

It is important to note that initial applications will be indefinitely delayed due to the closure of the contracted fingerprint sites.  This portion of the background process will continue as soon as nonessential businesses are allowed to reopen.

Hazlet Township Police Department is currently processing as many applications as we can during this public health emergency, however, the issuance of completed permits will be suspended due to the temporary reduction of our records personnel . When feasible, we will continue our normal operation and you will be called to pick the permit up.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 

By |March 31st, 2020|

Hazlet Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

On March 23, 2020 we received notification that one of our officers tested positive for Covid-19. On Tuesday March 19th, this officer notified us that he had become ill with a fever and sore throat. We immediately removed him from service, contacted the County Health Department and activated protocols that were in place. The officer was put on home quarantine pending test results. In an abundance of caution, we also quarantined two additional officers who had close contact with this officer.  The infected officers symptoms have diminished and he is recovering on home care.

As of today, the two officers that have been on self quarantine are still symptom free and we are hoping they remain healthy.  We are working with the Monmouth County Health Department and following the CDC’s recommendations on when these officers can return to duty. Officer welfare and community safety remain the priority for the Hazlet Township Police Department. We ask that you please keep these three officers in your thoughts and prayers as well as anyone else infected with Covid-19.

Remember, Help Us Help You.
Wash Your Hands.
Don’t Panic.
Self Distance.

By |March 24th, 2020|

MESSAGE FROM CHIEF PHILIP MEEHAN

Good day Hazlet,
 
As we all adjust to the changes implemented because of COVID-19, know the safety and security of our community remains a priority for the Police Department and Township.  These are unprecedented times, but I am confident in the resilience of my officers and this community.  Hazlet Police staff continue to work hard to provide the quality service you expect and have enjoyed. This is no easy task given the seriousness of this health crisis and concern for the welfare of my officers in completing assignments.   Officer safety is paramount and governs the recent operational changes you may have witnessed or read about on our webpage (HazletPD.org).
 
As private and public businesses and educational institutions temporarily close, reduce hours and implement work from home programs to create social distance, we at the police department move in the opposite direction.  Contingency plans are in place to ensure business continuity for the department and staff so they may continue to serve the community.  I ask each resident to do their part in complying with CDC recommendations, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #104, and the Monmouth County Health Department in helping create social distance. Help Us Help You!
 
I have been in contact with our Township Business Administrator and Township Committee regularly.  At the local level, I have met with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Business Administrator, Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, and First Aid and Fire Officials to coordinate best practice responses.  The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management and Monmouth County Health Department continue to provide guidance.  All Hazlet Township Departments are working in partnership to ensure the safety and security of our community and staff.  
 
Please stay safe. Thank you.
Chief Philip Meehan
By |March 19th, 2020|

Hazlet Police Records Window Closed

In keeping with social distancing we have ceased all window operations for our records bureau until further notice.

Our staff will still be working but will satisfy requests by phone, fax and e-mail.

Please do not come into the police lobby.

Should you require an accident report you can go to www.Crashdocs.org. 

If you need to obtain any other police reports you can contact 732-264-3803 for assistance.

By |March 19th, 2020|

HAZLET MUNICIPAL COURT CLOSED

To further the social distancing effort, the Hazlet Joint Municipal Court will be closed today 3/16 and tomorrow 3/17 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. If you have to pay a fine or have any questions please contact the court personnel at 732-264-2231.

By |March 16th, 2020|
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