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