Rahway Cares- Community and Risk Education Series
The Rahway Municipal
Alliance and the Rahway Police Department will be hosting a
community program at the Hamilton Stage.
session will feature two speakers:
Retired DEA agent
Douglas Collier Drug initiative coordinator and law enforcement
liaison for the state's Office of the Attorney General. He
will speak about drug trends including abuse of prescription pills,
heroin and marijuana.
Detective Gary Webb
of the Union County Prosecutor's Office will present a program on
6:30 - 8:00 pm
For more information
call Det. William Eicholz at 732-827-2079 or for a printable PDF
file click here.
RSI supports Rahway’s First Responders
Members of The Rahway First Aid Squad and Rahway Police Department
received a donation in the amount of $10,000 from RSI Bank.
Presenting the check from RSI Bank was Donald Godfrey Senior Vice
President of Lending and RSI Vice President of Branch Administration
Sonya Solenske. These donations will assist in the funding of
disaster preparedness capabilities in The City of Rahway.
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Photo Caption: R/L
Mike Ratai- Rahway First Aid Squad, Sonya Solenske -RSI Bank,
Captain Joseph Simonetti -Rahway Police Department, Donald Godfrey -RSI
Bank, Steve Weber -Rahway First Aid Squad.
how to report suspicious activity
the additional “eyes and ears” of law enforcement, citizens can help
to reduce crime, improve safety and increase the quality of
neighborhood life by knowing what to report and how to report it.
exactly is a “suspicious activity”?
Suspicious activities can refer to incidents, events, individuals or
circumstances that seem unusual or out of place. Some common
examples of suspicious activities include: A stranger loitering in
your neighborhood or a vehicle cruising the streets repeatedly;
someone peering into cars or windows; a high volume of traffic going
to and coming from a home on a daily basis; someone loitering around
schools, parks or secluded areas; strange odors coming from a house
or building; open or broken doors and windows at a closed business
or unoccupied residence; screaming or fighting; strangers removing
license plates or loading valuables into vehicles from a residence
even if the moving truck looks legitimate.
reporting suspicious persons, provide as much detail as possible.
Start with the basics and get more specific. One reliable method to
consistently make good suspect descriptions is to begin at the head
and work your way down. For example: “He was a white male with
blonde hair and glasses. He was wearing a brown shirt, blue jeans
is a list of items you can describe when providing a suspect
Sex, race, approximate age, height, weight, hair color and style
(long, short, etc.), glasses, skin tone, general appearance (well
groomed, dirty), clothing description (color of pants, shirt, shoes,
jewelry, glasses, hats, etc.), scars, tattoos, and if you spoke to
the person – their speech (accent, slurred). If the person left the
area take note of their direction of travel.
reporting suspicious vehicles,
provide as much information as possible about the vehicle such as
the make, model, color, approximate year (older model, newer model),
license plate (and state) its occupants, or any identifying marks or
characteristics (dents, bumper stickers, lettering, etc.), and
direction of travel.
reporting locations of suspicious activities,
provide as much information as possible. An exact location and
specific address is always best if possible. If not, is there an
identifiable landmark nearby (store, restaurant, cross street,
phrase “If you see something, say something” is a good rule,
regardless of the nature of the offense. You should never assume
that the information you have is either trivial or insignificant, or
that someone else has already reported it to the police. Many crimes
are solved when information is gathered from multiple sources, and
is evaluated collectively by the police department. They become
parts of the puzzle that may lead to the successful conclusion of an
POLICE DEPARTMENT JOINS FACEBOOK & TWITTER
The Rahway Police Department has joined the popular social
networking sites Facebook and Twitter to more effectively provide
timely information to the community.
The Facebook and Twitter pages will have information on recent news
releases, department events, road closures, emergency information,
severe weather alerts, along with other programs and services
offered by our department. Twitter users can follow us at
https://twitter.com/RahwayPolice, and Facebook users can “like”
https://www.facebook.com/RahwayPolice to receive updates as
soon as they are posted.
“The Rahway Police Department understands the public’s desire to
stay informed on events in their community, especially when
emergency conditions exist. Utilizing social networking is just
another way for the Rahway Police Department to help keep residents
informed on what’s going on in their neighborhoods.” said Rahway
Police Chief John Rodger.
We will also continue to use the Nixle notification system, which
provides real time notifications through email and text messaging to
the public free of charge. In order to receive Nixle alerts, users
must register at www.nixle.com.
Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman whole-heartedly supports these efforts.
“During the power outage resulting from Superstorm Sandy,
communication with citizens proved difficult. These steps being
undertaken by the Rahway Police Department are a continuing effort
to be able to inform our citizens of events occurring in their
Additionally, the Rahway Police Department will be utilizing “door
hanger” tags to notify residents of important incidents. The door
hangers alert residents that the police are investigating an
incident or suspicious activity in their neighborhood. Residents can
call the police department “TIPS” Line at 732/ 388-1553
(confidential) with information about crimes and suspicious
activities. They can also email us at
The Rahway Office of Emergency Management have partnered with
The Disaster Resistant Communities Group to provide information and training
for disaster planning and preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation
video training. This training is free to the Rahway Community. This
information can be viewed at link listed below.