- You can contact the Rahway Police Department at any time of the day or night by calling 732-827-2200 for non-emergencies. Please dial 9-1-1 for EMERGENCIES ONLY.
- Reports for lost wallets, cell phones, license plates, driver’s licenses, and passport must be made in person at the Rahway Police Department, which is located on the corner of East Milton Avenue and Main Street (1 City Hall Plaza). If you are reporting a lost or stolen cell phone, you must provide the serial number and carrier information.
When 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 and sneakers.”
Here is a list of items you can describe when providing a suspect description: 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.
When 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 characteristics (dents, bumper stickers, lettering, etc.),and direction of travel.
When reporting locations of suspicious activities, provide as much information as possible. An exact location and specific address is always best. If not, is there an identifiable landmark nearby (store, restaurant, cross street, etc.)?
“If you see something, say something”. This is a good rule to follow! 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 investigation. When in doubt—call the police. You are the additional “eyes and ears” of law enforcement.
More information could also be found at: http://cityofrahway.org/