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, and Facebook users can “like” us at 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

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 community.

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