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D.A.R.E.

Officer Scott Jones meets with the sixth grade class for thirty-five minutes weekly over twelve weeks teaching the D.A.R.E. program. During these classes, students learn how to resist drugs and violence. The students also learn about the dangers of drugs and the many ways to say no. Abuse of legal drugs such as alcohol, tobacco and prescription medications are discussed as well as why age limits and laws are important. The purpose of these classes is to spur discussion with parents in the home. By having parents reinforce the dangers associated with drug use and why resolving conflicts with violence is a dead end solution, it is our belief that students will model their behavior based on our teachings, life experiences and positive role models.

Essex Fells Police Foundation

Essex Fells Police Foundation

The Essex Fells Police Foundation is a charitable organization, created by concerned residents, which raises funds for the purpose of purchasing equipment and training for the Essex Fells Police Department.

These purchases enable our police officers to obtain equipment and training which the department would not be able to provide under its regular limited budget.

Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescriptions Drugs On April 26th

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Essex Fells Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to the Essex Fells Police Headquarters at 255 Roseland Avenue.   The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.  

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. 

DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or pet or their family member or owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them.  The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.    

Essex Fells Police Chief Vincent A. Kulik encourages everyone to take advantage of this program and clean out their medicine cabinets and dispose the medications in a safe, environmentally friendly way. 

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Chief of Police:

Location:
Essex Fells Police Department
255 Roseland Avenue
Essex Fells, NJ 07021-0038

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 973.226.3000
Detective/: 973.226.3000 ext. 113 Records: 973.226.3723
Detective: 973.226.3722
Fax: 973.228.6296

Records Desk Hours:
Monday-Friday
10am to 2pm

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