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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.

West Essex Police Departments Seek Volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Team

The West Essex communities of Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, and West Caldwell, in conjunction with Rachel Coalition and the Safe House, has a team of specifically-trained volunteer advocates available to meet confidentially with the victims of domestic violence at  police headquarters 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The volunteer advocates, who are civilian members of the community, work in conjunction with the police to provide support, information, and referrals to victims of domestic violence at the time of crisis at your local police departments. The advocates also discuss with the victim their rights to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. DVRT volunteers, whose identities are kept anonymous are trained to empower victims to make decisions about their own lives.   

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have access to transportation, possess a valid NJ driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call basis, and submit to a background investigation and fingerprinting. Applicants must live in one of the 8 West Essex area towns. Applicants cannot have a criminal history or a history as a defendant in a domestic violence matter. The 40 hour intensive mandatory training course will be provided to successful applicants. Rachel Coalition will be conducting a 14 week training one night per week beginning in March on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prior knowledge of domestic violence is not required. The West Essex Police Departments and Rachel Coalition are committed to culturally diverse teams to better serve the community. Bi-lingual capability is a plus.   

To request a DVRT application, please contact Sergeant John Belotta, North Caldwell Police Department at 973-226-0800. Applications must be picked up in person and the deadline to file your application for the March training is January 31, 2015.


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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:
10am to 2pm

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