Friday, January 18, 2013
Volunteer with one of Springfield's critical public safety groups.
HOMELAND DEFENSE IS NOT NEW TO US!!! JOIN THE SPRINGFIELD AUXILIARY POLICE For more than 45 years, the Springfield Auxiliary Police have served as an immediately available source of manpower to augment the services of the Springfield Police Department during special events and emergencies. Auxiliary Officers are required to perform a minimum of eight hours per month of training patrols. Training Patrols are performed in one of our fully equipped Auxiliary Police patrol cars. You can make a difference! You can help protect your family, community and neighbors by joining the Auxiliary Police. To learn more about the Springfield Auxiliary Police please fill in the application form on Page 4. You may contact us at oemcoordinator@springfield-…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Job will not be replaced.
As of next week, Springfield no longer has a director of Public Safety.* Richard Rosell, who has for the last two years overseen Springfield’s fire and police departments and the office of emergency management, is leaving the job. Rosell was the only one to hold the job and will not be replaced. Rosell told Patch that the end of his employment with Springfield was a expected, and that it was an inherent part of his agreement when he took the job. Springfield's government passed an ordinance to create the position of Public Safety Director in November of 2009. The job was seen by many observers to be a move to impose oversight on then chief of police William Chisholm. After Chisholm's retirement in February, 2010, some thought the job was …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Annual public safety event will feature a movie, kids attractions, demonstrations of public safety equipment and more.
From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, Springfield's Meisel field will be the safest place in Union County. Once again, local public safety agencies have teamed with County and municipal law enforcement agencies for the Annual National Night Out event. Families and other law-abiding citizens are encouraged to attend. Not only will Springfield's finest be on-hand, but so too will officers from Union County and nearby towns, as well as the latest tech and equipment the that law enforcement field has to offer. The event is a police-community partnership aimed at preventing crime and drug use. As in previous years, the event offered a fully loaded array of family activities, from bouncy castles to movies, music and food. In addition, families are able to …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Bears have been reported along tree top drive.
Springfield's Office of Emergency Management reports that bears have been spotted in the Township's Baltusrol top neighborhood. Residents of the neighborhood told Patch that Springfield police have increased their patrolling of the neighborhood. Last year, New Jersey's state Department of Environmental Protection released a number of tips about avoiding black bears, which can be found below. The DEP's Website has more information about bears here.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Exercises focus on preparation for active shooters
Schools are closed today, with teachers and staff attending the NJEA convention. But the school buildings won't be empty. Today and tomorrow, Springfield emergency services are holding emergency drills at the schools to train for scenarios involving active shooters. Members of the public are advised that Springfield police officers are training in the buildings, and that residents should not be alarmed by the presence of emergency personnel. "Public safety and the security of our children are of the utmost importance," Springfield Mayor Ziad Shehady said in a statement. "It is vital that we are prepared in the event of any unfortunate circumstances and that we have a chance to critique and evaluate the working relationships of multiple …
Friday, August 13, 2010
Outdated warning systems are dismantled throughout the township.
The Cold War has finally ended in Springfield. But Springfield residents do not have nuclear brinkmanship or glasnost diplomacy to thank. Nor can they attribute its end to stirring oratory or exhortations to tear down walls and such. Instead, it was the simple request of a township official to remove objects he thought were at best trash and at worst public health hazards. This month, department of public works employees and representatives from the Office of Emergency Management removed the four remaining air raid sirens affixed to poles on Township streets. The sirens' original purpose was to warn citizens of nuclear and other possibly Soviet-related emergencies. "They've been up since the '50s or '60s," Springfield Emergency Management …