Glen Ridge

Crime Prevention

The Glen Ridge Police Department offers the following programs free of charge to the residents of Glen Ridge. For more information, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 973-748-4116.

Home Security Survey - Have your home evaluated by a Certified Crime Prevention Practitioner to ensure that you are guarded against becoming a victim of a crime.

Combat Auto Theft - Register your vehicle with the Police Department to reduce the chance of auto theft and if stolen increase the likelihood of its recovery.

Neighborhood Watch - Organize your neighborhood to keep crime out of your back yard. Take part in the annual National Night Out, a special night that focuses on crime prevention.

Crime Prevention Seminars - Have your organization or groups invite our Crime Prevention Officers to speak about the latest crime prevention techniques.

Operation ID - Engrave your household items with an "owner applied number" to assist the police with property recovery.

Programs For Children:

  • D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
  • Child Identification
  • Bicycle Safety and Registration
  • Halloween Safety
  • Photo Identification Cards (Residents Only)
  • COP Card Program

Adult Programs & Services

  • Guest Speakers (Crime prevention/auto theft/domestic violence/fraud and more)
  • Resident Photo Identification Cards
  • Vacant House Check - have you house checked while you are away on vacation call 973-748-5400
  • Key File - the department maintains a key file for residents homes, cars and alarm systems
  • Home Security Survey (structural and environmental)
  • Voluntary Gun registration
  • Infant Car Seat Safety Inspections

Neighborhood Safety Tips

Joggers/bicyclists should wear a reflective vest when you are out at night.

Bicycles should be locked at all times when not in use. Bicycles should be stored inside the house for added safety.