North Plainfield Police Department

Press Release

Chief William Parenti

Chief William G. Parenti announced beginning April 5th officers in North Plainfield will be cracking down on pedestrian safety related laws.  We are partnering with the 2011 – 2012 “Walk Safe – Cross Safe” Pedestrian Safety Education and Enforcement Program and runs through June 30, 2012.  During this phase of the project, The North Plainfield Police Department will have officers targeting pedestrian related violations both in the business district and surrounding the schools.

The North Plainfield Police Department Traffic Safety Division has distributed pedestrian safety fliers containing the pedestrian related laws and safe practices to every student in the district through the school system.  The Traffic Safety Division has worked with the Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing “COPS” unit and met with civic and religious groups in an effort to educate the public on safe pedestrian practices.  Similar to the put it down campaign we began with education and now we will begin the enforcement phase Chief Parenti said.

Our statistics have shown that certain areas of town are more dangerous to pedestrians and therefore we will focus our efforts on those areas.  We will do so by utilizing grant funding provided by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to provide roving patrols focused on pedestrian related violations as well as multi-officer decoy details which will be operated on Somerset Street.


William G. Parenti
Chief of Police

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North Plainfield Police Dept.
263 Somerset Street
North Plainfield, N.J. 07060
(908) 769-2920
Fax (908) 769-8406