Message from Tewksbury Police & Office of Emergency Management

The Tewksbury Township Police Department (TTPD) and Office of Emergency Management have been working with Township Administrator Barberio and Mayor Melick on the COVID-19 situation.   Here are a few important points we would like to let our residents know regarding it:
 
1. Our number one priority is and will continue to be the safety of our residents. Our police officers will continue to provide the highest level of service to the township. However, the TTPD along with many other first responder agencies have modified and adapted their response to certain calls for the protection of the public and our officers. This may include additional personal protective equipment or modified response so please do not be alarmed if you encounter it. 
 
If you need Police assistance do not hesitate to call. 
If you have an emergency please call 9-1-1. 
 
2. In order to minimize possible exposure to and the spread of the virus to the public and the employees of Tewksbury Township any/all general inquiries must be made via phone/email and not in person. Should you require a report taken or a copy of report/paperwork we ask that you call the respective department during business hours for arrangements to be made for you to minimize exposure for all.
 
3. Crime does not take a break for COVID-19. Please continue to be vigilant. Lock your cars and remove your keys/fobs from your vehicles. If you see something suspicious do not hesitate to call the TTPD.
 
4. No agencies are going door-to-door to conduct COVID-19 related surveillance. Do not speak to anyone claiming to be from the CDC or let them into your home. If someone does come to your home making such a claim, call TTPD so we can respond and verify their identity.
 
5. The TTPD will continue to provide our property check service. If you are going to be away, call our dispatch center to set up a property check.
 
6. Our senior population is the most at risk, especially those that have a pre-existing respiratory illness. If you know of someone who may need any type of assistance, please reach out to us and let us know.   We can get them in contact with the appropriate services/assistance if needed and check in with them. 
 
7. We encourage all to sign up for NIXLE alerts from Tewksbury Township. You can do so by texting 07830 to 888777, or by going to https://local.nixle.com/signup/widget/i/736
 
8. Rumors & misinformation can only make this situation worse. Please refer to the CDC, NJ Department of Health, the Hunterdon County Department of Health or the Tewksbury Township Website for the most up to date and accurate information.
 
9. Watch the below informational video from Hunterdon County Health Department Director Karen DeMarco – “Coronavirus: Awareness, Not Fear”
https://youtube.com/watchv=1xM74JGGH_s&feaure=youtu.be
 
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect the United States and New Jersey, we want to advise you that the Tewksbury Township Police and Administration is actively monitoring the situation.   In these uncertain times, our top priority is to safeguard our employees and the residents we serve.    We will continue to update and revise as conditions, knowledge and recommendations are changing daily. 
 
We will continue to work with and monitor this evolving situation along with our township, county, state, and federal partners; and we will post updates to keep you informed as new information is made available to us