Press Release                                                                                                                                           North Plainfield Police Department                                                                                   April 11, 2013

Ref: Distracted Driving Month

Chief William G. Parenti in cooperation with Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano “Put it Down” campaign, will be conducting roadside sting operation to catch distracted drivers.  April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” with the slogan “u text u drive u pay”.  North Plainfield police officers have stepped up enforcement all month and plan a major effort April 15th.  Tax day is usually bad enough so don’t make a bad day worse.  If police see you with a phone in your hand you will have a ticket in the other.  Police officers will be posing as a construction workers or surveyor standing by the roadway to observe violators, catch police cars farther down the roadway to stop and ticket violators.

Tuesday April 15, 2013 at 10am MOVED TO THURSDAY APRIL 17, 2014 AT 10AM!

RT 22 East by the new Costco shopping center.

  • The number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328, while an estimated 421,000 people were injured, a 9 percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011. NHTSA is just beginning to identify distraction-related accidents, and is continuing work to improve the way it captures data to better quantify and identify potential trends in this area.

William G. Parenti
Chief of Police                                                                                                                                          An Accredited Police Agency                                                                North Plainfield Police Dept.                                                                                                 263 Somerset Street                                                                                                               North Plainfield, N.J. 07060

(908) 769-2920 

North Plainfield Borough Council Meetings – Feb. 24, Mar 10 2013 (video)

NPCCR April Meeting – April 3 at 7:00 p.m.

North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights (NPCCR) will present as their guest speaker on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m.,  Mr. John DelColle.  He will discuss the Raritan Valley Line “One Seat Ride” program that started in our area this month.

Mr. DelColle is the NJ Transit Regional Manager and will devote a portion of the meeting to questions and answers because of the intense interest in this program.

The location of the meeting is the North Plainfield Community Center at 614 Clinton Avenue at Greenbrook Road.  All are welcome to attend.

NPCCR Founders

North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – January 27 and February 10, 2014

Sign up for Alerts-Emergency Notification Program

Yesterday many of us received a call from the “Emergency Notification Program” this is a new program instituted by the boro to keep our residents up to date on emergency situations.  Part of the message advised people to go to the boro web site if they wanted to add additional phone numbers, a text address or an email address to be notified at. If you have gone to the web site and have been unsuccessful in adding additional contact information. Scroll down to “Sign up for Notifications” and click on the link.  You can add your additional information there. 

This is a great program and the boro is to be commended for instituting it.

JUST A REMINDER: NJ State Law requires that you remove the snow from your vehicle before operating it. That includes the roof  and the snow that might be covering your registration plate. You could be issued a motor vehicle summons if you do not comply.

NPCCR Founders

Notification Program Overview

North Plainfield has launched a new Alert Program service that allows us to quickly provide information to you in the manner you specify. You opt-in to enter your contact information and subscribe to notifications you care about. The information you provide is protected and will not be used for any other purpose.

How It Works

When we issue a notification about a potential safety hazard or community concern, you will receive a message via the voice or text communication methods that you have registered. You may be requested to confirm that you have received the message and you will not be contacted by any subsequent methods regarding that particular notification. If you do not confirm, the system will continue to attempt to reach you at all of the contact paths that you have registered. For example. you can specify a neighbor or family member of an elderly parent be notified if the parent does not confirm receipt of the message.

First, you must create an account and add your contact and location information into the Alert Program system. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

Sign up for Notifications

North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – January 13, 2014 (video)

North Plainfield Police Reports

The North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights (NPCCR)  has not been satisfied with the manner in which the media reports the criminal activity in the Borough.  Accurate and timely reporting of incidents that take place tend to make people more aware of what is going on around them.  With that in mind, NPCCR has been making an effort to collect the crime reports, using the Open Public Records Act  (OPRA) and posting those reports on the NPCCR blog.   You can view these reports by going to  and clicking on “North Plainfield Police Reports.”

NPCCR  video records all municipal council meetings and posts them too.   If you are unable to attend a council meeting and would like to see what  business is being discussed and how it will affect you, go to and click on the meeting date you are interested in.