September NPCCR Monthly Meeting

The next meeting of the North “Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights” (NPCCR) will be Thursday 10 September at 7:00 PM. at the community center, 614 Greenbrook Rd. at Clinton Ave.

Our guest speakers will tell us about the plans to reopen the “North Plainfield Fireman’s Exempt Museum” that is located on Somerset St. across from Somerset School.  You will have an opportunity to ask questions about the artifacts housed in the museum building. Scroll down and see some of these historical items.  All are welcome at our meetings.

NPCCR Posts the current police reports and council meetings on npccr.org.           If you have any suggestions for a meeting topic please bring those suggestions to this meeting.

NPCCR Founders

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

Chief William Parenti announced that officers from North Plainfield will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2015 Labor Day Statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  Beginning August 21 and running through September 7, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.  “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs. Launched across the U.S. in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period.

“More than 10,000 people are killed in the United States each year in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, and these crashes cost our society nearly $50 billion annually,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.  There is a zero tolerance message for this campaign. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired they will be arrested.

In 2013 alcohol-impaired fatalities accounted for 27 percent of New Jersey’s motor vehicle fatalities. As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign.  Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2015 crackdown offer the following advice:

  • If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
  • Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
  • Spend the night where the activity is held.
  • Report impaired drivers to law enforcement.  In New Jersey, drivers may dial #77 to report a drunk or aggressive driver.
  • Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle.  It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
  • If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

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 
www.northplainfield.org/nppd

Chief William Parenti

North Plainfield Police Department

Press Release for: National Night Out, August 4, 2015

North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti is pleased to announce that the Department’s  Annual National Night Out against crime celebration will be held on Tuesday, August 4, from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm in the municipal parking lot across from the Municipal Building at 263 Somerset Street, North Plainfield.  This year will be the event’s 12th anniversary and plans to be very exciting.

We invite all residents at no cost, to enjoy the DJ, have a hot dog, hamburger, Italian ice and or soft beverage with their local police officers.  My thanks the North Plainfield PBA, for providing the funding needed to keep the event free to our residents. Chief Parenti said.

We have several special features for our youth this year.

  • Party favors tee shirts for the community’s children.
  • Balloon sculptures and face painting for the kids
  • A cartoonist will be drawing caricatures
  • Static display of public safety emergency equipment from the North Plainfield Police
  • Fire Trucks and handouts for the North Plainfield Fire Department
  • The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management’s Command Post
  • Members of the Somerset County tactical dive/rescue team
  • Members of the Somerset County Emergency Response Team
  • Safeguard Document Shredding of Manalapan, New Jersey.  Borough residents will  be permitted to bring at no cost two shopping bags of private paper they would like shredded to safeguard against identity theft
  • EmpowerSomerset with a booth on the dangers of underage drinking.  They will let people experience the consequences of alcohol misuse and abuse with the use of intoxi-goggles.  These special googles allows the wearer to experience a realistic simulation of impairment
  • Somerset Child Protection and Permanency will have a booth
  • Our Crime Prevention Officers will be there to handouts and pamphlets and answer questions on such timely topics as hot to set up block watch associations, domestic violence, gang awareness; identity theft, and crime prevention

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watches.  The event is expected to attract more than 30 million people nationwide.  The idea of the program has evolved into fostering a partnership between local law enforcement and the community residents.  By working in concert, crime can be reduced and the quality of life that a community enjoys improved.  Chief Parenti said:  “National Night Out is an opportunity to bring together the community residents and members of the public safety community in an informative and fun manner.”

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 www.northplainfield.org/nppd

North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – July 13, 2015 (video)

North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – June 22, 2015

North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – June 8, 2015

North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – May 11 and June 6, 2015