North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced that the North Plainfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident in the borough. At 4:52 am, the North Plainfield Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Route 22 between North Dr. and Watchung Ave. in North Plainfield. Responding police units found that a pedestrian, had been struck on the highway and suffered fatal injuries.
It appears that the pedestrian was traveling West along the highway and was struck by a vehicle also traveling west.
Driver involved George Gabienu, Somerville NJ, Age 38.
The North Plainfield Fire Department and JFK Paramedics responded. The New Jersey Department of Transportation also responded to divert traffic while the investigation was being conducted. Chief Parenti said the investigation is still active and on-going. Chief Parenti urges anyone with information to contact the North Plainfield Police Department at 908-769-2937, and request to speak to Traffic Safety Sergeant Kardos or Detective Mazza, or the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Tips Line at 1-888-577-8477.
Pedestrian: Jason A Kohl, Plainfield NJ Age 48
The next meeting of the North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights (NPCCR) will be Thursday, 7 March, 7:00 PM, at the North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Rd.
Our guest speaker will be from the State of NJ Dept. of Treasury and will speak about NJ “Tax Relief Programs.” If your gross income is less than $89,000.00, you may be eligible for the “Senior Tax Freeze.” This information applies to all New Jersey residents.
North Plainfield residents should be especially interested in tax relief since they have, and have had, the highest municipal tax rate in Somerset County. The municipal rate does not include what is paid to operate the public schools.
NPCCR posts the current police reports and council meetings on our site. You can view them by going to www.npccr.org
North Plainfield Police Department
Chief William Parenti
Press Release: January 14, 2019
Police Chief William G. Parenti announced today that a team of assessors from the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission “NJLEAC” will arrive in the Borough of North Plainfield on Sunday, January 20th,2019. The assessors will re-examine all components of the Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services. The accreditation program requires police agencies to comply with modern police standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services. North Plainfield Police was the first agency in Somerset County to receive the coveted accredited status. We plan to continue our pledge to be held to a higher standard and obtain our 4th Re-Accreditation, Chief Parenti said.
Every three years law enforcement executives from NJSACOP come to the North Plainfield Police Department to confirm that we continue to meet the standards. During this time, the assessors take public comment by phone. Police employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling 908-565-1139 on Monday, January 21st, 2019 between 10:00 AM and 11:00. Comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the Police Department’s ability to comply with NJLEAC standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Borough Clerk’s office and posted on the Police Department’s website. For more information, contact Sergeant William Speck at 908- 769-2970.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The assessors for our Re-Accreditation are from the Rutgers University Police and the Edison Police Department. I thank the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police for pursuing the concept and developing a voluntary statewide Law Enforcement Accreditation program for New Jersey, Chief Parenti said.
I want to praise the men and women of this Department. These Officers make a difference in people’s everyday lives. It is a testament to them that the North Plainfield Police Department was the first agency to achieve accredited status in Somerset County and is one of only four police agencies in Somerset County to be accredited. North Plainfield’s motto is “A Proud Community” and the North Plainfield Police strive be held to that higher standard. We thank the Mayor, Council, and the public we serve for their support and assistance thus enabling us to maintain our coveted Accredited Status.