Tropical Storm Isaias Update

A special storm cleanup of tree limbs, branches and other STORM RELATED debris will begin Monday, August 10th in order to give residents time to get items to the curb.


  • We ask that limbs and branches be cut into 4 foot lengths.
  • Anything larger will not be removed. 
  • Please leave items in the curb, if possible, and do not block the right of way.
  • This pick up will occur over the next two weeks and there will be  one pass through each street. 
  • Union County will conduct the pick up on County roads.

 We thank all residents for their cooperation as we work together to clean up from Isaias.

PSE&G Updates

PSE&G Storm Update:

As of 12pm today (8/7/2020), we still have 194 people without power.


·     After an intense night of work and more inclement weather, as of 9:45 a.m., PSE&G has restored power to 435,000 customers and has about 140,000 customers still without power. PSE&G expects at least 85% of our customers without power to be restored by Friday night, but some difficult restorations may continue through the weekend -- possibly into Monday. Crews are working 24/7.


·     Since the Tuesday storm, approximately 575,000, or 25%, of our 2.3 million electric customers reported a power outage or damage associated with Tropical Storm Isaias. We understand an extended power outage can be disruptive, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience our customers may have experienced as a result of the storm.


·     We appreciate our customers’ patience and want them to know we’re working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. We have nearly 3,300 of workers dedicated to the restoration effort. This includes additional tree crews and lineworkers from 15 states and Canada, who are up to the challenge of getting your power back on.


·     PSE&G Customer Comfort Stations are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in our hardest hit counties, in Lawrenceville, Lumberton, Newark, Paramus, Roselle and Willingboro. Note: Willingboro opens at noon and Friday’s hours for all are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Following physical distancing and state health guidelines, customers can receive free water and ice at those locations. Please check PSEG Energize! for updated hours of operation.


·     We understand that with so many customers working from home and with others unable to go out, our customers depend on us now more than ever. Our repair crews are up to the challenge and dedicated to restoring customers as quickly and safely possible. If you haven’t already done so, please contact us directly to let us know if your power is out.


·     The estimated times for restoration customers see in our outage map are based on a number of factors including damage assessment, weather hazards and road conditions. As individual jobs are completed, work plans are optimized and restoration times are adjusted. Some times more than one repair is needed to restore a customer’s service. If customers are signed up to receive alerts, they will receive an automatic update about the change.


·     In terms of restoration, we must take many factors into consideration including road hazards and weather conditions. When restoring power, crews start with priority customers – such as hospitals, emergency services (police and fire stations), and power facilities – then move on to the circuits serving the largest number of customers.


·     In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have adapted our storm and safety procedures to follow public health guidelines and industry best practices. We thank our customers for their patience as we operate under these unusual circumstances to safely restore power as quickly as possible. There may be delays for some repairs due to the new health and safety procedures in response to the current health crisis.


·     PSE&G encourage customers to stay connected with us throughout the restoration process. Receive status updates, updated estimated time of restoration or report a new outage:


·     Mobile app for Apple or Android devices


·     Customer Service 1-800-436-PSEG


·, “Outage Map,” updated every 15 minutes


·     Text “REG” to 47734 to receive text notifications


Important safety notes:


·     Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay at least 30 feet away from downed lines and immediately call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) or 911 to report downed wires.


·     To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space.

If you are on life-sustaining medical equipment, ensure that you alert PSE&G in advance and notify your local police and fire departments. For more information, visit



Online Reporting System


Welcome to the Scotch Plains Police Department Desk Officer Reporting System (DORS) Online Reporting.


**If this is an Emergency please call 911**.


Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Scotch Plains Police Department Township limits?
  • There are No Known suspects?
  • This did not occur on a State Highway?
If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered no to any of the questions please look at our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions section (use download section below, Online Reporting Frequently Asked Questions, hyperlink no working).

Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
  • Be given a police report incident number.
  • Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.
Please Note:
  • All incidents filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your incident is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.

Using the Scotch Plains Police Department Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the incidents such as:

Property Damage, Lost Property, Telephone Harassment, and Thefts

Please be sure to review the entire list with definitions and examples on the following page. Please click on "Select Incident" to begin.

If your incident is not listed in the category selection list, please call the Scotch Plains Police Department (emergency 9-1-1; non-emergency 908-322-7100) to file your report.


Click on 'DORS Online Reporting System / Select Incident' below to file a non-emergency report.



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Executive Orders during Covid-19

Governor Murphy's Executive Orders

 Please visit the following site for a list of all of the Executive Orders issued by Gov. Murphy: 

Chief of Police- Theodore D. Conley

Promoted to Chief of Police July 1, 2016
Chief- Theodore D. Conley

Being promoted to the rank of Chief of Police of the Scotch Plains Police Department was one of the most humbling accomplishments in my career. It is truly a pleasure working with the men and women of the Scotch Plains Police Department, I have never met a group of more committed individuals who take the safety and security of the citizens and visitors to our Township more than them. We strive on a daily basis to make everyone feel comfortable in their daily lives while at the same time letting them know that we are constantly on guard protecting them and their families as if they were our own.


Please contact the Chief's Administrative Assistant if you have any questions or concerns that you have for Chief Conley or another matter that concerns the Administrative Division, she can be reached at (908) 322-7100 x102.


“To deliver effective police services through the deployment of dedicated, ethical officers who are provided with sufficient guidance and discipline, and to balance the responsibility of protection and enforcement with the limits necessarily placed upon policing in a free society.”   


Currently the Department currently has (48) sworn law enforcement officers and (4) civilian personnel and has several divisions that handle the wide variety of services it provides.



The Scotch Plains Police Department has achieved the: Police Agency Re-Accreditation Status, from the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police as of October 10, 2019. We are very proud of this honor and look forward to receiving our certificate soon. 

Only about one-third of the law enforcement departments in the State of New Jersey have achieved the status of accreditation, which gets renewed every three years.

Body Cameras

The Scotch Plains Police Department has deployed body-worn cameras to its patrol officers. The public should be aware that anything said to an officer equipped with a Body Worn Camera (BWC) could be recorded.   


The audio and video of the police-civilian encounter will be accessible for future law enforcement use in accordance with the provisions of the State Attorney General Directive 2015-1 regarding the use of BWCs.


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