School's back in session, please drive carefully!
We would like to remind residents to lock your cars at all times, especially if you are warming up your vehicle. There has been a large number of thefts from vehicles and stolen vehicles due to unlocked cars. Please lock your cars, don’t leave your keys, phone, wallet, purse, computer or other valuables in the vehicle. Recently there have been stolen vehicles from Country Club Blvd area and there have also been numerous theft from vehicles on streets near Route 22, including Mountain Ave, Pine Terr and Watchung Terr. Please, help us help you- LOCK YOUR CARS!
NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution to seniors over the age of 65 and others with medical conditions, and he's going to add more sites for immunization.
The governor made the announcement during his 1 p.m. news conference, saying the expansion begins on Thursday. Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the state is also expanding vaccine distribution to anyone between the ages of 16 and 64 with medical conditions as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Those conditions are:
The governor asked people to "please be patient" as New Jersey is continuing to ramp up its distribution and "taking these steps in advance of increased vaccine dosage supply."
The expansion will cover at least 3 million additional people, officials said. Persichilli acknowledged that the number of smokers, which is about 2 million, "skew"' the numbers.
"Please be patient," Murphy said during the news conference. "We are in the 'if-you-build-it-they-will-come' mode and the 'they' are vaccine dosages."
The new groups were initially lower on the state's priority list, but Persichilli said the expansion is intended to "help us protect the most vulnerable among us."
The vaccines for Phase 1A still continue as the other phases get added
To receive the vaccine, for those in Phase 1A you must make an appointment through the County’s registration system: https://ucnj.org/covid19/covid-19-vaccination/
For all others, we recommend to going to: Covidvaccine.nj.gov to register.
This site allows you to put in all of your personal information, and based on what you enter, you will receive an email when your 'Phase' or 'Group' is eligible to receive the vaccine.
The vaccine is given in two doses. When you make an appointment, you will make an appointment for both doses. You will be asked to provide your medical insurance information and your insurance will be billed. If you do not have insurance, the vaccine will be covered by the Health Resources and Services Administration. There will be no out-of-pocket expense.
The NJ Department of Health’s website:
You can also gain valuable information from the NJ CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html,
Or visit: Vax Matters, which is a weekly newsletter from NJ Health is also available with up to date information for the public:
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Governor Murphy's Executive Orders
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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
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.