Neither Fair Lawn nor Saddle Brook will impose curfews in light of recent luring incidents around the county, police chiefs from both towns confirmed.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Zak Koeske
Thursday, October 25, 2012
While both Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook police departments are devoting additional time and manpower to reduce the possibillity that a child abduction occurs in their respective communities, neither town plans to impose a Halloween curfew in wake of the county's recent spate of luring incidents. Fair Lawn Police Chief Erik Rose said he didn't believe a curfew was necessary because most young children trick-or-treat during the day and are accompanied by parents, either on foot or in a vehicle. The department will, as it always has, have officers and reserve officers on-duty to provide extra protection for the holiday. Saddle Brook, which already imposes a general curfew, will stick to it for the holiday but doesn't plan to go any further. "We…
Functional exercises designed to test the coordination between all levels of law enforcement and municipalities come to play in the recent luring incidents.
With departments on heightened alert due to the recent incidents of luring, New Milford Police Chief Frank Papapietro stresses that what the public does not get to see is that police are constantly training for worst case scenarios, especially ones involving child abductions. "We may not advertise our training drills," Papapietro said. "But we are always exercising them." With the recent spate in luring incidents around Bergen County, police are utilizing the specialized training that they continually undergo in trying to apprehend the person or persons responsible for posing a threat to the county's children. Understanding the increased levels of concern luring cases provoke within the community, Papapietro wants to reassure the public …