Ewing Police Department Announces New Community Response Unit

Ewing Police Department Announces New Community Response Unit

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The Ewing Police Department proudly announced today its new Community Response Unit that will further the police department’s commitment to foster its relationship with the residents of Ewing Township. By focusing on quality of life and non-emergency issues that affect the residents, the Community Response Unit will address issues such as complaints of traffic offenses, criminal mischief offenses, lower-level narcotic offenses and ordinance violations, to name a few. The Community Response Unit will be available to attend community meetings and help organize neighborhood watch programs, if requested.

The Community Response Unit will also be used to further the relationship between off-campus college students, from various local colleges and their neighbors. Officers from the unit will be meeting with the tenants of these properties to explain various ordinances, explain trash and recycling pick up schedules, etc. They will also respond to and follow up on violations stemming from students living off campus in Ewing as well as complaints between non-students neighbors.

The Community Response Unit is dynamic in that they will work varying shifts, may be in uniform or plain clothes, and operate from vehicles, bikes, or foot patrol. At this time, the police department will have four officers who have worked in multiple facets of policing, assigned to the unit under the direction of Detective Sergeant James Colandouni. The Community Response Unit can be reached by e-mail at policecru@ewingnj.org or by dialing (609) 882-1313 and the following extensions:

  • PO Michael Pellegrino: 7597
  • PO Michael Flynn: 5678
  • PO Kevin Hoarn: 5680
  • PO Matthew Przemieniecki: 7541

Please remember that these extensions should not be called for in-progress emergencies.

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Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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