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 firstname.lastname@example.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.