Authorities Increase Police Presence at Newark House of Worships, Cemeteries

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose and Chief of Police Darnell Henry announce that additional officers will be assigned to patrol areas near houses of worship and cemeteries during the Passover and Easter holidays.

“We look forward to seeing our residents and visitors enjoy a safe holiday season and we’re supporting them by deploying additional police officers,” Director Ambrose said. “We encourage our neighbors and friends to download the Newark Police Division app to report crimes or other suspicious activities. Your partnership is invaluable in helping us to keep Newark safe.”

Passover begins Friday, April 19th and ends Saturday, April 27th. The Easter holiday begins on Good Friday, April 19th, and ends on Sunday, April 21st.

Officials are asking everyone to abide by the national event safety awareness watchwords: “If you see something, say something.”

To report criminal or suspicious activities, call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).  All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.