Newark, State Police Join Forces in Patrolling Streets During Holiday Season

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose and Acting New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick J Callahan announced joint patrols in Newark’s business corridors.  

The joint patrols, which began on Friday, November 24th, were initiated to increase police presence and visibility along our business corridors throughout the city while discouraging criminal activity. These dedicated patrols increase the likelihood of an apprehension in the event a crime is committed on or near a business corridor.  

Director Ambrose thanked Colonel Callahan saying, “As we all know, during the holiday season we experience an increase in shoppers visiting our businesses, enjoying our fine restaurants and one of our many entertainment venues. The additional patrols help ensure that people can enjoy themselves without having to be concerned about their safety. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the State Police which helps us reduce crime while increasing public safety. We can always use additional police officers to help us patrol our streets.”  

Colonel Callahan said, “Both residents and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the many outstanding shopping and dining experiences this great city has to offer.”   Said Colonel Patrick Callahan, Acting Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.  “We look forward to working with our partners in the Newark Police Division to ensure a safe and pleasurable visit for all to the City of Newark this holiday season.”

The joint patrols are scheduled to continue throughout the holiday season and will encompass all of the city’s business corridors.  

Anyone with information about crime or quality of life concerns to 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. With your assistance we can continue to make the city safer and when crime does occur more quickly bring those responsible to justice.