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Parents Get D.A.R.E. Overview
Hasbrouck Heights Police Lt. Shawn Mullins conducted an overview of the D.A.R.E. program for HH 5th Grade parents on Monday, November 19, 2007 at Police Department Headquarters.
[Photo & story]

HHPD Chief Colaneri Completes Command & Leadership Program
Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael J. Colaneri graduated from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police West Point Command and Leadership Program on September 18, 2007.

[Story & photo]

The Almost Disaster
It could have been a disaster. But wasn’t. On Friday afternoon, August 24th, about 2:18 p.m., a fully loaded gasoline tanker collapsed on Route 17 at the jug-handle across from White Castle.
[Story & photo]

Rt. 17 Accident Injures Eight

On July 9, at about 2:17 p.m., the HHPD received calls of a multiple motor vehicle accident on Route 17 North.  It was reported that a car with six passengers came in contact with a tractor trailer while changing lanes, overturned, slid on its roof and was then rear ended by another vehicle that then crashed into a pick-up truck parked at Kundert Motors. The tractor trailer continued down Rt. 17 striking two more vehicles.   [Photo & story]

HHPD Fingerprints 2nd Graders
Since the 1970’s, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department has conducted the "Project Kid Care ID Program" for all Corpus Christi, Euclid and Lincoln School 2nd Graders beginning in April and ending in June. About 150+ students participated this year.
[Story & photo]

HHPD Jr. Police Academy
The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department held their 8th consecutive "Junior Police Academy" for Hasbrouck Heights students. About 29 students participated.   The one week program was held from June 26th through July 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
[Story & photo]

HHPD & WRPD Join Forces for Special Olympics
On June 1, 2007, about 9:30 a.m., the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department accepted the “Special Olympics” torch from the Lodi Police Department. Several members of the HHPD carried the “Torch” to a brief ceremony held at Shop-Rite, then proceeded up Williams and along The Boulevard past the Circle. The torch was then presented to the Wood-Ridge Police Department near the border. The HHPD run was about 2.4 miles.[Photo & story]

13th Annual 24-hour Memorial Weekend Bicycle Marathon
The Marathon was held at Depken Field starting on Saturday May 26 at 10:00 a.m. and concluded Sunday May 27 at 10:00 a.m.   About 200 boys & girls participate in over 50 teams. The Marathon was sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department. [Story & photo]

State-of-the-Art Fingerprinting

The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department has acquired an automatic "Livescan" fingerprint system that is online all the time. [Story & photo]

HHPD Jr. Police Academy 2006
The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department held their 8th Annual Jr. Police Academy   from August 14 thru 21st.  [Story & photo]

NJ DOT Plans to Upgrade Route 17 Intersections
in pdf format [Williams Avenue] [Franklin Avenue] [Union Avenue] [Highland Cross]

On July 26, 2006, the Department of Transportation (DOT) held a public forum regarding Route 17 at the Hasbrouck Heights Municipal Council Chambers.  The purpose was to inform local residents, officials and the business community about the proposed construction on Route 17 at the following signalized intersections: Williams Avenue, Franklin/Malcolm, Union Avenue and Highland Cross. DOT has identified these intersections as problem areas. [Story]

Police Run for Special Olympics
On June 2, 2006, school students gave runners "high fives" on The Boulevard as the HHPD ran for the "Special Olympics". The run was about 2.4 miles.  [2006 Story & photos]
Photos [2005] [2004] [2002] [2001][2000]

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Memorial Weekend Bike Marathon
Annual 24-hour Bicycle Marathon for Hasbrouck Heights sixth through ninth graders was held at Depken Athletic Field during Memorial Weekend

2006 [Group 1][Group 2]    2006 Movies: [First lap] (07 meg)    [Final lap]   (4 meg)
2005 [Group 1][Group 2]              [2004] Nighttime photos
2003 Photos of nighttime May 24, 2003       2003 mpeg's: [At bend/scoreboard] [At pit-stop]
2002 Photos [1][2]     2002 mpeg of Champion Lap       2001 Event [May 26][May 27]

2000 [Final stats] [May 27 event photos]  [May 28 event photos]  [Record story


Fatal Vision
On May 9, 2006 11th and 12th Graders from the Jr.-Sr. High School experienced "driving under the influence" with special goggles that simulate the effects of .17 to .20 blood alcohol level.  Students drove golf carts through a pylon coned course first as an orientation drive through, then again with special goggles that simulated the visual impairment caused by alcohol or other drugs. There were two types of "Fatal Vision" goggles used -- daytime and nighttime. [Story and photos]
2006 Movies: [Without goggles][Daylight goggles][Night goggles]
[May 15, 2001 Photos]   [October 2000 Story & pics]

Citizen's Police Academy: CSI Meets Law & Order
HHPD held a 4 week program providing an overview of law enforcement activities
[Story & photo]

HHPD Police Card Program Updated
The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department announced on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 that the new Police Collection Cards were ready for distribution. The cards are given to any child who requests one from an officer. Children are encouraged to collect all 32, then they will receive a prize. The program began in 1999. This is the fourth printing. Cards are paid for by sponsors. The HHPD is one of the few Police Departments in New Jersey that offers a full collection. [Photo] ###

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Daisy Troop 612 Tours New Police Facility
On the afternoon of January 24, 2005, Daisy Troop 612 toured the new 32,000 square foot, Hasbrouck Heights Police Department at 248 Hamilton Avenue. The police facility supports 32 police officers and 2 civilian employees. [Story and photos]

HHPD Holds DARE 5th Grade Graduation January 19, 2005  [Story]

Dedication Ceremony
for the new Public Safety Complex at 248 Hamilton Avenue was held on October 2, 2004. 
Tours and light refreshments followed.
[Story & photos]

Hit & Run Kills 4 Year Old
On September 3, 2004 about 11:30 a.m., an adult and a four year old boy, had just left Dunkin' Donuts and were holding hands and crossing with the light on the Boulevard heading east when a red Ford Expedition traveling east on Williams, turned left onto the Boulevard and struck the pedestrians. Witnesses said that the adult was clipped by the vehicle, but the child was hit by the left bumper before the vehicle sped off. It appeared that the child traveled about 15 feet. HHPD was on the scene almost immediately and secured the location.  HHFD fire department responded and transported the child to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Gloria Amendano, 35, of Hackensack was stopped shortly thereafter in Little Ferry on Route 46 heading east and was arrested.   The Bergen County Fatal Accident Investigation Unit was reviewing the incident.  Story & scene photos

Chief Howard "Buddy" Baker
Record Obituary March 24, 2004     Shopper Obituary
Family Photos   Career Photos    Message from Chief Baker   Biography
Funeral Procession

Citizens Police Academy
Hands-on five week program features: Be the Officer, Identity Theft, Internet Safety, First Aid, Crime Prevention, Anti-Terrorism, etc.  Academy will be held 7-9 p.m. in the Municipal Complex on April 6, 20, 27 and May 4 and 11, 2004. Open to all adult Heights residents.  Parents and seniors are encouraged to participate.  For more info contact Captain John DeLorenzo at 201-288-1000.

Lovey's Pizza Fire February 27, 2004
Sources said that HHPD Officers Kevin Cacavella, Corey Lange and Scott Adamo arrived to find the pizzeria filled with smoke -- then rushed into the apartments and helped clear out the remaining tenants.
[Story and photos]

Public Safety Complex Dedication
A dedication of the Public Safety Complex at 248 Hamilton Avenue was conducted by the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Mayor and Council on December 20, 2003 at 2 p.m.  The Public Safety Building will house the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, Fire Department and Municipal Court.
[Photos and story]

Mason's Cornerstone Ceremony
for the the new Public Safety Building (Police, Fire & Court) was held at Hamilton Ave.,
Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Photos [Group 1][Group 2]

Chief's Tour of the new Public Safety Building
On November 11, 2003, Fire Chief Robert Thomasey and Police Chief Michael Colaneri gave us a tour of their new Public Safety Building.  This facility will house the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, Fire Department and Municipal Court. [Group 1][Group 2]

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HHFD Ready for First Response
The Hasbrouck Height Police Department held training at the Franklin School Gym on July 10, 2003.  Included in the training was preparation for chemical & biological accidents that may occur in Hasbrouck Heights, or to respond to a terrorist attack in the area.  In preparation for such incidents, each radio car has been equipped with a special suit and members of the HHPD learned the correct procedures in putting it on during an emergency.  First Response Training

HHFD Get Info-Cop
The HHPD is one of the first departments to have access to Info-Cop -- a mobile   information data base available using wireless computer tablets, PDA's and cell phones.  Info-Cop provides real-time access to local, state and federal crime databases.  The officer enters the information once and can simultaneously tap into eight massive databases and receive data and photos in just two to four seconds.   Previously the officer would contact dispatch who would then manually search the databases individually taking about ten minutes.  The department has eight units that are used among the fleet as needed.   For more info go to:

HH Patrol Cars to Get Cameras
It was reported in May 2003 that cameras will be installed on seven of the boroughs 13 police vehicles and cost about $4,100 each.  Funding is through the Bergen County Prosecutor's Offic which is using the money confiscated by police during drug busts. The cameras are used to record traffic stops. Each camera records each day's events. The storage of tapes and maintence of the equipment are the responsibility of the police department.

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The Police Department along with an estimated 2,000 folks, attended the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Candle Light Vigil held 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2001 at Depken Field. It was announced that our HHPD and HHFD had responded to the WTC scene.

HHPD presented a FBI Internet Safety Program on January 24, 2001,  7:30 P.M. at HHHS Auditorium.  No children were permitted. Adult Subject. Refreshments were served in the cafeteria following program. [Photos]

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Participating in the annual holiday parade. More 2000 parade photos [1][2]

Heights receives State recognition
On June 29, 2000, special resolutions were presented by the full Assembly in Chambers to Hasbrouck Heights in recognition of their heroic efforts during recent disasters.
[Photos] [Air Disaster][Boro Hall Fire]

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On May 4,  2000, the HHPD held a courtesy "seat belt" check at the corner of Henry and Terrace Avenue. [Photos & story]

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2a.JPG (12417 bytes) HHHS students attended "peer group" assembly on March 17, 2000

Police Department Offers Scholarship
The Hasbrouck Heights Police Department is offering a Community Policing Scholarship to a resident graduating from the Hasbrouck Heights High School interested in pursuing a career in the criminal justice field. Applications can be obtained at the High School Guidance Office and must be returned by May 15, 2000.

Join the Tiger Cubs on their January 19, 2000 tour of the Police Department [Photos]

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Hasbrouck Heights Police Department [History]
Related links: [Boro Hall Fire] [Air Disaster]

Boulevard Speed Limit -- 25 mph
[Boulevard Safety] Public concerns for improving pedestrian safety on the Boulevard
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