The Harding Township Police Department reminds motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation to join in a day-long effort on October 10, 2012, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State's roadways fatality free for one day.
Known as Put The Brakes On Fatalities Day, the national incentive was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe behind the wheel.
In 2011, there 627 motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey. HTPD encourages driver safety and good driving practices.
Sgt. Mark Giansanti, OIC
At the Special Township Committee Meeting on September 4, Sgt. Mark Giansanti indicated that there were 2 burglaries of homes in August and one in September. These occurred while the owners were away on vacation. He offered some tips for home safety if you are going to be away. You can find them here.
HARDING OFFICIALS URGE CONTINUED VIGILANCE IN LIGHT OF RECENT BURGLARY
Harding Township Mayor Marshall Bartlett, Township Committee and Police Chief Kevin Gaffney want to remind all Harding residents that the burglary ring is still operating in North Jersey.
Harding Township Police continues to work closely with the multi-jurisdictional law enforcement task force; and as reported, several arrests have been made. However, a recent burglary was reported in Harding in the Green Village area of town, and there have been others in surrounding towns.
In the event of an emergency call 9-1-1 or dial (973) 455-0500 select the 0 option to speak to a dispatcher.
What is the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) ?
The LEPC is part of the emergency management process. Emergency Management should represent our local participation in our nation and states official emergency structure which includes FEMA, NJ OEM, and Morris County OEM.
What is the LEPC Mission ?
The mission of the LEPC is to assist in the coordination of township resources to respond to an emergency. Be it man made or natural.
We will look to:
Mitigation of risk: eliminate or reduce the risk of a disaster
Prepare: Plan, exercise, train, and inform the public.
Response: direction and control to address immediate and short term effects of a disaster.
Recovery: Restore the township to it's normal state.
Members of the LEPC are:
Kevin Gaffney- Chair
Regina Egea, Nic Platt- Representatives of Township Committee
Heston Allocco, Joe Attencio, Craig Curtiss, Kevin Doherty, Richard Graber, Jim Halsey, Diane Hinds, Elaine McHale, Ann Morgan, and Peter Saulnier.