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 Middletown Celebrates Police Week!

Police Week
Police Week
Police Week

The Middletown Township Police Department participated in National Police Week, which happens every year during the week of May 15th, to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. 

The MTPD provided tours of the department to residents, students, and anyone interested in seeing how the justice system works in our Township. Officers walked groups through the process of what happens when someone calls 911 and a police officer is dispatched to an emergency. This included a tour of Middletown's former Emergency Call Center, the in-house jail, the courtroom, and a patrol car. 

The Police Department will be holding its annual memorial service on Friday, May 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Police Memorial located at Town Hall (1 Kings Highway) to honor deceased officers. The public is invited to attend. 

Photos (above): Detective Darrin Simon and Corporal Ryan Riffert gave a tour of the Police Department and Patrolman Riffert's patrol car to a group from St. Mary's School. 

MTPD Visits TKCC
Officer Ray Sofield, K-9 Nero, and Detective Keith Hirschbein with Middletown Preschool's PreK class at the Tonya Keller Community Center. 

Detective Keith Hirschbein, Officer Ray Sofield and K-9 Nero took time out of their morning to visit with the PreK3 and PreK4 classes at Middletown Preschool on Tuesday, May 15th. 
Some of the highlights of their visit were the K-9 demonstrations and turning on the siren for the children in the patrol car. 

MTPD visit TKCC
Detective Keith Hirschbein spoke with the preschool students about how the police department works to keep our community safe. 

Middletown Holds Annual Reaching Out Program
for Drug Awareness 

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2018 Reaching Out Program (pictured from left): Andrew Suarez, recovering addict, Kathleen Brooks, mother of an addict, Township Administrator Tony Mercantante, Detective Danny Sullivan, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Bill Bucco, Acting Deputy Director Monmouth County Mental Health & Addiction Services, Police Chief Craig Weber, Crossroads Program Director Angela Pepe-Lage, and Rebecca Rean, Drug Counselor at Middletown's Substance Abuse Division and Crossroads.

On Monday, May 14th, the Middletown Health Department, Crossroads, and the Middletown Municipal Alliance held its annual Reaching Out Program at the Middletown Arts Center to present the most current issues and topics concerning drugs and alcohol in the community. Panelists, comprised of Middletown municipal departments, the Middletown Board of Education, and County agencies, educated parents and 5th grade students about the role they play in the daily battle against drug and alcohol use. There were also special speakers who shared real-life stories about how drugs and alcohol have had a direct impact on their lives, and cyber bullying specialist Nicki Frances gave a presentation about the dangers of social media and Internet safety. The program is geared towards showing students about to enter middle school how one bad choice can ruin their life as well as the lives of those around them.
Thanks to all who came out to support the program's initiatives! 

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Has Your Private Hauler Retrieved Your Trash Can?

If your former private hauler has not retrieved your trash receptacle, please email your name and address to recycling@middletownnj.org with the subject head “Cart not retrieved”. The Township will forward your information to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection since they have                                                    taken enforcement action.

The MTFD Teams Up with Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer For Shave a Hero//Save a Hero Fundraiser: Saturday, 6/2!

Port Monmouth Water Donation
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Traffic Alerts

Traffic Alerts for May 19th and 20th: Keep an Eye Out for 5K Runners!

On Saturday, May 19th, the St. Mary's Athletic Association and The Jersey Shore Running Club will be holding a “Spring Into Summer” 5K. The 5K will begin at 8:30AM at Saint Mary’s School and run along Cherry Tree Farm Road and Wilson Avenue.

On Sunday, May 20th, the Lincroft PTA will be hosting a “Leopards on the Loose” 5K. The run/walk will begin at the Lincroft Village Green at 8:30AM and continue along Swimming River Road and Phalanx Road.
There will be members of the Middletown Township Police Department at both events to help direct traffic. We ask that residents be aware of runners and potential traffic and drive with caution.

Call 732-615-2045 with any questions/concerns.
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Roadwork & Detours


Roadwork on Kings Highway & Church Street 

There is significant roadwork being done on Kings Highway and Church Street in preparation of the signalization of the roadway. Kings Highway will have lane shifts in place and Church Street will have intermittent closures between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday, 5/21 through Friday, 5/25. Detours will be in place to follow. Please plan alternate routes.

The following road restoration work for New Jersey American Water is planned for the following streets in Middletown:

Avenue A                            Carter Ave                          Ataboy Ave                         Avenue B                          Gordon Ct.                          Handy Boy Ave
Avenue D                            Plymouth Ave                    High Boy Ave                      Georgia Ave                      Walada Ave                        Orphan Boy Ave
Wood Ave                           Bergen Ave


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