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Commendations & Awards

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Awarded to any active member of the Ridgewood Police Department, who distinguishes themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidly at the risk of great danger, conspicuous among their fellow officers clearly distinguishing their bravery above and beyond the call of duty. This is the Department’s highest honor, and may be awarded posthumously.   Associated Citation Bar:  

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest award that may be awarded for actions taken by an officer. The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to any active member of the Ridgewood Police Department who performs an act of heroism, under adverse conditions with real or imminent risk to the personal safety of the officer. This award may also be presented for individual acts of extreme levels of service that extend over a period of time.

The Combat Cross is the third highest award that may be awarded to an officer of the Ridgewood Police Department. The Combat Cross is awarded to an officer who has engaged in personal combat with an armed adversary under circumstances of imminent personal hazard to life or inherit risk of serious bodily injury.   Associated Citation Bar:    

The Wounded in Combat Medal is awarded to any member of the Ridgewood Police Department who sustains an injury as a result of a conflict with an armed adversary, while on or off duty, when the officer is affecting an arrest, attempting to stop a threat to the public, or is operating in an official capacity as a police officer.   Associated Citation Bar:    

The Wounded in Combat Medal is awarded to any member of the Ridgewood Police Department who sustains an injury as a result of a conflict with an armed adversary, while on or off duty, when the officer is affecting an arrest, attempting to stop a threat to the public, or is operating in an official capacity as a police officer.   Associated Citation Bar:    

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Victim / Witness Assistance

The Ridgewood Police Department will endeavor to provide assistance to the victim's and/or witnesses to crimes within our jurisdiction.  These services are 100% confidential and are in place to help guide you through a very difficult time in your life. Please reach out to any of the services provided on our site, or call the Ridgewood Police Department and ask to speak to one of our officers who will work to help find you the help you need. If you are looking for assistance due to an emergency DIAL 9-1-1 immediately for help. Click on the tabs (above) for information on the more commonly utilized victim/witness assistance programs.  Click on the link (below or to the right) for additional assistance programs available to you.

The Center for Hope & Safety (formerly "Shelter our Sisters") is a not-for-profit agency founded in 1976. They strongly believe that every person has the right to be safe, empowered, and free from violence and the fear of violence. There mission is to help you heal and grow through a wide range of services that give you the tools you need to leave the violence, and empower you and your children for new beginnings.

Alternatives Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) social service organization located in Anderson, Indiana. The agency was founded in 1978 by seven dedicated women who shared a common vision of peace in every home. Alternatives is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. We are one of twenty-nine domestic violence shelters serving Indiana's ninety-two counties. Alternatives philosophy is all persons have the right to live in a loving, caring, safe and secure environment. We support victims through the initial crisis with the ultimate strategy of helping them achieve abuse-free and financially independent lives. In recognition of the complex needs of victims, we draw upon the resources of local communities to support victims in their quest for peace and security. Our agency's primary service area is the counties of Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Madison, Marion, and Tipton in East-Central Indiana. Our services are comprehensive and collaborative. They include: Emergency Housing Transitional Housing (for a maximum of two years) 24-Hour crisis call center 24-Hour crisis response team Emergency and essential transportation Case management and ancillary services Sexual assault intervention and treatment Support, referral, and advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence Specialized children's services Prevention education and programming Professional training and public education

NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence Women (NJCEDV)1-609-584-8107 NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault  (NJ CASA)1-609-631-4450 Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline1-877-NJ-ABUSE (652-2873)1-800-835-5510 (TTY) Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-572-SAFE Statewide Sexual Violence Hotline1-800-601-7200 NJ Human Trafficking Hotline1-855-END-NJ-HT (1-855-363-6548) National Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-SAFE National Sexual Violence Hotline1-800-656-HOPE National Human Trafficking Hotline1-888-373-7888 New Jersey Crime Victim’s Law Center1-973-729-9342 Mothers Against Drunk Driving1-877-MAD-HELP (623-4357) Other Resources for Crime Victims

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Junior Police Academy

Countdown to the Start of the 6th Class of the Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy...

Emergency Contact Info:

In case of Emergency - DIAL 9-1-1 To reach an Instructor immediately please call:  (for serious issues only) (201)615-6977   For non-emergency communication with an instructor, please click on a button below.

Academy Officer in Charge

Admin. Officer

School Resource Officer

Park Wood Deli Lunches Delivered to Ridgewood Junior Police Academy ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY 6:00 A.M. ON THE DAY OF LUNCH SERVICE Go to http://parkwood.boonli.com Click to register School Password: PWSC269 Create an I.D. and Password and register your child. Select "Order" from the menu Once at the menu, make your selection(s) and be sure to proceed to checkout.   PAYMENT INFORMATION: The program accepts payment by Debit Card or Credit Card.   Be sure to proceed to checkout and process your payment.  Items left in the shopping cart will not be processed.

Subject to Change Without Notice

Welcome to the 6th Class of the Chief Michael Feeney Jr. Police Academy! The Junior Police Academy will be held at  Benjamin Franklin Middle School 335 North Van Dien Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450    Reporting Time: 08:30 a.m.  (please arrive early)   Pickup Time: 3:00 p.m. (please arrive on time)   Feel free to legally park on N. Van Dien and watch as we "take charge" of our Class for 2019. The Class will (primarily) be in the BF Auditorium everyday, and will be using the Auditorium Doors (in the cutout of N. Van Dien Avenue).  This is where you should drop off/pick up your cadets everyday. Today is the first day of the J.P.A. and we're "hitting the ground running". Today we will be 'local', in and around Ben Franklin Middle School with exciting training evolutions such as Close Order Marching, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) presentation, Police Motorcycle Demonstration, and much more!  

"Believe that together we are better!!" Reporting Time: 08:15 a.m. (please arrive early, as buses will depart at 8:30 sharp)   Pickup Time: 3:00 p.m.    Today is our first field trip.  We will be departing Ben Franklin Middle School at 8:30 a.m. sharp for our trip to the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute (the real Police Academy for Bergen County) for our day of training. This is one of our most exciting days as the cadets will have the opportunity to see what a real Police Academy looks like and get "hands-on" with some fun other public safety activities.   Tips:  Arrive early on this day!  The buses have to leave at a certain time in order to stay on schedule.  We will not wait for cadet who are running late.   If you're ordering lunch, please do so on Monday Night, as the Deli needs time to prepare your order and ship them up to Mahwah, NJ.  

 "Believe that together we are better!!" Reporting Time: 08:15 a.m. (please arrive early, as buses will depart at 8:30 sharp)   Pickup Time: 3:00 p.m. (Traffic Dependant)   Today is our second field trip date.  We will be departing Ben Franklin Middle School at 8:30 a.m. sharp for our trip to Newark Liberty Airport where we have a unique opportunity to get a first hand look at how law enforcement works in this environment.  From there, off to Metlife Stadium, where we'll see how the N.J. State Police and Security keep people safe during large scale events.the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute (the real Police Academy for Bergen County) for our day of training.     Tips:  Arrive early on this day!  The buses have to leave at a certain time in order to stay on schedule.  We will not wait for cadet who are running late.   If you're ordering lunch, please do so on Tuesday Night, as the Deli needs time to prepare your order and ship them out to E. Rutherford, NJ.    Please know that we do everything in our power to stay "on time" and "on schedule" but there are things that can be out of our control.  We plan to be back to the B.F. area by 3:30; however, that is traffic dependant.  

Reporting Time: 08:30 a.m.  Pickup Time: 3:00 p.m.      Today we will be in, or around the Ben Frankling Area for our day.  The Instructors have a fun day planned for you, which may include the landing of a helicopter.  Arrive early on this day!  The buses have to leave at a certain time in order to stay on schedule.  We will not wait for cadet who are running late.      

Reporting Time: 08:30 a.m. Graduation Ceremony, Followed by Pizza Party: 3:00 p.m.    Today is the last day of our Academy, and you should be proud of your cadets and how well they performed during this past week.  Following a short ceremony and graduation presentation, we would love for you to join us for a Pizza/Ice Cream Party in the B.F. Cafeteria. Besides our ceremony and party, we will have a full day of fun training with the Cadets.

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Solicitor Permit

Ridgewood Police Solicitor / Peddler License

These are directions for applicants who request/require a Solicitor/Peddler License in the Village of Ridgewood.

Applications can be picked up, and returned to, Ridgewood Police Headquarters: Monday thru Friday - 7am - 11:30am (Closed Holidays)  

Solicitor / Peddler License Application

All applications and related forms can be completed online, however they must still be printed and returned to Ridgewood Police Headquarters.

Ridgewood Village Ordinances and Laws Pertaining to Solicitation and Peddling

Village Ordinance 218-2 It shall be unlawful for any person, directly or through an agent or employee, or for a peddler, solicitor or canvasser to ply or conduct his trade or solicitation within the Village of Ridgewood without having first obtained a certificate of registration from the Village Clerk, as hereinafter provided. It shall be unlawful for any person, individually or as the agent or employee of a person, or for any peddler, solicitor or canvasser to ply or conduct his trade or solicitation within the Village unless his principal or employer has received a certificate of registration, as hereinafter provided. It shall be unlawful for any person or for any peddler, solicitor or canvasser to ply or conduct his trade or solicitation within the Village without visibly displaying an identification card issued to that person by the Village Clerk, as hereinafter provided. It shall be unlawful for any person to alter an identification card issued by the Village Clerk. It shall be unlawful for any person or for any peddler, solicitor or canvasser to solicit while displaying an identification card issued by the Village Clerk in the name of another. It shall be unlawful for any peddler, solicitor or canvasser to ply or conduct his trade or to solicit between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. on any day. It shall be unlawful for any person, directly or through an agent or employee, or for any peddler, solicitor or canvasser to ply or conduct his trade or to solicit within the Village of Ridgewood after expiration of any certificate of registration. It shall be unlawful for any person registering, or the agents or employees thereof, or for any peddler, solicitor or canvasser to ply or conduct his trade or solicit outside the scope of the purposes set forth in the registration statement upon which the certificate of registration was issued. It shall be unlawful for any person who shall solicit or for any peddler, solicitor or canvasser to ply or conduct his trade or solicit within the Village to represent that the issuance of the certificate of registration or an identification card by the Village constitutes an endorsement or approval of the purposes of such solicitation by the Village or any officer or employee thereof. It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in solicitation or for any peddler, solicitor or canvasser to knock at the door or ring the doorbell of any home, apartment or any other dwelling unit in the Village upon which is clearly displayed at the entrance a notice which reads "No Solicitors" or which otherwise clearly purports to prohibit solicitation on the premises, unless such person is or has been invited upon the premises by the occupant thereof. It shall be unlawful for any solicitor or for any peddler or canvasser to fail or refuse to depart from any premises upon being requested, either orally or in writing, to leave the premises by any owner or occupant thereof.

Village Ordinance 218-7: Exemptions from Registration The following persons are exempt from the registration requirement of this chapter: Any person whose activities are regulated exclusively by the State of New Jersey. Any person selling subscriptions for the delivery of newspapers to the door of residence or business on regular daily or weekly schedule. Anything otherwise contained in this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, any person may travel from house to house, or from street to street, solely for the purpose of communicating information or seeking views or polling for noncommercial purposes, for example, political or charitable or religious conversation, without the requirement of registering hereunder. This chapter shall not be utilized to regulate the free exchange of ideas of a political or religious or charitable nature, unless the free exchange of ideas is accompanied by an attempt to sell or to solicit... Any persons desiring to solicit, peddle or canvass within the Village for charitable or other nonprofit purposes and religious and political organizations shall be exempt from satisfying the requirements of this chapter. Persons desiring to solicit, peddle or canvass for charitable or nonprofit purposes shall notify the Village Clerk's office of such intent or desire in person prior to any such solicitation, peddling or canvassing and provide proof of charitable or nonprofit purpose and, in the case of a charitable organization, proof of the qualifications as such under the Internal Revenue Code.

Village Ordinance 218-4: Registration Required All persons, except as otherwise provided in this chapter or by law, desiring to solicit for charitable or other purposes or to peddle, solicit or canvas within the Village shall file with the Police Department prior to any such solicitation a registration statement on forms provided by the Police Department containing the following information: [abbreviated] Name of person registering; Is person a natural person, partnership, corporation or association; and, If natural person - business / residence address and telephone. If a partnership - name of all partners, business address and telephone number of EACH partner. If a corporation - is business organized under the law of the State of New Jersey?  Address, location, and telephon number of individual in charge of local office.  Names of all officers and directors or holders of 10%, or more, stock in corporation. If an association - principle address and telephone number, name and addresses of all members of association (unless ten or more in which the officers may be listed in lieu of the members).  If multi-state organization, then the central office shall be listed. The name, date of birth, social security number, personal photographs and complete driver's license information of ALL PERSONS who will be soliciting or canvassing; A breif description of the nature of business, or goods to be sold; The names, dates of birth, social security number, driver's license information of all individuals who will in direct charge, but who are not soliciting (supervisors); The time period you will be soliciting; If vehicles are used, information regarding the vehicles must be included; Name of other towns where organization has solicited in past 12 months; Names of any persons who has been convicted of any crimes or found liable within the last 10 years for any soliciting or transaction of enterprise.

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