Irvington Mayor and Department of Public Safety Announce Summer Initiative to Continue 3 Year of Homicide-Free Summers

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in front of Town Hall located at 1 Civic Square, Irvington, New Jersey, Mayor Tony Vauss and Irvington’s Director of Public Safety, Tracy Bowers, will officially launch the Summer Policing Plan, which has successfully reduced violent crime and has led to completely homicide-free summers in the Township over the past three summers. Confirmed guests and speakers include, but are not limited to: Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker; Assemblyman Ralph Caputo; Bradley Cohen, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge; Ted Stephens, Esq., Essex County Prosecutor; and members of the Irvington Municipal Council.

Every year, the plan is updated to reflect the current circumstances in the Township, and this year is no different. For the first time ever, Mayor Vauss and Director Bowers have identified a team of police officers and firefighters who will be patrolling the community to hear directly from residents what their issues and concerns are. The goal is to enhance the ways in which police and fire can better serve and protect the Irvington community.

As a part of this summer initiative, Mayor Vauss and Director Bowers are unveiling a fleet of new police vehicles that will be ready for use immediately.

Last year, Irvington experienced no homicides and fewer major crimes than summer of 2017, which made 2018 one of the safest on record.

For inquiries, please contact Samantha J. Mendenhall, Esq., Confidential Assistant to the Mayor at 973-399-6657.

2019-07-15T14:53:09-04:00July 17, 2019|