BERKELEY – The “See Something, Say Something” campaign continues in Berkeley Township.
“It’s important to remind residents that if they see something suspicious they should report it to the police immediately.” Mayor Carmen Amato said.
The collaborative campaign between the township administration and police department includes signs placed throughout the town, postings on billboards, web sites, and social media and Nixle notifications.
“Berkeley Township is 42 square miles with 42,000 residents. Every resident can assist by being the eyes and ears of our community. So if you see something, say something. I want to thank Councilman James J. Byrnes for suggesting we begin to promote the campaign.” Amato added.
“I have seen this program in other parts of the State. I communicated the idea to Mayor Amato and Chief DiMichele and they immediately embraced it. I want to thank them both for pushing this ahead,” Councilman James Byrnes said.
“Many seniors are aware of what is going on in their neighborhoods. We all know who should be in our neighborhoods and who shouldn’t. If you see someone who looks suspect or a situation that just doesn’t look right, please report it to the police,” Councilwoman Judith Noonan, who is also the President of the Senior Coalition in Berkeley Township, said.
“This will be in addition to the Berkeley Township Police Department Tip Line. It should be noted that the tip line has proved positive, as concerned citizens have alerted police which has led to multiple investigations and arrests.” Chief Karin DiMichele explained.
Residents can leave their information with the Tip Line, or report activity anonymously, at 732-341-1132 or email email@example.com.