Berkeley Promotes “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

Berkeley Town Hall (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

BERKELEY – Mayor Carmen Amato and Chief Karin DiMichele are continuing to promote See Something, Say Something, a local campaign reminding residents to report suspicious activity.

The campaign will consist of signs, billboards, web posts, social media posts, and Nixle notifications.

“It’s important to remind residents that if they see something suspicious they should report it to the police immediately,” said Amato. “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.”

Amato thanked Councilman James J. Byrnes who suggested implementing the campaign.

“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 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 suspicious or a situation that just doesn’t look right, please report it to the police,” added Councilwoman Judith Noonan.

DiMichele remarked that this campaign will be in addition to the Berkeley Police 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,” she said.

The Tip Line is 732-341-1132 ext. 611 or email Berkeley residents also have the option to report suspicious activity anonymously.