In February 2012, the Somers Point Police Department instituted a Community Awareness Program designed to reach out to the residents and business community of Somers Point to provide personalized service in assistance with making each neighborhood safer. We emphasize home and business security, personal security and how not to be a victim of fraud and how to protect your identity.
Since the programs inception, we have held numerous workshops to include, Identity Theft, fraudulent activities to be aware of, home and business security surveys, restaurant and bar fake ID identification, bike rodeos, apartment complex fun days, drug and alcohol awareness and storm preparedness. We also conduct the “Coffee with Cops” program in which a restaurant holds the event and provides free coffee to the customers. It puts the public in a personal setting with the police department as well as city government and business and school officials alike to ask questions and get advice on various topics and to provide handout resources to assist them in protecting themselves from various crimes. We have partnered with Shore Medical Center(our local hospital) and several local businesses and churches to assist us with these events.
In addition to our DARE program, we have scheduled events with our schools to provide speakers on topics of Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Bullying.If you are interested in having a home or business security survey done or would like more information on the topics described above, please contact Lt. Anthony C. DiSciascio of the Somers Point Police Dept. at 927-6161.
The Somers Point Police Dept. offers bike registration to the residents of the city. Bike registrations are done every Saturday from 8am to 12pm. Registering your bike will assist us in returning a recovered bike to the proper owner. Make sure you provide serial numbers and other information as it relates to your bike so that it may be properly registered.
The Somers Point Police Dept. will provide temporary handicapped parking permits with proper paperwork provided. They can be obtained Monday though Friday from 9am to 5pm. Please call Lt. Robert Somers at 927-6161 if you have any questions.
The Somers Point Police Department conducts L.E.A.D (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) training to 5th grade classes in all three schools located in our city. Ptlm. John Miller is our L.E.A.D officer and has had extensive training in this program. He conducts various instruction on as well as providing information on various topics to include; drug awareness, Bullying, and respect through structured classroom and role playing activities
The Somers Point Police Dept currently has a police officer assigned to the schools of Somers Point School District
to form a partnership with the students, teachers and parents to provide a safe and secure learning enviroment with a high police visibilty for all who attend the 5 schools
within the City of Somers Point. This officer is certified to be a School Resource Officer by the New Jersey Dept. of Justice as well as the New Jersey Police
training commission. This officer also provides educational materials on topics such as: Drug Prevention, Bullying, Bike Safety, Roadway Safety, Stranger Danger,