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Reader says ,”In the private sector, human resources departments routinely search social media sites of job applicants in order to ascertain whether or not they would be a “good fit” or “problematic”

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“In the private sector, human resources departments routinely search social media sites of job applicants in order to ascertain whether or not they would be a “good fit” or “problematic” since much can be gained reading social media to determine someone’s attitudes , likes, dislikes etc.
Unfortunately when you are seeking employment in a municipality that operates under civil service rules, all that matters is your score on the tests .
I don’t think there is a reliable way to predict behavior, but what is a reasonable proposition is to have on going random drug testing of all cops, lawyers, judges , doctors , teachers and elected officials.
It’s already in place for employees of transportation industries .
If you have nothing to hide, there is no reason to object.”

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Ridgewood Police : National Take Back Day

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Ridgewood NJ, On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ridgewood Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Police Department at 131 North Maple Ave]. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Heavy Downpour Floods 17 North Near Parmaus Road Exit in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department personnel assisted Ridgewood Police on Saturday morning, 04/20, by clearing two (2) storm drains on Route 17 southbound near Paramus Road that had caused hazardous flooding on several lanes of the highway after a heavy morning downpour.

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Guido Pete

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Ridgewod NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of PETER J. TUCHOL, JR. (DOB: 5/13/1990; single; and employed as a Ridgewood police officer) of 42 Zazzetti Street, Waldwick, New Jersey on the charges of Attempted Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, Luring, Attempted Sexual Assault, Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession Of A Prescription Legend Drug, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

2012 was along time ago , and for 20 year old’s the “Jersey Shore” TV show was all the rage .

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Reader says, ” It’s kind of scary in the sense that there’s NO way to know what people are doing or are really like”

” I think you can have background checks and supervision galore but how can you possibly know everything about a person? He’s a 27 year old guy using Tinder like so many others. It’s kind of scary in the sense that there’s NO way to know what people are doing or are really like. It’s too bad to have a stain on the RPD because in general it seems like we have a mostly good department. “

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SUV Overturns on North Pleasant , Linwood intersection at 5:15 pm Thursday afternoon

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Ridgewood NJ, The adult female driver of a 4-door Ford Fusion escaped injury during a Wednesday afternoon, 04/17, rollover crash in the 100 block of North Pleasant Avenue, Ridgewood. The vehicle appeared to have hit a tree just prior to rolling over. The driver was able to self extricate from the vehicle.  A flatbed tow truck righted and removed the wrecked vehicle from the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Fire Department responded to the incident.

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Ridgewood Police Officer Charged with Luring a 15 Year old and Drug Possession

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Ridgewod NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of PETER J. TUCHOL, JR. (DOB: 5/13/1990; single; and employed as a Ridgewood police officer) of 42 Zazzetti Street, Waldwick, New Jersey on the charges of Attempted Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, Luring, Attempted Sexual Assault, Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession Of A Prescription Legend Drug, and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

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Ridge Road Resident Not Fooled by Gift Card Scam

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that a Ridge Road resident responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report a fraud on April 5th. The victim reported an unknown person contacted her by phone claiming to be a law enforcement officer. The caller reported the victim’s identity was used fraudulently and convinced the victim into purchasing a $500.00 retail store gift card. The victim followed the instructions of the caller and purchased the gift card but realized the call was a scam prior to sending the gift card. The victim reported she will attempt to return the gift card and recover her money.

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Prescription Take Back – Ridgewood Police Dept. Saturday, April 27 10AM to 2PM

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Ridgewood NJ, Prescription Take Back sponsored by DEA, will take place at the Ridgewood Police Department, Saturday 27th from 10AM to 2PM.  Drop off any prescription medications at the Ridgewood Police Department and they will dispose of them for you.  This  semi-annual  collection helps  keep dangerous drugs away from children and ensures that they are disposed of correctly.

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Michael Feeney (Honorary) Junior Police Academy

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke proudly announces the applications are now open for the 6th Class of the Chief Michael Feeney (Honorary) Junior Police Academy. The academy will be held Monday June 24th – Friday June 28th, 2019 at the Benjamin Franklin Middle School. The academy is open to all residents entering 5th, 6th, & 7th Grades in the 2019-2020 school year. The mock police academy is to show the hard and exciting work of the men and women of the Ridgewood Police Department alongside their many counterparts in the Village, County, State, and Federal levels. The week is an intensive sneak peek in the many aspects and tools that are used to keep the community safe. Past activities include a Blackhawk helicopter landing, police K9, visits from the FBI, SWAT team, a trip to the Bergen County Police Academy and Newark Airport. Applications are limited and available on Ridgewood Community Pass. The fee is $100.

For more information contact Sgt. Michael Lembo mlembo@ridgewoodnj.net .