As Mayor, and on behalf of the Rockaway Township Council and Police Department, I want all to know that the Rockaway Township family is outraged at the inappropriate police conduct that resulted in the death of George Floyd. There is no place in a civilized and democratic society for such conduct that , without reason or just cause, threatens life or serious harm. We are fortunate that Rockaway Township government and our Police Department have established a good relationship with our citizens. We will continue to strive to maintain that open and trusting relationship
For many years our Police Department has maintained an excellent record of responsible law enforcement and adherence to appropriate guidelines concerning the use of force. We also respond immediately to any citizen concerns about the actions or conduct of any Police Department member.
We also join together to condemn the senseless violence that has followed in the wake of Mr. Floyd’s death. While respecting the right of peaceful public assembly, it is impossible to condone or justify the lawless behavior that has followed this tragedy.
It is even more unfortunate that all of this occurs in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic which has placed great stress on all elements of American Society.
I urge all of our citizens to join together in this difficult time and ask that all pray for the recovery of our country from all that it is facing.
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Rockaway Township Police Department seeks Volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Team: Applications available now. You can help make a difference for others in crisis. See the information sheet below
Help put a stop to the abuse of household prescription drugs. If you have old prescription drugs lying around your household we have a safe place for you to discard them. Located in the Police Department Lobby is a MED Return box that you can safely deposit these unwanted prescriptions. Prescriptions can be dropped off 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.