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Sea Girt Police Department Seeks Class I Special Officers for 2017

The Borough of Sea Girt Police Department is currently accepting résumés and applications for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer for the 2017 summer season.  The special law enforcement officer position is part-time only.  Special law enforcement officers may eventually be considered for full-time employment when there is a vacancy.

The application period opens on December 1st, 2016.

The Basic Police Application can be found here.

Each applicant MUST provide a résumé along with the basic police application.

Applications can be picked up in person, or completed applications can be dropped off at:

Sea Girt Police Headquarters

319 Baltimore Boulevard

Sea Girt, NJ 08750

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ONLY between 9am and 2pm.

All applications must be returned in person no later than 2pm on December 21st, 2016.

ABSOLUTELY NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME

Class I Special Officers are primarily assigned to the beach area to enforce the municipal ordinances in the beach area and assist in enforcing quality of life ordinances.  They are also assigned to traffic posts to assist with the movement of traffic and pedestrians within the Borough of Sea Girt. Minimum qualifications include: Must be a citizen of the United States; Must be a resident of the State of New Jersey; Must be at least 18 years of age; Must be able read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently; Must be sound in body and of good health and be able to perform the physical functions of the duties assigned; Must be of good moral character and shall not have been convicted of any crime or offense involving moral turpitude or dishonesty that would make him/her unfit to perform the duties of police officer A minimum of a high school diploma or a GED equivalent; Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license in good standing. Potential applicants will be required to submit to the following selection process: Application; Verification of qualifying credentials; Verification of a non-disqualifying criminal history; Verification of at least three personal references; A review of applicant’s driving history; A review of applicant’s prior law enforcement experience, if any; A review of applicant’s prior work history; A review of applicant’s current and past credit history; Oral interview. Following a conditional offer of employment, applicants are required to submit to: Physical examination; Drug screening; Psychological/psychiatric examination. Successful applicants are required to attend a certified police academy and successfully complete a rigorous course of instruction. Females and minorities are encouraged to submit résumés for consideration. The Borough of Sea Girt is an equal opportunity employer. Download the Basic Police Application here.

Sea Girt Police Use Body Cameras

The Sea Girt Police Department announces the deployment of Body Worn Cameras.

Chief Kevin Davenport has announced that on Friday August 5, 2016 @ 3:00pm the Sea Girt Police Department is deploying the use of Body Worn Cameras (BWC) by uniformed Sea Girt Patrol Officers. The Department Policy has been written and distributed to assigned officers and supervisors. All officers within the police department have also attended training in the use of BWC’s.

The Sea Girt Police Department’s policy is in accordance with the Attorney General Guidelines and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office policy and directive.

The Sea Girt Police Department policy includes the BWC use, video storage, retrieval, and fully describes the Officer and Supervisor’s responsibilities with respect to BWC’s. Video from these cameras may be used in accordance with policy for criminal, civil and administrative proceedings. This advisory is intended to notify and educate the public that video recording and using BWC’s has been officially implemented by the Sea Girt Police Department. Any questions regarding this topic should be directed to Chief Kevin T. Davenport @ (732) 449-7300 ext 418, by email at kdavenport@seagirtpd.net

Note: The policy of the Sea Girt Police Department is that body cameras will be first deployed to vehicle Patrol Officers and their Supervisors responsible for calls for service. Foot Patrol Officers may also be equipped with cameras depending on equipment availability and supplies.

Pedestrian Safety Operation – July 2nd, 2016

On July 2nd, 2016 the Sea Girt Police Department conducted a Pedestrian Safety Operation at the intersection of 1st Avenue (County Rt. 49) and Brooklyn Boulevard. This particular intersection was selected due to the amount of pedestrian traffic in the area due to the proximity to the beach, boardwalk, and a bar and restaurant. The holiday weekend and fantastic weather brought an increase in pedestrian traffic in this area.

During the pedestrian safety enforcement operation plain clothed officers were walking across First Avenue in the north crosswalk at Brooklyn Boulevard along with the regular pedestrian traffic. The traffic was monitored for drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians as required by New Jersey Law. A decision point was marked ahead of the intersection which provided drivers with an adequate distance to see and react to pedestrians who wished to cross at the intersection. Drivers were considered in violation only if the pedestrian entered the shoulder area prior to the marked decision point.

The goal of this operation was to educate drivers and pedestrians in order to create a safer environment for traffic moving within the borough. During the 2 hour operation 20 vehicle operators were found to violate the pedestrian crossing statutes. Warnings and education material was provided to 17 of those drivers. The educational pamphlets provided to the violators explains the law and any penalties which a driver might face if they fail to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians.
Officers also had the opportunity to speak to a number of pedestrians who were in the area. Some were curious about the operation and officers took the time to explain the operation and the laws regarding pedestrian safety. Some were observed crossing in areas other than sidewalks and were educated in the right of way laws and how they can be safer.

Just prior to 3:30 pm, during the safety operation, one motorist, Fernando Camiro (43), of Staten Island, NY was stopped by officers after he failed to stop for 6 pedestrians crossing at this intersection. Mr. Camiro was found to be intoxicated at the time of the stop and was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was discovered to have a blood alcohol concentration of .28%. He was issued a number of traffic citations which included Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Failure to Stop for Pedestrians in a Crosswalk, Unlicensed Driver, Unregistered Vehicle, and Uninsured Motorist.

The Sea Girt Police Department plans on conducting additional pedestrian safety decoy operations in the future. Since pedestrian safety is a priority, officers will routinely enforce the pedestrian right of way laws while on patrol.

Scam Alert

Scam Alert from Chief Kevin Davenport:

Unfortunately, we had a resident fall victim to a scam involving several thousands of dollars in iTunes gift cards. This scam was orchestrated under the “Grandparent scam”.

My concerns is, with someone falling victim to this in our area, these scammers see will see this as an area of vulnerability an target our area even more. Please take this time to familiarize yourself, family, neighbors and friends of these scams. These criminal cases are very difficult to track down and in most cases go unsolved due to the scammers channeling the proceeds through several different Countries.

Frequent scams:

IRS Scam
As we close tax filing season, residents are cautioned of the IRS scam. Scammers call people in attempt to have them wire money to satisfy an outstanding IRS debt they owe. These criminals claim to be IRS agents threatening to arrest people, suspend their driver’s license or increase a debt that they already have if they do not make immediate payment. They may require payment through a prepaid debit card or wiring funds through Western Union.
Things to look for in the IRS scam;
• Scammers may know personal information such as last 4 digits of SSN
• Scammers may use fake names and bogus IRS badge numbers
• Scammers may alter caller ID’s to reflect IRS shows up on victims caller ID
• Scammers may follow phone calls up with fake emails
The IRS initiates business through the US mail. If you feel you may have an outstanding issue with the IRS, please initiate a phone call to the IRS by calling 1.800.829.1040.
Please be aware of other scams, unfortunately scams have been surfacing for years and most likely will continue. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with some of the more frequent scams;

Grandparent Scam;

• A grandparent receives a phone call (or sometimes an e-mail) from a “grandchild.” If it is a phone call, it’s often late at night or early in the morning when most people aren’t thinking that clearly. Usually, the person claims to be traveling in a foreign country and has gotten into a bad situation, like being arrested for drugs, getting in a car accident, or being mugged…and needs money wired ASAP. And the caller doesn’t want his or her parents told.
• Sometimes, instead of the “grandchild” making the phone call, the criminal pretends to be an arresting police officer, a lawyer, a doctor at a hospital, or some other person. And we’ve also received complaints about the phony grandchild talking first and then handing the phone over to an accomplice…to further spin the fake tale.
• We’ve also seen military families victimized: after perusing a soldier’s social networking site, a con artist will contact the soldier’s grandparents, sometimes claiming that a problem came up during military leave that requires money to address.
While it’s commonly called the grandparent scam, criminals may also claim to be a family friend, a niece or nephew, or another family member.

Lottery/Sweepstakes Scam
• You receive a letter, email or text message saying you have won a prize in a lottery or sweepstakes that you did not even enter.
• You are asked to send a fee or bank account details to collect your prize. Legitimate lotteries do not require you to pay a fee to collect winnings.
• A full street address is not given. Instead, a post office (PO) box number, email address or mobile phone number is provided as a contact point.
• The sender claims that they have identified you as a winner by randomly choosing your email address. Official lottery offices do not select prize winners this way nor do they use email to advise players that a prize has been won. Sweepstake scammers email as many people as they can.
• The sender claims the offer is legal. The sender claims the offer has government approval.

Public awareness is the only way to eliminate these scams. Here are some general tips to avoid scams and identity theft.

• Do not wire money to anyone you are not familiar with
• Do not open unsolicited emails
• You initiate phone calls to the IRS for inquires@ 1-800-829-1040
• Take your time and do not let someone rush you into making a bad decision
• If it seems suspicious, it usually is, when in doubt call your police dept.
• Review your social media profiles and make sure your personal and family information is not public. (Grandparent Scam)
• Shred your personal information, this is another gateway to becoming a victim of fraud and scams
• Be skeptical do not trust anyone, report anything you think is suspicious to your local police.
• Obtain an annual credit report, you’re entitled to one free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies. Order online from www.annualcreditreport.com, the only authorized website for free credit reports, or call 1-877-322-8228. You will need to provide your name, address, social security number, and date of birth to verify your identity.

Chief Kevin T. Davenport
Sea Girt Police Department
(732) 449-7300 ext 418

Advisory to Summer Visitors of Sea Girt

As we approach the opening of the Parker House for the 2016 summer season, we would like to pass some information along to patrons, cab drivers and Uber drivers with respect to obeying our local and State statutes.

First and foremost, the Sea Girt Police Department encourages and promotes safe and sober drivers on our streets. Please do not let one bad judgment call ruin your life forever. The Borough of Sea Girt licensed plenty of transportation companies which we encourage you to use. These companies will be conveniently located just outside the Parker House on Beacon Blvd.

Please understand, the Parker House is located in a residential area, perhaps similar to where your parents and grandparents live. We have rules and regulations that must be followed in order to maintain the quality of life for our residents.

1. Please utilize Sea Girt licensed cabs which are conveniently located in the taxi stand just outside the Parker House on the Beacon Blvd side. These cab drivers have current background checks and documented mandatory liability coverage for them and their passengers. The list of companies are:

  • Able Transportation, LLC Leon’s Transportation, LLC
  • Belmar Reliable Transportation. LLC ML Transportation, LLC
  • DM Taxi, LLC New Ocean Transport, LLC
  • Eastern Links, Inc. Royal One Transport, LLC
  • Heikal Taxi, LLC Squan Transportation Service, LLC
  • Homestead Transportation, LLC US Way, LLC
  • Junu Generation Taxi, LLC Wally’s Transportation, LLC
  • Coast City Taxi, LLC

2. Uber cars are prohibited from using the designated taxi stands for their pickups, they must utilize Beacon Blvd and Ocean Ave (Pavilion parking lot) for pickups.

3. It is unlawful and the Sea Girt Police Department has a zero tolerance policy for any driver picking up or dropping off passengers in any area other than a legal parking space.

IF YOU STOP IN THE STREET TO PICK UP OR DROP OFF PASSENGERS YOU WILL RECEIVE A SUMMONS.

4. Violations for drinking alcohol in public, urinating in public, littering, loud and abusive behavior is not tolerated in Sea Girt. You will be issued a summons and or arrested immediately and face a mandatory court appearance. SO PLEASE UNDERSTAND AN ARREST OR COURT MANDATORY SUMMONS IN JUNE WILL MOST LIKELY MANDATE A SEPTEMBER COURT APPEARANCE. “JUST IN TIME FOR THE START OF COLLEGE”

5. UNDERAGE DRINKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND ENFORCED AT THE PARKER HOUSE,  YOU WILL BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IF YOU POSSESS A FAKE GOVERNMENT IDENTIFICATION. THAT MEANS THE FAKE ID THAT MAY HAVE WORKED IN COLLEGE WILL NOT WORK AT THE PARKER HOUSE.

This year, the Parker House will have employees on duty to monitor lines for underage people. Expect to show ID more than once prior to entering the Parker House.

YOU WILL BE ARRESTED AND CARRY A CRIMINAL RECORD FOR IDENTITY FRAUD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IF YOU ATTEMPT TO GET IN WITH THAT FAKE DRIVERS LICENSE.

We hope you enjoy your summer and expect you will respect our neighborhood like your mother and father live here. If you do not follow our rules, you will be charged accordingly without a warning.

THIS IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY WARNING