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Dodge Addiction Fundraising Event

On Saturday Feb 11th 2018  the Spotswood Police Department teamed up with the South River Police Department to raise awareness for addiction. We never lost sight of our cause and our event was a success! Thank you to everyone who attended and showed their support for City of Angels NJ, Inc and the fundraising event. Together we made a difference and together we will continue to help others maintain a road to recovery. A special thanks to JC Fowler for sharing his incredible journey with addiction and City of Angels. We would like to thank the following sponsors that made our event possible:

Chelsea Senior Living

Sportika Sports

Ria-Mar Restaurant & Bar

Portuguese Fisherman Restaurant and Bar

Gennaro’s Restaurant

Dunkin Donuts

Villa Borghese II

Otilia’s Cafe

Brunswick Memorial Home

Express Imprints

First place winners Manchester Police

Second place winners Milltown Police Department

We cannot thank everyone enough for their support

Dodge Addiction Fundraiser for Addiction Awareness

Dodge Addiction Fundraiser for Addiction Awareness

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 91 Americans die from opioid overdose per day… and the rates, continue to rise. Let that sink in! On almost a daily basis, the Police have been placed on the front-line, in charge of combating this epidemic at the ground level. As pictured in this post; many citizens do not agree with how cases involving opioids are handled, they see the outcome, not the story. Positioned on the frontline of this growing tragedy, the Police do all that they can do to help with the outlets that are currently available to them.

This fundraiser will give the Spotswood Police Department another outlet to help fight addiction by raising money for The City of Angels NJ, Inc (a non-profit organization). Along with City of Angels, we will form a partnership and be on the frontline together in joint effort to help diminish the growth of addiction and death. This new partnership will offer immediate assistance to those in need, whether this be an individual who has overdosed, one who is suffering from an addiction and/or a family member that just needs the support.

The City of Angels works with anyone needing help regardless of whether they have health insurance. There are no monetary charges for their services, including interventions, recovery support, programs and activities. Every donation to this fundraiser will be dedicated to help The City of Angels advance their services and will truly strengthen our partnership moving forward. Providing the overall best service to our community is not only our duty, but also our goal. To all those who believe we may or may not do enough… We value your opinions and have utilized them as a catalyst, to initiate a proactive police approach toward opioid addiction. Every comment counts. We are confident we can put a halt to this growing epidemic with your support and continued help!

This event is to help raise awareness for Addiction, which is a growing tragedy that affects our Country. The Spotswood Police Department, South River Police Department and City of Angels NJ, Inc, will partner together to raise money for addiction awareness and further recovery programs/activities.

This event will be held at Sportika Sports in Manalapan and will include free food, recovery support, job support, free vendors (various) and guest speakers who are currently in recovery and have had success in their journey with City of Angels! Those who compete on a team will receive an event T-Shirt and Sweatband! Tournament winners will receive a trophy.

We will never lose sight of the goal ahead with your help. By spreading the word, donating, spectating and/or competing, we will strengthen the treatment that those in recovery/seeking recovery need in order to help them stay the course.

We posted a link to DROPBOX which contains the event flyer, waiver and dodgeball rules. Feel free to print them, distribute them and make this event a success.

The WAIVER should be printed out and either mailed or dropped off at the Spotswood Police Department Headquarters. Make sure to write your Team Name where applicable so we can add you to the correct roster! If there are any issues with the DROPBOX just let us know!

Quick event breakdown:
$50 Registration fee to secure spot (part of $200 fee)
$200 fee per team
Free for spectators (just asking for a donation) Every little bit helps, but if you are unable to donate, no worries, all are still welcome free of charge.
Opening Ceremony – 5pm
Tournament Start – 530pm
Vendors arrive – 6pm
Event ending – 10pm

We look forward to a successful event and an even more successful combatant to this epidemic!

Thank you to South River Police Department for joining forces with us in effort to combat this epidemic. Also, Sportika Sports for being our first sponsor and agreeing to host this amazing event! More details to come! Spread the word! Together we can make a difference.  Visit our Facebook page for more and updated info. https://www.facebook.com/spotswoodpolice/

Holiday Villian Roundup Event

Holiday Villian Roundup Event

Thank you to everyone who attended the event. The amount of Holiday Spirit was overwhelming and much more than the Grinch and his Villain Gang bargained for! The Spotswood Police Department truly appreciates your support and really looks forward to every event we hold. Hope everyone enjoyed their night and enjoys their Holiday!

Halloween Trick Or Trunk 2017

Halloween Trick Or Trunk 2017

Spotswood PBA Welcomes Newest Officer Trent Powers

Spotswood PBA Welcomes Newest Officer Trent Powers

On Monday March 20th, 2017, the Spotswood Police Department was honored to swear in their newest Officer, Trent Powers. Trent battles with a rare, incurable disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Spotswood Police Department and Helmetta Police Department, members of the PBA Local 225, along with help from Eb Pba and South River Police Department were able to raise a total of $3,000 towards the fund raiser Powers Promise.

Patrolman Trent Powers, Badge #50, was given an authentic Spotswood Police uniform so he can ride in his big wheels Police Tahoe (fully equipped with lights and sirens) so he can fight crime! We would like to welcome Spotswood’s newest Officer, Patrolman Trent Powers. Congrats big guy!

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Snow Bowl To Benefit The Special Olympics

Snow Bowl To Benefit The Special Olympics

On March 3rd 2017, members of P.B.A. Local #225 compiled of officers from the Spotswood and Helmetta Police Departments participated in the 2017 New York Giants Snow Bowl at Met Life Stadium to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. This is a yearly event Local # 225 participates in with several other police and fire organizations. This year alone, the event raised $580,000 and since its inception ten years ago, The Snow Bowl has raised more than $2.4 million for Special Olympics New Jersey! The success of this event directly helps more than 25,000 athletes train and compete free-of-charge, year-round, in 24 Olympic-type sports.

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More Halloween 2016

More Halloween 2016

Our Superheroes had a successful Halloween night. Lucky for our Superheroes, they employed help from our town’s young monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and animals, as they fought evil together…and maybe ate some candy too. Thank you to everyone for your participation and support! Here are some more photos from Halloween.

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Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016

Our Superheroes had a successful Halloween night. Lucky for our Superheroes, they employed help from our town’s young monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and animals, as they fought evil together…and maybe ate some candy too. Here are some photos below. Thank you to everyone for your participation and support!

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Halloween 2016 Trunk-or-Treat

Halloween 2016 Trunk-or-Treat

In the spirit of Halloween, the Spotswood Police Department’s 3rd squad shed their human skin and revealing their true superhero form. These superheroes, Sgt. Nelson “Incredible Hulk” Nichols, Ptl. Mike “Ironman” Genovese, Ptl. Rich “Deadpool” Sasso, Ptl. Brandon “Batman” Nemes and Ptl. “Spiderman” Sabatino will be giving candy out to kids as they combat evil villains and patrol the streets. As a surprise, Chief “Captain America” Zarro made a special cameo appearance to help. Spotswood Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween.

***Many people stopped by Trunk-or-Treat in the High School parking lot between 6:30pm-8:30pm to grab some candy from our patrol vehicle***

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Spotswood Police Monster Mash Up

Spotswood Police Monster Mash Up

Here is a link to our video of our Heroes mashing with the monsters.

We would further like to thank all the parents/residents for their support. It makes the Halloween tradition fun and enjoyable for all!