New Brunswick And Rutgers Team-Up, Forming 'Neighborhood Police Team'
According to New Brunswick police:
Although neighborhood policing is nothing new to the New Brunswick Police Department, the concept of putting Rutgers and New Brunswick police officers in the same patrol car is a first for both departments.
The Neighborhood Police Team (NPT) will patrol the 5th and 6th Wards of New Brunswick; areas predominately occupied by off-campus student housing.
This Neighborhood Police Team will focus on the safety and protection of the 5th and 6th Ward residents along with keeping the off-campus community better informed regarding police and neighborhood issues.
Each NPT unit will consist of a New Brunswick officer and a Rutgers officer riding in a marked New Brunswick police cruiser, patrolling the neighborhood together; as a team.
This combination will allow for instantaneous communication between the two departments and will assist the University in implementing their recently announced “expanded notification system."
The officers from each department will attend the same daily muster at New Brunswick Police Headquarters, providing all of the officers with the most up-to-date information and daily objectives prior to the start of each shift.