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East Orange Police Department

Enhanced Community Safety Team

Division Commander:  

The Department has established and created a new street crime unit code name E.C.S.T. The unit was put in place in March 2004 as a result of the numerous complaints and requests from citizens. E.C.S.T. 's main function is to aggressively combat street crime and quality of life issues throughout the neighborhoods of East Orange.

E.C.S.T.'s TASK IS TO BOLSTER THE "MISSION" OF THE EAST ORANGE POLICE DEPARTMENT USING PROACTIVE PATROL TECHNIQUES AND COMMUNITY POLICING. TO PROVIDE A VISIBLE POLICE PRESENCE TO DETER CRIME, TO SWIFTLY RESPOND TO EMERGENCY CALLS AND ASSIST OTHER UNITS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT WHEN NECESSARY. THEREBY IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE CITIZENS OF EAST ORANGE.

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E.C.S.T. is committed to working with citizens and the other units within the police department.  Together we can improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  We encourage the citizens of East Orange to contact the E.C.S.T. unit and report any illicit activity, complaints or your concerns by following the directions below.  All information agreed upon will be kept confidential.   Complaints can be made by Phone, E-Mail or by Responding to Police Headquarters.

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Contact Information
    East Orange Police Department
    15 South Munn Avenue
    East Orange, New Jersey 07017


   
Telephone : 973-266-5080
    E-Mail E.C.S.T.

Lieutenant Berkley Jest - Commander

Sergeant James Pitts - Supervisor

Sergeant Larry Martin - Supervisor

East Orange Police Emergency Dial 9-1-1

The twenty-nine officer team is comprised of experienced veterans and new officers.  All of the officers are dedicated to the unitís mission. Since the unitís inception in 2005, over three thousand arrests have been made and over six thousand summonses were issued.  Some arrests have been made within minutes/hours of receiving a complaint. 

 

Statistics For The E.C.S.T. Unit For 2006

 ARRESTS: 951

 CITY ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS: 572

MOVING VIOLATIONS: 501

 PARKING TICKETS: 157

 FIELD INTERVIEW REPORTS: 572

 SELF INITIATED INVESTIGATIONS: 4,713

 AMOUNT OF DRUG MONEY SEIZED: $26,674.00

 ESTIMATED VALUE OF DRUGS CONFISCATED: $165,865.00

 REPORTS TAKEN: 1,283

   WEAPONS GUNS RECOVERED: 23

The numbers reflect an excellent effort on the part of the twenty-nine member (29) team to combat crime, the image of crime and the fear within our community. However, numbers alone cannot measure the success of the unit.  Improving the quality of life is more than just arrests and numbers.  Our success is measured by the many compliments received by citizens who indicate they are pleased and happy to see the police in their neighborhoods and in front of their businesses.


 Ten Officer Deadly Sins

1. LACK OF CONCENTRATION: If you fail to keep your mind on the job while on patrol or carry home problems into the field, you start to make errors. It can cost you and your fellow officers their lives.

2. TOMBSTONE COURAGE: Just what it says, if time allows wait for backup. There are very few instances where you should try and make a dangerous apprehension unaided.

3. NOT ENOUGH REST: to do your job you must be alert. Lack of sleep or being sleepy can endanger yourself, the community and fellow officers.

4. TAKING A BAD POSITION: Never let anyone you are questioning or about to stop get in a better position than you are. THERE IS NO SUCH ANIMAL AS A ROUTINE STOP!!!

5. NOT HEEDING DANGER SIGNS: As a cop you will get to recognize "danger signs". Movements, strange cars, warnings that should alert you to watch your step and approach with caution. Know your beat and watch for what is out of place.

6. FAILURE TO WATCH THE HANDS OF A SUSPECT: Is he or she reaching for a weapon or getting to smack you? WHERE ELSE CAN A KILLER STRIKE FROM, BUT FROM THEIR HANDS!!!!

7. RELAXING TOO SOON: YES, the rut of false alarms are accidental or whatever. Still, observe the activity. NEVER take any call as routine or just another false alarm. It could be your ass on the line.

8. IMPROPER HANDCUFFING: Once you have made the arrest, handcuff the prisoner CORRECTLY! See that the hands that can kill you are safely secured.

9. NO SEARCH OR POOR SEARCH: There are too many places to hide a weapon that if you fail to search you are guilty of committing a crime against other officers that will have contact with your prisoner. Many people carry weapons and are able and ready to use them on you. Never assume that the next guy or the jailer will do a "GOOD" search.

10. DIRTY OF INOPERATIVE WEAPON: Is your sidearm clean? How about the bullets? Did you clean your weapon since the last range? Or have you even shot or practiced drawing your weapon recently? Can you hit your target in a combat situation? You must practice faithfully and religiously.

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