On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 104 which among other things limited and/or closed certain businesses in this state, including in our community here in Lacey Township. Yesterday the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, under his authority as the State’s Emergency Management Coordinator and Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 104, directed the closure of the following facilities effective 8:00 p.m. last evening (March 17th, 2020). These include:
all indoor common area portions of retail shopping malls, all indoor and outdoor places of amusement including carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, aquariums, zoos, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, funplexes, theme parks, bowling alleys, and family and children’s attractions.
They will remain closed as long as the Executive Order is in effect. I will continue to update you regarding any and all additions to the Executive Order.
As most of you are aware, over the past week the Lacey Township Police Department has taken precautions and measures to protect both our staff and our community from unnecessary exposure to the coronavirus, especially our vulnerable population. This includes the temporary modification of our patrol response to allow certain non-emergent minor calls for service be reported over the telephone and/or on our new self-reporting module on our website http://laceypd.org.
Please note, the Lacey Township Police Department will always respond to 911/emergent calls for service.
Regarding motor vehicle crashes in Lacey Township, those looking to pick up a copy of their crash report, rather than coming into police headquarters may email our police department records bureau directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may request a copy of your crash report be emailed to you directly.
Although these temporary procedures have been put into place, our quality of service will not change. I would like to thank our community for their on-going support of the police department and all of our local emergency services.
-Chief Michael C. DiBella