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Palisades Interstate Parkway
Police Department

Increasing the safety of the motoring public and park patrons through proactive enforcement of motor vehicle, criminal and maritime statutes, as well as the rules and regulations of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

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Rollover Accident

Rollover Accident
The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police were dispatched to a rollover motor vehicle accident with a vehicle fire at 2320 hrs on August 2, 2020. The occupants were assisted out of the vehicle by passing motorists prior to police arrival. The drive, a 52-year-old female from Demarest, New Jersey had immediate lifesaving medical care rendered by Parkway Police Officers who arrived on the scene.  During the crash, the driver sustained a leg amputation and was actively bleeding out. Sergeant Martin Clancy and Police Officer Elizabeth Santos immediately applied Officer Santos’ tourniquet to the driver and in turn were able to save her life. Their quick and decisive lifesaving actions reflects great credit upon themselves and the Palisades Parkway Police.

Lewdness

Lewdness
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at approximately 1415 hours, the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received a call of a male partly dressed in female clothing exposing his genitals to park patrons in the Ross Dock Picnic area. Police immediately responded. The subject was described as a male subject wearing a red-haired wig, black dress, high heels and driving a black Audi. Sgt. G. Kimbro advised that he had a subject matching that description pulled over on the road north of the Ross Dock Picnic area.

Fire at Police Headquarters

Fire at Police Headquarters
On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at about 11:45 AM, a fire was detected in the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department (PIPPD) Headquarters. This facility is located within a historic building along the New Jersey Palisades in Alpine, NJ. The fire originated in the office of the Chief of Police. Officers made entry into the office and attempted to extinguish the flames utilizing fire extinguishers. Their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, and they were forced to evacuate the station due to heat and smoke.

Heroin Seizure

Heroin Seizure
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, at approximately 1517 hours Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Officer Matthew Levine stopped a Honda Odyssey minivan traveling on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Alpine New Jersey. The van was stopped for a motor vehicle violation. Upon further investigation, a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. The rear-seated male passenger was found to be in possession of approximately 4000 wax folds of suspected Heroin, valued on the street at about $40,000.00. The male subject below was placed under arrest without incident.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention
On Thursday, October 24, 2019, at approximately 0425 hours, the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police received a 911 transfer from the Englewood Cliffs Police Department reporting a possibly emotionally disturbed male in the Rockefeller Lookout. The Rockefeller Lookout is a scenic overlook along the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Englewood Cliffs section. The caller reported that a person appeared to be attempting to drive their vehicle over the cliff’s edge.

Cliff Rescue

Cliff Rescue
On Monday, October 21, 2019, at approximately 1320 hours, Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Officers were dispatched to assist three lost hikers in the area of The Giant Stairs. The hikers had left the marked trail and proceeded to the location where they were unable to safely continue hiking. The Giant Stairs is an area of the hiking trails located along the Hudson River in the Alpine Section of the Palisades Interstate Park. The Giant Stairs area consists of a boulder field and the terrain is steep and rocky.

Twitter Updates

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On August 2, 2020, Sergeant Martin Clancy and Police Officer Elizabeth Santos saved a drivers life who had a leg amputated during a car crash. They were able to apply a tourniquet to the driver and keep her from bleeding out. Their actions undoubtedly saved her life that night.

The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police would like to warn patrons visiting the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, that a bear has been spotted over the past several days in the area of Stateline Lookout and the Henry Hudson Drive, located in Alpine, New Jersey.

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The Parkway Police would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Memorial Day. A big thank you to all our veterans as well as our active service members.

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The Parkway Police would like to thank @pescadasteakhouse , @rabbiabefriedman , David Heskiel NYPD Clergy, and Raphael Treitel NYPD Clergy for stopping by our station with an amazing lunch today.

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The Parkway Police would like to wish everyone a happy and safe mothers day.

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The members of the Parkway Police would like to say thank you to @jerseymasks, for donating these amazing looking "Thin Blue Line" face masks. Each one of our members will wear them with pride.

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The Parkway Police Marine Services Bureau, was out on patrol this beautiful Sunday. We dont think there is a better way to spend a day like today.

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Pay A Summon Online

Pay A Summon Online

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Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

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Records & Reports

Records & Reports

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Department Forms

Department Forms

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HIKING TRAILS ARE OPEN!

Hikers should be advised to use extra caution due to fallen trees and debris.