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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.

Overdose

Overdose

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department was notified by the Norwood Police Department that a suicidal male party was possibly traveling to the Stateline Lookout in a white 2018 Lexus. Stateline Lookout is in the Alpine, NJ section the Palisades Interstate Park.

Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Officers responded to the Stateline Lookout and located the vehicle and the male party who was still inside. Officers at the scene reported that the male party was unconscious, and the vehicle was locked and in reverse.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On August 10, 2019, at about 2:27 PM, The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police received 911 calls reporting a motorcycle crash on the southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 4 ramp in the Alpine Section. Upon arrival, officers began to assist civilians who had already started first aid and CPR. PIP Officers also deployed an AED.  Englewood Hospital Paramedics, Rockland County Paramedics, Closter Rescue, and South Orangetown Ambulance Corps responded and took over patient care.

Twitter Updates

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Today we honor Captain John Jordan, who was killed in the line of duty on February 5, 1915.  Captain Jordan was the first member of this agency and had served for 15 years. He served as the agency's police chief and commanded the agency's patrol boat.

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This great photo was taken earlier today by one of the members of the Parkway Police. The view of the George Washington Bridge never gets old. Have a great Wednesday.

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The Parkway Police would like to remind everyone to use caution while on the road tonight. The winter storm currently has left the road slippery, causing many accidents in the tri-state area. Please know that our members are out handling calls for service related to today's snow.

Due to a building fire on January 1, 2020, the court is currently closed and all hearing dates for the week of January 6 to 10 are cancelled. Please check back at parkwaypolice.org/court-overview/, or call 201-768-8702. @NJPalisades

Going out tonight? So are we!!!! The Parkway Police will have extra patrols on the road tonight to ensure everyone's safety. We want you to have a safe and Happy New Year. Please help us by using a designated driver or ride service.

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Pay A Summon Online

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Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

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Records & Reports

Records & Reports

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