Tuesday, May 29, 2012
At a recent event, Summit Police Chief Robert Weck and his Community Police force talked to residents about shaping up the city's Neighborhood Watch program.
In late March, while a Summit man was working in his basement an intruder entered his home through an unopened door and began rummaging around. The man rushed upstairs and after a quick confrontation the intruder fled. Watchful neighbors saw a man dashing through yards attempting to escape, and they called police. Soon after, Summit Police had a suspect in custody with the help of eyewitnesses. Police Chief Robert Weck used that story to illustrate how a community working together can help fight crime. He was speaking during a recent meeting for the Neighborhood Watch program at City Hall. Summit’s lead Neighborhood Watch cop, and head of the new Community Policing unit, Sgt. Ron Martin, and keynote speaker, retired state police captain …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
A slideshow of the Summit Police community open house last week.
If you missed last week's Summit Police Department community open house event, take a look at some of the behind-the-scenes photos.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Police Chief Weck and department police will be on hand, along with the Union County SWAT team, for an open house with Summit residents.
Today, from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. Summit residents will get a first hand look at the inside of the Summit Police station during it's first open house event. Police Chief Robert Weck and key members of the department will be on hand to talk with residents and give a tour of the police headquarters. Since taking the helm as Summit's top cop late last year Weck has made it one of his priorities to engage the public on multiple levels. He's even invited county police teams to meet and greet residents, including the Union County Emergency Response Team and Union County’s SWAT team. The Summit PAL will be providing the refreshments and souvenirs will be available for the kids. For further information contact Sgt. Ron Martin of the Community Policing …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The department is getting behind a move to establish a new watch program through the Community Policing Unit.
Strengthening the bonds between community and the city police department has been a focus of Summit's Police Chief Robert Weck since he took over the department in the fall. In tandem with having officers visible on the streets of Summit, through afternoon and evening foot and bicycle patrols, there's also a focus on getting citizens to watch each other's backs. The topic was discussed at city goal setting meetings in the winter. Weck maintained that jumpstarting a Neighborhood Watch program in Summit was a priority. On Jan. 9 the department established the Community Policing Unit, according to Sgt. Ron Martin who heads the group. Officers Ryan Stanek and Kathleen Maggiulli round out the team and work as D.A.R.E officers as well. A …