The Rahway Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division, will be hosting Operation Take
Back New Jersey April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Rahway Police Department lobby located at 1 City Hall Plaza is where
citizens can properly dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired
The goal of this program is to provide citizens with the opportunity to rid
their homes of those medications by turning them into law enforcement
officials. Those officials will in turn dispose of the medications in a
safe, non-hazardous manner, preventing these pills from falling into the
hands of our children or drug traffickers.
This program is anonymous; therefore, all efforts will be made to protect
the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or
requests for identifications will be made.
Medications being disposed of in its original container should have the
prescription label removed if it contains any personal identifying
information. Liquid products, such as cough medicine, should remain sealed
in their original container, ensuring that the cap is tightly sealed to
prevent leakage. Syringes or any other sharp instruments will not be
Last year the Rahway Police Department turned in over 100 pounds of
Prescription medications. For more information of the program please contact
Detective William Eicholz at (732)827-2079 or
Auxiliary now accepting applications
Want to make a difference?
Have you been thinking about
doing something for your community? Are you interested in learning
about law enforcement?
Become an auxiliary
What is the auxiliary
police? Auxiliary police officers are 100% volunteer men and women who
want to serve their community.
Auxiliary police officers
have full police powers when working, are considered peace officers and have
the opportunity to do many different things. They can direct
traffic, perform crowd control, respond to emergencies, such as flooding,
perform regular patrol functions, ride along with regular police officers on
patrol and many other things, once they complete the Auxiliary Police
Training is done at John H.
Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains. The training runs for
approximately three months and covers everything from traffic control to
self-defense, CPR, basic first aid, use of force and physical conditioning.
It is also a great introduction for those thinking of law enforcement as a
So what do I need to do?
An applicant needs to be a
United States Citizen, at least 18 years old, have a clean driving license
and no prior arrest history.
Also, you should reside in
town, unless the town you live in does not have a police auxiliary program
(under 5 miles from the City of Rahway).
An Auxiliary Police Officer
is expected to work a minimum of eight hours per month. There are many
opportunities to work more hours with various details.
Training will continue once
you complete the academy. It varies, but has included such things as ICS
(incident command system) HazMat (hazardous materials) familiarization and
training as part of Rahway's CERT (Community Emergency Response Team.)
There is a rank structure as
in the regular police department from corporal to chief. Promotions
may be earned by those who work hard, participate, gain experience over time
and exhibit leadership.
There is fellowship,
friendship, a chance to learn new skills, become a for multiplier for our
police department and a way to give back to your community. If this
sounds interesting to you-gives us a call!
Remember this thought-
Volunteers are unpaid, not
because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
RAHWAY POLICE AUXILIARY
For further information call
Detective William Eicholz at: