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Mailing Address

Middlesex Borough Police Department

1101 Mountain Avenue

Middlesex, NJ 08846

Important Numbers

Main:  732-356-1900

Fax:  732-356-7218

Emergency:  9-1-1

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On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, after 31 years of dedicated service,

Craig S. Young will serve his last day as the

Middlesex Police Department’s Chief of Police.

 

Chief Craig S. Young

Career Bio 

 

Chief Craig S. Young began his career with the Middlesex Borough Police Department on June 1, 1984 when he was sworn in as a Patrolman.  He completed his basic training at the NJ State Police Academy in Sea Girt, NJ and, following graduation, was assigned to the Patrol Division as a patrol officer.  In 1989 he became the police department’s first DARE officer and was instrumental in establishing the DARE Program in the borough schools; teaching both 5th grade and 8th grade DARE classes. 

On May 1, 1994 he was promoted to Sergeant.  He was assigned as a shift supervisor in the Patrol Division and continued to teach DARE classes.

On March 30, 1998 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned as Deputy Commander of the Patrol Division.  He also served as one of the department’s Training Officers.  He graduated from the 200th Session of FBI National Academy in Quantico Va. after attending from January thru March of 2000.  In March of 2001 he was assigned as Patrol Division Commander where he served until March of 2003 when he was transferred to serve as the Administration Division Commander.

On July 8, 2003 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and continued to serve as the Administration Division Commander.  From 2006 thru 2008 he served as the main point of contact for the planning, designing and construction of the new police headquarters.  In June 2008 he attended the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar in Princeton, NJ.

On May 1, 2010 he was appointed Acting Chief of Police and served in that role until his appointment to chief.

On January 1, 2011 he was promoted to Chief of Police becoming the fifth chief in history of the police department.

Under Chief Young’s command the police department made great strides despite experiencing a reduction of staffing during the early part his tenure.  In 2010 the police department hosted its first annual National Night Out event and each year the event has become larger and more successful.  Chief Young developed and issued the police department’s first Annual Report which provides statistical information as well as a description of the tasks and responsibilities of the various divisions.  In keeping with the advances in law enforcement and technology, the police department installed digital mobile video recording systems in each patrol car; the mobile computer terminals in each patrol car were upgraded and two cars were equipped with automated license plate readers.  As part of the communications upgrade new radios were installed in police headquarters as well as in the patrol cars and each officer was issued a new portable radio.  A new 9-1-1 system was installed and new servers and workstations were installed as part of the department’s ongoing technology upgrades.  Department policies and procedures and rules and regulations were converted to digital format and issued on USB flash drives to reduce the time and cost associated with updating the manuals; The department began using Nixle and Facebook for community notifications.  The department purchased new handguns and shotguns and numerous officers received specialized training and are qualified to carry the patrol rifle.  On February 1, 2014 the police department marked its 75th anniversary.  A new CAD/RMS system is currently being installed with modules that will enable e-ticketing, property and evidence management, alarm tracking and citizen reporting.

Chief Young's Last Day photo gallery

 

 

Hiring Announcement

 

 

Project Medicine Drop

For too many New Jerseyans, addiction begins in the medicine cabinet. The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has developed Project Medicine Drop as an important component of its effort to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. It allows consumers to dispose of unused and expired medications anonymously, seven days a week, 365 days a year, at “prescription drug drop boxes” located within the headquarters of participating police departments.

 

 

 

2014 National Night Out 

Thank You

 

The Middlesex Borough Police Department participated in our fifth annual National Night Out Campaign on August 5, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at Mountain View Park.  The event was co-sponsored by the Middlesex Borough Municipal Drug Alliance - Community Outreach.  

Police Officers and Municipal Drug Alliance volunteers were on hand to distribute crime prevention and safety literature.  Officers and the public were able to interact in a safe, positive, non-enforcement atmosphere.  Numerous games and activities were set up for the children including a fire truck bounce house.  A local DJ volunteered his time to play music and a local Zumba instructor had groups of kids and adults doing Zumba throughout evening.  The Municipal Drug Alliance provided drinks and snacks including an ice cream truck that provided free ice cream to all attendees.  The Somerset Patriots mascot “Sparky” also made an appearance.  The Middlesex Fire Department, Middlesex Borough Rescue Squad, and Middlesex Office of Emergency Management (OEM) were also on hand with static displays of their vehicles and equipment.  The Middlesex/Dunellen Domestic Violence Response Team, local Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts Troops also set up displays and handed out informational materials. 

I would like to thank Middlesex PBA Local 181, Middlesex Borough Municipal Drug Alliance, local businesses and individuals for their participation, donations and support.  Through the generosity of these groups and individuals our National Night Out Campaign was a great success.  I would also like to thank our Police Officers as well the volunteers from all of our participating groups and agencies who worked so hard to make this event a success.

Craig S. Young

Chief of Police

 

 

 

2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run

"Final Leg" 2014

As an important part of the USA Games, the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg® for Special Olympics will heighten awareness and take the message of Special Olympics to every corner of New Jersey and around the country. Law Enforcement officials and Special Olympics athletes, unified together as a part of the Final Leg Team, will serve as true Guardians of the Flame™ and promote the powerful messages of inclusion, acceptance, and ability every step of our Final Leg journey to promote the 2014 USA Games.

Middlesex Police Department was proud to host part of this journey!

Click here for additional photos.

 

 

 

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Middlesex Police Nixle Alerts

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Middlesex NJ Area Nixle Alerts

 

On October 7, 2011 the Middlesex Police Department will utilize a new communications service. This communications service known as “Nixle” will allow the Police Department to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.  Messages will be delivered by email, SMS/text message (cell phone), and over the world wide web. 

Notifications may include crime related alerts, traffic advisories and other relevant safety and community event information. 

Information can be received online and via e-mail. Residents receive messages by cell phone as part of their text-messaging plan (otherwise standard text message rates apply).  Text "MIDDLESEXPD" to 888777 to begin receiving SMS/text only messages.

The system is simple to use and provides an easy sign-up process. Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com

Nixle’s Community Information Service is built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects agencies to citizens in real-time, delivering information to residents. 

Citizen questions about the service and its capabilities can be answered through the Frequently Asked Questions found at http://www.nixle.com/faqs.html   Should you need additional assistance, Nixle provides free citizen support via e-mail at support@nixle.com.

 

 

 

 

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