The Pennington Police Department is responsible for enforcing local and state laws with respect to motor vehicle and New Jersey criminal code.
Swift 911 Emergency Notification
Emergency communications are now available to Borough residents from Swift911. Swift911 will replace the CodeRed system. If you signed up for CodeRed, you will need to update your contact information and preferences with Swift 911. All calls you receive will have the caller ID of “Pennington Boro”.
Please note that the Swift911 system uses publicly available phone numbers only - if you want alerts sent to you by email, or to your mobile phone, via text or voicemail messages, you must log on to the secure link on the Borough website and sign up for message alerts. You can also download the Mobile Portal app on your smartphone and manage your subscription directly from your mobile device. Questions? Call the Swift911 helpline at 1-800-794-3891 and select Option #3. Click here to register.
On or about August 3, 2017, The Pennington Borough Police Department will begin using body-worn cameras. Officers will be wearing a WatchGuard Vista camera.
Important! Residents are reminded to lock their motor vehicle doors even when parked for short periods of time in their driveways. Please do not leave car keys, key FOBs, house keys or other valuables in your vehicle. It is also recommended that doors and windows of residences be locked. There have been several recent incidents in Central Jersey communities, including Pennington, where vehicles have been stolen. Please notify the police (DIAL 911) of any activity that you may deem suspicious.
Sidewalks are an integral part of the fabric of our community. Please be sure to keep sidewalks clear of ice, snow, shrubbery, grass and any other landscaping that would interfere with the safe passage of pedestrians and children on bicycles. Snow and ice should be removed within 12 hours of daylight after a storm ends. Sidewalks should be completely clear from overgrowth and trees should be trimmed to allow clearance up to seven (7) feet. If your sidewalk needs repair, a permit is required and can be obtained in the Borough Hall or online (under Forms & Permits).
PSE&G Customers should report downed wires or power outages by calling PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Customers can also report outages by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734).
Speed Limit Enforcement
The Borough purchased a solar-powered mobile traffic monitor that will be positioned in various areas throughout the Borough. With school set to re-open in September, residents are reminded to slow down and avoid cell phone use while driving. The Borough speed limit is 25 mph. Violators will be ticketed. Fines for talking or texting on a hand-held wireless communications device can run between $200-$400 for first-time offenders.
Please be reminded that Pennington Borough does have a leash law. Dogs must be "controlled by an adequate leash not more than six feet long." Additionally, Borough Code requires that "the person in control of said dog or dogs shall immediately remove all feces deposited by said dog or dogs in a sanitary manner and shall dispose of all such feces in a sanitary manner and in a way so as not to interfere with the rights of others." For the safety of your neighbors and your pet, we ask for your compliance.