Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Arrests 38 Accused Criminals in October Warrant Sweep
Action was directed by Sheriff Frank X Schillari and extended across Hudson County
HUDSON COUNTY, NJ -- Under the direction of Sheriff Frank X. Schillari, the Hudson County Sheriff’s office has taken 38 accused criminals off of the streets as part of its “Autumn Sweep” operation. The warrant sweeps have been conducted throughout Hudson County in order to keep local residents safe and ensure that accused criminals stand trial and are not allowed to evade the criminal justice system.
“I am incredibly proud of our officers for the work that they have done to protect the people of Hudson County,” said Sheriff Schillari. “By taking these alleged criminals off our streets, we are ensuring the safety of all our residents and improving the quality of life in our communities. My office is sending a clear message to these individuals that if you break the law and commit a crime, there are consequences. With each arrest, we are accomplishing our core goal of promoting safety in all 12 Hudson County municipalities.”
The charges in the involved arrests include accused crimes of aggravated assault with a firearm, robbery, terroristic threats, criminal sexual contact and unlawful possession of a weapon charges. These warrant sweeps are conducted throughout the year and demonstrate the commitment of the Sheriff’s Office to getting dangerous individuals off of Hudson County streets. More info Click here
The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Add’s Two New K9’s to Stay Ahead of the Curve
Jersey City – Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari announced today that he is adding two new narcotics dogs to his departments K9 Unit. The new dogs, Leia, a Silver Labrador Retriever and Aries, a Belgian Malinois, started the Training Academy on March 11th. Leia will be trained in narcotics detection. Aries will be trained in narcotics detection and patrol. They graduate in June.
“The legalization of marijuana looks like it will be a reality in the near future. When it becomes legal, we will no longer be able to use our current K9 to establish probable cause.” Sheriff Schillari said. “The two new K9’s will be trained to detect narcotics, but not marijuana. We are planning ahead. If and when legalization occurs, we will be ready to go. We want to be ahead of the curve so we can still combat illegal narcotics effectively.”
In the event marijuana remains illegal, the new dogs can be trained to detect marijuana. The Sheriff’s Office currently has one narcotics detection K9. The current K9 will remain in service because it can still be used to detect other narcotics and is trained to track and apprehend criminals the Sheriff Said.
The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit has a total of nine K9’s, including the two new dogs. Five K9’s are trained in Explosives Detection and Patrol, one K9 is trained in Narcotics detection and Patrol, and one is a bloodhound used for human tracking. Besides tracking bad guys, the Sheriff’s K9 Unit is part of the Sheriff’s Community Outreach Plan and regularly conducts demonstrations on how the K9’s work. For more information Sheriff Schillari says just call the K9 Unit at 201-915-1300 Ext:7050 and they will gladly speak with you or set up a demonstration.
Statement from Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari
on Pedestrian Struck in James J. Braddock Park
NORTH BERGEN, NJ - Statement from Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari regarding a pedestrian struck in James J. Braddock Park today.
"Shortly after 9 a.m. this morning the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and North Bergen Police Department responded to a report of a woman struck by a car in James J. Braddock - North Hudson County Park.
The crash occurred on Blvd East at the Entrance of the Bruin Stadium Parking lot. The pedestrian, Yeoun O. An, 62 of North Bergen, was crossing the street when she was struck. The vehicle that struck the woman remained at the scene and the driver, Melone Smith, 61, of Paterson, is cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office. The victim was transported by North Bergen EMS and Jersey City EMS Paramedics to the Jersey City Medical Center where she remains with Critical Life threatening Injuries.
The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit and the Hudson County Prosecutors Regional Fatal Collision Unit responded to the scene. The Crash remains under investigation, anyone who may have witnessed the crash can call the Sheriff’s Crash Investigation
Unit at 201-915-1300 Ext:7050 to speak with an investigator."
- Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari
Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Helps Promote Annual
“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”
JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2016, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day.
Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari announced that his office is committed to traffic safety and reducing crashes within Hudson County, especially fatal crashes.
Known as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. Our goal is to experience a day when all roadway users are extra vigilant and there are no fatalities on our roadways.
To support this effort the Sheriff has his officers focusing on bad driving practices, such as Speeding, Distracted Driving and DWI.
“Though my officers are out there every day enforcing traffic laws, On October 10th they will be extra vigilant for those breaking traffic laws.” Sheriff Schillari said. “Tragically, last year we had a fatal crash on Oct. 10th, this year we are striving to have zero fatalities in Hudson County on Oct.10th.”
“Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day not only raises awareness about the individual responsibility we have for our driving behaviors, but also engages drivers in making positive changes behind-the-wheel every day of the year,” The Sheriff added.
Additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by logging on to www.brakesonfatalities.org or contacting the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau at 201-915-1300 ext:7050.
ACTIVE DUTY DEATH HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE K9
K9 Officer Samson (badge K9-3)
Thursday January 25, 2018
Today I, along with chiefs and high ranking officers
from all over Hudson County, joined HudCo Prosecuter
Esther Suarez to announce the creation of the Hudson County Regional Fatal Collision Unit.
This new elite unit gathers the best fatal accident investigators
from various law enforcement agencies around the county, including our own Hudson County Sheriff's Office.