In response to the COVID-19 Health Emergency, the Police Department Office of Emergency Management will be posting important local official information, alerts, and links on this webpage. The most important news and links will always be published at the top of our page for the duration of this health emergency. Scroll down to be sure you don’t miss anything!
This page, bernardsvillepd.org/coronavirus, is updated continuously with the most recent LOCAL information for Bernardsville about the pandemic health emergency. In addition, the state of New Jersey maintains a comprehensive reference to everything coronavirus-related at covid19.nj.gov, including resources for businesses, health contacts, and questions to frequently asked questions. Please consult these pages before you contact Bernardsville Police or Bernardsville Borough for COVID-19 related questions.
NJ Mental Health Resources for COVID19 - MINDING YOUR HEALTH - A community mental health resource list compiled by the Bernards Twp. Health Department for dealing with COVID19 related issues.
SOMERSET COUNTY COVID-19 HEALTH UPDATE INFORMATION AVAILABLE - Up to date statistics and information for Somerset County residents. Call 908-231-7111 for an automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, NJ. Visit our website for information via our new dashboard: www.co.somerset.nj.us/health.
All individuals and families are encouraged to register for Smart 911 Emergency Alerts from the Bernardsville Office of Emergency Management. Sign up (or check your settings) at smart911.com
AFN/ASSISTIVE NEEDS: Residents with AFN/ASSISTIVE Needs are strongly encouraged to register with the Bernardsville Police Department OEM Voluntary Special Needs Registration Program. Complete the registration form at OEM Special Needs Survey Brochure and return it to the Police Department. Additionally, all residents, especially those with assistive needs are strongly encouraged to register with the NJ Register Ready Program. We have access to the information registered in the system that will help us help you during emergencies.
New Jersey residents who have questions or concerns about coronavirus and resources available to them can now call 2-1-1, which is New Jersey’s statewide information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey.
Residents call also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed, state health officials said. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.
Disaster Fraud Hotline A Hotline has been established to assist in combating Coronavirus Fraud as well as Hoarding and Price Gouging: National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline 866-720-5721 or email@example.com.
President Donald J. Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4488-DR-NJ on March 25th for the State of New Jersey. The declaration will provide federal assistance to supplement statewide recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020.
NEWS FROM THE SCHOOLS
For updates and information related to the Somerset Hills School District COVID-19 Response please go to SHSD.org
HELP US HELP YOU! The Bernardsville Police Department is committed to keeping our community safe. Many residences and businesses are now utilizing various types of surveillance camera systems. Available systems include a variety of professionally installed security camera systems or homeowner installed systems such as Ring or Nest home security alert systems. Camera or video footage from these systems can assist police in solving crimes which might occur in the camera’s area of coverage.
The Bernardsville Police Department is requesting that residents and businesses VOLUNTARILY register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. Information or footage captured on these surveillance cameras can assist in the apprehension and prosecution of individuals involved in criminal activity in your neighborhood.
If you choose to register your system, you will only be contacted by police if there is an incident within the vicinity of your camera system that we believe might be helpful to assist with our investigation. Please note that you are NOT obligated to grant this department access to your surveillance camera footage at any time, whether your system is registered or not.
Thank you for your partnership with this department in our endeavors to keep Bernardsville a safe community to live, work or visit.
To register your security cameras with the Police Department visit our website at www.bernardsvillepd.org and follow the link to the EYS ON BERNARDSVILLE program found under the Community Programs Tab on the homepage.
Public Information during disasters and other emergencies is critical for everyone's safety. REMEMBER the Bernardsville Police Department Office of Emergency Management broadcasts emergency information to the public via A.M. Radio at 1640 kHz. You can access this signal in your car or at home on any standard A.M. Radio receiver. Test your radio today. The quality of the audio depends on your location and the quality of your A.M. radio and we'd like know how it works for you. Remember to have a battery operated A.M. Radio available in case the electricity goes out!
The station 1640 A.M. is operated by the Bernardsville Police Department Office of Emergency Management and is used to keep you up to date with all the latest information in the event of a weather emergency or other urgent situation.