Matthew P. Geist, Chief of Police
1101 Mountain Avenue
Middlesex, NJ 08846
Emergency:  9-1-1
Non-Emergency:  732-356-1900
Fax: 732-356-7218

Middlesex Police Department to offer training in Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events


Second Course Offered

Chief Matthew P. Geist and the Middlesex Police Department announced that, due to the overwhelming response, they are offering a second CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) course.

Shopping malls, concert halls, bike paths, night clubs, places of work and places of worship – innocent people senselessly attacked while going about their daily lives. The world can be a very dangerous place if we are not educated and if we are not prepared. By providing important information and valuable guidance, we hope to equip our citizens with the tools they need to protect themselves and to help them protect their families.

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, medical issues, and drills.

The training will held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Middlesex Borough Library which is located at 1300 Mountain Avenue, Middlesex, NJ 08846. The training will consist of a PowerPoint presentation followed by a question and answer session.

The training is FREE, seating is limited to the first 40 registrants. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older. Registrants who are not among the first 40 will be invited to attend future presentations. To reserve a seat, please visit www.middlesexpd.com , complete and email the online form or print and return the form to Middlesex Police headquarters no later than March 23, 2018.

Register now and receive this training from Middlesex Police Officers, dedicated to the safety of our citizens and of our community. Become a “hard target”.


Coffee with a Cop 2018


On Saturday, March 24, 2018, officers from the Middlesex Borough Police Department and community members will again come together to discuss community issues, build relationships, enjoy breakfast and drink coffee.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the borough.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or other emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most opportune times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“We look forward to opportunities such as these that allow us to have frank and candid conversations with the people that we serve,” said Police Chief Matthew P. Geist, “and we are indeed fortunate to enjoy the generosity and support of the Middlesex Elks who provide for us such a warm and welcoming setting to have these enlightening interactions.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

Borough residents and business owners are invited to attend. The event begins at 10:00 AM on March 24, 2018 at the Middlesex Elks BPOE #1488 located at 545 Bound Brook Road.

The Middlesex Borough Department of Senior and Disabled Services will provide transportation to and from the event for senior citizens that reside in the borough. Those in need of transportation can call the Department of Senior and Disabled Services at (732) 356-0414 no later than Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

If you have other questions, concerns or wish to make a donation towards this event, please contact Officer Joleen A. Auricchio by telephone at 732-356-1900 ext. 346 or by email at jauricchio@middlesexpd.com.

Crossing Guards Needed


The Middlesex Borough Police Department is currently accepting applications for School Crossing Guard. School Crossing Guards work approximately two to three hours per day. Equipment and training are provided. If you would like more information on becoming a School Crossing Guard, please contact Lieutenant Craig Comiskey at (732) 356-1900, ext. 326.

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