Safety, Sanitizing and Social Distancing

Safety, Sanitizing and Social Distancing. The New Jersey Poison Control Center Urges Safe Use of COVID Prevention Products.

WARNING: The New Jersey Poison Control Center warns of a surge in calls related to chemical products used to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Products must only be used according to the directions on the label – misuse can result in potentially dangerous health effects. If you have questions or an emergency regarding something you ate, touched or smelled, immediately contact the medical professionals at the New Jersey Poison Control Center, 1-800-222-1222 (24/7, free, confidential, information in any language). (more…)

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information & Resources

Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses. 
COVID-19 is a respiratory infection caused by a novel (new) virus that arose from the area of Wuhan, China in December, 2019. Most of the early cases of this illness were linked to a large seafood and animal market suggesting possible animal-to-person spread of the virus. The market closed on January 2, 2020 as part of the investigation and response to this outbreak. Once a person is infected, the virus causes respiratory illness. Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk from these outbreaks depends on the characteristics of the virus, including how well it spreads between people, the severity of the resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (for example, medications or vaccines).

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Bernards Township Health Department Confirms First Case of NOVEL Coronavirus in Chester Borough

The Bernards Township Health Department Confirms First Case of Novel Coronavirus in Chester Borough, (March 29, 2020) – The Bernards Township Health Department, in conjunction with NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in Chester Borough. To date, 442 cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in Morris County 11,124 cases have been identified in New Jersey. (more…)

Citizens Can Now File a Criminal Report Online

NEW Online Service – citizens can report criminal mischief, harassment, lost property, property damage, minor thefts, and fraud/credit card theft.  This is for non-emergent reports only. 

Citizen Reporting Form

The purpose of this site is to allow Chester Borough and Chester Township citizens, customers or any victim of a crime that occurred with the township limits, to file police reports online. After completing all the required information you will be able to print a copy of the information that you submitted. If the incident you wish to report is an emergency, a crime in progress, or involves any type of injury please do not submit the report online and dial 9-1-1. Domestic violence incidents do not qualify under the online reporting criteria and must have an officer respond.

If you are unable to determine if the incident is related to Domestic Violence and not in progress dial the police non-emergent number (908) 879-5514 to have an officer respond to your location. The loss or theft of prescription medication or narcotics cannot be reported online. For any incident that requires a police officer to respond dial the police non-emergency number (908) 879-5514.

Before you proceed, you should be aware that it is a crime to make a false police report and all instances of false reports will be prosecuted. This online reporting system is only to be used to report a set of limited criminal incidents with very specific criteria listed below.

  • Criminal Mischief
  • Harassment
  • Lost Property
  • Property Damage
  • Theft of Property
  • Fraud/Credit Card/Financial Identity Theft

*If you do not receive a call from the police department within 12 hours, please call the police non-emergency (908) 879-5514.

Letter from Mayor Hoven Regarding COVID-2019

March 13, 2020 — We are currently living in a time that we never imagined. The uncertainty and fear of the effects of the COVID-19 virus has definitely made all of us rethink our daily actions and learn to adapt and be flexible to what seems to be a constantly changing flow of information. Remote learning, remote working, canceled events and travel plans all lead to an uneasy peace of mind. (more…)

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