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Just like any great locale, public safety is one the key elements that make a community thrive. With the exemplary services of East Brunswick’s Public Safety department, the township has seen great success.

Statistics show that the work of the department has been paying off with an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime and property crime decreasing, according to cityratings.com. The 2018 crime rate is expected to be even lower than that of 2016, according to the report.

The East Brunswick Department of Public Safety is comprised of the police and fire departments and the rescue squad. James Conroy, chief of police, and his team are committed to providing professional services to the residents of East Brunswick, as well as administering the best police services to locals, businesses and visitors to the area.

The township continues to make improvements to enhance public safety with initiatives like speed limit decreases on roadways. In the spring of 2018, the town reduced the speed limits on three of its high-traffic roadways following a comprehensive engineering and traffic evaluation.

The East Brunswick Rescue Squad offers emergency services to the community. In 2017, the squad responded to more than 2,400 calls. Aside from residents who need immediate attention, the squad participates in annual events and celebrations, community fairs, flu clinics and helps promote first aid awareness.

The East Brunswick Fire Department houses three districts and eight stations within the township. The department responds immediately to myriad types of emergencies, including motor vehicle accidents, structural fires, brush fires, fire alarms and water rescues to name a few.

Residents and business owners can feel safe when at home and at work.

By Gennie Taylor