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Study of Teaneck, Bogota police merger paid by money seized by Bergen prosecutor

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST : Teaneck took a major step closer to absorbing the Bogota Police Department into its own Wednesday, when Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli signed a deal with both towns to use $30,000 in forfeiture money to fund a study of the move.

“I congratulate both the Township [of Teaneck] and Borough for their efforts to provide the best law enforcement services for the residents of Teaneck and Bogota and for providing same at the best available costs,” Molinelli (left) said.

Authorities at the local and county level have been assembling the pieces for some time.

“In this economy and with the tax burden increasing on our property owners, its important that we explore all options and leave no stone un-turned to look for tax savings and efficiencies in government,” Teaneck Councilman Elie Y. Katz told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

The council already has hired the township’s retired police chief, Robert Wilson, to a six-month township job in anticipation of appointing on Jan. 1 as Teaneck’s new police director, a civlian post.

He is expected to oversee what many believe will be a merged police department, the first of its kind in Bergen County — and a possible model for others not only in North Jersey but statewide.


Teaneck officials to explain new public safety director’s post to public

Teaneck’s township manager plans to meet with residents tomorrow night to discuss the recent merger of the municipal police and fire departments under the stewardship of retired Chief Robert Wilson, now working for the town as a civilian. CLICK TO READ….

Teaneck public safety director post created

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST : Teaneck will get its public safety director, following a closer-than-expected 4-3 vote by the council. CLICK TO READ….

State police chief’s group meets against Teaneck public safety proposal

Denied the opportunity to address the Teaneck council, the state Association of Chiefs of Police is conducting its own meeting in town tonight to discuss the hiring of retired Police Chief Robert Wilson to a civilian public safety director‘s post. CLICK TO READ….

Councilwoman opposes rehiring retired police chief

ONLY ON CVP : A Teaneck councilwoman told CLIFFVIEW PILOT she agrees with the state police chiefs association in opposing a plan to rehire retired Police Chief Robert Winters — first for a six-month stint that keeps him on the payroll and then as police director. CLICK TO READ….

Councilman calls rehiring retired police chief ‘the right thing,’ despite anger from NJ police chiefs’ union

A veteran Teaneck councilman told CLIFFVIEW PILOT that a plan to rehire retired township Police Chief Robert Wilson, despite vows by the state chiefs association to vehmently oppose the move at this Tuesday’s council meeting, “is the right thing to do for Teaneck residents.” CLICK TO READ….

State chiefs’ group plans to blast Teaneck council for re-hiring retired chief

EXCLUSIVE CVP REPORT : Officials with the New Jersey Police Chiefs Association and two statewide police unions plan to blast Township Council members in Teaneck on Tuesday for rehiring retired Chief Robert Wilson under a special contract — a move they dubbed wasteful and unfair to civil servants, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned. CLICK TO READ….

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