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Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss Working to Make Irvington Safer

Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss pledged he would continue to work to make Irvington a safer place for people to live, work, and play.

“I am saddened by the incidences that occurred this weekend,” said Mayor Vauss. “My prayers and condolences go out to the families. All needless acts of violence are deplorable. As your Mayor, I will continue to do all I can, with the assistance of the community and my administration, to make our town safer.”

Mayor Vauss has taken several steps since assuming his position about three months ago, to make the Township safer. Days after taking office, the Mayor instituted a Park and Walk initiative that gets police officers out of their vehicles and onto the streets. This promotes community policing and strengthens the relationship between the officers and the residents. The Township was recently awarded $1million in federal funding to hire more officers to patrol the streets; once they are hired, this will increase police visibility. Additionally, warrants squads are now assigned to pick up offenders who are disregarding the orders of the Court. Furthermore, the Police Department is getting more officers out from behind desks and onto the streets, while civilians handle more of the paperwork.

“I urge residents to develop Neighborhood Watch groups. We need to work together – police, community, and my administration. If you see something, call the police. We will take your call seriously. My administration welcomes your input on how we can partner together to make Irvington safer,” said Mayor Vauss. “Together, we will make our town safer.”

For information please call: Stephanie R. Bush-Baskette, Aide to the Mayor, 862-763-1708.


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