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Community Outreach

Bureau Commander
Captain Michael Bobadilla
(732) 745-5181
Contact the Domestic Violence Unit:
25 Kirkpatrick St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Domestic Violence Coordinator:
Tonya C. Jeter
(732) 745-5229
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Detective Danilo Gallardo
(732) 745-5267
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Community Outreach Bureau was created to promote a healthy working relationship between the New Brunswick Police Department and the residents of the City of New Brunswick. Established in September 1999, the NBPD Community Outreach Bureau has grown to encompass the following:

* Domestic Violence Unit and Response Team
* Crime Prevention
* Neighborhood Crime Watch
* Police Chaplains Ministry
* D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
* G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training)

The goal of the Community Outreach Bureau is to increase the number of positive contacts between officers and the community by proactively addressing immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues and social discord.

Enjoy looking around our site and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or would like more information.

Domestic Violence Unit and Response Team

Established in 1997 and 2003 respectively, the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Unit and Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) were created to assist victims of domestic violence who are often times traumatized, confused, uncertain, and/or reluctant to seek help, by decreasing the emotional trauma experienced by victims; increasing a victim’s ability to make educated decisions about their options; and by providing victims access to community resources.

If you or someone you know is being abused, you are not alone. We can help! Contact the Domestic Violence Unit.

Volunteers are needed for the Domestic Violence Response Team

Volunteers must:

* Live or work within the City of New Brunswick;
* Be at least 21 years of age;
* Undergo an extensive background check and interview by members of the Domestic Violence Unit and Women Aware, Inc.
* Complete 40 hours of mandatory training provided by Women Aware, Inc as well as 10 hours of supervised training.

If you are interested, please contact Tonya Jeter at (732) 745-5229.

Crime Prevention

The New Brunswick Police Department’s Crime Prevention Bureau offers programs to educate the public on a variety of crime prevention and safety topics. Programs can be tailored to fit specific audience needs and are age appropriate. Educating the public before a crime takes place is an important tool in the reduction of crime and empowers the public to take an active part in their safety and well-being. The Crime Prevention Bureau also provides free security surveys to the residents and businesses of New Brunswick to decrease the chances of a break in occurring.

For more information about the Crime Prevention Bureau, contact Officer Adam Ramirez at (732) 745-5190. 

Neighborhood Crime Watch

The New Brunswick Police Department works alongside a number of neighborhood crime watch groups throughout the City to ensure the quality of life in New Brunswick. A liaison from the Police Department meets with groups on a monthly basis to listen to the ideas, suggestions, and concerns of city residents and provide updates and feedback regarding their concerns. Groups also work with the Police Department on a number of community projects such as neighborhood clean-ups and community events.

For more information about the Neighborhood Crime Watch program, contact Officer Adam Ramirez at (732) 745-5190. 

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

The D.A.R.E. Program is a collaborative effort among law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents, and the community to offer an educational program in the classroom to prevent and reduce drug abuse and violence.

The New Brunswick Police Department has been offering the D.A.R.E. curriculum to every fifth grade student in the City’s elementary and parochial school systems as well as those students attending The New Brunswick Charter School. Since its' inception 15 years ago, more than 8,000 students have received the skills needed to recognize and resist subtle and overt pressures that cause them to experiment with drugs and become involved in violent activities.

The D.A.R.E. Program offers a variety of interactive, group-participation, and cooperative-learning activities that focus on the development of social competence, communication skills, self-esteem, empathy, decision-making, conflict resolution, and positive alternative activities to drug abuse and other destructive behaviors.

The D.A.R.E. Program’s content is age appropriate and curriculums are available for grades K-12. For more information, please feel free to contact Captain Bobadilla of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5181 or visit the D.A.R.E. website at www.dare.com.

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

The New Brunswick Police Department has been teaching the G.R.E.A.T. curriculum for the past nine years, educating more than 4,500 seventh grade students in the Middle and Elementary Schools as well as The New Brunswick Charter School and St. Mary’s/St. Peter’s Parochial School.

The G.R.E.A.T. curriculum is a thirteen week classroom program aimed at preventing youth crime, violence, and gang involvement while developing positive relationships among law enforcement officers, families, and our youth. Lessons include facts and fictions about gangs and violence, refusal skills, roll-playing, anger management tips, and conflict resolution techniques. It also focuses on providing life skills to students aimed at helping them avoid using delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems.

The G.R.E.A.T. Program offers a continuum of components for students and their families. For more information, please contact Captain Bobadilla at (732) 745-5181 or visit the GREAT website at www.great-online.org.