HIGH BRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Police Non-emergency number
Emergencies – dial 911
Victim Notification Program
Safeguard Your Home
As warm weather approaches, residents are encouraged to take proper precautions to safeguard their homes and vehicles against burglary and theft.
- Entry points such as doors and windows should be secured prior to leaving to provide protection from unlawful entry.
- Do not store valued property in predictable locations.
- Recording the make, model and serial number of electronics and photographing jewelry makes it easier to identify stolen property.
Immediately report any suspicious activity to the High Bridge Police Department (908) 638-6500.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death of children over the age of six months in the United States. The proper use of child car seats is one of the simplest and most effective methods available for protecting the lives of our young children in the event of a motor vehicle crash.
Please make sure that children are properly protected while traveling in a motor vehicle. Only the correct use of child car seats will offer the protection your child needs.
CHILD SEAT SAFETY LAW – Child Safety Seats are required for children up to age 8 or 80 pounds. They must ride in the rear seat of a vehicle (unless no seat is available). There are many different types of child car seats on the market today. Each one must meet federal standards, and all provide good protection for your child when used correctly. The “right” seat for you is largely a matter of personal choice. Choose a seat that fits your child and your car; read the instructions carefully; and use the seat correctly on every trip.
Child Seat (and Booster Seat) Safety Checks are held at the High Bridge Police Department by appointment for High Bridge Borough residents. Contact Patrolman Jeffrey Andruczyk at 908.638.6500 or email Patrolman Andruczyk to schedule an appointment.
House Checks by Police During Vacation
Planning a vacation? Call (908) 638-6500 to register your property. Residential property checks are a free service offered to residents.
Notice: Vacant premise checks are valid for up to one month. Should an extension be required, the owner and/or resident must call to renew the request.
Temporary Parking Placards
Temporary Parking placards are issued for six months, with one six-month renewal allowed.
Applications are available at the High Bridge Police Department or online at the State of New Jersey MVC website.
All completed applications must be submitted to the municipal police department and are approved by the Chief of Police.
39:4-36. Driver to yield to pedestrians, exceptions; violations, penalties.
a. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except at crosswalks when the movement of traffic is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals, or where otherwise regulated by municipal, county, or State regulation, and except where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided:
- The driver of a vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway within a marked crosswalk, when the pedestrian is upon, or within one lane of, the half of the roadway, upon which the vehicle is traveling or onto which it is turning. As used in this paragraph, “half of the roadway” means all traffic lanes conveying traffic in one direction of travel, and includes the entire width of a one-way roadway.
- No pedestrian shall leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield or stop.
- Whenever any vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
- Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
- Nothing contained herein shall relieve a driver from the duty to exercise due care for the safety of any pedestrian upon a roadway. Nothing contained herein shall relieve a pedestrian from using due care for his safety.
Police Department Information
Of the 26 municipalities in Hunterdon County, High Bridge is one of 14 to have its own police department. The High Bridge Police Department (HBPD) consists of a chief, one sergeant, and five patrolmen. The HBPD provides 24/7 community policing and is a first responder for all emergency calls. Through the Adopt-A-Cop program, the Department offers various services in all grade levels in the High Bridge School system. These include programs for grades kindergarten through fifth grade, which are designed to reinforce lessons covered in the Schools, and fitness programs in grades sixth through eighth in cooperation with the physical education teacher.
During emergencies such as severe weather events and power outages, the HBPD provides alerts and messages through the Nixle system. To sign up for this service, visit the Nixle website.
Police Headquarters is located at 99 West Main Street (Route 513). For information about these and other community outreach programs, contact Chief Brett Bartman at the non-emergency police phone number (908) 638-6500.