For Immediate Release:

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Ramsey Police Department officers underwent randomized drug testing for the year 2019. RPD is required to drug test 10% of the department. There were four drug tests conducted on two occasions. Please click link for results.

WARNING: RENTAL SCAM

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-Several victims from Ramsey have recently been the subject of an apparent “rental scam” where the actor/suspect pose as the landlord of a particular residence, and advertise a specific property for rent – either on Craigslist or Trulia.

-This “landlord” will correspond with our victim (who responded to the rental property advertisement) via e-mail and requests money (usually between $500.00-$1,000.00) be sent to the “landlord” via Western Union in order for the “landlord” to send the renter/victim the key to the residence. The “landlord” asks for the money as a form of commitment from the renter/victim. The “landlord” will also ask that an application be completed by the renter through e-mail. Photographs of the rental property will be posted on-line in the advertisement. These photographs will come from an actual property which is already listed for SALE on the internet. The “landlord” obviously never meets with the prospective renter. The “landlord” also claims that he/she has moved to another state for work, which is the reason for renting the property. The grammar from the “landlord” in the e-mails is usually poor.

-Please consult with a real estate attorney or realtor prior to sending money to an unknown person for a rental property. If you are a victim of a scam please contact your local police department.

Unattended Package Alert

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Residents and business owners should be aware that throughout the County, thieves have been targeting packages that have been left at doorsteps. Ramsey has seen 5 such cases. Unattended packages are an easy target. Try to have your packages delivered later in the evening while you are home, or supply your carrier with an alternate address of a relative or neighbor to take them in for you, or require a signature for delivery.

The holidays are a busy time of year, as crimes of opportunity are also on the rise during this time. Protect your valuables.

As always, should you see any suspicious activity, call the police.

Prescription Drop Box

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What is a Permanent Prescription Drop Box? Where are they Located?

With the growing concern for misuse of prescription medication and water quality, the first 24/7 free standing permanent drug disposal site in Bergen County was recently established at the Paramus Police Department. Other departments – Palisades Park, Park Ridge, River Vale, Leonia, Township of Washington and Ridgefield – have recently established the drop-off sites, with numerous other municipalities expressing interest.

A local initiative of the Bergen County Department of Health Services, Office of Alcohol and Drug Dependency’s County Municipal Alliance Program in cooperation with Consumer Affairs Division of the Attorney General’s office, this community based public health initiative highlights the problem of prescription drug abuse and enables Bergen County residents to contribute to the solution. This Box is monitored and maintained by the police department, offering a place to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no questions asked. The metal, locked box is similar to a mailbox and once the unwanted pills are dropped in, they cannot be removed nor can anyone reach into/through the door.

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