An important message from the Kearny Police Department & Chief George King

To the People of Kearny:

In our ongoing effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Kearny Police Department will begin to accept certain reports by phone. We are asking all residents to please call the Police Department at (201) 998-1313 before coming to Police Headquarters in person to make any non-emergent reports.

Our officers will speak with you and help to determine how your report will be documented. We will continue to respond to emergencies as we always have, and this policy is only intended to reduce person-to-person interaction and reinforce social distancing.

I want to reassure our residents that the Kearny Police Department remains fully prepared to respond to all emergencies and is committed to making our community as safe as possible.  I also want to thank our residents and businesses for their support and adherence to the restrictions that are in place. We have a strong community and together, we will come through crisis as strong as ever.

Thank you.

George King
Chief of Police

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.