Brigantine Police Department will take part in a new program being initiated by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.UDrive. UText. UPay.
BRIGANTINE, NJ – The City of Brigantine Police Department will take part in a new program being initiated by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
From April 1 through April 21, the Brigantine Police Department, as well as police agencies throughout the state, will join with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety in the Distracted Driving 2014 Statewide Crackdown. This is part of a nationwide enforcement effort, with the slogan:
UDrive. UText. UPay.
The purpose of the campaign is to undertake visible, targeted enforcement during April, which is National Distracted Driving Month. Enforcement activities will specifically focus on driver behaviors that distract from the task of driving.
The Brigantine Police Department requests that all motorists traveling through the City of Brigantine stop their cars when receiving a telephone call in a safe manner on the side of the roadway. Drivers should use Bluetooth to answer phone calls while driving. There are many distracting elements while driving: texting, holding a mobile phone, and using MP3 players to name a few.
Act. Chief Ray Cox would like to encourage motorist to practice non-distracted driving techniques at all times. Enforcement for the types of violations targeted during this campaign occurs on a year-round basis, however, motorist can expect officers to take a zero tolerance approach to distracted driving during this time frame.
The Brigantine Community Center
265 42nd Street, Brigantine. (609) 264-7350
Brigantine, New Jersey
Jim Mogan, Director
265 42nd Street, Brigantine. (609) 264-7350
Open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The BBCC will also be open on Saturdays starting January 7, 2012.
Coordinator – Ed Stoltzfus of the Brigantine CER Staff
Community Center Hours of Operation
- Monday thru Thursday — 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Friday — 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday — 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday — CLOSED
Brigantine, NJ is proud of it’s island town, it’s citizens and the services it provides. The Community Center and the Sports Complex right next door are two popular features of this city by the sea.
The Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Program, a collaborative effort of the City of Brigantine and the Brigantine Board of Education, is coordinated by Jim Mogan, Director. The CER program offers many courses, seminars and workshops to the citizens of Brigantine throughout the year.
The Director of Recreation serves under the direction of the City Manager and performs duties in support of programs and activities of the Recreation Department.
The Director of Recreation coordinates and plans programs, supervises the persons hired for the implementation of such programs, supervises the collection of fees and supervises the preparation of facilities, sports fields and buildings for such activities. The Director also develops, plans and organizes the implementation of a comprehensive program for recreation within the City as directed by the City Council. The Director makes recommendations to the Manager, the 15-member Recreation Advisory Commission and the City Council in the development of recreation programs. The Director also coordinates the requests for funds from various sports and recreation organizations and prepares recommendations to the Manager concerning the budget for such purposes.
Playroom – An indoor playground for children up to five years of age. Slides, pretend play, a ball pit, books, toys….all inside a clean and safe environment – Daily hours of operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Adult supervision is required, no drop-offs. A $2.00 donation requested for each child. A great place to have your next birthday or holiday party. Call Lauren for details: 892-4155.
Senior Center – Seniors; age 60 and older (and spouses) are invited to attend. The Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each day a balanced lunch is served without cost. A one dollar donation is suggested to enhance the program. Meals are planned by a qualified nutritionist to supply at least one third of the day’s nutritional requirements. Seniors are asked to make reservations for meals at least two days in advance. Activities may include Bingo, Exercise, Mahjong, Pinochle, Trips, Yoga and more.
Fitness Classes – Zumba classes are held on Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please sign up through the CER office.
Pool Room – Open to the public from 1p. to 9p. To make a reservation, call 266-2891.
Group Activities – Playing cards, board games, sewing groups, discussion clubs, book clubs, etc.. Reserve a space by calling 266-2891.
Indoor Tennis – Available for singles or doubles; Monday-Tuesday-Thursday from 8a. to 6p….Wednesday and Friday from 8a. to 3p. On most Saturdays, the court will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call for reservations at 266-2891.
Gym – Available for community use on Monday-Tuesday–Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Gym may also be available when a Tennis event is not scheduled – you should call the BBCC to check the schedule.
Facility Rental – The public may rent space in the BBCC for private parties, receptions, business meetings, real estate or financial seminars, educational courses and other private ventures. For additional information concerning rentals please call the BBCC at 266-2891.
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In preparation for the storm and drop in temperatures, emergency hotlines and web services have been made available.
During the storm, the Brigantine Office of Emergency Management recommends checking on family members and friends, as well as the elderly, disabled or isolated. Also the NJOEM recommends keeping pets indoors and dressing in layers to avoid frostbite and hypothermia when going outdoors.
OEM director James Bennett is recommending drivers check their vehicle’s cooling, charging and exhaust systems by a qualified technician and to have good wipers and windshield washer fluid on their vehicles. Throughout the storm, Lt. Bennett is recommending drivers drive slowly, leave distance between other vehicles and carry an emergency winter kit with flashlights, warm clothes, gloves, non-perishable snacks, a blanket, a shovel, an abrasive like sand and a cell phone charger. Before starting a vehicle, Lt. Bennett recommends drivers make sure their tailpipe is clean before starting their car and to remove all snow and ice from the vehicle.
OEM is prepared to activate an Emergency Operations Center during any major disaster to allow coordination of all support agencies to provide continuity of services to the public
Lieutenant Jim Bennett, Director 266-7600 extension 285
Visit http://brigantinepolice.org/oem-html for more information
Other emergency services and tips throughout the storm will be available through the following sites and social media:
City of Brigantine – www.bb-nj.com
City of Brigantine FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/brigantinebeachnj
City of Brigantine TWITTER- @Brigantinenj
Brigantine Police – FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/brigantinepolice
Brigantine Police -TWITTER- @Brigantinepd
Brigantine on NIXLE- http://local.nixle.com/brigantine-police-department/
Brigantine Office of Emergency Management ” OEM” – http://brigantinepolice.org/oem
National Weather Service — www.erh.noaa.gov/er/phi/
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management — www.ready.nj.gov
ReadyNJ Alerts and Updates Blog — www.readynj.wordpress.com
NJOEM on Facebook — www.facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY
NJOEM on Twitter — www.twitter.com/ReadyNJ
NJ State Police on Facebook — www.facebook.com/NewJerseyStatePolice
NJ State Police on Twitter — www.twitter.com/NJSP
CLASS I and CLASS II- SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
The Brigantine Police Department is seeking applicants for the part time position of
Class I and Class II Police Officer with a starting pay of $10.00 an hour for Class I and $15.00 an hour for Class II SLEO positions.
Applicants for Class II SLEO must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 18 years old, have a High School Diploma or state certified G.E.D., read and write the English language proficiently, have no criminal record, be of sound moral character and possess a PTC certification for a Class II SLEO.
Retired New Jersey Law Enforcement personnel with PTC certifications are encouraged to apply for the Class II position. The Department will assist these officers to the greatest extent possible to gain the required PTC waiver for Class II certification.
Applicants for Class I SLEO position must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 18 years old, have a High School Diploma or state certified G.E.D., read and write the English language proficiently, have no criminal record, be of sound moral character, able to pass a physical and psychological examination, along with a 2 week academy.
Applications are available on our website (http://brigantinepolice.org). Applicants should send resume, letter of interest and proof of required certifications to the Director of Public Safety, Daniel Howard, at 1417 W. Brigantine Ave. Brigantine NJ 08203
Brigantine is an E.O.E.