Pequannock Police Department joined the statewide initiative yesterday in order to Knock Out Opioid Abuse. Members of the Detective and Traffic Bureau joined forces to make make more than 500 motorists aware of not only opioid addiction and but also seatbelt safety. A seatbelt checkpoint was set up today on Newark Pompton Turnpike this morning and motorists were thanked for wearing their seatbelt along with receiving pamphlets regarding Opioid Abuse in New Jersey. Traffic Sergeant George Lane estimated the compliance to be in the high 90%. Only warnings and opioid awareness pamphlets were issued during the event. As part of a day of Opioid Awareness, Officers then spent the afternoon with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit learning advanced training in current drug trends, legal issues and Opioid overdose training.
Capt. Christopher DePuyt
Operations & Public Information Officer