Recently many residents have had their vehicles towed due to the snow conditions in Fort Lee. The Fort Lee Police Department would prefer not to ticket or tow any vehicles during times when it is snowing, however, in order to clear these roads for emergency and other vehicles it becomes necessary to enforce the borough ordinance.
People have asked that we provide better notifications. Here are some simple steps that everyone can follow:
- The first is that you can follow the weather reports. There are many online services available such as the National Weather Service. It is always a good practice to check this website before you park your vehicle for the evening.
- If there appears to be a chance of snow, make sure that your vehicle is not parked in violation of the Borough Ordinance 388-37. The streets covered under this ordinance can be found on Schedule XXI and Schedule XXII.
- You can sign up for Nixle or SwiftReach alerts; which will send you an email or a text alert when there is important information that the Fort Lee Police Department needs to make the public aware of. This includes snow enforcement and a host of other information as well. Residents (and anyone else) can sign up at Fort Lee Police Department.
Information about when you are allowed to park in the municipal parking lots can be found with The Fort Lee Parking Authority.
From left to right: Officer Ralph Liquori, Officer Sean Flannelly and Chief Michael Cioffi of the Englewood Cliffs Police Department
On Sunday October 19th at approximately 10:13 AM, Officer Ralph Liquori was sent to Van Nostrand Avenue in Englewood Cliffs to assist Officer Sean Flannelly of the Englewood Cliffs Police Department with a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), in progress on an unresponsive male. The Englewood Cliffs Police Department requested the mutual aid assistance of the Fort Lee Police Department due to several of their officers being committed to an accident investigation in their borough.
Officers Ralph Liquori and Sean Flannelly conducted chest compressions and rescue breathing before turning the patient over to paramedics from Englewood Hospital. The patient survived the episode, and is currently recovering at an area hospital. On November 12th, Englewood Cliffs Police Chief Michael Cioffi presented PO Liquori and PO Flannelly with an award for life saving. PO Liquori has been a Fort Lee police officer since 2005, and currently he is assigned to the department’s Emergency Services Unit.
Around the Halloween holiday in order to promote safety for our children; the Fort Lee Police Department will be conducting a Cops in the Crosswalk program utilizing a decoy officer crossing the street. The goal of this program is to gain compliance from the motoring public to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing the street.