This Day In History: 1956-01-26
Mayor Charles Feldman took the time at the Township Committee to congratulate Police Chief Charles E. Smith for the report of his department’s activities during 1955. 497 arrests were made during the year, following up on 1268 investigations. The police investigated 181 motor vehicle accidents and issued 386 summonses. They attended 67 fires and 2 strikes. They did better than alright in two categories. Five stolen cars were reported and they recovered six and while twenty-one missing persons were reported they found twenty-four. They also recovered $7,510 worth of stolen property. During the year they logged 112,437 miles in police vehicles and made 12,134 inspections of vacant buildings, 2,200 inspections of school buildings and 31,695 inspections of business establishments. With all that activity it was no wonder that they were seeking bids for new police cars.