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Report: Traffic Tickets by Englishtown Police Department up 92.8%

An APP investigation compares the number of tickets written from the second half of 2010 to the same time period in 2009.

The Englishtown Police Department issued 1,581 traffic tickets from July 2010 to Dec. 2010 as compared to 820 tickets during the latter half of 2009, according to a report in Sunday's Asbury Park Press.

The Asbury Park Press investigation looked at traffic citation statistics from municipalities across the state and found an increase in ticket writing in many locations. The 20 towns writing the most tickets during the time period the Asbury Park Press looked at lost $2.9 billion in state aid in 2010, according to a column by New Jersey Press Media's Bob Ingle. The full report will be available online Tuesday.

While Englishtown saw a 92.8 percent increase, the Manalapan Township Police Department wrote 6 percent fewer tickets, the report said. In the second half of 2010, Manalapan Township wrote 3,061 tickets; the department wrote 3,255 tickets from July 2009 to Dec. 2009.

Miguel Valasques March 08, 2011 at 07:03 AM
i try to avoid englishtown at all costs...the cops are brutal and if you get stopped in englishtown i believe the statistic is that you have a 100% chance of a citation.
Janet Leonardis March 14, 2011 at 01:35 PM
you are correct Miguel. The town is too small to support itself so the town has hired part time police to try to increase revenues via citation. The funny part is they then sit there and ponder why no one frequents the businesses on Main St! Dah!
PAR March 18, 2011 at 01:06 AM
So what is your point Manalapan Patch, the laws should not be enforced ?????
Janet Leonardis March 18, 2011 at 03:11 PM
I don't have any personal involvement with whatever you are trying to get at or incinuate. Who are you calling a rat, and use caution in your reply as I will sue you for slander.
Janet Leonardis March 18, 2011 at 03:29 PM
The point is the Englishtown Boro council needs to stop its wasteful spending and manage the budget. Over employing police officers and using them to function as "Nannies" to motorists is not the answer. The council is using the police (inappropriately) to generate revenue, but they are not counting the loss that results as a byproduct of that conduct. It is driving business out of town. It is also giving our town a bad reputation, creating dangerous traffice jams, making it a less desireable place to live and devaluing our property values. The proper thing to do is either cut spending and live within our means, or merge with Manalapan which has the economy of scale to provide more affordable services.
Greg Kulaga March 19, 2011 at 01:54 AM
The only "point" per our perspective is to report the facts. Tickets were up last year, and as stated in the last council meeting, that has resulted in a surplus for the borough. Now whether every ticket is warranted or not might be something worth further investigation, but our purpose is merely to seek truth and report it. We have no agenda other than that.
joey May 09, 2011 at 07:11 PM
Englishtown cops are the worst cops in the state of NJ there town is not even a mile long and they prey and wait for out of towners that pass threw going to work or from work...But worst i seen this assholes do is wait by raceway park and pull everybody that drove there show cars to raceway park..give tickets for tint,lights,anything they can find!! They should be fired and done with and Manalapan should just patrol the half mile town!! Because they are not needed!! only reason they should have a reason to pull somebody over is for not going 25mph thats it!! But these cops pull you over for other reasons!! Then make bogus tickets up!
njdad12 July 28, 2011 at 11:26 AM
Joey, last I checked all those things you speak of...tints, lights etc are ALL VIOLATIONS!!! IF you dont like the summonses being issued to you or your friends, then play by the rules. The problem with Englishtown is their lack of around the clock police service and officer safety issues. There should be 2 guys on the road, at all times. Not specials circumventing the overtime, but full time officers that are covered by the town AND PBA should anything transpire. Specials are great in a shore town, but in a town like Englishtown, Freehold or Manalapan ..Fulltimers are the only way to go. I live on the border, and Im in the Quik Chek on a daily basis, never had any issues with the cops....yet lol
Joey Ball July 28, 2011 at 05:20 PM
The fine members of EPD are not actually police officers; they are security guards with guns. Out of like 6 officers, I believe that at least 4 of them are significantly north of 250 pounds, and whenever the proverbial "ish" hits the fan, they call Manalapan PD to help them clean up a mess that they aren't equipped to handle in the first place. And I'm sorry, but effecting a car stop in front of Taylor Mills school, which is roughly 3/4 of a mile OUTSIDE of Englishtown, for a violation that supposedly occurred within its borders, is inappropriate.
joey July 13, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Speak of Quik check the Englishtown police sit and run people license plates as they come in and leave the place, they go and the liquor store and run the video tapes every night before they close, like there really have do that?? They discriminate towards black people if they see them walking in a group they follow them!! i know so many people that go out there way not go threw Englishtown and rather go around the place...main st is dead because these ass munches..people that go threw this place scared as hell...if they see more than once coming threw there town they pull you over to find out who you are, then hit you off with a bogus fictitious ticket!!! Its 2012 and there have not eased up on people coming threw town...or on the residents of the area!!
April Prolow Hoffmann October 04, 2012 at 04:19 PM
October 4,2012 They are out of control . The Englishtown Police
Anthony De'marco February 06, 2013 at 03:21 PM
I was unfortunate to have an accident in that township sometime back and it was and still is dreadful !! Please avoid that town at all cost, I read all your posts and you are correct, that township is so unorganized rude ruthless unlike any town that I was ever stopped in. In all the 40 years of driving this town is the worst Englishtown NJ I don't want to name names but a certain office's last name has to do with a soda is absolutely rude, intimidates an a real A hole, this town sucks. I admit I had a violation I accepted but I hate the fact this PD is the way that they are. I don't trust that they will be honest

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