of: Chief Paul Tiernan
The Newark Police Department
(NPD) will be increasing order maintenance patrols throughout the City of
Newark over the next several weeks in anticipation of upcoming celebrations for
St. Patrick’s Day. This will include uniformed and non-uniformed patrols during
the daytime and nighttime hours.
In an effort to curb criminal
activity and enhance public safety, the following tips are being shared and
residents are strongly encouraged to review and utilize the information, as
personal safety, residents are advised against allowing anyone into their homes
who is not an invited guest. Party hosts utilizing an “open door” policy of
allowing unknown persons to enter their residences are creating opportunities
for persons with criminal intent to victimize the host and invited guests.
are encouraged to call for police assistance in the event they are hosting a
party and cannot control the attendees on their own.
o These circumstances include unwanted/unknown
persons inside the residence or a crowd that has grown to an unmanageable
o A party host requesting police assistance in such
incidents will not be subject to the same enforcement action taken when
a complaint is received from an independent caller.
are reminded of the Delaware State Law that provides criminal immunity
to anyone who suffers or reports an alcohol or drug overdose. This law is
intended to protect the well-being of those suffering from an alcohol or drug
overdose and to ensure that others call 911 when an emergency exists, without
fear of being arrested.
NPD will continue to respond
to all complaints of noise violations and similar disturbances from the general
public. Residents should be aware the following violations will be strictly
Violation – allowing music to be played at a level audible across property
Premises – allowing loud or unusual noise to the disturbance of the quiet
and good order of the city
Event Permit Required – a City of Newark Special Event Permit is required
if there are more than 150 persons present at a social gathering
Container – no person shall possess an open container of alcohol on a
street, sidewalk, common area of an apartment building or private property
(without owner’s permission).
Possession/Consumption of Alcohol – a person under the age of 21 possesses
or consumes an alcoholic beverage.