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RIVERTON BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT

Our mission is to serve all the people who enter the Borough of Riverton with respect, fairness and compassion. With the community as our foundation, we are driven to enhance the quality of life, investigate crimes, seek problem solutions, and promote a sense of safety and security in our community.We will nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards, performance and ethics. We are committed to excellence in law enforcement.

 CONTACT US  

Riverton Police Department
501 Fifth Street
Riverton, NJ 08077

For EMERGENCIES:  Please dial 9-1-1
For NON-EMERGENCIES: Please call (856) 829-1211
Police Station Phone: (856) 829-1212
Dispatch:  (856) 829-1211
Fax: (856) 829-1412
Riverton Municipal Court: (856) 829-4027

Email addresses for Riverton Police Department personnel:

Chief John B. Shaw                            RPDChief@riverton-police.com
Patrolman Jeffrey Walker                  jwalker@riverton-police.com
Patrolman Vincent Coniglione           vconiglione@riverton-police.com
Patrolman Andrew Beuschel              abeuschel@riverton-police.com
Patrolman Matthew Plisak                 mplisak@riverton-police.com
Patrolman Mike Carr                          mcarr@riverton-police.com
Office Adm. Susan Wompierski        swompierski@riverton-police.com

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Animal Complaints If you have an animal complaint, please contact Animal Control at 609-685-3384
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Juvenile Curfew Hours The curfew runs from 10:00 PM through 6:00 AM Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 PM through 6:00 AM Friday and Saturday for all juveniles under the age 18 __________________________________________________________

Forms Frequently used Riverton Police Department forms (Vacation Watch, Request for Police Records, Alarm Registrations, Vendor Permit applications) can be found at the Borough website by following this link and scrolling down to Police Forms http://www.riverton-nj.com/forms/

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Fingerprint Procedure As a courtesy to our residents, the Riverton Police Department is able to do non-criminal fingerprint requests for residents who need federal or out-of-state employer record checks, and volunteer EMT or firefighter checks. Residents should bring the fingerprint cards given to them by their perspective employer/agency.

Criminal history record checks for firearms applications, alcohol beverage licensing, paid or part-time firemen, volunteer employees, and local ordinances requiring fingerprinting must be done via electronic live-scan fingerprinting at Identogo, the New Jersey State Police vendor for fingerprint services. Residents should contact Identogo directly to schedule an appointment or visit them on the web at https://nj.ibtfingerprint.com/.  Residents must FIRST come to the Riverton Police Department to get the paperwork and identification number needed to schedule an appointment.

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Links

Borough of Riverton                          www.riverton-nj.com
Riverton Public School                       www.riverton.k12.nj.us
Riverton Free Library                         www.rivertonlibrary.burlco.org 
Palmyra Police Dept.                          http://boroughofpalmyra.com/public-safety/police-department
Cinnaminson Police Department       www.cinnaminsonpolice.org
Riverton Fire Company                      www.rivertonfirecompany.org
Palmyra Fire Company                       www.palmyrafire.org
Cinnaminson Fire Department           www.cinnaminsonfire.org
Delran Fire Department                     www.delranfire.org
Palmyra Cinnaminson Riverton EMS            www.pcrems.org
Delran Emergency Squad                               www.delranems.org
Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office            www.co.burlington.nj.us/departments/prosecutor
Burlington County Sheriff’s Department             www.co.burlington.nj.us/departments/sheriff
Burlington County Bridge Police                   www.bcbridges.org
Burlington County Dept of Public Safety      http://co.burlington.nj.us/197/Public-Safety
New Jersey State Police                                 www.njsp.org
NJ Transit Police        www.njtransit.com/po/po_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction+PoliceHomeTo

Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Procedures for T- and U-Visa Nonimmigrant Status Applications

Overview

Immigrants who are victims of certain crimes may be eligible to obtain legal status in the United States by application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a federal agency of the Department of Homeland Security.  These visas, referred to as a T-Visa or U-Visa, allow the recipient, as well as certain family members, to obtain legal status and remain in the United States for a period of up to four years to assist law enforcement in the prosecution of criminal activity.  In certain circumstances, a visa may be renewed or may serve as a basis for an application for permanent legal status.

Prior to submitting an application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, however, certain documentation must be submitted to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office for review.  The documentation will facilitate the federal application process.  As such, the purpose of this notification is to advise prospective applicants of the procedure utilized by Burlington County for the processing of T- and U-Visa applications.

 Non-immigrant T-Visas

The following should be considered prior to submitting an application for a T-Visa:

 Eligibility

An individual may be eligible for issuance of a T-Visa if he or she:

  • Is, or has been, a victim of human trafficking; and
  • Has complied with requests for assistance in an investigation or prosecution of such activity.

Declaration

An applicant for a T-Visa must prove to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that he or she has satisfied the eligibility requirements as set forth above.  In order to do so, the individual may obtain a signed statement, known as a “declaration,” from the law enforcement agency investigating or prosecuting the case.  The declaration, titled “Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim in Trafficking of Persons” (USCIS Form I-914B, www.uscis.gov/i-914), is not required.  However, a signed declaration is compelling evidence of a victim’s cooperation.

In Burlington County, the Burlington County Prosecutor, or his designee, is the only individual authorized to sign a declaration for a T-Visa.

Nonimmigrant U-Visas

The following should be considered prior to submitting an application for a U-Visa:

Eligibility

An individual may be eligible for a U-Visa if he or she:

  • Is the victim of qualifying criminal activity; and
  • Has been helpful, or is likely to be helpful, to law enforcement or other officials in the detection, investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.

For a list of qualifying crimes, refer to the “U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide” accessible at https://www.dhs.gov/publication/u-visa-law-enforcement-certification-resource-guide.

 Certification

An applicant for a U-Visa must prove to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that he or she has satisfied the eligibility requirements as set forth above.  To do so, the individual must obtain a signed statement, known as a “certification,” from the law enforcement agency investigating or prosecuting the case.  The certification, titled “Supplement B, U Nonimmigrant Status Certification” (USCIS Form I-918, www.uscis.gov/i-918), is required.  The USCIS will not consider an application for a U-Visa without the certification.

In Burlington County, the Burlington County Prosecutor, or his designee, is the only individual authorized to sign the certification.

 Application Process for T- and U-Visas

Obtaining a Declaration or Certification

Individuals who satisfy the eligibility requirements set forth above may submit a completed Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim in Trafficking of Persons Form (T-Visa), or Supplement B, Nonimmigrant Status Certification Form (U-Visa), to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration.  Upon receipt, the application will be reviewed by the Burlington County Prosecutor or his designee.

In reviewing the documentation, the initial investigating agency will be consulted, as will any Prosecutor’s Office personnel who are familiar with the investigation.  If a declaration or certification is warranted upon review of the application, the Prosecutor, or his designee, will sign same.  That decision is within the sole discretion of the Prosecutor or his designee.

A decision shall be rendered within 120 days from the date of submission of the application to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.  Notification of the decision will be provided to the applicant, as well as the applicant’s counsel, if any.  If approved, the original declaration or certification will be provided to counsel, and if no counsel exists, to the applicant.  A copy of the documents will be maintained by the Prosecutor’s Office.

Time for Application

An application for a T- or U-Visa may be submitted at any time during the pendency of, or subsequent to, the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity.  There are no time limitations to file an application.

Disclosure

The immigration status of an individual requesting a T- or U-Visa shall not be disclosed by the Prosecutor, or his designee, to any federal or state agency, without written authorization of the applicant, or as required by law.  

Issuance of a T- or U-Visa

A signed declaration or certification by the Prosecutor or his designee does not grant legal status to the applicant.  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is the sole agency that has the authority to issue a T- or U-Visa.

 Inquiries

Individuals seeking information regarding visas are encouraged to review the “U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide” accessible at https://www.dhs.gov/publication/u-visa-law-enforcement-certification-resource-guide.  Any questions concerning the application process may be directed to Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor Mark B. Westfall at 609-265-5887.  Applications should be sent to the attention of Assistant Prosecutor Westfall at the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060.