Police: Summonses Issued In Employment Zone Enforcement

pd patrolling downtown clifton employment zone enforcementSince police have began enforcing the Employment Zone in order to divert day laborers away from Clifton Avenue, several summonses have been issued, Police Chief Rob Lawson tells TLS. “The ones observed going after cars, and the contractors, have been issued summonses”, the Chief said. “I don’t know exactly how many, but it was several”, Lawson said.

Since Thursday, police have cracked down on the day laborers and contractors using the downtown area as the gathering spot for those seeking employment and those seeking to hire.

It’s for that reason the Township dedicated an Employment Zone area on Second Street and Madison Avenue, but has rarely been used until now.

“The streets are relatively clear”, Chief Lawson says. “I’m happy the way it’s going”.

The Mayor is also satisfied with the results, thus far.

“I’m happy to see that for the most part, the day laborers are gathering in the ESA (Employment Service Area), Mayor Steven Langert said. “Things don’t happen over night, but when you persist, things get done”, he said.

Part of the credit says Langert, goes to the Latino leaders.

“I also want to thank the Latino leaders who help make a safer environment for business owners, pedestrians and day laborers”, Langert said. TLS.

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  1. The cops should leave the poor people trying to make a living alone and go after the people who are not obeying the traffic laws, such as parking in fire zones, running red lights, jaywalking, running stop signs, talking on the phone and creating an unsafe environment in town with poor driving.

  2. Now that the police have the illegal day laborers under control, why not go after the obviously illegal stores on Clifton Avenue selling absolutely nothing to no one. How are they affording such high rents?

  3. I think the mayor should be busy with more important thinge like all the shootings I feel like living in lakewood is like living on the front-line war zone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. leave the cops alone they are doing the best they can for what they have, they are told where to go and what to do, stop enting to them and giving them jobs

  5. When is someone going to open a food stand here selling coffee? Its to cold man I need a coffee. I no like walk to clifton is to far for me walk for coffee I like you web site is very good.

  6. Some really valid points. The first rule of order in the town of Lakewood ought to be to cut out the flying bullets. People are trigger happy and it is showing. The body count is way up. We need a change here. We must start with the top. Do they own guns? Huh? Fess up. You are a roll model. Its not do as I say, Its do as I do. Some chinuch for the grown ups. Yah! Lets get the big wigs to put down their arms.

  7. to gornished says:
    Whats your point ? the police are the only ones that legally carry weapons , just about impossible in NJ to get a carry permit. you can legally purchase with a permit but that does not give you the right to carry.
    so only the criminals are the one who carry do really think they care about the fact they have no permit,when they commit a murder ?????

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