Peninsula residents, here’s your weekend homework assignment, and no, it can’t wait until Labor Day:


The final report of a consultant hired to look into the viability of merging the police departments of Fair haven, Little Silver and Rumson is out, just in time for a town meeting on it in Fair Haven Monday night.

We haven’t even cracked open the 52-page doorstopper yet; we just wanted to get it posted ASAP.

Clicking on the image here won’t take you to it. To download the report, click here: Download finalreport8-13-08.pdf

Hard copies are available at the Fair Haven Borough Hall.

Monday’s discussion, the second public hearing on the issue, is scheduled for the Knollwood School on Hance Road at 7p. The first one, held at Little Silver’s borough hall in July, drew an overflow crowd.

One reason: no three independent police departments have ever been merged in the history of the state of New Jersey, according consultant Brian Valentino of Patriot Consulting Group, the governmental services advisory firm hired to do the study and report.

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