The Livingston Police Department does not solicit over the telephone. Livingston police officers are members of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association: Local 263. Livingston PBA Local 263 does conduct a solicitation through the mail, usually once annually.
Telephone calls from other groups representing themselves as “law enforcement” organizations are frequently made by telemarketing firms. These solicitations do not benefit the Livingston Police Department or PBA Local 263 in any way. These telemarketers are not police officers, and often use high-pressure tactics to get you to participate. Some will even say that they are affiliated with other local police agencies.
We urge you to use extreme caution should you decide to contribute to these companies. If you wish to contribute to a telemarketing solicitation, always ask or the name, address and telephone number so that you may call back after careful consideration. Most of them will not give out this information. You may also ask for financial statements and/or budget information prior to making your decision.