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Barnegat Township Police Department
Wednesday July 20th, 2016 :: 03:55 p.m. EDT


Please use common sense and do not Trespass when playing Pokemon Go, additional safety tips are listed below

With the sudden popularity of the recently released mobile phone application /game called “Pokemon Go” the Barnegat Police Department would like to remind the public, using common sense when playing the game should be paramount above everything else.

Those playing the game need to remember the following:

-Respect the rights of Private Property Owners and do not trespass on private property when trying to “catch” a Pokemon as you could face criminal charges

-Do not use the application when you are operating a motor vehicle or bicycle

-Be aware of your surroundings when walking and do not stare down at your phone not knowing hazards around you, like roadways, drop-offs, waterways, etc.

-Use caution when sharing your location as strangers can see/track your location Information.

-Travel in groups in public areas and well lit locations at night.

-The game tends to get players into groups – at locations the game refers to as "Gyms", "Pokestops" and other points of interest. Because of this children and adults could be meeting unfamiliar people. Parents, please have a talk with your kids about "stranger-danger". Have open channels of communications with your kids and call police to report any suspicious occurrences. As a reminder the curfew in Barnegat Township for persons under the age of 18 is 11:00pm.

Barnegat Township Police Department
900 W Bay Ave
Barnegat Township, NJ 08005

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-698-5000

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