Orange, NJ

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

The City of Orange is a township of roughly 30,000 residents, situated just east of Newark nearing Irvington in Essex County, New Jersey. Although anti-prostitution efforts in the township appear limited, the Orange Police Department has conducted at least one street-level reverse sting in the community.

In September 1994, the Newark Star-Ledger reported that Orange Police had recently completed “three sweeps resulting in 24 arrests for prostitution” in late August. The stings were conducted “in the area of William Street and Glenwood Avenue,” and netted 12 johns and 12 prostituted women. It is unclear if the OPD released the names and other identifying information about those apprehended in the days following their arrest.

Key Partners

  • Orange Police Department

Key Sources

  • Street-Level Reverse Stings:
    • “Orange Prostitution Sweeps Net 24”, Newark Star-Ledger, September 1 1994.
  • Background on Prostitution in the Area:
    • “2 Women Accused of Prostitution”, Newark Star-Ledger, July 16 1992.
State New Jersey
Type City
Population 30436
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