Yes, checking with the Police is always a good idea in any area you may be moving to. My family moved to South Orange 9 years ago and I will say that I have never had any incident of concern. The Police force, first aid squad and fire department in this community are first rate. I would suggest a visit to this special village which is also home to Seton Hall University.
Best of luck,
Joanne Douds, RDC, GREEN, FIABCI
Vice President of Development and Global Markets
Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty