Archive for February, 2016

  • Kirkwood Improvement Project-South Jersey Gas

    Posted on February 19, 2016 by William Walsh

    Construction on the South Jersey Gas lines, including some roadway work will begin on Monday, 2/22/2016 on Pine Avenue near Spino Court.  Please be aware of the activity in the area and give yourself a few extra minutes when travelling. We will continue to keep you posted as this improvement project moves forward.  The project is anticipated to continue for at least 3 months.

    Please be sure to follow us on social media for updates on Twitter (@VoorheesPolice) and Facebook (, we will be using the hashtag #KirkwoodUpdate to keep the information together for easy access for our residents and visitors.





    Posted on February 15, 2016 by William Walsh

    Voorhees, NJ (February 15, 2016):  The Voorhees Police Department is excited to announce our 1st Citizen Police Academy which will begin on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and meet for ten Tuesdays from 7:00PM-9:00PM, concluding in May (final dates TBA).  The training will take place at our Police Headquarters and several off-site locations.  This course will offer our residents an inside exclusive look at the training and behind the scenes activities that make the Voorhees Police Department function in a professional, effective, and efficient manner on a daily basis.

    “This is yet another program that we feel will expand our community-based efforts.  It will continue to keep open lines of communication and create a better understanding for the community about police officer operations, specifically here in Voorhees,” said Voorhees Police Chief Lou Bordi.

    The course will cover:

    • Firearms Simulator Training
    • Crime Scene Investigation/Mock Crime Scene
    • A tour of our Police Headquarters
    • Patrol/Investigations Bureaus
    • K-9 Unit demonstrations and meet and greet with our police dogs
    • Police use of force/ Police Stress
    • Central Communications Center (911) Tour
    • Traffic Unit/mock car stops
    • Internal Affairs/Body Worn Cameras
    • Community Affairs/School Safety/Domestic Violence


    This course will host 30 Voorhees residents, ages 18 and over.  Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background examination including warrants check, NCIC, driver’s license checks, and NJ and Interstate Criminal History checks.  Those who are accepted will be notified via email.  Selected applicants will also need to complete a waiver of liability form.


    To apply to the Voorhees Police Citizen Academy follow this link.


    The deadline for applications is Friday, March 4, 2016 at noon.

    For more information, please contact:

    Sergeant Bill Walsh



    Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@VoorheesPolice) and Facebook for future updates.



  • Investigation into Voorhees Shooting Reveals Gunshot Appears Self-Inflicted – 2/6/16

    Posted on February 06, 2016 by William Walsh

    The Voorhees Police Department in conjunction with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office  reports a shooting that injured a man last night on Burnt Mill Road.  The investigation revealed the gunshot appears to have been self-inflicted.

    Voorhees Police were called at approximately 7:38 p.m. on Friday to the 100 block of S. Burnt Mill Road in Voorhees for a report of a person shot.

    Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a 25-year-old male, outside his residence. He was transported by ambulance to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. He is reported to be in stable condition.

    The investigation revealed the victim shot himself while handling a handgun at his home.  No one else was injured.  Follow the  Voorhees Police Department online at and on Facebook and Twitter for future updates.


    For more information please contact Voorhees Police Deputy Chief Bill Donnelly at

  • Voorhees Police Seek Fugitive for Aggravated Assault on Police Officers

    Posted on February 02, 2016 by Voorhees Police

    The Voorhees Police Department needs your help in locating fugitive Geoffrey Petit. Petit is wanted for the assault of a Voorhees Police Officer with his vehicle on 1/31/2016. Petit was fleeing an arrest for an outstanding warrant for the assault on a Voorhees Police Detective during a burglary investigation on 1/14/2016 and resisting arrest during that investigation. Petit also has warrants issued by the Moorestown Police Department for charges stemming from other burglaries that our Officer was also attempting to apprehend him for during the investigation on 1/31/2016. Thankfully, the Officer was not injured by the vehicle.

    Petit fled the scene of the attempted arrest in the parking lot of his residence, 119-3 Echelon Road, in a gray Ford Focus with Maryland plates 3BY9217 (similar to the one pictured below). The vehicle is an Avis rental car out of Mount Laurel. Petit is wanted on $100,000 full cash warrants out of Voorhees Township and $300,000 worth of warrants out of Moorestown. Petit should not be approached and should be considered dangerous.

    If you see Petit, the vehicle described, or know of his whereabouts, please contact the Voorhees Police Department at 856-428-5400 or via 9-1-1 in an emergency. If you wish to submit information anonymously, please use our Crime Tip Line at 856-627-7174. You can also submit anonymous tips via our website at For updated information follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


    petit car

    For more information, please contact:

    Captain Carmen J. DelPalazzo

    Voorhees Police Department