Community Collaboration

The Voorhees Police Department Community Affairs Bureau encompasses the Traffic Unit, School Security Unit, School Resource Officer, Social Media, and other community affairs functions such as crime prevention, the junior police academy, Domestic Violence Response Team liaisons, Adopt a Cop and other programs in progress or being developed.

Domestic Violence Response Team

Camden County Women’s Center, a non-profit agency that provides services and shelter to victims of domestic violence, is seeking volunteers to join the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT).

DVRT members are trained volunteer advocates who are available to meet confidentially with victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. The volunteer advocates work in conjunction with the police to provide support, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence.

40-hour domestic violence training classes occur twice per year, in fall and spring. Interested applicants will need to submit to a background check, and can apply at: www.camdencountywomenscenter.org under the DVRT tab.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call CCWC 24/7 Hotline at 856-227-1234.

Domestic Violence Resources

Camera Registration

Crime prevention is a cooperative effort between those we serve and our agency. In furtherance of the concept of community partnerships, the Voorhees Police Department is requesting residents, businesses, and organizations that have security cameras in place on their property to complete a short registration form. The registration does not give the Voorhees Police Department access to your camera system, but allows our agency to maintain a data base of active cameras in the event a crime occurs in the area. For example if a burglary occurs down the street from your property, we would know your camera may have captured an image of a vehicle or suspect that could connect us to the suspects involved in the burglary. A detective would phone you and ask to review the footage. Participating properties will receive a decal with the official Voorhees Police Safe Cam logo to display as an additional deterrent to crime.

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Adopt A Cop

The Adopt-A-Cop program originated in London England and was started by the Metropolitan Police.  The program was started at Parkview during 1993 and has been active ever since.

The Voorhees Township Police adopted this program in 2000.  We adopted the third grade students at each elementary school in Voorhees Township.

Each officer visits their school on a monthly basis and discusses various safety topics and shows movies staring “McGruff” the crime dog.  This is an informal, voluntary initiative for schools and our police department to foster trust, encourage mutual respect and build healthy relationships.

Junior Police Academy

JPA-logo-smallThe Voorhees Police Department is proud to host Voorhees youth every summer for a week as part of our Junior Police Academy program. Kids between the ages of 12-17 will report to our Police Administration Building for several hours a day during a five day period. During their time with our agency, the children will participate in drill and ceremony (marching), physical fitness training by certified police academy fitness instructors, hands-on patrol tactics training through mock scenarios and car stops, and a demonstration from our K-9 Unit.

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Citizen Police Academy

The Voorhees Police Department will be hosting its first Citizen Police Academy for Voorhees residents ages 18 and over in late winter/early spring of 2016.  The course will be held once a week for approximately ten weeks.  Included in the itinerary are blocks of instruction on use of force (both classroom and a firearms training simulator), internal affairs, traffic safety, tactical team familiarization, K-9 Unit demonstrations,  Communications Center tour, and crime scene investigations to name a few.

Applicants agree to a background investigation to participate in the selection process.  The class size is limited, but we anticipate having more programs in the future.

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Voorhees Police Foundation

The Voorhees Police Foundation is currently in development.  The Voorhees Police Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization comprised of local business, civic, and corporate leaders.  The Foundation is dedicated to assisting the Voorhees Police Department carry out its mission through charitable gifts geared toward enhancing public safety, services, training, and sponsorships.  More information on the Voorhees Police Foundation and its projects will be posted in the future as development moves forward.

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Together, we are making that happen.

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.

Security Surveys

Voorhees residents, organizations, or business owners may request a security survey of their property to aid in crime risk reduction.  To schedule a security survey or for more information contact Lt. Bill Walsh at 856-882-1104 or via email at wwalsh@vtpd.dom.