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  • School Security Forum Letter from Chief Bordi

    Posted on February 28, 2018 by William Walsh

    February 27, 2018

     

    Good afternoon,

    I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our stakeholders and community members for participating in our School Safety Forum last night at the Voorhees Middle School.  The forum produced productive and meaningful dialogue that we will be reviewing over the coming weeks to identify ideas, concerns, and solutions that were brought up by our community members and stakeholders to enhance and/or complement our robust existing school security programs.

    The members of the Voorhees Police Department strive to provide superior protection and safety for all of our service population.  Providing these services cannot be achieved without collaboration, training, and ongoing dialogue with our school districts, staff, students and their families.  I would ask parents/guardians to have conversations with their children on the importance of taking school security drills seriously.

    We also encourage everyone to report any suspicious activity, comments, social media activity, vehicles, and people immediately by calling 911 or reporting to one of our school resource / school security officers.  To provide anonymous tips contact us online at www.vtpd.com or by calling 856-627-7174.

    Following a review our notes from last night’s forum and the points brought up, we will provide updated information on any possible steps taken or other results brought about by the dialogue we had with those in attendance.

    Again, thank you to everyone involved in making last night’s forum productive and meaningful.

     

    Sincerely,

    Louis J. Bordi

    Chief of Police

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  • Voorhees School Safety Forum

    Posted on February 19, 2018 by William Walsh

    Voorhees School Safety Forum

    Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6pm

     

    In an ongoing effort to keep our students safe and our community informed, the Voorhees Police Department will be hosting a School Safety Forum on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6pm at the Voorhees Middle School Theater (1000 Holly Oak Drive).  Representatives of local and state government will be present. It is also expected that representatives of the Voorhees Township Public Schools and Eastern Regional High School along with their respective Boards of Education will participate.

    All members of the Berlin Borough, Gibbsboro, and Voorhees communities are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in this forum.

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    Please contact Lt. Bill Walsh of the Voorhees Police Department with any questions at wwalsh@vtpd.com or 856-882-1107.

     

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  • Voorhees Man Charged with Threat to School – February 16, 2018

    Posted on February 16, 2018 by William Walsh

    Voorhees Man Charged with Threat to School – February 16, 2018

    Jacob Finkelstein, 18, of Voorhees, has been charged with threatening to terrorize students and staff at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees.

    On February 15th, 2018, police were made aware of an incident involving Jacob Finkelstein where he had allegedly been making false threats during school hours that were heard by multiple students, by stating that he was going to “shoot up the school”.

    Captain Carmen Del Palazzo of the Voorhees Police Department reported that no weapons were found at Jacob Finkelstein’s residence during the course of the investigation.

    Jacob Finkelstein was arrested on February 15th, 2018 and charged with one count of second degree False Public Alarm and one count of third degree Terroristic Threats.

    He was remanded to Camden County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance.

    All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    Released Friday, February 16th, 2018.

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

     

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  • TRIPLE FATAL OVERDOSE

    Posted on February 09, 2018 by William Walsh

    Voorhees, New Jersey: On February 8th, 2018 at approximately 12:45 pm, Voorhees Police Officers were dispatched to the Wingate Inn on Laurel Oak Road to check on the well-being of three individuals. Voorhees Police was unsuccessful in contacting the three in question and needed hotel management to assist in gaining access to the room. Once inside Voorhees Police found three individuals deceased from an apparent drug overdose.

    At this time, the case is being investigated by the Voorhees Police Criminal Investigations Bureau and Investigators from the Camden County Prosecutors Office. The victims have been identified and were residents of Toms River, New Jersey.

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    For more information about this incident please contact Captain Carmen Del Palazzo.

    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

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  • VOORHEES RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER

    Posted on January 19, 2018 by William Walsh

    News Release

    For Immediate Release

    Date: January 18, 2018

    Contact: Lt. Bill Walsh

     

    VOORHEES RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER

    Voorhees, NJ (January 18, 2018): The Voorhees Police Department is excited to announce our 3rd Citizen’s Police Academy which will begin on Thursday, March 8, 2018 and meet on most Thursday nights from 6:30PM-9:30PM, concluding with a graduation ceremony on May 17, 2018 (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 Louis 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/Public Information Officer
    • Lower Camden County Regional Special Response Team (SWAT)
    • Community Affairs/School Safety/Domestic Violence

     

    This course will host approximately 30 Voorhees residents, ages 18 and over.  Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background examination including warrant, 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, visit our website at:

    Citizen Police Academy

     

    The deadline for applications is Friday, February 9, 2018 by 5PM.

     

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    For more information on how to apply for this program, please contact:

    Lt. Bill Walsh

    wwalsh@vtpd.com

    856-882-1107

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