The Traffic Division of the Voorhees Township
Police is dedicated to the safety of the residents of Voorhees and
the State of New Jersey through the professional and methodical
investigation of motor vehicle crashes, the fair and impartial
enforcement of the motor vehicle laws, the inspection and oversight
of highway work zones, and the education of the public.
The Traffic Division is headed by a Lieutenant
who, as Division Commander, is in charge of the following sections:
Highway Patrol: The Highway Patrol
currently is staffed by two patrol officers who investigates serious
and fatal motor vehicle crashes, conducts radar and traffic
enforcement patrols in residential areas, investigates complaints of
abandoned vehicles and other traffic related offences.
Police Records Section: The Police
Records Section is currently staffed with six civilian employees who
are responsible for the myriad types of police reports generated by
a modern police department. The Records Section is the repository of
the department’s records and is responsible for disseminating these
records to the prosecutors, courts, police officers, victims, and
defense counselors who need them. They also fingerprint applicants
for various governmental agencies and compile monthly and yearly
crime statistics that are routed to county, state and federal
Parking Enforcement: The Parking
Enforcement Section is staffed by three part-time employees who
patrol the township enforcing the parking and abandoned vehicle laws
within the parking areas in the township. They also serve as court
bailiffs during municipal court.
Buildings and Grounds: The Building and
Grounds Section is staffed by a civilian employee who is responsible
for the maintenance of the police station.
School Crossing Guards: The department
staffs nine full-time school crossing guards as well as three
replacement school crossing guards who are responsible for crossing
school children at assigned intersections throughout the township.
Drug Recognition Expert: The Traffic
Division has a certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) on staff who
assists officers with the identification and prosecution of
motorists who are operating vehicles while under the influence of
prescription or illicit drugs.
The Traffic Commander is also
responsible for the following areas within the department:
Vehicles: the procurement,
equipping and maintenance of the departments 55 patrol and
Traffic Control Permits: A
permit is issued every time a contractor works on, in or under a
roadway in the township. The permit reviews the site of the work
and ensures that the contractor has the appropriate safety
equipment on location so as to minimize the negative impact the
work will have on the motoring public.
The review and distribution of
all traffic related records and paperwork generated within the
All in-service training and
state certification programs relating to the traffic sciences.
Coordinator for the State’s
“Occupant Protection Enforcement Grant” and the “Drunk Driving
Enforcement Fund”. These grants are made available to place
additional patrols on the street to enforce the seatbelt and
drunk driving laws.
Review and approval of all new
construction site plans as they relate to traffic safety and the
state’s motor vehicle laws.
Review of all applications from
owners of private property to have the motor vehicle laws of the
State of New Jersey made applicable to the private properties
under N.J.S. 39:5a-1.
Review of all ordinances
relating to traffic within the township.