Archive for May, 2018

  • Voorhees Police Junior Academy Class 5 Announced

    Posted on May 31, 2018 by William Walsh

    The Voorhees Township Police Department will be holding its 5th Annual Junior Police Academy from July 23 through July 27.

    This program teaches our young people from the age of 12 to 17 to appreciate and respect the duties and life of a police officer. The Academy will also give the participants, who may have dreams of becoming a police officer, a taste of police life.

    The program is limited to 25 cadets who 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 see a demonstration from our K-9 Unit. During the week, the cadets will also receive a tour of the Juvenile Detention Center and will see demonstrations from various special units, including the crime scene unit. All of the instructors will be Voorhees Township Police Officers and the cadets will report each day to our police station.

    The candidate selection process includes checks with family, neighbors and schools to ensure the applicant will be a positive addition to the learning environment for other students and will not have an issue with following directions in a para-military style academy experience. All uniform requirements must be followed.  Failure to follow Junior Police Academy rules or instructor directions will result in the cadet being dismissed from the program.

    This program gives kids a taste of Police Academy life. It is meant for youths who are considering a career in law enforcement.  Applicants who have not already participated in the program will be given preference.

    Upon successful completion of the Academy, each cadet will receive a certificate at a graduation ceremony.

    Applications will be accepted from June 1 through end of business on June 25 and must be submitted online at .  Due to limited space, applicants will be notified if they have been selected to attend by email closer to or soon after the due date of June 25th.

    A meeting will be scheduled with parents prior to the academy once applicants are chosen for the program.  The application and related forms can be found on our website by following the link included in this message.  Applicants must be residents of Voorhees Township.


    Posted on May 10, 2018 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ: The Voorhees Police Department has created an email account designed to receive tips for school security issues,, is now available for use to report issues to our Agency that may impact the safety and security at any Voorhees Public School or Eastern Regional High School.  The email address may also be used for questions or concerns a student may have regarding security measures, procedures, or what to do in the event of an emergency.

    911 should always be called to report emergencies or information relating to the use or threatened use of violence.  This email tip account is designed for information that would require follow-up investigations relating to an issue that would not be considered an immediate threat.  We encourage everyone to call our non-emergency number, 856-428-5400, for any questions.

    Instances of potential bullying that do not rise to a level of criminality should be reported through the purported victim student’s respective school in accordance with established HIB policies.


    For more information about this press release, please contact Captain Carmen Del Palazzo