‘News Releases’ Archive

  • Join the Voorhees Police Dept Team

    Posted on February 08, 2022 by Voorhees Police

    Now Hiring – The Voorhees Police Department will be seeking to hire for the position of Full-Time Police Officer.


    We are seeking hard-working, dedicated and energetic individuals for our police department.

    The Voorhees Police Department is an Accredited Agency whose members are community oriented and who take pride in their proactive response to crime, and quality of life issues.

    We currently employ 70 Sworn Police Officers, 56 Full-Time Police Officers, 14 Special Law Enforcement Police Officers (SLEO II), 10 Crossing Guards and 10 Civilian Employees. Our department is organized into two divisions: Administration and Operations, and Five Bureaus: Investigations, Patrol, Training, Community Affairs and Administration. Additionally, we offer various specialized assignments to include: Honor Guard Unit, Firearms Unit, Traffic Unit, Social Media Unit, Detective, K-9 Officers, Bike Patrol, Crime Scene Technicians, School Resource Officers, and the Drone Unit. We offer a competitive salary, excellent equipment and some of the best training in the State of New Jersey. If you are interested please click on the NJ Civil Service Commission Link Below for the application to the Entry Level Law Enforcement Test.

    If you have any further inquiries, please contact Lieutenant Derek Hawkins at (856) 627-5858 x1116 (dhawkins@vtpd.com) or Sgt. Eric Camm at (856) 627-5858 x1104 (ecamm@vtpd.com)

    Voorhees Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer



    Posted on January 30, 2019 by William Walsh

    News Release

    For Immediate Release

    Date: 01/30/2019

    Contact: Lt. Daniel Scheets

    Voorhees, NJ (01/30/2019):  The Voorhees Police Department is excited to announce our 4th Citizen’s Police Academy which will begin on Tuesday, 03/12/2019 and meet on most Tuesday nights from 6:30PM-9:30PM, concluding with a graduation ceremony on 05/14/2019 (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
    • 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:


    The deadline for applications is 02/18/2019.


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

    Sergeant Anthony Del Palazzo



  • Motor Vehicle Crash

    Posted on January 23, 2017 by William Walsh



     In regards to the below crash, the Voorhees Police have identified the operator as Todd Gersh (43) from the unit block of Woodhurst Drive, Voorhees, NJ.


    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 1/22/17: At approximately 10:24 am Voorhees Police Units were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash on Kresson-Gibbsboro Road (County Route 685) in the area of the Kresson Golf Course. Investigation by police revealed the following:

    A 2009 Range Rover, operated by a Voorhees resident, was traveling Northbound on Kresson-Gibbsboro Road when it veered off the roadway striking several trees. Voorhees Police were on scene immediately and were subsequently informed by Emergency Medical Personnel that the operator and sole occupant had succumbed to injuries.

    The crash investigation is still ongoing and being investigated by the Voorhees Police Traffic Unit. If anyone has information related to this crash please call the Voorhees Police at    856-428-5400.


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

    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com


  • Residential Burglary Arrest

    Posted on June 14, 2016 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 06/13/16, at approximately 1:24pm the Voorhees Police Department was dispatched to the 1200 block of Maple Avenue for a burglary in progress. Responding Patrol Officers were advised that an alert neighbor called to report an unknown female was trying to gain entry into a house through a window. Voorhees Police arrived and located the female a short distance from the residence. She was identified as Laura Declemente (30) from the 600 block of 9th Avenue, Lindenwold, New Jersey. After an on-scene investigation, Ms. Declemente was charged with 3rd degree Burglary and remanded to the Camden County Correctional facility in lieu of $500.00 bail. The investigation is still ongoing.

    Residents are reminded to be vigilant and report ALL suspicious activity. You are the eyes and ears of your police department!




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

  • 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 www.vtpd.com. For updated information follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


    petit car

    For more information, please contact:

    Captain Carmen J. DelPalazzo

    Voorhees Police Department