‘Press Releases’ Archive


    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 announce Safe Exchange Zone

    Posted on November 17, 2015 by Voorhees Police

    Safe-Exchange-ZoneChief Louis Bordi and the Voorhees Police Department has established a “Safe Exchange Zone” in the front visitor parking lot of the Voorhees Police Administration Building, located at 1180 White Horse Road.  There is an area of sidewalk on the northeast corner of the visitor parking lot with yellow sidewalk markings and yellow signs marking the zone (photograph attached).  The marked area is video recorded by state of the art security cameras.  It should be noted that personnel are not in the police station at all times, thus it is recommended that the zones be used during normal business hours, Monday-Friday.  If this is not possible, the area is recorded and routinely patrolled.

    This zone has been set up as a courtesy to and for the protection of Voorhees Township residents involved in an online transaction such as a Craig’s List or Online Yard Sale purchase.  We do not endorse any service and only provide this area as an added layer of safety for those residents involved in online commerce.

    Voorhees Police officers will not intervene as witnesses, negotiators, or brokers.  Our officers and civilian staff members are not permitted to provide legal advice or become involved in civil matters resulting from disputes over payment, quality, etc.

    The exchange of any type of weapons, destructive devices, any illicit items, controlled dangerous substances, or controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia are not permitted on our property.

    For more information on this initiative, visit us online at www.VTPD.com, or on Facebook at Facebook.com/VoorheesPolice or follow us on Twitter @VoorheesPolice.

  • Body Worn Cameras

    Posted on September 04, 2015 by Voorhees Police

    Body worn camera (BWC) as worn by members of our Criminal Investigations Bureau and plain-clothes officers.

    The Voorhees Police Department is proud to announce the implementation of body worn cameras for its Officers. The decision to research body worn cameras initiated back in April 2014, when Chief Bordi envisioned his Officers wearing body worn cameras. Voorhees Police has selected and deployed the Digital Ally FirstVu HD body worn cameras for its Officers. Specifically, we would like to thank the Voorhees Township Committee for all their support and funding for this project.

    The Voorhees Police Department prides itself on our transparency to the public. We believe that the use of these cameras will significantly benefit both the community and our officers. Officers will be able to document their point of view more accurately by reviewing the incidents for details rather than relying solely on memory recall. In addition, this added benefit will certainly enhance Officers preparation for court cases.

    Body Worn Cameras are certainly a powerful tool that can assist police and at the same time give the community a better understanding of what happened during an encounter. However, we know that no technology is a perfect answer to all situations, therefore cameras should not be considered the only source of detail recollection. Body-worn cameras do have limitations that need to be understood and considered when evaluating the recordings, however we believe the community and the officers who work to improve the quality of life here will benefit from their use. It’s a win-win for all involved.

    For added Officer accountability, supervisors also will be able to review the videos captured by the body cameras to assess how officers interact with citizens and, if necessary, tailor their training programs to improve how those officers work in the field.

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