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  • Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

    Posted on November 30, 2018 by William Walsh

     

    Press Release

     

    Contact: Deputy Chief Bill Donnelly

    Voorhees Township Police Department

    Email: wdonnelly@vtpd.com

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

     

    VOORHEES TOWNSHIP, NJ. A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Monday December 3rd , 2018 to examine all aspects of the Voorhees Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief Louis Bordi announced today.

    “Verification by the team that the Voorhees Township Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Louis Bordi said.

    As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email.  The public may call 856-882-1119 on Monday December 3rd, 2018, between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm.  Email comments can be sent to media@vtpd.com.

    Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards.  A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the Voorhees Township Police Department at 1180 White Horse Road Voorhees, NJ 08043.  Please contact Deputy Chief Bill Donnelly at 856-882-1116.

    Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Voorhees Township Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program Director at hdelgado@njsacop.org or write the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053.

    The Voorhees Township Police Department must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status. Chief Louis Bordi indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.” 

    The Accreditation Program Director for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J. Delgado, Ed.S.  “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies.  The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed.  Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Harry J. Delgado stated.

    Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

    The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of New Jersey. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053 or email hdelgado@njsacop.org

     

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    Media Contact

     

    Voorhees Township Police Department

    Capt. C. Del Palazzo

    856-882-1134

    cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

     

  • Voorhees Township Police Department Public Information Plan

    Posted on November 27, 2018 by William Walsh

    Please click the attached Voorhees Public Information Plan for more information.

    Thank you.

  • Increased police presence in response to Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

    Posted on October 27, 2018 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES, NEW JERSEY: Chief Bordi and the Voorhees Police Department would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all those impacted by the horrific attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including the responding Officers of the Pittsburgh Police Department that were shot. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all!

    At this time, there are no known local threats, but you should know your police department remains vigilant in our efforts to keep the community safe and have increased our police presence. As a reminder, public safety is a partnership with our community.  Please report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.  If you hear or see something, say something.

     

    For more information of this release, please contact PIO Captain Carmen Del Palazzo.

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

  • New Jersey Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) Announcement

    Posted on October 18, 2018 by William Walsh

    UNION, NJ – 10/18/18, Captain Carmen Del Palazzo of the Voorhees Township Police Department received the Traffic Safety Specialist, Level – I, Leadership designation at the Ocean County Police Traffic Officers’ Association event held on Thursday, October 18th.

     

    The Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) program was first established in Maryland to recognize police officers who had attained notable experience, education, training, and proficiency in Highway Safety Enforcement methods and procedures. Eligibility involves officers enrolling in the program and submitting documentation on employment, completion of appropriate certifications, and permission of employers.  Level 1 requirements include three years of independent patrol experience, speed detection device certification, standard field sobriety certification, and 30 points of earned electives.  Also, points are awarded for documented college experience. Captain Del Palazzo joins Voorhees Police Traffic Officer Josh Cramer, who is also part of this elite group.

     

    This voluntary program was first piloted through the Ocean County Police Traffic Officers Association in February 2016.  There are over 100 awardees in New Jersey. Several officers are also participating in TSS Level 2 that involves the development and implementation of a technical study to improve traffic safety conditions in the sponsoring community.

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    For more information contact:

    Claudia Knezek,

    Kean Traffic Safety Program

    Email: cknezek@kean.edu

  • Voorhees Police Helps Promote Annual “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

    Posted on October 03, 2018 by William Walsh

    Voorhees Police Helps Promote Annual

    “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day”

    (Voorhees) — Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort on October 10, 2018, designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the State’s roadways fatality free for one-day.

    Known as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day, the national initiative was designed to unite the country in moving toward zero fatalities for one full day by encouraging motorists to obey all traffic laws, including buckling up, every ride; driving the posted speed limit; avoiding distractions while driving; and always being safe and sober behind the wheel. Our goal is to experience a day when all roadway users are extra vigilant and there are no fatalities on our roadways.

    In 2017, New Jersey saw 624 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle related crashes, up from 602 in 2016 and 562 in 2015.  Never forget, there is a face behind each and every one of these tragic numbers! Statewide, law enforcement agencies will be utilizing their variable message boards and conducting educational activities to raise public awareness regarding this issue during the week of October 1st ending with “Brakes on Fatalities Day on October 10th.  For more information about this release please contact Captain Carmen Del Palazzo.

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com