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  • VOORHEES RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER

    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:

    https://www.vtpd.com/about-us/community-collaboration/citizen-police-academy/

    The deadline for applications is 02/18/2019.

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

    Sergeant Anthony Del Palazzo

    adelpalazzo@vtpd.com

    856-882-1104

  • Officers present check for over $3,000.00 to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

    Posted on January 21, 2019 by William Walsh

    Members of the Voorhees Police Department participated in No Shave November in 2018 to raise funds and awareness for the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

    Today our officers presented a check for over $3,000.00 to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation from the funds raised by our officers and staff.  We would like to thank Panera Bread of Voorhees for donating breakfast for the event this morning.

  • 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