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  • Vehicle Burglary Arrest

    Posted on September 26, 2019 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 9/26/19, the Voorhees Police Department announces the arrest of Jahon T. Loyal (24) from the 1000 block of Ash River Court, Voorhees, NJ  for multiple thefts from vehicles.  The arrest was the result of a thorough and lengthy investigation conducted by the Voorhees Criminal Investigations Bureau. Mr. Loyal was remanded to the Camden County Correctional facility. This matter is pending in Superior Court, Camden, New Jersey. The investigation is still ongoing.

     

    Residents are reminded to be vigilant and report ALL suspicious activity.

     

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

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

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  • Lt. William Walsh awarded IACP 40 Under 40

    Posted on September 09, 2019 by William Walsh

    Media Release

     

    Voorhees, New Jersey –Congratulations to Lieutenant William Walsh, who was nominated and selected as a 2019 recipient of the prestigious IACP 40 under 40 award for 2019. The IACP 40 Under 40 award program is designed to recognize individuals in law enforcement under the age of 40 who demonstrate leadership and commitment to law enforcement. This prestigious award is presented to 40 awardees from around the globe who exemplify this leadership, dedication and service to their communities and profession.  https://www.theiacp.org/2019-iacp-40-under-40-awardees

    The 2019 awardees represent local, county, state/provincial, university, tribal, and national law enforcement agencies, including awardees from sheriff’s departments, federal agencies, airport police, and investigative organizations, among others. They hail from seven countries—the United States, Canada, Colombia, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, India, and the Solomon Islands. They include chiefs of police, sergeants, lieutenants, inspectors, special agents, project leads, and numerous other roles and ranks, serving their communities in both sworn and non-sworn positions

    Lieutenant Walsh will be recognized at the 2019 IACP Conference this October in Chicago.

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

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  • Investigator Justin Sims receives the Traffic Safety Specialist, Level – 1 Leadership Award

    Posted on June 27, 2019 by William Walsh

    Media Release

    Voorhees, New Jersey – Officer Justin Sims of the Voorhees Township Police Department will receive the Traffic Safety Specialist, Level – 1, Leadership award at the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association State Meeting being held, in Atlantic City, on Wednesday, June 26th.

    The Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) program was regionally established in Maryland to recognize police officers who have notable experience, education, training, and proficiency in Highway Safety Enforcement methods and procedures. Eligibility involves officers submitting documentation on employment, completion of appropriate certifications, and permission of the department. Level 1 requirements include three years of independent patrol experience, speed detection device certification, standard field sobriety certification, and 30 points of earned electives. One elective point is awarded for each year of military service. Also, points are provided for documented college experience.

     

    This voluntary program was first established in 2016 through the Ocean County Police Traffic Officers Association. The certification serves as verification for courtroom testimony. Also, a total of 18 undergraduate or 6 graduate credits are awarded by Fairleigh Dickinson University. Nearly 150 awards have been granted in New Jersey. Additionally, officers are qualifying for the Level 2 designation that involves the implementation of a technical study on improving traffic safety conditions in the sponsoring community.

    For further information contact C. Knezek of the Kean University Traffic Safety Program cknezek@kean.edu

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

    If you would like to download this press rlease, please click here.
  • Residential Burglary Arrest

    Posted on June 27, 2019 by William Walsh

    Media Release

    Residential Burglary Arrest

     

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 6/25/19, the Voorhees Police Department announces the arrest of Kevin P. Dunleavy (54), last known address from the unit block of Evergreen Place, Loch Arbour, NJ.  On June 24th, at approximately 10:55 am, patrol units were dispatched for a burglary in progress on the unit block of Forrest Hills Drive. The homeowner observed an unknown male exiting their garage, the male subsequently fled the scene. A description was obtained and given to all responding units which canvassed the area. A K9 team was deployed and conducted a track, but due to the terrain, the track was terminated for the safety of the Officers and K9.  The Voorhees Criminal Investigations Bureau was able to develop a possible suspect with the assistance of the Waterford Police Department.

    At approximately 3:56 pm, a 2nd call came into police dispatch of a found burglary on the unit block of Tenby Chase Drive. Patrol Units located the suspect in the vicinity of Simsbury / Longwood. He was identified as Kevin P. Dunleavy and found to be a fugitive from justice. At the time of his arrest, Mr. Dunleavy had stolen items from the residential burglaries in his possession. He was charged with two (2) counts of burglary, theft, & criminal mischief and subsequently remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility. This matter is pending in Superior Court, Camden, New Jersey.

    Residents are reminded to be vigilant and report ALL suspicious activity.

     

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

    If you would like to download this press rlease, please click here.
  • Media Release – April 29, 2019

    Posted on April 29, 2019 by William Walsh

    Voorhees, New Jersey – On Sunday, April 28th, 2019, at approximately 10:22 p.m. officers of the Voorhees Police Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of Chestnut Avenue for a suicidal person with a weapon.  The caller indicated that he was distraught and intended to harm himself.

    Upon arrival to the scene, officers secured a perimeter to keep bystanders away and made numerous attempts to contact the caller, which went unanswered. The Lower Camden County Regional Special Response Team, which is comprised of Law Enforcement personnel from Voorhees, Pine Hill, Berlin Twp., Berlin Boro & Waterford, was summoned to the scene to assist with communication attempts and tactics. Upon their arrival they were able to safely evacuate a neighboring family.

    At approximately 1:30 am, SRT team operators made entry into the residence and found the 66-year-old male resident deceased and alone in the residence from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Shortly thereafter the scene was declared safe.

     

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

    If you would like to download this press rlease, please click here.