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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Congratulations SRO Jon Daddario for being selected by L.E.A.D. as instructor of the month.

    Posted on March 22, 2019 by William Walsh

    Chief Bordi and the Voorhees Police Department would like to congratulate School Resource Officer Jon Daddario who has been selected by L.E.A.D. as instructor of the month. This recognition is based on a national search. Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence. We achieve our goals by collaborating with educators, community leaders, families and L.E.A.D. support organizations. To create safer, healthier communities free of drugs, bullying, and violence.

    Officer Jon Daddario grew up in Voorhees, New Jersey and graduated from Eastern Regional High School in 2009. Jon attended Widener University and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was sworn in as a Voorhees Township Police Officer in May of 2014. After two years of working patrol he was assigned to the Community Affairs Bureau as a School Resource Officer.

    Officer Daddario is currently assigned to the Voorhees Middle School. He teaches the L.E.A.D. program to 6th graders along with School Resource Officers Chase Waldman, Mark Paranto, and Patrick Billingsley.

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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

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