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  • 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

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  • Armed Robbery-May 23rd

    Posted on June 04, 2018 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ: On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 9:06 pm, Patrol Officers were dispatched to Rite Aid on the 700 block of Haddonfield-Berlin Road for an armed robbery. Responding Units were advised the male suspect had fled the store on foot after obtaining cash proceeds by threatening the cashier with a knife. The Voorhees Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the below individual. Police tips can be sent to Detective Sergeant Fowler at 856-8821108 or sent to media@vtpd.com.  Please see the photo on page 2 of this release (follow link to download release).

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

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  • Armed Robbery

    Posted on June 01, 2018 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ: On Thursday May 31st, 2018 at 8:54 pm, Patrol Officers were dispatched to Cheers Wine and Spirits located on the unit block of State Highway Route 73 for an armed robbery. Responding Units were advised the male suspect had fled the store on foot after attempting to gain cash proceeds by threatening the cashier with a gun.  A subsequent K9 track led to the discovery of additional evidence. The suspect is described as a 6’2″ medium complexion male with a deep voice and heavy bags under his eyes. The Voorhees Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the below individual. Police tips can be sent to Detective Michael Perez at 856-882-1129 or sent to media@vtpd.com.

     

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

     

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  • Voorhees Police Junior Academy Class 5 Announced

    Posted on May 31, 2018 by William Walsh

    The Voorhees Township Police Department will be holding its 5th Annual Junior Police Academy from July 23 through July 27.

    This program teaches our young people from the age of 12 to 17 to appreciate and respect the duties and life of a police officer. The Academy will also give the participants, who may have dreams of becoming a police officer, a taste of police life.

    The program is limited to 25 cadets who will participate in drill and ceremony (marching), physical fitness training by certified police academy fitness instructors, hands-on patrol tactics training through mock scenarios and car stops, and see a demonstration from our K-9 Unit. During the week, the cadets will also receive a tour of the Juvenile Detention Center and will see demonstrations from various special units, including the crime scene unit. All of the instructors will be Voorhees Township Police Officers and the cadets will report each day to our police station.

    The candidate selection process includes checks with family, neighbors and schools to ensure the applicant will be a positive addition to the learning environment for other students and will not have an issue with following directions in a para-military style academy experience. All uniform requirements must be followed.  Failure to follow Junior Police Academy rules or instructor directions will result in the cadet being dismissed from the program.

    This program gives kids a taste of Police Academy life. It is meant for youths who are considering a career in law enforcement.  Applicants who have not already participated in the program will be given preference.

    Upon successful completion of the Academy, each cadet will receive a certificate at a graduation ceremony.

    Applications will be accepted from June 1 through end of business on June 25 and must be submitted online at www.vtpd.com/jpa .  Due to limited space, applicants will be notified if they have been selected to attend by email closer to or soon after the due date of June 25th.

    A meeting will be scheduled with parents prior to the academy once applicants are chosen for the program.  The application and related forms can be found on our website by following the link included in this message.  Applicants must be residents of Voorhees Township.

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  • SCHOOL SECURITY TIPS

    Posted on May 10, 2018 by William Walsh

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ: The Voorhees Police Department has created an email account designed to receive tips for school security issues, StudentSecurity@vtpd.com, is now available for use to report issues to our Agency that may impact the safety and security at any Voorhees Public School or Eastern Regional High School.  The email address may also be used for questions or concerns a student may have regarding security measures, procedures, or what to do in the event of an emergency.

    911 should always be called to report emergencies or information relating to the use or threatened use of violence.  This email tip account is designed for information that would require follow-up investigations relating to an issue that would not be considered an immediate threat.  We encourage everyone to call our non-emergency number, 856-428-5400, for any questions.

    Instances of potential bullying that do not rise to a level of criminality should be reported through the purported victim student’s respective school in accordance with established HIB policies.

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    For more information about this press release, please contact Captain Carmen Del Palazzo

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