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  • Voorhees Police Department’s K9 Bruiser has received donation of body armor

    Posted on April 02, 2020 by William Walsh

    Voorhees Police Department’s K9 Bruiser has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Chef, Paterson, NJ – EOW 12-10-19”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

    Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million.

    The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

    The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $960.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.

    There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at
    www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

    K9 Bruiser is handled by Officer Michael Marchitto, a five-year veteran, one year as a K9 handler. K9 Bruiser is a three-year old Dutch Shepherd who was imported from Holland. K9 Bruiser is trained in patrol and narcotics detection.

    “Always trust your dog.”

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  • Voorhees Twp Police Department’s K9 Jocko to get donation of body armor

    Posted on February 20, 2020 by William Walsh

    Voorhees Twp Police Department’s K9 Jocko to get donation of body armor

     

     

    Voorhees Twp Police Department’s K9 Jocko will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Jocko’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Wayne T. Wright”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

     

    Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,700 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.

     

    The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

     

    The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

     

  • Lt. Walsh to receive Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club’s First Responder of the Year Award

    Posted on January 23, 2020 by William Walsh

    Voorhees, New Jersey – Congratulations to Lieutenant William Walsh, who was selected by the Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club as their First Responder of the Year. Lieutenant Walsh will be recognized at the Rotary Club’s Community Service Awards Dinner on January 23rd, 2020 at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin. The Club conducts charitable service projects in Voorhees, South Jersey and, as part of Rotary International, across the globe. Lt. Walsh has had the pleasure of working alongside the Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club for numerous projects in our schools and township.

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    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO
    Telephone: 856-882-1134
    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

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  • Voorhees Twp Police Department’s K9 Bruiser to get donation of body armor

    Posted on January 22, 2020 by William Walsh

    Voorhees Twp Police Department’s K9 Bruiser will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bruiser’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Chef, Paterson, NJ – EOW 12-10-19”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

     

    Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 U.S. made, custom fitted, NIJ certified protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.

     

    The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

     

    The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

     

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  • Bomb Threat

    Posted on January 02, 2020 by William Walsh

    Media Release

     

    Bomb Threat

    VOORHEES TWP. NJ 1/2/20: On Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at approximately 11:09 am, Voorhees Police was made aware of a bomb threat at the Voorhees Middle School on Holly Oak Drive. Voorhees Police coordinated with school personnel to evacuate students and staff. K9 teams from the Camden County Sheriff’s Department and surrounding jurisdictions were used to assist with a search of the school, which was subsequently rendered safe. The on-scene investigation was turned over to Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Bureau. If you have any information to report, please contact Voorhees Police at 856-428-5400 or use our tip line at media@vtpd.com.

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

     

    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

     

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