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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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  • Chief Bordi to Receive VBA Community Impact Award

    Posted on December 18, 2019 by William Walsh

    Media Release

    Voorhees, New Jersey: Congratulations to Voorhees Police & Fire Chief Louis Bordi for receiving a community impact award from the Voorhees Business Association. Chief Bordi was recognized for his hard work and implementation of outreach programs within the community. During Chief Bordi’s tenure, progressive community policing programs have been incorporated into the department’s annual agenda. Some of the most popular programs consist of national night out, coffee with a cop, LEAD drug awareness courses, the junior police academy, the citizens police academy, and the Car Show. The priority that Chief Bordi has placed on community policing has fostered and solidified a transparent an open relationship with the residents and business owners of Voorhees.
    The Voorhees Business Association (VBA) is a community-based partnership of business, civic and educational segments within Voorhees Township. They have over 100 members and this year marks their 30th anniversary. The VBA meets on a monthly basis and assists with supporting many community initiatives such as the Voorhees Police Holiday Fund, Voorhees Special Olympics and scholarships to students from Eastern Regional High School.

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

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  • Commercial Burglary Arrest

    Posted on December 02, 2019 by William Walsh

         VOORHEES TWP. NJ: On Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at approximately 10:44 pm, Voorhees Patrol Officers were dispatched to the Bagel Bin located on the 200 block of Kresson-Gibbsboro Road for a burglary in progress. The business owner was alerted and able to view live video from the surveillance system of two masked individuals inside the closed business. As Officers arrived on location, the individuals pulled the rear door shut, hence barricading themselves within the business. Officers, including Voorhees Police K9 (Jocko) set up a perimeter, at which time, a K9 announcement to surrender was broadcasted. Two individuals complied with Officers commands, prior to K9 Jocko being deployed, and exited the business. They were then taken into custody without incident.

    The Voorhees Police Department announces the arrest of Mr. Arthur Reynolds (57 yoa), last known address from the 1600 block of City Place, Atlantic City, NJ and Mr. Dion Joyce (52 yoa), last known address from the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ. Each was processed and charged with the following crimes: Burglary 2C:18-2A(1), Possession of Burglary Tools 2C:5-5A(2), Criminal Mischief 2C:17-3A(1), and Theft 2C:20-3A. In addition, it was learned that Mr. Dion Joyce was a wanted person by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department. Both burglars were remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a court hearing.

    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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  • Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief Arrest

    Posted on November 29, 2019 by William Walsh

    Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief Arrest

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    Captain Carmen Del Palazzo

    PIO Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com

    Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief Arrest VOORHEES TWP. NJ 11/27/19: On Monday, November 4th, 2019 at approximately 6:44 pm, Voorhees Patrol Officers were dispatched to 1025 Laurel Oak Road, formerly known as the American Water Company for a fire alarm activation. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of criminal activity afoot within the recently vacated commercial facility. The on-scene investigation was turned over to Detectives from our Criminal Investigation Bureau. This incident subsequently developed into a multi-jurisdictional effort between Voorhees Police Department and the Gloucester Twp. Police Department. As a result of this joint investigation, individuals were identified, arrested and charged accordingly.

    The Voorhees Police Department announces the arrest of Miranda Ulmer (28yoa) 500 block of Erial Road, Sicklerville, NJ, Leon Dandy (35yoa) 800 block of Blackwood-Clementon Road, Pine Hill, NJ and Rahjahn Waters (24yoa) 2600 block of Kenwood Drive, Pine Hill, NJ.

    All were charged with 3rd-degree crimes consisting of (2) counts each of burglary, theft and criminal mischief. The estimated damage is at one million dollars.

    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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