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Police - Discovery
Law enforcement officers from the Pennsauken Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s “UDrive. UText. UPay.” enforcement campaign.
Running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.
For more information, click here.
A group of local police officers are joining together to honor the memories of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Team Pennsauken is made up of members of the Pennsauken and Merchantville Police Departments who will be riding bicycles with the Police Unity Tour Chapter II. The three-day Police Unity Tour will begin in South Jersey on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The Tour will visit some of the towns where officers have fallen in the line of duty before departing New Jersey en route to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. The officers will bicycle close to 300 miles during the tour. To raise funds for the Police Unity Tour, Team Pennsauken is hosting a special fundraiser at Pinsetter Bar and Bowl, 7111 Maple Ave., Pennsauken on Friday, March 31. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
Pennsauken Police Make Narcotics Arrest
On February 14, 2017, members of the Pennsauken Township Police Department with the assistance of the Merchantville Police Department and the Camden County Sheriff’s Department Entry Team executed a narcotics search warrant on the 1600 block of Springfield Avenue in Pennsauken NJ. The raid was the culmination of a lengthy narcotics investigation conducted by the Pennsauken Township Police Department. During the raid prescription legend drugs, marijuana, imitation cocaine and paraphernalia used to manufacture illegal narcotics for street level sales where recovered. The target of the raid was arrested on location and charged..
Pennsauken Police Officer Complete Command And Leadership Academy
Lieutenant Jim Hartnett and Sergeant Gerry Henkel of the Pennsauken Police Department recently completed the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police’s (NJSACOP) Command and Leadership Academy. By completing this intensive, demanding course, Henkel and Hartnett join fellow officers Lieutenant John Nettleton and Captain Thomas Connor, who are past graduates of the program.
Pennsauken Police Detectives Honored
On December 8, 2016, Detectives Brian Polaski and Aerika Long of the Pennsauken Township Police Department received awards from the Camden County Detective's Association for outstanding police work. The awards were presented during the Camden County Detective's Association annual awards ceremony.
Pennsauken Police Confiscate Heroin, Make Arrest During Raid
On November 16, 2016, the Pennsauken Township Police Department and the Camden County Sheriff’s Department Entry Team executed a search warrant on the 5500 block of Wayne Avenue. Confiscated from the raid was over 5 ½ pounds of heroin with a street value of over $250,000. Arrested was a Dennis Burdie, 37 years old, of Wayne Avenue, Pennsauken. Burdie was charged with various drug offenses and was remanded to the Camden County Jail. The search warrant was the result of a long term joint investigation with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Suburban Narcotics Unit, the Maple Shade Police Department and the Merchantville Police Department.
Pennsauken's K9 Chris Passes Away
We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of K9 Chris, a loyal and dedicated four-legged member of the Pennsauken Township Police Department. K9 Chris was involved in numerous apprehensions and drug seizures throughout his career. Seen here with his partner, Officer Joe Hurley, K9 Chris was also active in community relations. He was a good partner and a good cop. We offer our sincerest condolences to Officer Hurley and his family.
A Notice Regarding "Clown Threats" On Social Media
The Pennsauken Township Police Department is aware of the clown threats on social media. There is a joint investigation between the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Pennsauken Township Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in reference to these posts on social media. Extra patrols have been added to schools in Pennsauken Township.
Pennsauken Police Hires Mireles As New Officer
At the Township Committee meeting on July 20, Pennsauken Mayor John Kneib swore in Timothy Mireles as one of Pennsauken Township’s newest police officers.
Mireles, an 11-year resident and member of Pennsauken High School’s Class of 2012, has had a desire to become a police officer from a very young age.
“It’s always something that I wanted to do since I was a kid. It’s something that’s always interested me,” says Mireles. “I’ve always wanted to help people, to try and change the world. Being a law enforcement officer will help do that.”
For the entire article, click here.
Pennsauken Police Unveil Safe Exchange Zone
The Pennsauken Police Department recently created a Safe Exchange Zone for use by members of the community. Located in the front parking lot of the Pennsauken Police Station, 2400 Bethel Ave., and monitored by camera 24 hours a day, seven day a week, the Safe Exchange Zone can be used for internet transactions and child custody exchanges. Members of the Pennsauken Police Department and Pennsauken Township Committee, as well as Camden County Freeholder Carmen G. Rodriguez, were on hand for the official unveiling.
For the entire article, click here.
Mock Car Crash
A mock car crash was put together by the Pennsauken Police, Fire Department, and EMS, as well as Falco, Caruso, and Leonard Funeral Home, to give Pennsauken High School seniors a harsh glimpse into what happens when young people make dangerous decisions. The presentation was sponsored in part by the Pennsauken Alliance Against Substance Abuse (PASA) and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
Pennsauken Police Participate In Unity Tour
On May 10, Lt. John Nettleton and Sgt. Phil Olivo rode their bicycles in Chapter 2 of the Police Unity Tour for Team Pennsauken, in remembrance of fallen Pennsauken Township Police Officers Ptl. William F. Brey, Ptl. Richard F. Dawson, and Ptl. George T. Bowman. Nettleton and Olivo departed from Galloway Township on May 10 and arrived at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 12. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum, located in Washington, D.C.
Pennsauken Police In All Around Pennsauken
Pennsauken's Police Department was featured in two articles in the May 2016 edition of All Around Pennsauken, the Township's community newspaper. You can click on the links below to read more.
New Officer Sworn In
Pennsauken Mayor John Kneib, in his capacity as Director of Public Safety, swore in Raymond L. Sippel, Jr. as the newest office of the Pennsauken Police Department. Congratulations Officer Sippel!
New Officers Training In The Field
Two longtime Pennsauken residents, Linnette Ramos and Daxton Canales, are currently serving their community as two of the Township’s newest police officers.
Ramos, a Pennsauken “lifer” who just graduated from the Camden County Police Academy last December, previously worked as a Sheriff’s officer for the county and an EMT for Pennsauken. Canales, who has lived in town for 13 years, has previously served on several police forces, including Fieldsboro, North Hanover Township, and Camden County Metro.
To read more, click here.
NJ OPEN DATA PROJECT- #StaySoberNJ
#StaySoberNJ - Drunk Driving Accidents Heatmap (2005-2013)
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Pennsauken Police Department Hires Additional Officers To Protect And Serve Residents
Township officials and top brass from the Pennsauken Police Department were on hand to recognize the ten new police officers who had been hired onto the force over the last 18 months and are currently patrolling Pennsauken’s streets.
For more on this story, click here.
Residents can now get Pennsauken-related public safety updates using Nixle. Simply fill in this form with either your cell phone number and/or e-mail address to get information in real-time.
“ The mission of the Pennsauken Police Department is to commit its resources in partnership with the community to promote a safe and secure environment, free from crime, while preserving peace and enhancing the quality of life. We will practice our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness. Integrity is the hallmark of the Pennsauken Police Dept. and we are committed to the highest degree of performance standards, ethical conduct and truthfulness in all of our actions.
We hold ourselves accountable for these actions and take pride in a professional level of service to all of our citizens as well as those who visit or travel through our community. We hold a position that demands an unparalleled degree of public trust, which must never be compromised.
We will treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit an understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional & personal endeavors. In the performance of our duties, we will uphold the principles and values embodied in the Constitution of the United States and the State of New Jersey.
We will provide quality service in an expeditious, efficient and accessible manner while fostering community and employee involvement through problem solving partnerships.
We will strive to recruit and retain the highest quality employees and provide them with the proper supervision, guidance and training as well as personal recognition, because they are our most valuable assets in attaining our goals. We will treat our fellow employees and our work environment with dignity and respect. We will meet the challenges of the future through careful planning, involvement in community based social and educational programs, incorporation of technological advances, improved training, and the prudent management of personnel and resources.”
- WE RESPECT LIFE… We hold the preservation of life as our sacred duty. Our value of human life sets our priorities.
- WE REVERE THE TRUTH… We will pursue truth, honesty and justice with vigor. We will accept nothing less in our organization.
- WE DEMONSTRATE INTEGRITY… We value organizational and personal integrity which is essential to the success of our department. Anything less is unacceptable.
- WE PRIZE LOYALTY… We value personal commitment and loyalty as essential to the best interest of public safety and professional law enforcement. Loyalty is the foundation upon which trust is built within our department and the community we serve.
- WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE… We will encourage and support our members in their efforts to achieve the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of service to the public.
- WE CONDUCT OURSELVES WITH DIGNITY… We recognize that our personal conduct, both on and off duty, is inseparable from the professional reputation of both the officer and the department.
- WE HONOR OUR POLICE POWERS… We understand that our police powers are derived from the people we serve. We do not tolerate the abuse of our police authority.
- WE ENFORCE THE LAW… We recognize that our basic responsibility is to enforce the law of the land for the general good, while respecting the rights and dignity of each individual, regardless of race, creed, color and sex. Our role is to resolve problems through the law, not to judge and punish. We will use only that amount of force necessary.
- WE SEEK COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP… We view the people of our community as partners who deserve our concern, care and attention. We are committed to reducing the fear of crime in our community, and we endeavor to do this by creating partnerships in our neighborhoods.
- WE STRIVE TO IMPROVE… We can never be satisfied with the status quo. We must aim for continuous improvement in serving the public in an ever-changing society.
- WE VALUE COURAGE… We realize that both physical and moral courage are essential if we are to live the values we believe in.