Gloucester Township Police Media Release: Police Program Continues to Guide Addicts into Drug Treatment

Fifty nine percent of those appearing in municipal court and suffering from addiction have enrolled in drug treatment as a result the Gloucester Township Police Department’s Project SAVE (Substance Abuse Victimization Effort).

In June 2014, the Gloucester Township Police Department launched Project SAVE to focus efforts and practices in three critical areas of law enforcement SUPPRESSION, PREVENTION, and INTERVENTION in an effort to effectively combat the nationwide drug epidemic. One of the most significant initiatives associated with Project SAVE is the SAVE Advocate which entails having a drug advocate and counselor in the Municipal Court Room. The Project SAVE Advocate has been present in the Gloucester Township Municipal Court to assist defendants suffering from addiction and their family members with providing information about available treatment programs.

“We are so pleased with the results of this program. Prior to Project SAVE there was no professional help available in the courtroom for those suffering from addiction. Since the program’s inception we have managed to guide forty-four people into drug treatment who otherwise would have likely continued committing crime and perhaps even lost their lives due to an overdose,” said Chief Harry Earle.

Forty-three percent of the forty-four people who accepted treatment while appearing at Gloucester Township Municipal Court were primarily abusing heroin.

Monday, August 31, 2015 marks National Overdose Awareness Day. The Gloucester Township Police Department is hosting an open house at our Family Resource Center (FRC) located at 1324 Little Gloucester Road, next to Lamp Post Diner, on Monday August 31st from 12 PM – 2PM.

A recently implemented strategy for Project Save is the SAVE Support Group. The SAVE Support Group is an opportunity for adults to meet, who now struggle with family members or friends that are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. The SAVE Support Group meets at the GTPD Family Resource Center located at 1324 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Please contact Michele Selfridge for details at mselfridge@gtpolice.com or call 856-842-5553 regarding the Open House or the SAVE Support Group.

Follow the GTPD Family Resource Center on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/GTPDFRC

Additional information about Project SAVE can be viewed here: http://gtpolice.com/support-services-division/project-save/

For information about Overdose Awareness day visit: http://www.overdoseday.com/get-involved/

For information about prevention activities taking place in Camden County visit the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force visit: http://addictions.camdencounty.com/

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Media Release in PDF: Police Program Continues to Guide Addicts Into Treatment – National Overdose Awareness Day

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Gloucester Township Police Media Release: Homeowner Displaced After Fire Heavily Damages Residence, 2100 Block of Garwood Road

On August 29, 2015 at 3:34 PM, Gloucester Township Police Officers and Fire Personnel from the Erial Fire Department were called to the 2100 block of Garwood Road on a report of a house fire. Officers and firefighters arrived on location and found heavy smoke coming from a residence.

At the time of the incident, the residents were not on location but a dog that was inside of the house was removed by a neighbor. The dog sustained an injury and was treated by a local Veterinary center. There were no injuries to any emergency personnel. Garwood Road was closed for approximately four hours.

Emergency responders from Erial Fire Department, Lambs Terrace Fire Department, Chews Landing Fire Department, Blackwood Fire Department, Pine Hill Fire Department, Lindenwold Fire Department, Winslow Fire Department, and Gloucester Township EMS were on scene.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Gloucester Township Police Department and the Erial Fire Departments Fire Marshals Office.

Photo courtesy of Fire Fighter George Flinn.

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Media Release in PDF: Homeowner Displaced After Fire Heavily Damages Residence 8-29-15 15-41216

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Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers VIDEO: Shoplifting, Game Stop Store, College Drive 8-8-2015

This GTPD Crime Stoppers VIDEO can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/y8JTab5yc6A

Suspect white male, with dark hair, mustache, and goatee, wearing a black t-shirt and cargo shorts spent approximately 50 minutes in the store and left without making a purchase. As he was leaving, employees noticed his pants side pockets were bulging and became suspicious.

An employee walked outside to the suspect’s white 4 door vehicle, and observed several stolen items on the suspect’s front seat as he pulled away.

If you can identify the suspect in the video call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177

Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500. If you have an EMERGENCY or are witnessing a CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911.

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Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers VIDEO: Shoplifting, Walgreen’s Store Glendora Section 7-25-2015

This GTPD Crime Stoppers VIDEO can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/2DY3qzPx_jU

Unknown thin black male with facial hair, wearing a black t-shirt, jeans, and black a doo-rag, waited by the front doors until the cashier walked away from the counter. He then entered the store, jumped the counter, selected 3 cartons of Newport cigarettes, and quickly flees the store. The suspect entered a dark green Mercedes SUV, possibly with California tags, and fled the area.

If you can identify the suspect in the video call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177

Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500. If you have an EMERGENCY or are witnessing a CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911.

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