Gloucester Township Police Community Advisory: New 35 Mph Speed Limit Takes Effect On Somerdale Road

The Gloucester Township Police Department and the Camden County Board of Freeholders partnered together to lower the speed limit on Somerdale Road from 40 mph to 35 mph. The new 35 mph speed limit signs are being installed on Thursday January 29th and take effect immediately. Variable message boards will also be in place notifying drivers of the speed limit change. Somerdale Road was previously designated as having a 35 mph speed limit within the Borough of Somerdale. The speed limit will now be consistent through multiple jurisdictions.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes. Speed is involved in about one out of three fatal crashes each year. Additionally, in 2013 data released by the New Jersey State Police, 82 of the 508 fatal motor vehicle crashes were attributed to unsafe speed.

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From The Office of Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle: Bereavement Notice – Passing of Retired GTPD Officer William Watson

It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of Retired Gloucester Township Police Officer William Watson, Badge #104.  Ret. Officer Watson passed away on January 20, 2015 after a long battle with brain cancer.  Officer Watson worked at the Gloucester Township Police Department from February 26, 1990 until December 1, 1999.  Prior to his service with the Gloucester Township Police Department Officer Watson served as a Sergeant of Police for the Mount Ephraim Police Department.

In honor of Retired Watson’s service to the Gloucester Township Police Department, effectively immediately, GTPD Officers shall wear mourning bands covering their badges until the 10th day after the funeral.

I know that all of you join me in thinking of the Watson family during this very difficult time.

Chief Harry Earle


GTPD Crime Stoppers: Theft Of Metals From A Residential Yard, Glendora Section of Gloucester Township 12-18-2014

On 12-18-2014 at approximately 1:30 PM, a private residential CCTV system in the Glendora section of Gloucester Township captured an unknown suspect drive his vehicle down a nearby business rear alley. The suspect exits the vehicle, and enters a nearby rear yard where he steals a large cast iron sink and places it into his vehicle. Approximate value of the stolen sink is $500.00.

If you have any information or can identify the suspect in the video or photos, please 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:

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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