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Seasons Greeting Message from Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins

As we experience a Holiday Season unlike any other in our lifetime, we recognize the challenges that have faced, and are proud at the way we have adapted to these historic events. The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department have responded in an exemplary manner. We look forward to the end of the pandemic and to getting back to normal life in 2021.

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Message From Chief David Harkins About The Challenges Over The Past Year

As I reflect on my 1 year anniversary as the Chief of Police of the Gloucester Township Police Department (October 30, 2019), I feel a great amount of pride in how together we have stepped up to the challenges of the last year. I think it is safe to say that no one could have predicted that we would be reacting to a global pandemic,

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Chief’s Message July 2020

I want to let the community of Gloucester Township know how the men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department have handled these difficult few months. We are always looking at ways to improve our ways of serving our community, and to implement the best practices of policing.

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Statement from Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins on Comments Made by Former Officer

I recently became aware of a disturbing photograph of a social media post that was made by a former officer of the Gloucester Township Police Department on the former officer’s personal social media account.  The comment that I observed was racially offensive, reprehensible and disgusting.  I was further angered that the former officer still identified as a “Patrolman at Gloucester Township Police,” even though the former officer was separated from service with the Gloucester Township Police Department over 4 years ago,

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Chief’s Message 6/9/20: FAQ on Use of Force

As we have continued to react and respond to the ghastly incident that resulted in the death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week, I have received many inquiries from many concerned citizens of whom we are proud to serve.  Since I have received so many inquiries, I thought it would be best to address the questions that I have received so that all of our community can learn and be informed about the Gloucester Township Police Department. 

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A Message from Chief David Harkins Regarding Mr. George Floyd’s Death and our Sacred Trust

As we continue our efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department were shaken by the events that are happening this week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The tragic death of Mr. George Floyd during the course of seemingly “routine” arrest,

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Chief’s Message: May 2020

The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department prepare to celebrate a very special time of the year for law enforcement. Police Appreciation Week is celebrated May 11-15 this year, with a special somber remembrance on National Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15. On this day,

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Chief’s Message: March 2020

 

Spring has arrived!  I am sure that no one expected to celebrate spring with a “No Travel Order” but these are unprecedented times.  That is what we are experiencing with this COVID-19 National Crisis.   The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department are adjusting our operations and continue to prepare for the public safety concerns of our community during this crisis.

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