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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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Chief’s Message: January 2020

As we continue to move into 2020, I am pleased to report that the preliminary data for the crime statistics for 2019 indicate continued good news for the residents of Gloucester Township.  Our community policing initiatives and proactive policing philosophy, have resulted in Violent Crime (Robbery, Murder, Forcible Rape, and Aggravated Assault) dropping by 18% (77 incidents in 2018 and 63 incidents in 2019). 

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Chief’s Holiday Message: Dec. 23, 2019

As we reflect on the past year, we are honored that we helped make Gloucester Township a great place to live, work, and play. We look forward to making 2020 an even better year. We will continue to use cutting edge methods and programs to interact with community members, to make the Gloucester Township Police Department the very best that it can be.

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Chief’s Message: Nov. 25, 2019

November 25, 2019:

As we enter into the Holiday Season, we at the Gloucester Township Police Department have much to be thankful for.  We are thankful that we live in a nation that guarantees us our freedoms.

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Chief’s Message: Nov. 5, 2019

November 5, 2019:

Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins’ first public message spoken during the Change of Command Ceremony held on Monday, November 4, 2019:

“Honored….I am honored to be standing here before you all, and I am honored to serve you, and I am honored to serve with you,

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