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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Pedestrian Was Struck As He Walked Along The Black Horse Pike

INCIDENT: Pedestrian Was Struck As He Walked Along The Black Horse Pike
LOCATION: Black Horse Pike in the Hilltop section of Gloucester Township
CASE #: 20-12471
On Monday, March 16th, 2020 at approximately 3:42 pm, Officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the Black Horse Pike in the area of Oak Avenue for a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.

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Drug House Dismantled in Gloucester Township Arts District

Date of the Incident: March 5th, 2020
Incident Location: 100 Block of the South Blackhorse Pike, Blackwood New Jersey, (Gloucester Township)
Case Number: 2019-51302

A four (4) month investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics resulted in the arrest of 39 year old Khalif Jones from Blackwood.

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Statement from Chief Harkins on “Rally for Progress” Protection Detail Photo

I recently became aware of a photograph that is circulating social media and an online news website call the “Shore News Network”.  I immediately directed an investigation by the Gloucester Township Police Professional Standards Unit.

The photograph falsely claims that a member of the “Pelosi Security Points Gun at Trump Supporters from New Jersey Rooftop”. 

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Police Stakeout Leads to the Arrest of Nighttime Serial Car Bandit

Date: January 2020
Incident location(s): Knoll Run Blackwood / 500 block of Hobart Dr. Laurel Springs
Case Number: 19-53669 / 20-4785 / 20-4792 / 20-4791 / 20-4793
Investigating Detective: Det. Eric Marconi #232

On 1/29/20, at approximately 1253 AM,

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Neighborhood Nuisance Drug House Dismantled

Date: January 30, 2020
Incident location(s): 300 Block of Ridge Avenue, Glendora
Case Number: 2020-01599
Investigating Units: Special Investigations Unit and Operations Response Unit

On 1/30/20, at approximately 0605 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Special Investigations Unit with the assistance of Special Response Team executed a narcotics search warrant on a neighborhood drug house located on the 300 Block of Ridge Avenue in the Glendora section of Gloucester Township.

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Gloucester Township Police To Swear In 2 New Officers; 7 New Volunteers and Flag Ceremony

On Monday, January 27th 2020, Chief David Harkins will present 2 Officers to Mayor David Mayer and Council to be ceremoniously sworn in as Police Officers, as well as 7 Volunteers for the Police Service Program.

The following Officers will be ceremoniously sworn in as Police Officers:
Patrolman Francis Guarnere
Patrolman Shawn Kelly

The following people will be ceremoniously sworn in as Volunteers for the Police Service Program to assist the police department:
Heather Vadakin
Kevin Davis
Michelle Beck
Joanna Sorensen
Rosetta Linton
Vincent Carotenuto
Robin Spina

Following the swearing in of officers,

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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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