On behalf of the members of the Medford Township Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our newly designed website. We have updated our site in an effort to make current information readily available to the community.
The men and women of the Medford Township Police Department are dedicated and well trained law enforcement professionals who stand ready to provide you with the best law enforcement services possible. We endeavor to work with you in building strong, sustainable relationships to make Medford a desirable place to live, work and visit. The Medford Township Police Department is dedicated to providing quality policing and committed to enhancing your quality of life.
It is our great honor to serve you and I look forward to hearing suggestions on how we can better improve our service to the community.
Police Dispatch: 609-267-8300
Police Administration Building: 609-654-7511
Confidential Tip Line: 609-714-0302
Police Records: 609-654-5833
Police Records Fax: 609-953-3844
Criminal Investigative Bureau: 609-654-7375
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Medford Police K9 “Nomos” Retiring September 16, 2014
Medford, NJ--The Medford Township Police proudly announces the retirement of a special member of the police department, police K9 “Nomos” on September 16, 2014. K9 Nomos and his handler Patrolman Joseph Canuso have worked as a K9 team for nine years serving the residents of Medford Township as members of the Patrol Bureau.
Nomos, a Belgium Malinois was purchased using funds from the Homeland Security Grant “Detect and Render Safe”. Patrolman Canuso and Nomos were extensively trained by the New Jersey State Police, graduating from Police Scent Detection Class #19 in 2005, and Patrol K9 Class #8 in 2008. The K9 team specializes in explosives detection, article searches, missing person tracks, and suspect apprehension. The team was a member of the state Detect and Render Safe Explosive Task Force responding to bomb threats throughout the state.
Throughout his career, Nomos responded to hundreds of incidents to include explosive sweeps, building and field searches, human tracks, and article searches. Patrolman Canuso and Nomos have also participated in countless scholastic and community events throughout the township of Medford. In 2013, Patrolman Canuso and Nomos competed in the United States Police Canine Association K9 Trials; a national competition that measures the K9 teams overall skill in obedience, agility, and apprehension. Patrolman Canuso and Nomos ranked 13th out of 160 teams.
Patrolman Canuso and Nomos have served the township with professionalism and distinction throughout their assignment, which has improved the efficiency of the police department and touched many lives along the way. The K9 team has received numerous awards to include an Exceptional Duty and K9 Service Medal.
On September 16th, Nomos will officially retire, but the bond forged between Nomos and Patrolman Canuso won’t be broken. Nomos will be released into the care of Patrolman Canuso and his family, with whom the dog has lived with ever since Patrolman Canuso became Nomos’ handler.
The Medford Township Police will honor Nomos at the Medford Township Council Meeting being held on September 16, 2014 at 7:30pm at at the Public Safety Building, 91 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055. Community members are welcome to attend the meeting.
Chapel Avenue will be closed at the curve between Hobart and Branin Road for an indefinite period of time due to road repairs. Detours are posted. Southbound should follow Branin Road to Stokes Road. Northbound should follow Main St. to Branch St. to Chairville Road.
Summer Safety Tips: Handling the Heat
Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible.
If you do go outside stay in the shade.
If your home is not air conditioned, spend at least two hours daily at an air conditioned mall, library or other public place.
Wear sunscreen outside, along with loose fitting light colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
Drink water regularly even if you are not thirsty. Limit alcohol, and sugary drinks which speeds dehydration.
Never leave children or pets alone in the car.
Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day.
Take a cool shower or bath.
Be a good neighbor, check on elderly and people with disabilities in your community who may need assistance keeping cool.