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
July 29, 2014
A kitten that was submitted for rabies testing on July 25, 2014 has tested positive for rabies. The kitten was in the vicinity of Eaves Mill Rd, Route 541 and Route 70 in Medford Township. The Health Department is concerned that some individuals may have been in contact with this kitten.
To date, the Burlington County Health Department has determined that three cats, one dog and 13 individuals have been exposed. All individuals have been advised to receive treatment and the dogs and cats will be follow strict public health precautions and will be evaluated for 6 months for possible rabies.
The Health Department is asking for your cooperation in this matter.
If you have been scratched or bitten by wild life animals or stray cats or dogs in this neighborhood in the last month, please contact the Burlington County Health Department.
Check the status of your pets’ rabies vaccine. Have your pet receive a rabies booster if it spends time outdoors, outside of your supervision and has not received its latest rabies shot within the last 3 months.
Do not feed stray cats in the neighborhood. Avoid all wild animals – especially bats, skunks, foxes, cats and raccoon.
Rabies is a fatal viral disease that affects the brain. The rabies virus lives in the saliva (spit) of infected animals and is spread from a bite or when saliva from an infected animal touches broken skin, open wounds or the lining of the mouth, nose, or eyes. Rabies in certain animals—especially wildlife—is common in New Jersey.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Frank Okyere at (609) 265-5531.
For additional information, on rabies see: http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/.
The Burlington County Health Department will will be responding to the following areas today to follow up and provide information regarding the kitten which tested positive for rabies. The Health Department will be at the following areas Medford Mill, Medford Mews, Cherry Street, and Firehouse Lane speaking with residents residing in the affected area.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Frank Okyere at (609) 265-5531
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.