A Message from the Chief

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.

Phone Numbers

Emergency: 9-1-1

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

Compliments and Concerns can be emailed to info@medfordpolice.org


Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Medford Township recommends trick-or-treating between the hours of 3pm and 8pm.

Halloween Safety

There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.

Hard Facts

On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as on any other day of the year.

Top Tips

Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.

Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.

Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Check the treats before you eat! Parents should inspect all candy before their children eat it.

The Medford Township Police Department would like everyone to have a safe and Happy Halloween with their families.


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.