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
Main Street in Medford will be closed to traffic between Route 70 and Mill St. from 4:30pm until approximately 11pm for the annual Dicken's Festival on Saturday December 7th. Traffic will also be restricted on Union St., which will be closed at Jones Road, as well as Allen Ave. Parking restrictions will take effect at 3pm on Main St. and surrounding roadways. Detours will be posted.
Medford Township Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 6, 2013 and running through January 2, 2014, police officers will conduct saturation patrols looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.
A concentrated national effort, the campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools. “This is a critical traffic safety program that will help keep township roadways safe during the holiday season,” said Chief Richard Meder. “This initiative will educate the motoring public as to the consequences of choosing to drink and drive.”
Last year in New Jersey, 19% of all motor vehicle fatalities were alcohol-related. Nationally, during the combined months of December in 2007-2011, there were 4,169 people killed in drunk driving crashes.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Statewide Crackdown offer the following advice:
- Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
- Spend the night where the activity is held.
- If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.
- Always buckle-up, every ride. It’s your best defense against an impaired drive
Beginning on August 16, 2013, Church Rd. will be closed for bridge repair between Eayrestown Road and the Township line with Southampton. The road will be closed for an extended period of time with an estimated completion date of December 13, 2013. A detour will be in effect for the area and will be posted. If you are traveling E/B on Church Rd, the detour will take you North on Fostertown Rd. to C/R 541 to Bridge Rd. to Eayrestown Rd. (in Southampton) and back to Church Rd. If you are traveling W/B, the detour will take you North on Eayrestown Rd. (in Southampton) to Bridge Rd to C/R 541 to Fostertown Rd. back to Church Rd.