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 i

 

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On June 19, 2015, Patrolman Joseph Canuso and his K9 partner "Rio" graduated from the New Jersey State Police Academy Scent Class #30 in Sea Girt New Jersey. The class is 12 weeks in duration and prepares the K9 team to effectively detect explosive materials in various environments. Graduatoin Services were also held for Patrol Class #15 which PO Canuso and K9 "Rio" completed in February 2015.

PO Canuso also earned instructor certifications as an Apprentice Trainer in K9 Patrol Training and Assistant Trainer in Scent Detection Training. PO Canuso accomplished this 

K9 "Rio" is a twenty two month old German Shepard/ Malinois who will offically start his assignment with PO Canuso in the Patrol Bureau on June 24, 2015.

Patrolman Canuso and K9 "Rio" congratulations on your accomplishment

Traffic Advisory- Chairville Road will be closed indefinitely for road repairs from Hawkins Road north to Skeet Road. Residents on this portion of Chairville Road will be able to access their home from the Skeet Road side of the closure.

 

Video Surveillance Registry

The Medford Township Police Department, through its continuing community relations program, is seeking to collaborate with residents and businesses with surveillance camera(s) on their property.  Through a new initiative, a database will be created to catalog the surveillance cameras in our community. As crimes occur, police officers and detectives will utilize this database to contact residents and/or businesses in the area to see if their system has captured any vital information that may assist the police in their investigation.

Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are charged with committing a crime.  Residents and business owners interested in participating in this community-police partnership can visit the Medford Police website, www.medfordpolice.org, and click on the link for “Resources”, then “Voluntary Video Surveillance” to complete the registration form.

There is no fee to participate in this program.  All information will be kept confidential and will only be viewed by Medford Township Police personnel.  Participation is completely voluntary.

Persons contemplating the purchase of a video surveillance system should consider the following recommendations:

•The higher the resolution of the video the better results that will be yielded;

•A minimum of 30-days storage of information is recommended;

•Camera(s) should face entrance and exit points; and,

•Camera(s) should be located on property owned by the homeowner or business.

For more information, contact Cpl. Jeff Samalonis #2569 at 609-654-7511, ext. 669, or email jsamalonis@medfordpolice.org.

 

 

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

For twenty three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus.

Improper passing of a school bus

39:4-128.1 (5 points) – On roadways not divided by a safety island or physical traffic installations, the driver of a vehicle approaching or overtaking a bus, which is being used solely for the transportation of students, which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any child, shall stop such vehicle no less than 25 feet from such school bus and keep such vehicle stationary until such child has entered said bus or has reached the side of the road and until the flashing red light is no longer exhibited by the bus. 

Simple layman’s explanation:  Any vehicle approaching a school bus with its red lights activated must come to a complete stop at least 25 feet from the bus and remain stopped until the driver of the bus disengages the red flashing light.

Follow These Tips To Keep Our Children Safe:

 Drivers:

When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school.

  • When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking of getting there safely.
  • Slow down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in neighborhood.
  • Slow down. Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops.
  • Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.
  • Learn and obey the school bus laws in your state. Learn the "flashing signal light system" that school bus drivers use to alert motorists of pending actions:
    • Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
    • Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off. Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.

The Medford Township Police  and Medford Township School District would like to remind motorists of this important safety concern involving  our children. Please make sure to stop for school buses then safety lights are activated!

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.