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.

 

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On November 2, 2017, Medford Township Police K9, “Porter”, officially retires from duty. “Porter” and his handler, Officer Edwin McKemey were honored with a proclamation during the Medford Township Council meeting on November 2, 2017.


“Porter”, a 9 ½ year-old Belgian Malinois/Dutch Shepherd mix joined the Police Department in 2010 and has served the community with honor for the past seven years. “Porter” graduated from the NJ State Police Academy in 2010 and was certified as a dual purpose dog to include both patrol and narcotics detection. During his tenure with Officer McKemey, “Porter” performed duties to include searching for criminal suspects, missing persons, narcotics, and other criminal evidence. He also performed numerous demonstrations for community organizations throughout Medford Township. “Porter” and Officer McKemey received several commendations during his career to include the apprehension of three burglary suspects and recovery of the stolen property and assisting in the investigation of an armed robbery eventually leading to the arrest of three suspects to name just a few.


“Porter” will spend his well-deserved retirement relaxing at home with Officer McKemey and his family.


As his tenure with “Porter” comes to an end, a new one begins. Officer McKemey has been assigned a new K9 partner, “Hugo”, a 17 month old German shepherd. Officer McKemey and Hugo began the New Jersey State Police K9 Academy on October 10, 2017. “Hugo” will also be a dual purpose K9 certified in both patrol and narcotics detection. “Hugo” was purchased with funds generously donated by members of the Medford Township Community to include:


The Medford Vincentown Rotary
Taunton Fire Company
Brian and Karla Radwell
Elite Insurance Agency
Murphy’s Markets
Fellowship Alliance Chapel
Eleanor and Fred Molan   
Florence Jacobs
Alenco Fence
James Scott
St. Mary of the Lakes Church
Wayne J. Mackin, Certified Public Accountant


The Medford Township Police Department would like to express their profound thanks to all those in the community that generously donated to this worthwhile cause.

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