Girl Scout Troop 277 Visits the PHPD

With the perfect weather we had this weekend, the only thing that could make it any better was a visit from Girl Scout Troop 277!

The girls joined Sgt. Field, Ptl. Heron and K9 Duke, and several other Officers for a tour of Headquarters and the vehicles, a viewing of Duke’s K9 academy training and of course a little play time with him.

The girls prepared thank you cards for each of our officers and presented Sgt. Field and the staff a basket with Girl Scout cookies and treats for Duke.

Thank you for an awesome afternoon! We look forward to the next visit.

 

 

 

 

John H. Glenn Elementary School

No Parking Zone Established

In an effort to help ensure vehicles safely exit the parking area of the John H. Glenn Elementary School onto Turnersville Road, a no parking zone has been established westerly of the point of egress. The 200’ parking prohibition is necessary to provide the required sight distance as determined by the Borough Engineer, with reference to all applicable rules, regulations and requirements. On January 23, 2017 Borough Council approved Ordinance 2017-951, amending Borough Code Chapter 8, Sections 11 and 14 as noted below.

Borough Code 8-11 “Stopping or Standing Prohibited During Certain Hours on Certain Streets”

  • Turnersville Road – All days/All hours – John H. Glenn School egress to a point 200ft westerly
  • Violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-138g

Borough Code 8-14 “Parking Prohibited All Times on Certain Streets”

  • Turnersville Road – Southerly – John H. Glenn School egress to a point 200ft westerly
  • Violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-138g

The Borough Code is available on-line at www.codedsystems.com

Policing in a More Perfect Union Training

PHPD SLEOII Officers Clayton and Locotos, along with their Field Training Officers Ptl. Kramer and Ptl. Davies, joined officers from throughout south Jersey at the National Constitution Center for the Policing in a More Perfect Union training session. This unique training experience was developed by Commissioner Ramsey and the enthusiastic experts of the NCC, led by Kerry Sautner.

This training program would not be successful without the engaging students from the Constitution High School in Philadelphia. Thank you to all of the students who volunteered their time to have open, honest conversations with our officers about their perspective and perception of officers based on their personal experiences.

All members of the Pine Hill Police Department have participated in the Policing in a More Perfect Union training as part of the overall officer development program within the Department. All members of the Pine Hill Police Department have participated in the Policing in a More Perfect Union training as part of the overall officer development program within the Department.

SMART 9-1-1

The Pine Hill Police Department is encouraging our residents to sign up for the Smart 911 program.  This program was recently announced by the Camden County Freeholders and will save critical time in emergency situations. 

Smart911 is a free nationwide service that allows users to create a Smart911 Safety Profile, which provides vital information to emergency dispatchers and first responders during an emergency.

Residents are encouraged to create their safety profile with Smart911 to have their information available to dispatchers and to receive emergency notifications. Smart911 is private and secure, is only used for emergency responses, and only made available to the 9-1-1 system in the event of an emergency call.

Click HERE or below to sign up now!

 

NATIONAL DRUG FACTS WEEK 2017 RECAP

The week of Monday, January 23rd was 2017 National Drug Facts Week. The Pine Hill Police Department joined the national health observance for teens to help shatter myths about drugs. During the week’s activities Ptl. Marino, Ptl. Bruey, and SRO DiGiacomo spent time teaching L.E.A.D. Lessons at the John Glenn Elementary School, the Dr. Albert Bean Elementary School and the Pine Hill Middle School. L.E.A.D (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) implements the program “To Good For Drugs” that helps our Officers proactively take a stand against drugs with students by supplying facts directly to students during each session.

On Friday January 27, 2017 Officers from the Department met with the students of Pine Hill Middle School for an academic challenge during their lunch periods. Officers quizzed teams of students on their knowledge of certain types of drugs along with the effects they can have on the body. The participating students were rewarded with Pine Hill Police Department draw string bags filled with PHPD Gear and books (Supplied by the National Institute on Drug Abuse) covering the topics of Marijuana Facts and the Science of Addiction.

On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 Patrolman Martin Brennan graduated from the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D) Training Course. Ptl. Brennan will join our LEAD Instructor Cadre; Sgt. Barrett, Ptl. Marino, SRO DiGiacomo, and Ptl. Bruey. LEAD Certification requires officers to attend a one week training course, prepare a full lesson plan each night and present it in front of their peers as if they were in a real classroom setting. The Pine Hill Police Department is committed to building trusting relationships with the children of our schools. The L.E.A.D program is a foundation for building these relationships. The program runs for approximately ten weeks with each lesson lasting for 40-45 minutes. During those ten weeks the Officers cover an array of topics including the dangers of drugs, goal setting, and making healthy choices or decisions that contribute to their overall well-being. Congratulations Patrolman Brennan and best of luck in your new role.    

Learn more about the National Drug Facts Week and a variety of drug facts to provide your teen or youth at https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-facts-week or by asking any of the Pine Hill Police Officers in our Community. To learn more about prevention and addictions please visit one of our partners, the Camden County Addictions Taskforce at http://addictions.camdencounty.com. As a community, we are constantly battling to prevent drug use and educate about addiction. Prevention starts with providing facts to our community’s youth of today and tomorrow.   Please join us by providing facts to your teen or youth about drugs.

 

PHPD & PHMS 6th Grade Internet Safety Discussion

On Tuesday, January 24th Sgt. Field, SRO DiGiacomo, Ptl. Brennan and Ptl. Custis joined Pine Hill Middle School Computer Teacher Mr. Belmonte to present an interactive internet safety class to the 6th grade students.

The officers led discussions at four stations; What is Social Media, Cyber Bullying, Computer Security, and Online Predators. The students rotated to each station throughout the class, engaging the officers in meaningful conversations about their experiences w…ith the topic and steps to take to protect themselves from the inherent dangers while using the latest technology.

On Tuesday, January 24th Sgt. Field, SRO DiGiacomo, Ptl. Brennan and Ptl. Custis joined Pine Hill Middle School Computer Teacher Mr. Belmonte to present an interactive internet safety class to the 6th grade students.

The officers led discussions at four stations; What is Social Media, Cyber Bullying, Computer Security, and Online Predators. The students rotated to each station throughout the class, engaging the officers in meaningful conversations about their experiences with the topic and steps to take to protect themselves from the inherent dangers while using the latest technology.

The Pine Hill Police Department strongly encourages parents to visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Netsmartzkids.org for internet, gaming, cell phone safety and many other safety tips on important topics facing parents and guardians of young children, tweens and teens.

On October 1, 2016 the Pine Valley Gun Club hosted the 2nd Annual Blue Shoot in support of law enforcement across the region.  The inaugural event in 2015 supported the Pine Hill Police K9 Unit.  The event this year supported the Voorhees Twp. K9 Unit and as with 2015, the event was a great success.  Officers from across the county had the opportunity to meet with members of the Pine Valley Gun Club to share stories, experiences and to get to know each other. 

Lt. Witts and Sgt. Barrett of the PHPD Honor Guard had the privilege of opening the event with the raising of the Colors. The ceremony had special meaning this year to both the club and longtime member Bonnie Hoffman.  Lt. Witts and Sgt. Barrett retired the flag that had flown over the range and presented it to PVGC President, Paul DiMeglio.  They had the honor of receiving a flag very special to Mrs. Hoffman; the burial flag of her father, William Cassada who honorably served our Country in the United States Navy.  Lt. Witts and Sgt. Barrett raised the burial flag of William Cassada to fly proudly over the members of the Pine Valley Gun Club.

Thank you to all the members of the PVGC for another special event.  We look forward to joining you again next year for the 3rd Annual Blue Shoot. 

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Annual John Glenn 1st Grade Visit

On October 21, 2016 over 80 1st Grade students from the John H. Glenn Elementary School visited the Pine Hill Municipal Building and Pine Hill Police Department. The day started with Pine Hill Officers greeting the students as they boarded the buses with “High-Fives for Respect” and “Fist-Bumps against Bullying”. After arriving at the Municipal Building, Mayor Green provided the group with historical information about the Borough and a question /answer session regarding the government of Pine Hill.   Questions ranged from “Do you live here?” to “What does a Mayor do?” Les Gallagher Jr. guided the students through a tour of the Council Chambers and other Municipal Offices, while providing interesting facts for each office.

Sgt. Barret and Ptl. Brennan provided a tour of the Administrative Offices of the Pine Hill Police Administration Building, along with the Patrol Room, Processing Area, Training Room and the favorite of the group, the Holding Cell. The trip culminated with a visit by the Pine Hill Fire Department.

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