Halloween Safety Tips

The Pine Hill Police Department would like to remind residents that curfew will be earlier on October 28 thru October 31 due to Halloween.

Curfew will be 8:00 PM – 6:00AM October 28th – 31st for anyone under the age of 18 that is not accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult person having custody, care or control of the juvenile. (Resolution 2018-170)

The Borough will be “Trick-or-Treating” from 3:00PM – 8:00PM on Wednesday, October 31st!

MISCHIEF NIGHT SAFETY TIPS

  • Park your car in the garage and secure the vehicle and garage door
  • Leave your house lights on, especially exterior lights
  • Stay home on mischief night
  • Lock up your valuables
  • Put away children’s yard toys, they could be stolen or damaged
  • Lock your car doors

Please report any suspicious activity to the Pine Hill Police Department by calling 911.   If reporting suspicious activity please be as descriptive as possible.  The description of the subject, location or direction of travel and tag on a motor vehicle is extremely helpful. 

If you have any questions you may contact the Pine Hill Police Department at communityrelations@pinehillpd.com or by calling 856-783-1549. If you need immediate assistance for an emergency you may call 9-1-1.

The Pine Hill Police Department encourages safety and supervision during the annual Trick-or-Treat season.  Below are a few safety rules for parents to help ensure a safe and fun Halloween.

PARENTS

  • Know your treaters’ route
  • Make sure your child is carrying a flashlight
  • Be sure all costumes, shoes and treat bags are safe
  • Consider reflective or glow in the dark tape on your child’s costume
  • Remind your children not eat their treats until you have inspected them
  • Stay on sidewalks, if no sidewalks are available, walk on the left side of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Remind children that drivers have a hard time seeing pedestrians at night and at dusk and to never cross the street from between parked cars.
  • Ensure your child only Trick-or-treats at homes with their porch light on and never approaches a car offering candy. 
  • Avoid replica knives, swords and guns.  Make sure all props are constructed of flexible materials

HOMEOWNERS

  • Turn on your porch light so children know it is alright to approach your home
  • Make sure your yard is free of debris that could cause someone to trip or fall
  • Never invite children into your home
  • Keep pets in a safe place so children do not become frightened
  • Hand out sealed commercially wrapped candy
  • Use glow sticks or lights instead of candles in decorations

The Pine Hill Police Department will be deploying Crossing Guards at the following locations to allow for the safe crossing of roadways within the Borough;

  • Turnersville Road and Hill Drive
  • Kayser Avenue and 10th Avenue
  • Erial Road and 8th Avenue
  • Ramblewood Drive and Franklin Ave

Additional safety measures include;

  • Officer Bicycle Patrols in various neighborhoods within the Borough
  • Increased Patrol Units

Bicycle Safety Rodeo & Child Seat Inspection Event

 

Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Child Seat Inspection Event

Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm

Join Pine Hill Officers on Saturday, September 15, 2018 for the Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Child Safety Seat Inspection Event at Overbrook High School on Turnersville Road.

The Bicycle Safety Rodeo and PHPD Bicycle Registration Program will be running throughout the event in the main lot of Overbrook High School.  Bring your bike for inspection and registration, take part in the obstacle course with PHPD Bike Officers and learn safety and security tips. 

A limited supply of free bike helmets will be available from the Safe Kids Southern New Jersey, led by Cooper University Hospital.  Aistriu of Marlton will be joining us and supporting the event. 

The Pine Hill Police Department has collaborated with Cooper Hospital – Safe Kids of Southern NJ,  and Camden County Highway Traffic Safety for the Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspections.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1-12 years old. From 2006 to 2010, 4,028 children (age 12 and younger in a passenger vehicle) were killed and an estimated 660,000 were injured, in motor vehicle traffic crashes – more than the entire population of Boston, Massachusetts.

“Parents who really know it all, know for sure their child is in the right car seat.”  For more information visit Safercar.gov/therightseat, to find out for sure if you have your child in the right car seat.  The site also has important information on car seat use and installation such as How- to videos, recall notifications, and NHTSA’s car seat ease-of-use ratings.

Rita’s of Pine Hill will be providing free water ice to all attendees and Wawa of Pine Hill will be providing free water!

We hope to see you there!

National Night Out 2018

Everyone is invited to join us for the 35th Annual National Night Out being held at Overbrook High School on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  The event is sponsored by organizations within the Borough of Pine Hill, including the Pine Hill Police Department, Municipal Alliance, Fire Department, Hope Chapel and many others. 

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors even better. For more information visit www.nationalnightout.org  

Details will be posted as they are finalized on the Pine Hill Police Department website and social media sites, along with NIXLE. To participate, email communityrelations@pinehillpd.com

DEA Drug Take Back 04.28.2018

DEA National Drug Take Back Day
Pine Hill Police Administration Building
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm

The Pine Hill Police Department will be participating in the DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration Take Back Event on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The event will be held at the Police Administration Building located at 48 West Sixth Avenue. The Department will be providing a safe and legal method for the residents of Pine Hill and surrounding jurisdictions to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication. Information will also be available for local drug addiction support services and Operation SAL. Since May 2014, the Pine Hill Police Department has responded to over 125 reported drug overdoses and has deployed lifesaving naloxone in over 50 of those incidents.

Last October, Americans turned in 456 tons (over 912,300 pounds) of prescription drugs at 5,321 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, since 2010, DEA and its partners have taken in over 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 28 Take Back Day event contact Det. Davies at edavies@pinehillpd.com or 856-783-1549 x 443 or email communityrelations@pinehillpd.com

PHPD & PROJECT MEDICINE DROP
Permanent and Portable Drug Drop Boxes Now Available!

Since 2012, the Pine Hill Police Department has provided residents with a drug drop box as part of the Department’s effort to combat the opiate addiction epidemic. The Department has recently joined the NJ Attorney General’s Project Medicine Drop, which in addition to the permanent drop location; the department’s new portable drug drop box will be available at many of the community outreach programs. Project Medicine Drop Box is located at the Police Administration Building. Residents may visit the Pine Hill Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused or excess medications.
Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the Pine Hill Police Department and NJ Attorney General’s effort to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate painkillers.

MLK Day of Service Food Drive

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day of Service

Helping the Residents of Pine Hill

The Pine Hill Education Foundation and Pine Hill Police Department are collecting food items to help replenish the food banks of the Hope Chapel and
Pine Hill Memorial United Methodist Church.

Donations are being collected January 8, 2018 – January 15, 2018

Example of Non-perishable Food Items Needed

· Canned vegetables & fruits
· Canned & boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, mac & cheese, etc)
· Canned or dried beans, and peas
· Pasta, rice, cereals
· Instant mixes such as potatoes, gravies, & sauces
· Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc) that do not require
refrigeration before opening
· 100% fruit juice (canned, boxed or plastic)

Donation Locations:

Pine Hill School District Office
1003 Turnersville Road
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Pine Hill Police Administration Building
48 West Sixth Avenue
Drop-off Available 24 hours

For Further Information

Email: communityrelations@pinehillpd.com

Call: Chief Winters 856-783-1549 x 419

Police Officer & SLEOII Announcement

The Pine Hill Police Department is initiating the recruitment process for the positions of Police Officer and SLEOII. The Department is currently seeking to establish an eligibility list for current and future vacancies within our agency with energetic, dedicated and hardworking individuals who are currently PTC certified Police Officers or are in the process of obtaining their certification. PTC certified SLEOII Officers who are within three years of their certification date and capable of obtaining a PTC waiver for Police Officer will also be eligible for consideration.

The Pine Hill Police Department is a proactive police agency, with members who are dedicated to fulfilling the community’s expectations of professional and community oriented police services. Currently the Pine Hill Police Department has twenty-one sworn full-time officers with specialized units including; Detectives, Police K-9, Special Response Team, Critical Incident Negotiations, LEAD and Task Force Officers. The Pine Hill Police Department provides comprehensive and proactive police training covering all aspects of modern policing.

The Pine Hill Police Department will be accepting resumes from interested candidates from 8:00AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 until 4:00PM on Friday, January 5, 2018. Resumes will be accepted at the Pine Hill Police Administration Building located at 48 West Sixth Avenue, Pine Hill, NJ 08021 between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM. Interested candidates are requested to provide; copy of their BCPO or SLEOII PTC certificate, valid photo identification and copy of college transcript if seeking written test waiver consideration.

It is the policy of the Borough of Pine Hill to assure equal employment opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment on the basis of fitness and merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, handicap, sex, age, or sexual or affectional orientation except where age is a bona fide occupational qualification.

October DEA Operation Take Back

The Pine Hill Police Department will be participating in the DEA Operation Take Back New Jersey on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  The event will be held at the Police Administration Building located at 48 West Sixth Avenue.  The Department will be providing a safe and legal method for the residents of Pine Hill and surrounding jurisdictions to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication.  Information will also be available for local drug addiction support services and Operation SAL. Since May 2014, the Pine Hill Police Department has responded to over 110 reported drug overdoses. Police Officer and EMS have deployed lifesaving naloxone in over 60 of those incidents.

Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28, 2017 Take Back Day event  contact Det. Pierson at mpierson@pinehillpd.com or 856-783-1549 x 412 or email communityrelations@pinehillpd.com

 

Thank you Les Gallagher Jr. for your service

Congratulations Les Gallagher Jr. and thank you for your service!

On Monday, July 10th Les Gallagher Jr. was recognized for his dedicated years of service to our country and also the residents of Pine Hill. Congressman Norcross presented Les with a flag that has flown with honor over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Les was also presented Proclamations by Freeholder Director Cappelli Jr. and Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones.

Les moved to Pine Hill in 1959 after his father, former Mayor Les Gallagher Sr., separated from the Army. Upon graduating from Overbrook High School in 1976 he entered the USAF, where he served honorably for over 20 years, retiring in June 1997. Les has been an active member of Pine Hill American Legion Post 286 since returning to Pine Hill after his USAF service.

Building upon his service to our Country, Les has served on various boards, including; Chairman of the Environmental Commission, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation and he currently serves as Secretary of the Zoning Board. Les also currently serves on the Pine Hill School Board as Vice President where he has served for over 15 years; as President for 10 years and Vice President for over 4 years.

In addition to all of his commitments to the Borough residents, Les is employed by the Borough in the Tax Office, where he is always willing to lend the helping hand.

Congratulations Les and thank you for a lifetime of service, not only to our Country but the residents of your hometown.

National Night Out 2017

Everyone is invited to join us for the 34th Annual National Night Out being held at Overbrook High School on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. The event is sponsored by organizations within the Borough of Pine Hill, including the Pine Hill Police Department, Municipal Alliance, Fire Department, Hope Chapel and many others.

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors even better. For more information visit www.nationalnightout.org

Details will be posted as they are finalized on the Pine Hill Police Department website and social media sites, along with NIXLE. To participate, email communityrelations@pinehillpd.com 

Interactive Drug Awareness Seminar

JUNE 7, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Bud Duble Senior Center
33 Cooper Folly Road
Atco, NJ 08004
Across from Winslow Middle
Light refreshments will be served

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 The seminar is open to ADULTS ONLY and would revolve around a mock teenager bedroom for parents to walk through and observe. Law Enforcement Officers will be there to provide information on the latest substance abuse trends, signs and symptoms.

Members from the Winslow Township Police, Pine Hill Police, Waterford Township Police and Hammonton Police in coordination with their Municipal Drug and Alcohol Alliances are hosting an interactive seminar to help parents and caretakers recognize and identify drug paraphernalia, hiding places and other signs that indicate drug use by a teenager.

Steered Straight will address the most prevalent and deadly epidemics affecting adolescents in our country; opiate and prescription drug overdose. Local recovering addicts will also be available to discuss the epidemic.

Information and resources provided by the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force will  be available to  all  in attendance

RSVP: CALL (609)567-0700 EXT. 1136 OR EMAIL CDUBLER@WINSLOWPD. COM

SPECIAL THANKS

Members from the Winslow Township Police, Pine Hill Police, Waterford Township Police and Hammonton Police in coordination with their Municipal Drug and Alcohol Alliances

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