2017 OHS People’s Choice Award Winner

Pine Hill Police Department Participates in the 2017 Overbrook High School People’s Choice Award

The Pine Hill Police Department was honored to participate in the Overbrook High School People’s Choice Awards Program. Each year staff members at OHS are given the opportunity to select a student who demonstrates qualities such as high level of dedication to their education, a positive influence on others, and overall excellence in attendance, attitude, and citizenship.

Frankie Funari, a freshman high school student at Overbrook High School, who continually exhibits great school spirit, academic excellence, and respect for others was selected by SRO DiGiacomo to receive the Pine Hill Police Department’s School Resource Officer’s Choice Award. SRO DiGiacomo had the opportunity to work with Frankie while volunteering as an Overbrook High School Bowling Coach. SRO DiGiacomo recognized Frankie’s great sportsmanship, dedication, and comradery with his team. His eagerness to learn and ability to grasp new concepts was impressive and showed as he progressed throughout the season. Frankie also has future aspirations of becoming a law enforcement officer.

Frankie was presented this award at the event held on April 6, 2017 at the Overbrook High School 18th Annual People’s Choice Award Ceremony. SRO DiGiacomo also presented Frankie with the Pine Hill Police Department’s Challenge Coin as a token of our appreciation of his efforts. 

Congratulations to all of the students selected for their dedication to their education, positive influence on others, and overall excellence in attendance, attitude and citizenship. Keep up the great work! 

 

2017 Senior Citizens Narcotic Pill Safety & Disposal Luncheon

DATE: Friday, May 5, 2017

TIME: Luncheon served at 12:00PM

LOCATION: 131 East 12th Avenue, Pine Hill

 Caregivers welcome to join us at the event!

Meet with representatives from Walgreens and Penick Chiropractic to discuss health and wellness tips and have your blood pressure checked. Members of the Pine Hill Police Department will be collecting all expired, unused and unwanted medication to dispose of in a safe and legal manner.  Information will also be available detailing the dangers associated with illegal narcotic pill use and the current state of the opiate abuse epidemic within community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

U Drive. U Text. U Pay

April 1 – April 21, 2017

The Pine Hill Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.

“Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roadways,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2014 alone, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.”

Despite the fact that using a hand held cell phone or texting while driving is illegal in New Jersey, the practice appears to be widespread. In a recent survey conducted by the FDU PublicMind Poll for the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 67% of respondents said they “very often” see people driving and talking on a hand held cell phone. 42% of respondents said they “very often” see driver’s texting.

The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

2017 Read Across America

Pine Hill Officers joined the Pine Hill School District and other community members for the annual NEA Read Across America Read-a-Thon. Fourteen members of the Pine Hill Police Department participated in the event held on March 3rd at the Dr. Albert Bean and John H. Glenn Elementary Schools, reading one or more of Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s books to the enthusiastic students. This year, a total of 45 different classes had Pine Hill Officers read a Dr. Seuss classic.

Over the past nine years, officers have read to an estimated 310 different classes between the two schools (over 4000 students).

Events such as the Read-a-Thon are an integral part of the Pine Hill Police Department’s collaboration with the Pine Hill School District and our commitment to building trusting relationships with the children and residents of the Borough of Pine Hill.Over the past nine years, officers have read to an estimated 310 different classes between the two schools (over 4000 students).

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.

 

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