The PHPD Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection event yesterday was a great success thanks to our community partners; Cooper Hospital Safe Kids Southern NJ, Camden County Division of Highway Traffic Safety, the Pine Hill School District and of course, Rita’s Water Ice of Pine Hill!
Overall, 37 car seats were inspected, all of which needed proper installation. In addition, 11 car seats were distributed free of charge to families whose car seat was expired, recalled or otherwise not appropriate for the age, height or weight of their child. All attendees were given information regarding the new child seat law that went into effect September 1st of this year.
Please stop by Rita’s Water Ice of Pine Hill, today is the LAST DAY OF THE SEASON!
Thank you to the Banks Family for stopping by Headquarters today with lunch for our Officers. It was a pleasure meeting with the family and hearing of their positive experience with our Officers during a time of need.
You may remember the Banks girls from the 2015 PHMS People’s Choice Awards photo with SRO Rowello.
Great family and we look forward to seeing you again!
Safe Schools Month annually consists of three main weeks during the month of October: Week of Respect, Anti-Violence Awareness Week, and Red Ribbon Week. Members of the Pine Hill Police Department will once again team-up with the Pine Hill Municipal Alliance and the Pine Hill School District to participate yearly in events at the schools during these weeks.
On October 5, 2015 at approximately 8:25am the Pine Hill Police Department was contacted by Pine Hill School District staff regarding threats to harm others made by a student. The Pine Hill SRO was at the facility as part of programs associated with Respect Week and immediately coordinated with school staff to ensure no students or staff members were in danger. The student was taken into custody without incident and the investigation is on-going. At no time were students or staff members at any of the schools in immediate danger and this time there are no threats to any students or staff members at any schools within the district. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Pierson of the Pine Hill Police Department at 856-783-1549 x 412 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
As stated in the September 13, 2014 Presidential Proclamation recognizing October 2014 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic violence affects every American. It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most. It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge the progress made in reducing these shameful crimes, embrace the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse, and recognize that more work remains until every individual is able to live free from fear.
PHPD JOINS 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.
On August 25th, 2015 at approximately 11:50PM a Pine Hill Police Officer patrolling the 200 block of West Branch Avenue was traveling south-bound towards Erial Road at which time a vehicle entered the roadway, traveling head-on with the Officer’s patrol vehicle. The Officer swerved to avoid a collision and ultimately conducted a motor vehicle stop with the vehicle in the area of W. Branch Avenue and Davis Avenue. Investigation during the stop led to the seizure of a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and an open container of alcohol. The four occupants of the vehicle, three adults and one juvenile, were taken into custody at the scene of the stop without incident. All occupants were charged with weapon related crimes and possession of the open container of alcohol.