Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Child Seat Inspection Event
Sunday, June 5, 2016 10:00am – 2:00pm
Join Pine Hill Officers on Sunday, June 5, 2016 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. The Caffeinated Cyclist of Pitman 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!
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the 2016 Pine Hill Senior Citizens Narcotic Pill Safety and Disposal Luncheon a success. Over 50 area seniors attended the event and met with Pine Hill police officers, fire fighters, members of the Municipal Alliance, Council members Jaxel and Knott and others. In addition we were joined by our business partners, Audubon Savings Bank, Heart of Gold Jewelers, Penick Chiropractic, and Walgreens.
Chief Winters discussed the current opiate epidemic in the area and stressed the importance of utilizing the department’s Project Medicine Drop permanent take back location at Police Headquarters and the mobile unit. All attendees were also given lightweight, drawstring bags, emblazoned with the Pine Hill Police Department seal to store unused, unwanted and expired medications as a reminder to dispose of them properly with the department.
Attendees learned about current scam trends targeting seniors and about the Swift911 emergency community notification system. Many of those in attendance signed up for the Swift911 system while at the event with the help of Sgt. Farrell.
Walgreens provided free blood pressure testing and shingles immunization shots. Dr. Penick provided health tips and explained the benefits of chiropractic care for seniors and our Branch Manager Nora Palumbi of Audubon Savings Bank helped us serve our seniors. Fire Commissioner Jim Wakeley provided key information regarding the operation and budget of the Pine Hill Fire District.
The Municipal Alliance was proud to introduce Mayor Betty Ann Cowling-Carson of Magnolia who is the Camden County Municipal Alliance Coordinator. Mayor Cowling-Carson is a great friend of the Pine Hill Municipal Alliance and partner of the Pine Hill Police Department. She serves on the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force along with Chief Winters. Thank you for showing your support at our event!
Thank you to all of the Municipal Alliance volunteers, our community partners and our beloved Pine Hill senior citizens for making the event a success. We will see you in 2017!
PHPD Launches Autism Disorder / At-Risk Individual Registration Program in recognition of Autism Awareness Month 2016
The Pine Hill Police Department has created a registry for individuals with Autism or disabilities in efforts to give officers quick access in an emergency to critical information about an at-risk person who is registered. The registry can provide officers with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines, favorite attractions or special needs of an individual with Autism Disorder or other disabilities such as: Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Down Syndrome or any other endangered individuals.
This information can greatly assist police officers when time is essential in communicating and dealing with an emergency situation involving a person with Autism Disorder as well as other disabilities.
The registration form is three pages and asks for valuable information that the police officer may need when helping at-risk individuals. We ask that all questions be filled out completely and a current photograph be provided. If you are unable to supply a photograph, the Pine Hill Police Department can take one for you. The information you provide is confidential and will only be used by our police officers.
If any of the information on the registration changes you are encouraged to inform the police department as soon as possible. We will look to update the registration yearly to ensure we have the most current information and photographs.
The form may be accessed on the Pine Hill Police Department website via the At-risk Individual Registration link . The form is fillable and can be submitted directly from the form via email or it may be submitted at the Police Administration or given to any Pine Hill Police Officer. Additional information may be obtained by emailing email@example.com or calling 856-783-1549.
The Pine Hill Police Department was honored to participate in the Overbrook High School People’s Choice Awards Program. The People’s Choice Awards Program at Overbrook High School is organized by Mrs. Jennifer Kohri, a dedicated teacher at Overbrook High School. 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.
On April 6, 2016 Sgt. Sean Farrell conducted the first in a series of free Community CPR and AED training for the coaches and staff of the Pine Hill Youth Association. Ten coaches attended the initial CPR and AED training session, with another session scheduled in the near future to accommodate both baseball and softball coaches. An estimated 40 coaches within the Pine Hill Youth Association organization, including; baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer and softball will be trained prior to the start of their respective season.
The Pine Hill Police Department will be participating in the DEA Operation Take Back New Jersey on Saturday, April 30, 2016 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 60 reported drug overdoses and has deployed lifesaving naloxone in over 30 of those incidents.
Officers from the Pine Hill Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of the national distracted driving enforcement campaign; UDrive. Utext. Upay.
Beginning April 1st and running through April 21st, the campaign is to undertake visible, targeted enforcement during April, which is National Distracted Driving Month. Enforcement activities will specifically focus on driver behaviors that distract from the task of driving, such as talking on a hand-held cell phone or sending text messages.
On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at approximately 7:00am, South State Inc. will begin improvements to gas lines along Blackwood-Clementon Road (CR 534) between Spring Garden Street and Laurel Road. The work will be done between the hours of 7:00am and 3:30pm.
Blackwood-Clementon Road will be reduced to two lanes at the intersection of Blackwood-Clementon Road and Laurel Road / College Drive during the project, resulting in a lane shift.
On March 23, 2016, Pine Hill Police PT Instructors and SRO DiGiacomo joined the OHS spring sports for the bi-annual joint workout. Baseball, Softball, Tennis, and Track student-athletes joined officers in three groups during the “baseball workout”, consisting of flutter-kicks, squats, burpees and push-ups all separated by a 90ft sprint. The OHS Boys Baseball completed eight cycles in fifteen minutes, completing the exercises as a motivated group! Congratulations to all of the student-athletes who gave 100% during the workout, we look forward to joining you in the future.
The purpose of the joint-workout is to bring the students and officers together in a fun, motivated atmosphere, where the officers are a role-model figure, promoting healthy life choices. The group physical training session enables officers to interact in a non-law enforcement setting, greatly increasing the establishment of a trusting role-model relationship.
We look forward to future workouts with the motivated student-athletes of Overbrook High School!