The Camden County Police Department honors three individuals this week as its Officers of the Week: Joseph Olivo, Jordan Plitt and Allen Williams.
Officer Plitt joined the department as a recruit last summer and became an officer in December after graduating from the Camden County Police Academy. Officer Olivo has been with the department since April and previously spent eight months as an officer in Mount Ephraim. Officer Williams, one of the department’s K9 units with his partner Achilles, joined the department in April and had been an officer with the former Camden Police Department since 2010. All three officers are assigned to the department’s proactive Community Safety Team.
On March 21, the three officers demonstrated tremendous teamwork to make an arrest. The officers were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in Fairview at 10:30 p.m. when they encountered a masked man who ran when the officers tried to engage him. They chased the suspect on foot and observed him throw away a gun while running. Officer Plitt and Officer Olivo were able to catch the suspect who struggled against them on the ground. Officer Williams and his partner Achilles then detained the suspect and he was placed under arrest.
“All three of these officers do an outstanding job, day in day out, and this incident was indicative of the type of proactive work they consistently do,” said Lt. Benito Gonzalez.
We recognize Officer Olivo, Officer Plitt and Officer Williams as Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week. Also nominated were Officer Luis Gonzalez and Sgt. Patricia Kelly.