GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (April 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--In 2011 the Gloucester Township Police Department launched Crimestoppers which entailed sharing with the community pictures and videos of suspects committing crimes such as shoplifting. Our Crimestoppers program has been greatly successful – it empowered our community members to help us solve the crime with their many tips. These tips resulted in many arrests and have greatly contributed to our violent crime reduction of 53% (2010-2017) and overall crime reduction of 34% (2010-2017).
We are now excited to launch the expanded use of social media and technology with the implementation of our GT eyewatch program. Crimestoppers was implemented to solve a crime which it has, but over the years we have found that our posting of videos and pictures was about more than pictures of suspects. We have posted lost children, elderly persons who have lost their way, suspicious activity, and even lost pets! Our GT eyewatch program covers crime and the many other images that we want to share with our community.
In addition to our GT eyewatch messages being posted to social media, a GT eyewatch tab has been added to our website at http://www.gtpolice.com/category/eye-watch/ for easy viewing. GT eyewatch also encourages residents to register their home or business video surveillance cameras with us. When a crime happens or we are searching for someone lost, neighborhood cameras can sometimes offer valuable images. Time can be critical in locating these images and when residents register their cameras with us, it can help all of us be even safer. You can register your resident or business cameras by visiting http://www.gtpolice.com/gloucester-township-police-camera-program/.
It is so important that all community members know they should and can report anything that causes them alarm or seems odd. Anyone may report suspicious activity to the Gloucester Township Police Department by calling 911 (Emergency) 856-228-4500 (Non-Emergency), or our GTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip Page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177. If you see something, say something.
If you have any questions you may contact Community Relations Officer Erica Marconi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 228-4011 or Officer Jenn McLaughlin at email@example.com or call 374-5735.
Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Clementon, NJ 08021