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The Public Hanging of Donald Trump Continues

First seven jurors picked in Trump hush money trail By Brett Rowland | The Center Square Apr 16, 2024 U.S. President Donald J. Trump shakes hands of well-wishers gathered to greet him upon his arrival at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D., Sept. 7, 2018. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H Lipp (The Center Square) – Efforts to pick a jury continued Tuesday, the second day of former President Donald Trump's historic criminal trial. Trump is the first president to face criminal charges, which he described as a politically motivated prosecution designed... Read more →


Who is Right? WH Praises Camden Jail; Inmates Say Conditions Inhumane

source courtesy of Youtube by Hope Perry, New Jersey Monitor April 8, 2024 For two days, Morgan Neilio, incarcerated at the Camden County Correctional Facility, did not have toilet paper. Neilio said she had to find other items to use in replacement, like pads or ripped-up shirts. Jail policy says officials should have responded to her official complaint about the lack of toilet paper within 10 days — by Feb. 28, 2022. Instead, it took them five months. “It was extremely upsetting and degrading,” she said. As recently as January 2024, White House officials praised the jail and its then-warden,... Read more →


Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund’s 2024 Scholarship Program, Application Deadline April 15

Attention: High School Seniors – Application Deadline April 15th! 3 - $2,000 Scholarships will be awarded to a graduating high school senior – who has a parent, or they themselves serve, in Law Enforcement, Fire Service or EMS Service. 1 - $1,500 Chief Gary Cline Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursing a career in Law Enforcement 1 - $1,500 Chief Gene Dannenfelser Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursing a career in the Fire Service 1 - $1,000 Corporal Christopher Milito Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded to... Read more →


Justice Must Be for All, Not Just a Few

Recently, William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews Editor and Publisher, and his son, William E. Cleary Jr., had to endure such a stressful situation due to false charges brought against them by the Gloucester City Police Department. Over several months they were summoned to court six times to answered charges of trespassing and theft that were never proven. Not knowning how many more times they would have to appear in court they pleaded guilty to a plea agreeement and each had to pay a $500 fine. It is even more disheartening to know that some of the people responsible for this... Read more →


Ask Your NJ Civil Service Exam Questions to Cpl John McHugh TODAY 3 PM & 6 PM!

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (March 25, 2024)--Are you interested in becoming a Gloucester Township Police Officer and have questions about applying and taking the NJ Civil Service Exam? Ask your questions by calling GTPD Community Relations Officer Cpl. John McHugh TODAY, March 25th between 3 PM and 6 PM at 856-228-4011! If you're not available to call during those times, or your call goes to voicemail due to Cpl. McHugh taking another call, you can always email your questions to [email protected] at any time! Gloucester Township Police Wants YOU To Join Our Team- Sign up for the NJ Civil Service Exam!... Read more →


FIRST ANNUAL LAW & JUSTICE CAREER FAIR

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (March 21, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Law and Justice Career Fair, sponsored by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Rutgers University, is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking careers in the law enforcement sector. With over 85 police departments attending the event, it is a must-attend for anyone looking to make their mark in the industry. The fair is scheduled to be held at the Rutgers University Camden Campus Student Center, from 10 AM to 1 PM on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Don't miss this chance to connect with potential employers and kickstart your career! Read more →


27 OFFICERS KILLED SINCE JANUARY 2024: New Mexico Patrolman Killed March 15

JUSTIN HARE Patrolman Justin Hare was shot and killed at about 5:30 am while conducting a welfare check on a disabled vehicle that was stopped near mile marker 320 on I-40, west of Tucumcari. As Patrolman Hare stopped behind the vehicle, the driver exited and walked to the cruiser's passenger window. The two had a short discussion, and as Patrolman Hare offered to drive the man into town, the subject suddenly produced a handgun and shot him. He shot him a second time before pushing him into the passenger seat. He then abducted him and stole the patrol car, abandoning... Read more →


How Chinese Organized Crime Is Dominating America’s Illegal Marijuana Market

Gangsters, Money and Murder: by Sebastian Rotella and Kirsten Berg, ProPublica, and Garrett Yalch and Clifton Adcock, The Frontier ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It seemed an unlikely spot for a showdown between Chinese gangsters: a marijuana farm on the prairie in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. On a Sunday evening in late November 2022, a blue Toyota Corolla sped down a dirt-and-gravel road in the twilight, passing hay meadows and columns of giant wind turbines spinning on the horizon. The Corolla braked and... Read more →


30 Police Officers Hired by the City of Atlantic City

photo provided ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (March 11, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Atlantic City Police Department announces the swearing in of 30 new police officers, two retired officers to the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer, Class III, and the promotion of one police officer to the rank of sergeant of police. Today, a swearing in ceremony was held at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Mayor Marty Small Sr administered the oath of office. The hiring of the 30 new police officers was made possible by an award for $3,750,000 from the Community Oriented Policing Services Hiring Grant. This grant will allow the police... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Hiring Special Law Enforcement Officer (Part Time) – Class 1

Duties & Requirements: Under direction of a supervisor, Special Officers will perform varied types of traffic and security details; other related duties as required. Part time hours vary between day, night, weekends, and holidays Gloucester Township residents preferred Salary: $17.00 PER HOUR APPOINTEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO POSSESS A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE IN NEW JERSEY EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, PHYSICAL INCLUDING DRUG TESTING, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM WILL BE CONDUCTED TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF HIRING PROCESS THE “POLICE SUPPORT” JOB APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Applications may be obtained by clicking here to... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: New Mexico Officer Stabbed to Death

Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez Las Cruces Police Department, New Mexico End of Watch Sunday, February 11, 2024 Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez was stabbed to death while responding to a trespassing call at the 300 block of South Valley Drive in Las Cruces. A witness to the stabbing shot the suspect while another witness called 911 for help. Officer Hernandez was transported to MountainView Regional Medical Center where he died from a knife wound to his neck. The subject had a lengthy criminal record and mental illness. Officer Hernandez had served with the Las Cruces Police Department for two years. His... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Matthew Ruge and Police Officer Paul Elmstrand Shot and Killed

MATTHEW RUGE Burnsville Police Department, Minnesota Police Officer Matthew Ruge and Police Officer Paul Elmstrand were shot and killed after responding to a domestic incident in the 12600 block of 33rd Avenue at about 2:00 am. A man had taken several family members hostage and barricaded himself inside of the home. As officers and rescue personnel arrived at the scene, the man opened fire on them, fatally wounding Officer Elmstrand, Officer Ruge, and Burnsville Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth. A Burnsville Police Department sergeant was also wounded. The man was found deceased in the home at about 8:00 am. Officer Elmstrand had... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS! South Jersey Gas First Responders Grant Recipients

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, February 13, 2024 – South Jersey Gas is pleased to announce the recipients of the company’s annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, eight grants totaling nearly $40,000 were awarded to local first responder departments. “At South Jersey Gas, we recognize the vital role first responders play in our communities; providing critical emergency planning and response services for natural disasters and emergencies,” said Brent Schomber, President and COO, South Jersey Gas. “These grants are a token of our appreciation for their tremendous dedication, and we are proud to support the invaluable work they do to keep our... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN:

2024 Honor Roll of Heroes; 11 Deaths

Deputy Sheriff Justin Smith Stone County Sheriff's Office, AR EOW: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 Cause: Gunfire Deputy Sheriff Eric Anthony Minix Coweta County Sheriff's Office, GA EOW: Thursday, January 4, 2024 Cause: Struck by vehicle Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Malone George County Sheriff's Office, MS EOW: Thursday, January 4, 2024 Cause: Gunfire Lieutenant David J. McShane New York State Environmental Conservation Police, NY EOW: Monday, January 22, 2024 Cause: 9/11 related illness Trooper Joel Popp Michigan State Police, MI EOW: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Cause: Struck by vehicle Sergeant Michael "Zini" Kurinzi Elizabeth Police Department, NJ EOW: Saturday, January 27, 2024... Read more →


Florida State Trooper Killed in Vehicle Crash During a Pursuit of Convicted Felon

ZACHARY FINK Florida State Trooper Zachary Fink, age 26, was killed in a vehicle crash during a pursuit on Interstate 95 north at Crosstown Parkway near Port St. Lucie at 3:00 a.m. At 2:40 am, the subject was speeding and reckless driving on I-95, and St. Lucie deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Other agencies joined the pursuit when the subject did not stop. The subject made a U-turn on Interstate 95, driving southbound in the northbound lanes on I-95. Trooper Fink initiated a U-turn to stop the vehicle and was struck by a semi-tractor trailer. Trooper Fink was... Read more →


PP Blotter: 51-Year-Old-Man-Shot, Person Stabbed in Lip, 29-Year-Old-Man Dies

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 28, 2024)(CNBNews)--The Philadelphia Police Public Affairs Office released the following overnight incidents from Saturday evening up until Sunday morning. Keep in mind that this is preliminary information and subject to change. No additional details are available currently, and updates will be provided as they become available. Incident 1: Shooting at 51xx Market Street, 16th District On the eastbound El platform at 51xx Market around 9:27 am, an unidentified male shot a 51-year-old male, multiple times. The victim was quickly taken to Presby by police and is now reported to be in stable condition. As of now, the... Read more →


Pit Bull Dogs Attack Philadelphia Police Officers, One Pit Shot, No Officers Injured

PHILADELPHIA PA (January 12, 2024)(CNBNews)-- At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, Philadelphia Police officers responded to a report of a “person screaming” in the rear yard of a residence on the 3600 block of Sepviva Street. Upon arrival, officers learned that several pit bulldogs had attacked a French bulldog in the yard. The owner of the French bulldog, a 37-year-old male, attempted to intervene and was bitten multiple times on the right leg and lower back. He was transported to Temple Hospital in stable condition. The French bulldog died from its injuries. Officers entered the residence and... Read more →


Conclusion of Gloucester Township Police's 100th Anniversary

Message from Chief David Harkins We are concluding our celebration of 100 years of service (1923-2023) to the community of Gloucester Township. The Gloucester Township Police Department was officially established in 1923. No one at that time could have imagined the technology and development of modern policing. We are proud that the honor, history, and traditions of the Gloucester Township Police Department have been well established. All who currently serve know what is expected of us. We officially will remove our commemorative 100 anniversary badges today, but we carry the legacy of service forward into the next 100 years. This... Read more →


New Philadelphia Police Commissioner Swearing-in Ceremonies Tuesday

Kevin J. Bethel Philadelphia Police Commissioner Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) is proud to announce the swearing-in of Kevin J. Bethel as its new Police Commissioner. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, at 1:30 P.M. at The Russell Conwell Middle School located at 1849 E. Clearfield Street. The ceremony will be emceed by Russell Conwell Principal Ms. Erica Green. Mayor Cherelle L. Parker will formally administer the oath of office. Commissioner Bethel was Mayor Parker’s first major personnel announcement, and she said she viewed Bethel as a public safety expert with a national... Read more →


Oakland Police Officer Shot and Killed Responding to Burglary at Cannabis Store

Police Officer Tuan Le was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call at a cannabis store in the 400 block of Embarcadero at about 4:45 am. The store had already been burglarized one time before earlier in the night. As officers arrived at the scene following the second burglary several suspects fled. Officer Le and his partner were in plainclothes when they were ambushed by a subject who was concealed nearby. The subject opened fire on the officers before they exited their vehicle. Officer Le was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds several... Read more →


Officer Down Sgt. Marc McIntyre, Shot and Killed from Ambush

Sergeant Marc McIntyre was shot and killed from ambush while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Vineyard Road, near Deason Street, in Griffin. He and another deputy were walking across the home's yard when a male subject opened fire with a shotgun from an upstairs window. Sergeant McIntyre was killed and the other deputy was wounded. Other responding deputies were able to rescue Sergeant McIntyre from the front yard. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man barricaded himself inside the home for several hours. He was eventually taken into custody by members... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: 122 Officers Died in 2023; New Jersey had 4, Pennsylvania 5

SOURCE: OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PAGE In the year 2022, there were 250 officers who died in the line of duty 83 of the 250 deaths in 2022 were were COVID19 related source ODMP 2023 Honor Roll of Heroes Search by Year Year Go SOURCE Total Deaths by State Alabama3 Arkansas1 California7 Colorado3 Connecticut1 Florida3 Georgia5 Hawaii1 Illinois2 Indiana6 Iowa1 Kansas2 Kentucky1 Louisiana8 Massachusetts1 Michigan1 Minnesota1 Mississippi2 Missouri3 Nevada2 New Hampshire1 New Jersey4 New Mexico2 New York6 North Carolina2 North Dakota2 Ohio3 Oklahoma4 Oregon1 Pennsylvania5 Puerto Rico2 South Carolina3 Tennessee7 Texas11 Tribal Police1 U.S. Government5 Vermont1 Virgin Islands1 Virginia1 Washington1 West... Read more →


Funeral Services for Retired Pennsauken Police Officer James Shue

UPDATED PENNSAUKEN, NJ (December 26, 2023)-James M. Shue, on December 15, 2023, age 72 years, resident of Pennsauken, NJ. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Regina (nee Reid), two sons, Jimmy and Brian Shue, one daughter, Amy (Ryan) Berridge, four grandchildren, Anthony, Andrew, Jake, and Jackson Berridge, and one sister, Sally Einwalter. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Elsie and Jim Shue, and his brother Michael Shue. In 1971 Jim became a proud member of the United States Air Force where he became a Sergeant. He then pursued a career in Law Enforcement. He worked for... Read more →


Seasons Greetings from GTPD Chief Harkins

"As we celebrate this holiday season we are thankful for the people who serve at the Gloucester Township Police Department. We look back at the past year and are proud of the work done to improve safety and public service to the community. We are proud that we achieved the accreditation for our police department and dispatch center through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. We were the first agency in the state to achieve the accreditation for both at the same time. We also were proud to be the awarded the Comprehensive Officer Safety and Wellness... Read more →


COMPTROLLER REVIEW:

Private Police Training Promoted Unconstitutional Tactics...

Demeaned Women, Minorities...and Glorified Violence About 240 New Jersey officers from across the state attended the taxpayer-funded training, the Office of the State Comptroller found. Posted on - 12/6/2023 TRENTON (December 18, 2023)(CNBNews)— Hundreds of law enforcement officers across New Jersey attended a private police training conference that taught unconstitutional policing tactics, glorified violence, denigrated women and minorities, and likely violated a myriad of state laws and policies, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) found. Billing itself as one of the country’s largest private police training companies, the New Jersey-based Street Cop held a six-day training conference in Atlantic... Read more →


State Comptroller Reviews The Cost Of Unregulated Private Police Training In NJ

The High Price of Unregulated Private Police Training to New Jersey Table of Contents Posted on - 12/6/2023 Introduction Background Methodology Findings Recommendations Introduction The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) is authorized to conduct audits, investigations, and reviews of Executive branch entities, including state and local police departments, to identify and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the expenditure of public funds. OSC initiated this investigation into Street Cop Training (Street Cop or the Company) after receiving information that public funds were spent to send New Jersey police officers to a six-day conference in October 2021 in Atlantic City... Read more →


Last Chance to Register for Gloucester Township Police Academy

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP! The Gloucester Township Police Department is accepting applications now, and the classes will begin on January 18, 2024. Download the application here!: https://gtpolice.com/wp- CNBNews Graphic file content/uploads/2023/09/CPA-Application-2024.pdf Completed applications are to be emailed to [email protected] . Would you like to learn more about the Gloucester Township Police Department? The Gloucester Township Police Department in a continuing effort to foster an even better police community partnership would like to invite any Gloucester Township resident 16 years of age or older to attend the Citizens Police Academy. The Gloucester Township Police Department Citizens Police Academy is a... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Shop with a Cop; 337 Children to Participate

CNBNews graphic file The Philadelphia Police Department is excited to once again taking part in our annual “Shop with a Cop” event. Thanks to the generous donations of Families Behind the Badge Children’s Foundation the Philadelphia Police Foundation, Liberty Coca-Cola, Inc., and Walmart, a total of 337 children from across Philadelphia will each receive a $150 Walmart gift card to purchase holiday gifts. The children all come from underserved neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The program, spearheaded by the Philadelphia Police Department will include, a member of each PPD Patrol District and a group of children within the district to shop together... Read more →


Ron Canning, Gloucester City Police Officer, and U.S. Navy Veteran Succumbs at age 87

Surrounded by his family, Ron passed peacefully on December 10, 2023, at the age of 87. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 55 years to the late Frances Canning (nee Harvey). Loving father of Joseph “Ronnie” Canning, Jr. and Pamela Gettings. Cherished grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 13. Beloved brother of Robert J. Canning. Ron was born in Philadelphia, Pa to the late Joseph H. and Florence Canning. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. Ron was a dedicated patrolman for the Gloucester City Police Department with 25 years of service to the... Read more →


Philadelphia PD's “Shop with a Cop” Program Friday, December 15th  

Citywide Event is co-sponsored by the Families Behind the Badge Children’s Foundation, the Philadelphia Police Foundation, Wal-Mart, and Liberty Coca-Cola The Philadelphia Police Department is excited to once again taking part in our annual “Shop with a Cop” event. Thanks to the generous donations of Families Behind the Badge Children’s Foundation the Philadelphia Police Foundation, Liberty Coca-Cola, Inc., and Walmart, a total of 337 children from across Philadelphia will each receive a $150 Walmart gift card to purchase holiday gifts. The children all come from underserved neighborhoods in Philadelphia. photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Foundation The program, spearheaded by... Read more →


OPINION: Is A Handicap Imaginary?

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist There are two No Parking Handicap signs in front of the CVS Store located on South Broadway. According to CNBNews columnist Dorothy Philbin, a few months ago on Labor Day, a Gloucester City Police SUV was parked in a way that blocked the handicapped parking spots, as well as prevented an elderly man from exiting his car. This image of the site was obtained from Google Street View. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 11, 2023)--On Labor Day, I went to the CVS on South Broadway but couldn't park in either of the two handicapped parking spots.... Read more →


Accreditation Assessment Team Examining Lower Township Police, Public Comment Invited

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment Lower Township, Cape May County, NJ - “A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) on Thursday & Friday, December 7-8, 2023, will examine all aspects of the Lower Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services”, Chief Kevin Lewis announced today. “Verification by the team that the Lower Township Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”,Chief Lewis said. As part of this final on-site... Read more →


Gloucester Twp. Police Chief David J. Harkins Thanksgiving Message

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CNBNews)-As we head into the 2023 Holiday Season, the Gloucester Township Police Department again have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We are thankful that we live in a country that has freedom of expression and relative safety in our day-to-day lives. When we see war and violence taking place across the globe, we are thankful for our community and our American way of life. As you enjoy Gloucester Township during this holiday season, you will see our officers on duty. We will be working hard to keep our community safe. We will be conducting... Read more →


Happy Thanksgiving From The Pennsauken Police Department

PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP, NJ (November 23, 2023)--On behalf of the members of the Pennsauken Police Department, I would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Respectfully, Chief Philip P. Olivo Police Chief Philip P. Philip Image source Pennsauken Twp. web page Read more →


Philadelphia Police Department’s Operation Thanksgiving, Tuesday, November 21

The Philadelphia Police Department’s 57th Annual Operation Thanksgiving Delivers Dinner Baskets to 378 families across the city on Tuesday, November 21 from 7 to 11:30 AM. Since 1969, the department has collected money from officers and professional staff in order to buy Thanksgiving Dinner to those in need. This year, the Philadelphia Police Department, along with Brown’s Super Stores, Inc., has raised over $11,000 to provide 400 baskets this holiday. When: Tuesday November 21, 2023 7 to 11:30 am (***see schedule details below***) Where: Philadelphia Public Service Building 400 North Broad Street (On Broad Street by main entrance - or... Read more →


Border Patrol Agent Freddy Ortiz, Killed in ATV Crash

FREDDY ORTIZ Border Patrol Agent Freddy Ortiz was killed in an ATV crash in Douglas, Arizona while responding to reports of undocumented immigrants in the area of Chino Road and 5th Street. His ATV left the roadway and struck a utility pole as he drove along International Drive while searching the area at about 7:00 pm. The collision caused the ATV to overturn and he suffered fatal injuries. Border Patrol Agent Ortiz was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the United States Border Patrol for 13 years and was assigned to the Douglas Station, Tucson Sector. He is... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS to Lower Township Deputy Police Chief Donald Vanaman

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (November 10,2023)(CNBNews)--Donald Vanaman was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Lower Township Police Department on September 21, 2023. His swearing in ceremony was November 6, 2023, where his fiancée, Jessica Fritzinger, was holding the bible and his daughter, Liberty and his son-in-law, LTPD Officer Billy Kocis, pinned his badge. He was also accompanied by his three other children Marshal, Avery and Jack, as well as his grandson, Dominic. Deputy Chief Donald Vanaman is the first person in the history of the department to hold this rank. As Deputy Chief, he will oversee numerous departmental tasks, some of... Read more →


Delaware Natural Resources Police Toy Drive

With the holiday season just around the corner, the Delaware Natural Resources Police will begin collecting toys on Friday, Nov. 3. These toys will be distributed as gifts to children in local communities through the local branch of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys appropriate for children of all ages and distributes them as holiday presents to underprivileged kids in communities across the country. DNRP officers from each of the three units – Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Crimes Unit, and State Parks – are once again leading this... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police 100th Anniversary Celebration Nearing the End

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (November 3, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gloucester Township Police sends a special THANK YOU to all of those who donated or shared copies of historical GTPD newspaper articles, items, and photos with them over the past several months. It really allowed us to build up the history of GTPD’s Police Officers, Special Officers, Dispatchers, buildings, vehicles, and numerous major events from the past 100 years so that we may pass this history on to future generations! If you have a historical item associated to Gloucester Township Police that you’re willing to donate or have photographed for our archives, please contact our... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Police Department to be Evaluated

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews MT. EPHRAIM NJ On Monday, October 23rd. Mount Ephraim's Police Department will be visited and evaluated by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. A successful evaluation will give them accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement excellence. The department will be evaluated on policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. As a part of the on-site process, employees and the public are invited to provide input to the assessment team by either telephone or e-mail. The NJSACOP's most current website has only 31 cities/towns with the accreditation. Mount Ephraim, if successful,... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN:

Philadelphia Police Officer Richard Mendez, Shot and Killed at Airport; Suspects are At-Large

RICHARD MENDEZ PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 13, 2023)(CNBNews)--Police Officer Richard Mendez, age 50, was shot and killed at the Philadelphia International Airport parking garage D around 11:00 p.m. Officer Mendez and his partner arrived in the parking garage, preparing to start their shift, when they heard glass shattering. They observed subjects breaking into a vehicle. As they approached, the subjects fired at them. Officer Mendez was struck multiple times. His partner was shot in the arm. Officer Mendez was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he succumbed to his wounds at 11:34 p.m. The suspects fled in a stolen vehicle.... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Officer Injured By Suspect who Allegedly Shot Four People, Killing Three

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews PHILADELPHIA PA (October 6, 2023)(CNBNews)--Philadelphia Police Officers had to defend themselves as they encountered an armed suspect who tried to kill them. Information about the Monday, October 2 firefight was released on October 5. According to the Philadelphia Public Affairs Office, Police were investigating a shooting on Shelbourne Street involving four victims; three were pronounced at the scene. The alleged killer was Jahad Snead, a 41-year-old black male. Snead was inside a blue Honda Pilot SUV driving by the crime scene. He was seen sitting in the passenger side seat. Following a brief pursuit,... Read more →


KUDOS! Police Sgt. Perry, Det. Sgt. Scheid, Cpl. Fessler of Lower Township PD Promoted

Three Lower Township Police Officers were promoted recently. (photo provided) LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ (CNBNEWS)--First Class Michael Perry is a lifelong resident of Lower Township and graduated from Lower Cape May Regional High School in 1999. He was hired just out of High School as a SLEO II Law Enforcement Officer with the Lower Township Police Department. He worked in this capacity until September of 2003, when he was hired as a Corrections Officer with the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department. In June of 2004, Michael was hired as a full-time Patrol Officer with the Lower Township Police Department. Upon graduating... Read more →


The Largest Philadelphia Police Academy Class Since March 2018 Graduates

Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Police Department announces a major milestone with the induction of 93 recruits into the Police Academy today, signifying a significant milestone in their ongoing commitment to public safety. Class #402, consisting of both new recruits and lateral transfers, represents the largest police academy class the city has seen since March 2018. With a renewed sense of pride and optimism, the PPD eagerly welcomes this diverse group of individuals who have chosen to join their ranks and serve the citizens of Philadelphia. Including lateral transfers further enriches the class with valuable experience and perspectives, strengthening the... Read more →


ShislerStrong Foundation Thanks Supporters Of Cigars & Spirits Event

Deptford, New Jersey, 09/07/2023 - The ShislerStrong Foundation graciously acknowledges the overwhelming success of its first annual Cigars & Spirits Over Sunset event held at Auletto Caterers, made possible through the unwavering generosity of our sponsors, supporters, and the broader community. This event will enable the Foundation to uphold its mission, reinforcing the commitment to serve valued first responders and provide annual scholarships for local students entering law enforcement/criminal justice. Our sincere gratitude is extended to the following sponsors and everyone who stood with us, donated, or lent their services, time and talents to make this a very special event.... Read more →


Congratulations to the 165th New Jersey State Police Class; 141 Men and8 Women Receive Badges

Lincroft, N.J. (August 31, 2023)(CNBNews)--- Today, New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, and New Jersey First Assistant Attorney General Lyndsay Ruotolo, presented badges to New Jersey’s newest state troopers during a graduation ceremony at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J. The 165th New Jersey State Police Class graduated 141 men and 8 women. Of this graduating class, 126 have college degrees, 24 are prior military, and 27 have prior law enforcement experience. Among the class, 55 were college athletes, 2 were firefighters, 5 were emergency medical technicians, and 1 was a professional athlete. The class completed 24... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN:

IRS Special Agent Patrick Bauer

PATRICK BAUER Special Agent Patrick Bauer was inadvertently shot and killed while participating in departmental firearms training in Phoenix, Arizona. Members of IRS Criminal Investigation and other federal agencies were using the shooting range at Federal Correctional Institute Phoenix when another agent inadvertently shot Special Bauer. He was transported to HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds. Special Agent Bauer was a veteran of the Arizona Air National Guard. His wife and four children survive him related: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Besides Great Perks, Gcity Taxpayers Pay Their Police The Top Salary In CC

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Investigating Reporter CNBNews photo of Gloucester City Police Officers circa 2016 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 3, 2023)--ClearysNoteBook (CNBNews) submitted an OPRA request for Police Officers, Police Managers, Firemen, and Fire Managers' current contracts. We obtained four contracts; the contract for the Police Managers expired on December 31, 2021, so either the police managers have been working for 15 months without a contract, or we received the wrong contract. That will be investigated. Also, the contract for Police Management has a paragraph that explicitly omits Brian Morrell (part-time Chief) and his brother, Michael Morrell, Captain. Although the... Read more →


Winslow Township National Night Out at New Brooklyn Park

National Night Out 2023 will be held on Tuesday, 8/1/2023 6pm to 9pm at New Brooklyn Park. Come join us for fun, food and games. source media release Address/Location Township of Winslow 125 South Route 73 Hammonton, NJ 08037 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 609-567-0700 Read more →