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*Pine Hill PD Accepting Applications for Police Officer and SLEOII

PINE HILL, NJ (February 27, 2020)--The Pine Hill Police Department is initiating the recruitment process for the positions of Police Officer and SLEOII. The Department is currently seeking to establish an eligibility list for current and future vacancies within our agency with energetic, dedicated and hardworking individuals who are currently PTC certified Police Officers or are in the process of obtaining their certification. PTC certified SLEOII Officers who are within three years of their certification date and capable of obtaining a PTC waiver for Police... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sumter County Corporal Andrew Gillette Murdered

ANDREW GILLETTE Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina End of Watch Tuesday, February 25, 2020 SUMTER COUNTY, SC (February 26, 2020)--Corporal Andrew Gillette, age 37, was shot and killed while he and other deputies attempted to serve a detention order and eviction notice at a home at 3120 Thomas Sumter Highway at 11:30 am. The subject named on the orders opened fire, striking Corporal Gillette in the chest. Other deputies who were on the scene returned fire and killed the subject. Corporal Gillette was a... Read more →

*The DOT Organization Town Hall Meeting

The DOT organization is collaborating with the Camden County College 21st Century Scholars Program to offer the community a platform to discuss and click image to enlarge strengthen political concerns. It has been proven that the best way healing can take place is to educate and inform all involved. The meeting will cover: Speak on current political issues affecting the community Steps to be taken to motivate and energize the community Send concerns from the communities to Washington Registration to vote 2020 Census Information Camden... Read more →

*Gloucester Township Police Department Presents Blood Donation Drive

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--The American Red Cross has an Emergency Need for blood and platelet donors of all types to give now. Inventories are critically low, with only a 1-Day supply of Type O on hand. Please consider donating and help replenish the blood supply for patients in need. You might not realize how important certain letters are until they're gone. A, B and O are our main blood groups and when not enough people donate blood, hospital shelves may be empty when a critical patient... Read more →

Lawmakers Put Pennsylvania State Police On "The Hot Seat"

By Christen Smith | The Center Square House lawmakers grilled the Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday over the governor’s proposal to raise $136 million for the agency via municipality service fees that some see as akin to a tax increase. “We were told this is a no tax increase budget, but in order to afford this, municipalities will have to probably raise property taxes,” said Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette, during a House Appropriations Committee meeting. “I think it’s up to the municipalities whether they want... Read more →

Prayers Coming Your Way! Lower Township Police Officer Kenny Walker diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Lower Township--Police Officer Kenny Walker was diagnosed Tuesday, February 11, 2020 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). That same day he was transferred from Cape Regional Medical Center to UPenn Hospital in Pennsylvania and immediately began chemotherapy treatment. The word "acute" denotes the disease's rapid progression. It's called myelogenous leukemia because it affects a group of white blood cells also called the myeloid cells, which normally develop into various types of mature blood cells, such as red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. AML... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: White Mountain Apache Tribal Policeman David Kellywood Shot/Killed

Officer David Kellywood White Mountain Apache Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police End of Watch Monday, February 17, 2020 Officer David Kellywood was shot and killed after responding to reports of shots being fired near the Hon-Dah Casino in Pinetop, Arizona, shortly before 1:00 am. Officer Kellywood was the first officer to arrive on the scene and encountered the subject, who immediately attacked him. During the ensuing struggle, the man fatally shot Officer Kellywood. Another officer who arrived on the scene shot and killed the subject.... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Executives Honored

Left to right: Deputy Police Chief Anthony Minosse, Chief David J. Harkins, Captain Brian McKendry GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 16, 2020)--The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) awarded certification status to deserving police executives across the state at the February 6th State Meeting for Chiefs. Certification Status lasts for three years. At the end of that period, Command Executives and Chiefs of Police must show they have maintained the training and leadership standards since their initial award of certification. Achieving Command Executives... Read more →

On-Site Assessment of the Mantua Police Dept.

PUBLIC NOTICE MANTUA TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 13, 2020)--The Mantua Township Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices. Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative function, the personnel function, the operations function, the investigative function, and the arrestee/detainee function. Agency employees and the public are invited to... Read more →

200 Club of Burlington County Announces 30th Annual Valor/Scholarship Awards Banquet

Moorestown: The 200 CLUB OF BURLINGTON COUNTY is pleased to announce they will celebrate the organization's 30th annual Valor Awards Dinner on Friday February 28, 2020 at Merion Caterers, Route 130, Cinnaminson NJ. The 200 Club or Burlington County is a charitable, non-profit organization comprised entirely of dedicated volunteers with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to the families of fallen or injured members of the State Police, County and Municipal Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services serving the citizens of Burlington County. The... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Florida Trooper Joseph Bullock Shot and Killed

Trooper Joseph Bullock Florida Highway Patrol, Florida End of Watch Wednesday, February 5, 2020 PALM CITY, FLORIDA (February 5, 2020)--Trooper Joseph Bullock was shot and killed when he encountered a subject at a rest stop on I-95 in Palm City. Additional details have not yet been released. Trooper Bullock was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 19 years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Liberty County Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten Succumbs to Injuries from Gunshot

Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Texas End of Watch Monday, February 3, 2020 Liberty County, Texas (February 4, 2020)--Deputy Sheriff Richard Whitten succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on May 29th, 2019, while responding to a shots fired call in Cleveland, Texas. He was en route to a training class and had just driven past the scene of the double-murder when the shooting was dispatched over the radio. As he responded back to the scene and encountered the suspect fleeing... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Corpus Christie Police Officer Alan McCollum Struck/Killed by a Vehicle

Police Officer Alan McCollum Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas End of Watch Friday, January 31, 2020 Corpus Christi, Texas--Police Officer Alan McCollum was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 358 near Carroll Lane at 9:30 pm. He and two other officers were on the scene of the stop when another vehicle struck one of the patrol cars, then struck him and a second officer. Officer McCollum suffered fatal injuries and the other officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Officer McCollum... Read more →

Camden County PD Sergeant Lydia Perez Retires After 25-Years-of-Service

CONGRATULATIONS--The Camden County Police Department held a special ceremony on January 31 to honor Sgt. Lydia Perez, who retired after 25 years of distinguished law enforcement service in Camden City. Sgt. Perez was recognized by the Camden County Police Department in 2015 for her outstanding work. The following is from that proclamation. She joined the former Camden Police Department in 1994. Four years later, she was assigned a critical role overseeing the department’s Uniform Crime Reporting. Sergeant Perez has served in that role since 1998... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: K9 THORR Killed in a Traffic Accident

THORR Henry County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Thursday, January 9, 2020 Henry County, Georgia--K9 Thorr was killed when the patrol car he was riding in collided with a tractor-trailer on I-75 near mile marker 206 in Spalding County. His and another officer were on patrol and were making a U-turn in a median turnaround. As they entered back into traffic the patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer. K9 Thorr was killed as a result of the collision. Both officers and the driver... Read more →

Voorhees Police Dept. Alert: Help Prevent Crime Participate in Safe Cam Program

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NJ --Crime prevention is a cooperative effort between those we serve and our agency. In furtherance of the concept of community partnerships, the Voorhees Police Department is requesting residents, businesses, and organizations that have security cameras in place on their property to complete a short registration form. The registration does not give the Voorhees Police Department access to your camera system, but allows our agency to maintain a data base of active cameras in the event a crime occurs in the area. For... Read more →

Officer Down: Police Officer Katie Thyne Dragged by a Vehicle Pinned Against a Tree

Police Officer Katie Thyne Newport News Police Department, Virginia End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 2020 Police Officer Katie Thyne, age 24, died after being dragged by a vehicle while conducting an investigation. Police Officer Thyne and her partner were investigating reports of drug activity when they approached a car along the 1400 block of 16th Street in Newport News. During the investigation, the driver sped off, dragging Police Officer Thyne for a block. The vehicle struck a tree, and Officer Thyne was pinned between... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Officer Kaulike Kalama and Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez Shot and Killed

KAULIKE KALAMA Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez HONOLULU, HAWII (January 120, 2020)--Officer Kaulike Kalama and Officer Tiffany Enriquez were shot and killed on Sunday, January 19, 2020 while responding to a stabbing call at a home at 3015 Hibiscus Drive shortly after 9:00 am. An elderly woman had filed eviction paperwork against her tenant, who suffered from mental health issues and had been falsely calling 911 repeatedly in recent weeks. The landlord and tenant became engaged in an argument in which the man stabbed the woman.... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Chaplain Program

GTPD Community Bulletin: Did you know Gloucester Township Police Department has a Chaplain Program? Are you a clergy member who is looking to join the GTPD as a volunteer chaplain? The Gloucester Township Police Department works together in a partnership with qualified religious leaders, regardless of denomination, who are available to respond during a crisis or time of need in providing a more personalized quality of service to the community. The goal is by having the Police & Clergy working together during certain crisis or... Read more →

PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety

Editor's Note: Former Gloucester City Police Office John Driscoll shares his personal thoughts below about his battle with PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety. He included some suggestions on what he did to cope with these common problems. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness. A number of factors can increase the chance that someone will develop PTSD, many of which are not under that person's control. For example, if you were directly exposed... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Lakeland, Florida Police Officer Paul Dunn killed in Motorcycle Crash

Police Officer Paul Dunn Lakeland Police Department, Florida End of Watch Thursday, January 9, 2020 LAKELAND FLORIDA--Police Officer Paul Dunn, age 50, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Lakeland Highlands Road, south of Lake Miriam Drive, at approximately 5:45 am. He was en route to the police station on his department motorcycle when he struck the raised median of the roadway. He was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. Officer Dunn was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler, Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

JACKSON RYAN WINKELER Florence Regional Airport Department of Public Safety, South Carolina End of Watch Sunday, January 5, 2020 FLORENCE COUNTY, SC--Public Safety Officer Jackson Winkeler, age 26, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Gilbert Avenue near the airport's terminal shortly before 6:00 am. The man opened fire on Officer Winkeler during the stop. Over 30 shots were exchanged during the ensuing shootout. The man then stole Officer Winkeler's service weapon and fled the scene. He was arrested a short time... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson, Shot and Killed During a Traffic Stop

Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson Panola County Sheriff's Office, Texas End of Watch Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Panola County, Texas--Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson, age 28, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on FM 10 near FM 2260 in Gary City at 2:00 am. During the stop the driver suddenly exited the vehicle and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, shooting Deputy Dickerson six times. Nearby residents who heard the gunshots found Deputy Dickerson in the roadway. He was transported to a local hospital... Read more →

Non-Fatal Police Shooting in Woodlynne

WOODLYNNE, NJ (Dec. 30, 2019)--Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer reported a non-fatal police involved shooting in Woodlynne on Sunday evening December 29, 2019. Preliminary investigation indicates that on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at approximately 10:57 p.m., officers from Woodlynne Police Department were dispatched for a report of an armed robbery at a gas station in the area of Mt. Ephraim and Ferry Avenues in Woodlynne. Upon arrival, the officers were advised by the victim of the direction where the suspect fled and encountered... Read more →

Retiring Paterson Firefighters, Police Officers Receiving $1.2 million Leave Time Payouts Under Tax Deferred Plan

PATERSON, NJ (December 28, 2019)--Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh (photo) and council members have agreed to set up what’s called a 401(a) plan, tax-differed retirement saving accounts, for retiring public safety employees. According to The Paterson Times members of the City Council approved a measure this past Monday allowing Sayegh’s administration to set up the plan at the request of the police and fire unions. Under the proposal, the city will deposit the accumulated leave time payouts for police and fire employees into the tax-differed retirement... Read more →

A Holiday Message to Gloucester Township Residents From Police Chief Harkins

As we reflect on the past year, we are honored that we helped make Gloucester Township a great place to live, work, and play. We look forward to making 2020 an even better year. We will continue to use cutting edge methods and programs to interact with community members, to make the Gloucester Township Police Department the very best that it can be. We are excited to meet the challenges, and we will partner with our community to overcome any situation that we encounter. We... Read more →

52 Police Officers Join Camden County Police Dept.

(Camden City, NJ) – Fifty-two new police officers joined the proud men and women of the Camden County Police Department this afternoon. After the swearing-in ceremony officers were assigned to the police administration building for additional agency training. Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli executed the swearing-in with the police officers at Camden County College’s Camden campus and talked about their new careers. “Many of these officers will be deployed to the streets of Camden to become part of a nationally recognized model of policing that is... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Det. Cliff Martinez, Struck and Killed by a Vehicle; Suspects Still at Large

While he was still on the ground the subjects entered a car and intentionally ran over him, pinning him under the vehicle. They then fled on foot and remain at large. CLIFF MARTINEZ San Antonio Independent School District Police Department, Texas End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 2019 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS--Detective Cliff Martinez was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle after he broke up a fight at an IHOP restaurant at 739 Hot Wells Boulevard at about 3:00 am. He was working secondary employment... Read more →

Congratulations to Voorhees Police & Fire Chief Louis Bordi

Voorhees, New Jersey: Congratulations to Voorhees Police & Fire Chief Louis Bordi for receiving a community impact award from the Voorhees Business Association. Chief Bordi was recognized for his hard work and implementation of outreach programs within the community. During Chief Bordi’s tenure, progressive community policing programs have been incorporated into the department’s annual agenda. Some of the most popular programs consist of national night out, coffee with a cop, LEAD drug awareness courses, the junior police academy, the citizens police academy, and the Car... Read more →

FBI Praises Police Officers for Risking Their Lives to Save Fire Victim

Hudson, New Hampshire--Law enforcement officers are challenged daily while answering the call of duty; they face each encounter freely and unselfishly. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the profession. One night in April 2019 just after 2 a.m., Officer Colby Morton was on her way to work at the Hudson, New Hampshire, Police Department, when an unusual light caught her eye in the top left... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Juveniles in Stolen Pickup Truck Kill Mississippi Constable

EULA RAY "RAYE" HAWKINS Panola County Constable's Office, Mississippi End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 2019 PANOLA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI--Constable Raye Hawkins, age 57, was killed when his vehicle was struck by a stolen pickup truck being pursued by other officers at around 2:30 pm. The pursuit started in Tallahatchie County when deputies attempted to stop the stolen vehicle that was occupied by two juvenile offenders. The juveniles lead the deputies on a pursuit that entered Panola County and continued towards Batesville. Constable Hawkins was responding... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Seeking Officers through the Intergovernmental Transfer Program.

(Maple Shade NJ)(Dec. 13, 2019)--The Maple Shade Police Department announces our recent acceptance and participation in the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Intergovernmental Transfer Program (ITP). In order to be considered, an officer MUST be a member in good standing of a Civil Service police department who participates in the ITP with a valid certification from the Police Training Commission as a full-time Municipal Police Officer. If you are looking to join a progressive agency that offers superior training, opportunity, job growth and a supportive... Read more →

FBI Seeking Public’s Help in Jersey City Shootings

December 12, 2019 In conjunction with the Newark Field Office’s investigation of the Jersey City shooting, the FBI has created a web page for the submission of photos and videos that could contain information relevant to the crimes. Members of the general public are asked to submit that media at fbi.gov/jerseycity. “We live in a technological era where people capture information without even realizing it,” said Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie. “We have long said that members of the public—who say something when... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Nassau Bay Sergeant Kaila Sullivan Killed by Suspect Driving Car

Sergeant Kaila Sullivan Nassau Bay Police Department, Texas End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Sergeant Kaila Sullivan was killed when she was intentionally struck by a vehicle driven while attempting to arrest a wanted subject in the 2000 block of San Sebastian Court at 8:30 pm. Officers had conducted a traffic stop on the man who was wanted on a warrant for domestic assault. When they attempted to place him in custody he began to resist and was able to re-enter his vehicle. He... Read more →