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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... 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... 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... 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.... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... 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 →

Pennsauken Police Issues Warning: Xylazine: What to Know

v Xylazine: What to Know Xylazine is a veterinary tranquilizer not approved for human use which is increasingly prevalent in the illicit opioid supply in New Jersey. The Department of Health is issuing this alert following increasing reports of xylazine-involved conditions throughout the state, including severe wounds, xylazine-involved overdose deaths, and heavy sedation following use. Alert sent on 07/31/2023 at 12:05PM EDT Additional Information Attachment: Download Submit an Anonymous Tip To submit a tip via... Read more →

Barrington PD National Night Out Event

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT-TOMORROW! Just a reminder that National Night Out is Tomorrow, August 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. It is a completely free event! There will be a lot to do for the family. We can't wait to see everyone! source media release Sent by Barrington Borough, NJ 229 Trenton Ave, Barrington, NJ 08007 Read more →

Three Cranford Police Officers Receive the NJSACOP 2023 Valor Award

THE TOP POLICE OFFICERS FOR 2023--(L-R) Officer Michael Gamba, Officer Nicholas Cook, Sergeant Steven D’Ambola. The officers were recognized by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police for their exceptional heroism in protecting and serving the public. The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) announced that three Cranford police officers have won the 2023 Valor Award, which recognizes New Jersey police officers each year who demonstrate exceptional heroism in protecting... Read more →

Gibbstown PD Alert: Third Quarter Tax Bills Due

GIBBSTOWN, NJ (July 28, 2023)(CNBNews)--The Gibbstown Police Department announced today that the Third Quarter tax bills have been mailed. The grace period for payment ends on August 21, 2023. Interest will be calculated from August 1st for payments made after August 21. Address/Location Gibbsboro Police Department 5 Foster Ave Gibbsboro, NJ 08026 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-783-0151 Read more →


What Can Gloucester City Do For Me

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 20, 2023)(CNBNews)--For the last three years, our "Chief of Police" has simultaneously served as our "City Administrator". Despite being intended as a temporary arrangement, this situation has persisted for an extended period. It is CNBNEWS GRAPHIC FILES concerning that our City Administrator is responsible for representing the best interests of taxpayers while also being involved in labor negotiations with the police union, PBA Local 40. The Police Benevolent Association Local 40... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Needs Help With Identifying 3 Suspects SEE VIDEOs

MAPLE SHADE NJ (July 11, 2023)--The Maple Shade Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the three subjects depicted in these videos in reference to a no-hit shooting that occurred on 07/02/23 at approximately 0127 hours in the parking lot of the Bit Smoke & Mart located at 2802 N Rt 73 in Maple Shade. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Maple Shade Police Department at 856-234-8300 or [email protected] and reference case number... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Vermont Police Officer Jessica Ebbighausen

JESSICA EBBIGHAUSEN OFFICER JESSICA EBBIGHAUSEN was killed when her patrol car was struck head-on by a suspect vehicle being pursued by other officers at about 3:00 pm. Officers responding to a burglary in progress on East Washington Street began pursuing the suspect who was driving a pickup truck. Officer Ebbighausen and her training officer were responding from the opposite direction. As the pursuit entered the intersecti of Stratton Road and Woodstock Avenue the suspect vehicle... Read more →

Atlantic City Police Arrest Suspect with 2 Guns

The Atlantic City Police Department arrested a man who pointed a handgun at a woman amid a mental health crisis. On July 5, 2023, at 1:52 PM, patrol officers responded to the 300 block of Rosemont Place about a woman being held against her will, and the suspect was armed with a handgun. Additionally, information was provided that the suspect was having a mental health episode. Shortly after officers arrived, the victim ran out of... Read more →


Car Thieves Active in SJ/PA; Say What!; Bye PNC Bank; Gcity Cops Highest Paid in Camden County

UPDATED (June 30, 2023)-- Gloucester City Police Chief/Acting City Administrator Brian Morrell answered our OPRA request yesterday. We had asked for the number of motor vehicles stolen between January 1, 2022 up until June 2023. According to Morrell there were a total of 27 motor vehicles stolen between January 1, 2022 and June 29, 2023. A further breakdown of the numbers reveal 18 of the 27 were stolen in 2022 and 9 have been stolen... Read more →

Appellate Court Sides with PFRS, Denies former Gloucester City Cop's Appeal

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JUNE 26, 2023)(CNBNews)--A former Gloucester City Police Officer, who was denied ordinary disability retirement from the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) appeared in the Superior Court of New Jersey last month seeking an overturn of the Board of Trustee’s ruling. The decision on that case was released on June 15, 2023. To qualify for the union's disability retirement benefits (ODRB)... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: 10 K-9 Officers Killed Since Jan. 1, 2023

(CNBNews)(June 19, 2023)--According to The Officer Down website, there have been ten K-9 officers killed since the beginning of the New Year up until June 19, 2023. A breakdown of the numbers reveals five of the canines were killed by gunfire, one was stabbed to death, two of the canines died of heat stroke, another died from an animal-related cause, and one died in a car crash. i K9 Graffit Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, CO... Read more →


PA Trooper JACQUES F. ROUGEAU, JR. age 29, Shot and Killed in Shootout

JACQUES F. ROUGEAU, JR. Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania End of Watch Saturday, June 17, 2023 MIFFLINTOWN, Pennsylvania(JUNE 19, 2023)(CNBNEWS)--Trooper Jay Rougeau was shot and killed by a wanted man near the intersection of Swamp Road and Baumgardner Drive in Walker Township shortly after 3:00 pm. At about 11:00 am, the subject had entered the parking lot of the Pennsylvania State Police's Troop G, Lewistown Station and shot several patrol cars using a large caliber hunting... Read more →

Suspect Shot and Killed by Philadelphia Police, Three Officers on Administrative Duty

PHILADELPHIA PA (June 5, 2023)(CNBNews)-- On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at approximately 7:17 PM, P/O Thomas Ditro and his partner were in full uniform and operating a marked patrol car in the area of 1800 Hart Lane when they heard gunshots. The officers observed civilians running from source Philadelphia Police the area and began to look for a scene and any possible shooting victim(s). The officers exited their vehicle at the corner of Ruth and... Read more →

tip411 SPOTLIGHT Helps Police Communicate with the Public

In response to renewed focus by law enforcement agencies across the country on building and maintaining meaningful relationships with the communities they serve, tip411 announced the launch of its newest product: tip411 INSIGHT. In addition to its existing line of products that help law enforcement engage residents and community members of all ages, our newest product, tip411 INSIGHT provides innovative functionality that allows agencies to create unlimited customized surveys to gain essential insight on any... Read more →

KUDOS! Lower Township PD Detective Sergeant Michael Perry Graduates From Prestigious Academy

Lower Township Police Department Detective Sergeant Michael Perry graduated the prestigious New Jersey State Association of Chiefs’ of Police (NJSACOP) Command and Leadership Academy on May 25, 2023. NJSACOP’s mission is to promote and enhance the highest ethical and professional standards in law enforcement at all levels throughout New Jersey. In recognizing the challenges in law enforcement during the upcoming decades, the NJSACOP has made a commitment to be in the forefront of innovation and... Read more →


JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER! SEWELL, NJ (CNBNEWS)--In keepng with our Community Caretaking mission, the Washington Township Police Department is proud to announce our newest tool to reach even more members of our community, our Bomb Pop Patrol Ice Cream Truck. The Washington Township Police Department continues to be at the forefront of Community Caretaking by actively seeking new and innovative ideas to engage and create positive experiences between the Washington Township Police Department and... Read more →

Memorial for Officer Shisler Continues to Grow; Funeral Services are Scheduled for May 18

A memorial in honor of Officer Shisler sits in front of the Deptford Township Police Station at 1101 Cooper Street photos and video credit ( DEPTFORD, NJ (May 13, 2023)( Township Police Officer Robert Shisler succumbed to complications of the gunshot wound on Sunday, May 7th, 2023, without having ever been released from the hospital. The fallen officer's body was escorted back to New Jersey on Tuesday, May 9 by multiple police departments collaborating to... Read more →

National Police Week /National Peace Officers Memorial Day

A Message From Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins: Once again, the Gloucester Township Police Department joins the community to celebrate the sacrifices and commitment of law enforcement throughout our great nation. National Police Week is celebrated May 14-20 this year, with a special somber remembrance on National Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15. As we celebrate National Police Week, it is with a heavier heart as we prepare for the funeral of Deptford... Read more →

Funeral Services for Deptford Police Officer Bobby Schisler to be Held at Rowan University

( photo credit)...Memorial in honor of Deptford Police Officer Shisler has been growiing in front of the Deptford Township Police Station, on Cooper Road and Delsea Drive intersection. (DEPTFORD Township, NJ)(May 12, 2023)(CNBNews)-- Funeral services for Deptford Policer Officer Robert J. Shisler, who passed away May 7, 2023, will be held May 17 at Rowan University, Glassboro. Beloved son of Robert H. Shisler of Deptford and Tracy (nee Hawkins) of Deptford. Loving brother of Ashley... Read more →

Deptford Police Officer Robert Shisler Succumbs

ROBERT SHISLER DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (May 7, 2023)(CNBNews)--Police Officer Robert Shisler succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on March 10th, 2023, while struggling with a suspect following a foot pursuit. He had conducted a subject stop on the man on Delsea Drive. The man fled on foot during the encounter and Officer Shisler chased him to Doman Avenue, where a struggle ensued between the two. The man produced a handgun and shot Officer... Read more →

Philadelphia PD Investigating Shooting Incident Involving Two Cops and Suspect

PHILADELPHIA- The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating an Officer-Involved shooting that resulted in two officers and a suspect being shot in the city's Germantown neighborhood. On Saturday, April 29, 2023, at approximately 4:09 PM, police were called to the 400 block of W. Bringhurst Street for a "person with a gun". Upon arrival, police gained entry into the home and announced "police". Shortly thereafter, police heard one shot. The officers exited the house, set up... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD National Night Out

Have you been thinking about holding a National Night Out Block Party in your neighborhood? Are you a business owner in Gloucester Township that would like to get involved with our community? Join the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau on Thursday May 11th, 2023 at 6pm in the Gloucester Township Court Room located at, 1261 Chews Landing Road Laurel Springs, NJ 08021, for our Annual National Night Out Kickoff Meeting! We will discuss details... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Dog Walker Watch and Bike Rodeo

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 13th 10 AM to 12 PM at the Timber Creek Dog Park 236 Taylor Ave & Chews Landing Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012! Bring your family out to our Dog Walker Watch and Bike Rodeo for a family-friendly event! Our Pet Owners can learn how to be a community partner with the Gloucester Township Police Department while children get to spend time with officers riding their bicycles through... Read more →

14 Police Officers Have Died in the LOD Between March 1 and April 17, 2023

OFFICERS DOWN-The Officer Down Memorial page has released the names of 14 police officers who have died in the line of duty between March 1 and April 17, 2023. They include: To read the circumstances of their death click the link RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →

Colin MacAdams Seeks Voters Support in June 6 Primary

BROOKLAWN, NJ -(APRIL 13, 2023)(CNBNews)--Longtime Brooklawn resident Colin MacAdams is running in the June Democratic Primary for one of the two seats open on Borough Council. Colin is the son of Dee MacAdams and the late Tom MacAdams. Four candidates are seeking the two seats. The other candidates besides MacAdams, are Jerry D. Granstrom, Michael Mevoli, and Jeffrey M. Haller. Granstrom and Mevoli are incumbents. Democrat Stacey Ostrom is running unopposed for the unexpired term.... Read more →

32 Members of Law Enforcement Commit Suicide in 2022

In 2022, the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection (LESDC) completed its first year of compiling statistics on the deaths by suicide and attempted suicides of current and former law enforcement officers in accordance with the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act. Law enforcement, corrections, telecommunications, and judicial system agencies provide data to the collection. CNBNews graphic file Limited data are available for this first data year of 2022 because the LESDC is a new collection.... Read more →

Maple Shade Police Hiring

Maple Shade Township Police Department Advisory: NJ CSC testing announcement for position of Police Officer in Maple Shade. Application process ends today. The Maple Shade Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer: The NJ Civil Service Commission has posted a testing announcement for the position of Police Officer in Maple Shade. The test is open to residents of the State of NJ between the ages of 18 and 35. Applicants must... Read more →

New Jersey Attorney General Office Assumes Control of Paterson City Police Department

By Christian Wade | The Center Square contributor Mar 28, 2023 (The Center Square) — New Jersey’s Attorney General has taken over a police department in the state’s third-largest city amid allegations of police brutality and other problems. Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced on Monday the Patterson Police Department is now under the control of his office, which will take over control of all police functions, including internal affairs investigations, effective immediately. image courtesy of... Read more →

Looking for a Job?

The Maple Shade Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer: The NJ Civil Service Commission has posted a testing announcement for the position of Police Officer in Maple Shade. The test is open to residents of the State of NJ between the ages of 18 and 35. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S., graduated from high school or vocational high School or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate and... Read more →

Houston County, GA Spent $1Million to Avoid Paying for Officer's Gender Transition Surgery

This Georgia County Spent $1 Million to Avoid Paying for One Employee’s Gender-Affirming Care by Aliyya Swaby and Lucas Waldron ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. When a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia’s Houston County sought surgery as part of her gender transition, local officials refused to change the department’s health insurance plan to cover it, citing cost as... Read more →

Camden County Hero Scholarship Annual Coach Bingo

To reserve tickets: Call Dawn: (856) 768-9656 or email: [email protected] Call Cathy: (856) 287-9743 Proceeds benefit the families of Camden County's Police, Fire & EMS Personnel killed in the line of duty. ID #35-5-23729 Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. 162 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009 (856)768-9656 office (609) 980-7013 cell “It doesn’t take a hero to keep a dream alive…” Read more →

GTPD Recruiting Team Hosting Open House

The #JoinGTPD Recruiting Team will host an Open House on Tuesday, March 14th! Are you interested in becoming a Gloucester Township full-time Police Officer, part-time Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO I), part-time or full-time Telecommunicator (911 Operator/ Radio Dispatcher), or a part-time Crossing Guard? The event will be held today, Tuesday, March 14, from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Gloucester Premium Outlets / Gloucester Township Police Training Center, 100 Premium Outlets Drive, Suite... Read more →

Former Camden City Police Chief Joe McCann Sucummbs

Joseph W. McCann passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2023, at the age of 89. Joe was born in Philadelphia PA and raised in the Fairview section of Camden NJ. He served the nation in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era. Joe then served his community as a Police Officer in Camden NJ for 25 years, retiring as Chief of Police in 1983. Embarking on a second successful career, he worked... Read more →

"Dine to Donate" Event will Help Families of Deceased Camden County Police, Firemen and EMT's

Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund · The Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund is holding a "Dine to Donate" fundraising event at Mulligan's Bar & Grill 1208 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ Monday, March 27 from 4 PM to 8 PM to raise money for the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund! Come out and enjoy some food and/or a few beverages while helping out a good cause! You can Dine in or take out and enjoy... Read more →

Deptford Officer Shot, the Suspect is Dead, AG Investigating

UPDATED with AG's press release DEPTFORD, NJ (March 10, 2023)(CNBNews)--The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced earlier today that a police officer was shot during an encounter with a suspect. The pedestrian was shot on Doman Avenue in Deptford. The AG’s office, which is investigating the shooting, did not release any details about that encounter. Mainstream News Media is reporting the investigation is being conducted in two areas, on Delsea Drive, near Route 295, and... Read more →

Look What's Happening March 14 at the Gloucester Twp. PD

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (March 9, 2023)--Are you interested in becoming a Gloucester Township full-time Police Officer, part-time Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO I), part-time or full-time Telecommunicator (911 Operator/ Radio Dispatcher), or a part-time Crossing Guard? Our Open House will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Gloucester Premium Outlets / Gloucester Township Police Training Center, 100 Premium Outlets Drive, Suite 437, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Those attending... Read more →

CNB GOOD NEWS: Camden County PD Bookmates Program

Camden County PD Kicks Off Another Year of Bookmates Program The Camden County Police Department is proud to kick off another year of its Bookmates program, partnering with the Camden City Schools and the Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center, to create special memories for Camden’s youngest students. Officers taking part in the Bookmates program spend time every Tuesday and Friday reading one-on-one with kindergarten students at Dudley and Forest Hill Elementary schools. CCPD... Read more →

Suspect Who Allegedly Shot Temple U. Officer Arrested

BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP, PA (FEBRUARY 20,2023)--A man was arrested in Buckingham Township this morning in connection with the shooting death of a Temple University Police Officer near the Temple University campus in Philadelphia. The suspect was taken into custody at his home in the 2300 block of Quarry Road at 7:12 a.m. by members of the Central Bucks Special Response Team, the Buckingham Township Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Philadelphia Police Department and Pennsylvania... Read more →


CHRISTOPHER FITZGERALD PHILADELPHIA PA (February 19, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, February 18, 2023, Police Officer Chris Fitzgerald, age 31, was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect near 1700 W Montgomery Street in Philadelphia at about 7:30 pm. OFFICER FITZGERALD The subject shot Officer Fitzgerald in the head and then attempted to steal his duty weapon, belongings, and patrol car. Officer Fitzgerald was transported to Temple University Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The... Read more →

Oaklyn Taxpayers Have Paid Out $500,000 Since 2020 Because of Mistakes by Some Borough Police Officers

(OAKLYN, NJ)( 17, 2023)--The Borough of Oaklyn awarded a long-time police officer $250,000 in December because he said he was punished for reporting "payroll irregularities. He also told authorities the police chief was using working officers as chauffeurs to pick him up at bars when he was too drunk to drive. The officer, Brett Mueller, was hired by the borough in 2004. According to John Paff of New Jersey Civil Settlements, on December 19, 2022,... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Avalon Police Dept. Achieves 4th Accreditation; 2nd Consecutive Perfect Score

AVALON, NJ (February 2023)( Avalon Police Department has received its fourth, three-year accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). During this process, the Avalon Police Department received a perfect 100% compliance score for the second consecutive cycle, putting the department in the top 7% of departments to be accredited four times and the top 1% percent of departments statewide that have been re-accredited for a second time with a perfect... Read more →