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CORRECTION regarding City Police Chief/City Administrator

CORRECTION/UPDATED( September 10, 2022)—It has been brought to our attention by Police Chief/City Administrator Brian Morrell that he has three and half more years to work before he can retire; that his salary is based on the last year of his employment. Morrell also took exception to our statement that no one could perform two jobs and do them efficiently. Stating, "You do not know what I do or don't do, you just assumed. Why do you continue to bash me?" Our position remains that no one can perform two jobs, and do them well. And, if we are wrong why have taxpayers been paying different salaries to a police chief and city administrator all these years. That is our opinion, and it is also been the opinion of other people we have spoken with. We have no personal vendetta against Mr. Morrell and have no reason to "bash" him.... Read more →


CNB Good News: Y.A.L.E. School Donates Electric Bicycles to Cherry Hill Police Department

photo provided Students from Y.A.L.E. School join with CHPD Chief Robert Kempf; Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo; Y.A.L.E. School director Chris Sarandoulias; Cherry Hill Councilwoman Michele Berman Golkow; Lt. Andrew Spell, CHPD; Rich Tustin of Erlton Bike Shop; Officer Kevin Crain, CHPD; and former Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Bass Levin. Cherry Hill, N.J. – Y.A.L.E. School, a New Jersey state-approved private special education school with campuses throughout southern New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region, donated two electric bicycles to the Cherry Hill Police Department (CHPD). The “e-bikes” are the first for the Department’s Community Relations Unit. Y.A.L.E. School presented the e-bikes at an event that featured remarks from Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo and Chief of Police Robert Kempf. “The Cherry Hill Police Department has always been a terrific resource for Y.A.L.E. School, a friendly and dependable community partner. In response, we want to do our best... Read more →


Westville Police Officers Grant Roberts and Joseph Craig Honored for Bravery

WESTVILLE, NJ (December 1, 2022)--At the November 28th Westville Council meeting, the Governing Body honored Patrolman Grant Roberts and Patrolman Joseph Craig with a Proclamation for their bravery on the night of February 18, 2022. Mayor Sims acknowledged their heroism and thanked Officers Roberts and Craig and all the Westville Police Officers for their dedicated service and daily sacrifices to safeguard the residents of Westville. Read more →


Gloucester City Officers Honored for Rescue of a Woman

photo provided GLOUCESTER CITY Detective/Sgt. Carl DePoder (left) and Officer John Bryszewski Jr., along with Officer Sean Gartland (not shown) were honored at the NJ State PBA Valor Awards Ceremony for saving the life of a woman who drove her car off of Freedom Pier, King, and Cumberland Streets, into the Delaware River on April 28, 2022. During the water rescue, three Good Samaritans helped load the female onto their boat and transported the female and officers to the floating dock of the North Wind Schooner. Those smaritans included Michael Natrin (Oxford, PA), Stratis Tiniakos (Egg Harbor Township, NJ), and Gene Blemmings (Deptford, NJ). RELATED: Woman Drives Vehicle Off of Freedom Pier into Delaware River Read more →


DNREC Agencies Team Up for Toys for Tots Program

Delaware Natural Resources Police Collect Toys as Holiday Gifts for Delaware Children To kick off the holiday season, Delaware Natural Resources Police operating within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control once again are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys as gifts for children in local communities. The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages and distributes the toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in communities nationwide. Once more, helping spearhead the holiday effort in Delaware are three enforcement agencies from within DNREC: Fish and Wildlife Delaware Natural Resources Police, Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit, and Natural Resources Police Park Rangers. Toys will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 14 in Kent and Sussex counties and through Wednesday, Dec. 7 in New Castle County. Toys can be taken to... Read more →


Alexander Rivera of Philadelphia Arrested for Allegedly Killing a Woman in Maple Shade

Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a 26-year-old Philadelphia man has been arrested for killing a woman inside a Maple Shade motel earlier this year. Alexander Rivera, of the 6300 block of Cardiff Street in the Mayfair section of the city, was charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was taken into custody without incident at his residence on November 4 by the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was jailed in Philadelphia pending an extradition hearing later this month. The case will be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The investigation began just before 11:30 a.m. on May 11 after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the Bel-Air Motor Lodge on Route 73 for a... Read more →


Accountant Michael Goldner, 52, of Paoli, PA, Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Michael Goldner, 52, of Paoli, PA, was sentenced to 40 months in prison and three years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge Mark A. Kearney for his scheme to use his cash and his employer’s business bank accounts to hide his actual income and assets and therefore avoid paying his legitimate tax obligations. In June 2022, the defendant was convicted after trial of tax evasion and failing to file tax returns in connection with this years-long tax fraud. Evidence presented at trial showed that for the tax years 2013 through 2017, Goldner reported more than $4 million in income and $1.8 million in tax due, of which he paid less than $100,000. Further, from 2016 to 2020, the defendant evaded the payment of these outstanding taxes while earning a substantial income. Instead of depositing his paychecks into... Read more →


Gloucester City Taxpayers/Voters Want to Know

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 5, 2022)--Regarding the November 2 article Gloucester City Council Candidates Speechless written by columnist Dorothy Philbin, Josh Twyford, the chair of the Gloucester City Republican Committee, stated in a comment, "Dorothy was given a response from the Republican ticket." We suggest Mr. Twyford is referring to the four-minute PowerPoint presentation that Fanning submitted to her which she publicly acknowledged that she did receive it. Republican council candidate Jason Fanning submitted a PowerPoint presentation from his team. If it is finished in time, it will be published here. The production needs to be reformatted to be included in the Notebook. Ms. Philbin invited all seven candidates to sit with her for a one-on-one interview. Instead, Mr. Fanning offers a PowerPoint presentation that looked more like a campaign video. It had nothing to do with the issues she wanted to discuss. Out... Read more →


Project Veritas: Whistleblower Claims NY Mayor Ignores Order to Reinstate Unvaccinated Officers

NEW YORK, NY (October 31, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--NYPD Whistleblower Claims Mayor’s Office Ignoring Court Order that Reinstates Unvaccinated Officers with Back Pay, Continues to Fire Employees Even with Valid Claims of Religious Exemption … Says City Officials Fear ‘Lawsuits’ if They Reverse Course NYPD Insider: “So, they continue to send these emails out and deny people their religious accommodation request. Even after this judge’s order.” NYPD Insider: “My department has -- they can’t give me a number to even contact anybody to speak to. So, it’s basically -- it’s a secretive process. You have no idea who is reviewing your [religious] exemption…What standard did my letter not meet? You know? So, they’re basically telling you that your religious beliefs are not religious enough for them.” NYPD Insider: “You know, the city is still going after officers, trying to fire us. So, that was something the [police] union brought forward and said, ‘Listen,... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Lower Township Police Participate in “No-Shave November & December”

Beginning on November 1, 2022 and for the entire months of November and December, the Lower Township Police Department, along with many other agencies across the county, will be participating in “No-Shave November.” One of the goals of “No-Shave November” is to raise cancer awareness by embracing our hair (which many cancer patients lose), and letting it grow wild and free. Another goal is to use the money you typically would spend on shaving and grooming, to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle. Our officers and staff will be contributing a minimum of $50.00 per month to participate. All proceeds of this event will be donated to the family of Amy Baker and another Lower Township resident who would like to remain anonymous. This initiative will help contribute to their medical bills, treatment costs, and travel expenses. Mrs. Amy Baker, is the wife of... Read more →


HELP WANTED: GTPD Hiring Full-Time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainees

The application Deadline is October 13th! The Gloucester Township Police Department Telecommunicator, or Dispatcher, is often the unsung professional of the emergency response team. Unlike local police departments who use County Telecommunicators, the Gloucester Township Telecommunicators work jointly with our police officers right on-site in our headquarters' updated Community Policing and Emergency Dispatch Center. Under close supervision, the trainee receives and responds to telephone or other electronic requests for emergency assistance, including law enforcement, fire, medical, or other emergency services and/or dispatches appropriate units to response sites; does other related duties as required. Salary: $19.65 per hour (starting rate), Gloucester Township Residents Preferred, 12 hour shift assignments- hours vary between day, night, weekends, and holidays. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION WILL BE CONDUCTED- Applicant must pass a criminal background check and maintain such security clearance throughout employment. *Police Support Application must be completed for consideration for this position. Applications may be obtained at... Read more →


Lower Township Police Department Considers Potential Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Lower Township Police Announce UAS Program In 2021 the Lower Township Police conducted a study into the potential use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Department contacted several vendors to explore the capabilities of different brands and their strengths and weaknesses. Officers attended training with the Gloucester Township Police Department, which already has an established program with multiple UAS platforms. Lower Township's unique geography comprises residential neighborhoods, densely wooded areas, marshlands, and estuaries. With numerous missing person cases and water rescues, it was determined that obtaining a UAS with a thermal camera would give officers an advantage in finding someone lost or injured in specific inaccessible locations. Conventional aerial resources such as the Coast Guard or State Police helicopters are challenging to get due to weather, the large area they cover, and the prioritization of their requests. Being able to deploy a UAS with a thermal camera rapidly means we... Read more →


Maple Shade Police Department Turkey Drive

MSPD TURKEY DRIVE The Maple Shade Police Department is collecting turkeys, chickens, and hams to stock the freezers of the Maple Shade Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at the Maple Shade Police Department Records Bureau, Monday through Friday, 8 AM TO 4 PM. The drive starts Monday, October 3rd, and ends on Tuesday, November 15th. via GIPHY Address/Location Maple Shade Township Police Department 200 N Stiles Ave Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →


Thursday, September 29, Diocese of Camden Blue Mass

Diocese of Camden Blue Mass- All Are Welcome To Attend Or Watch Live Online! Happening TOMORROW- In Person and LIVE online! The Annual Diocese of Camden South Jersey Blue Mass! Thursday, September 29th 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Hope Parish 701 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012. All Police, Fire Fighters, EMS, public, and media are invited to attend in person! Can't make it in person? Watch it LIVE on the Diocese of Camden Facebook & YouTube starting at 10:30 AM, links are below: https://www.facebook.com/CamdenDiocese https://www.youtube.com/CamdenDiocese Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Clementon, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 press release Read more →


Philadelphia Police Department Hiring, Starting Salary $59,795

PHILADELPHIA PA (September 4, 2022)--The Philadelphia Police Department is accepting applications from September 5th until September 30th, 2022. Start at $59,795. Residency requirements is waived for all applicants. advertising space donated by CNBNewsnet Read more →


Centurions MC Annual Burgers and Beers American Cookout

BLACKWOOD, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Saturday, September 8, from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Blackwood VFW, 405 Washington Avenue, Blackwood. Donation $25 per person / $40 per couple. No one under 18 years old is permitted to attend. Must be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages Plus, burgers, hot dogs, salads, cocktails, beer, wine, and soda are included. Raffle Drawing & 50/50 will be held for an additional charge. +++++ For More Information - Centurions Motorcycle Club, SJ Chapter - George @ (856) 297-8499 Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund - Dawn @ (856) 768-9656 The Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization providing financial and educational assistance to the families of Camden County’s Police, Fire, and EMS personnel who were killed in the line of duty. Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Since January Over 170 Officers KIA

Police Officer Christopher Gibson Dallas Police Department, TX EOW: Sunday, January 2, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Deportation Officer William Hayes United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, US EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Trooper John Sumter Horton North Carolina Highway Patrol, NC EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: Struck by vehicle Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta Curry County Sheriff's Office, NM EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer Bart Lane Arnold Enid Police Department, OK EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer Jesus "Chuy" Lara Casa Grande Police Department, AZ EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer David Leroy Ingle Iola Police Department, KS EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer Franklin Joe Lone Star College System Police Department, TX EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Officer Bruce Eckhoff United... Read more →


WINSLOW TOWNSHIP PD: Cops and Bobbers is back!

September 10 from 11 am-2 pm Great Times Day Camp. WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ-Cops, and Bobbers are back! We are finally back and ready for a good time fishing! Please see the attached registration form to register - the event is for kids ages 6-14. DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 10th, 2022, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Rain Date: September 11th , 2022 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM LOCATION: 223 Ehrke Rd, Waterford Works, 08089 (Great Times Day Camp) Registration forms are also available at www.winslowpolice.com or can be picked up in person at the Winslow Township Police Headquarters. After completing the form, it can be emailed to Sgt. Krause #181 at tkrause@winslowpd.com Questions? Please contact Sgt. Krause #181 at trkause@winslowpd.com or 609-567-0700 x1181 Read more →


How Dangerous Are Police Jobs in Your State?

by Samuel Stebbins/The Wall Street Journal via The Center Square Tasked with protecting lives and property, police officers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Responding to emergencies, conducting traffic stops, patrolling high-crime areas, and arresting suspects are all part and parcel of the job - and each year, dozens of police officers are killed in the line of duty, feloniously or accidentally. (These are the most dangerous jobs in America.) According to data compiled by the FBI, a total of 984 police officers in the U.S. were killed on the job over the 10-year period from 2012 to 2021. Just under half of those deaths - 480 - were accidental, often a case of officers on foot being struck by a moving vehicle or dying in a car crash. The remaining 504 officers, however, were killed feloniously, which the FBI defines as an officer who... Read more →


Annual Philadelphia Hero Thrill Show Saturday, Sept. 10

​PURCHASE TICKETS THE MISSION OF THE HERO THRILL SHOW IS TO PAY FOR THE COLLEGE TUITION OF CHILDREN OF PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICERS AND/OR FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. The Hero Thrill Show® Inc. is the only organization that pays for the college tuition of the children of Police Officers and/or Firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty. The Hero Thrill Show® is NOT affiliated with the Hero Scholarship Fund. 2022 Hero Thrill Show Sneak Peak — CBS Philadelphia PHOTOS BY JEROME MCGRIFF ​COVERAGE FROM 2021 EVENT COVERAGE FROM 2019 EVENT Hero Thrills Show Recap - Updated Veersion from Plug in Rewind on Vimeo. Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: NC Deputy Sheriff Shot and Killed

Deputy Sheriff Ned P. Byrd Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina End of Watch Thursday, August 11, 2022 Deputy Sheriff Ned Byrd was shot and killed while on patrol shortly after 11:00 pm. Deputy Byrd was shot multiple times after he exited his vehicle at the intersection of Battle Bridge Road and Auburn-Knightdale Road while investigating suspicious activity. He was in the area after the agency had received several calls regarding the activity; however, he had not marked out on an event when he was shot. Another deputy located him approximately two hours later. Deputy Byrd's canine partner was still inside their patrol vehicle. The subject was arrested a week later. Deputy Bryd was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served with the Wake County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his K9 partner, sister, brother-in-law, and four nephews. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime... Read more →


Officer Down: Miami-Dade Police Officer Shot and Killed

Police Officer Cesar "Echy" Echaverry Miami-Dade Police Department, Florida End of Watch Wednesday, August 17, 2022 CESAR "ECHY" ECHAVERRY Police Officer Echy Echaverry succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous night near the intersection of Northwest 62nd Street and 17th Avenue while chasing a robbery suspect. A vehicle that had been involved in an armed robbery in Dania Beach earlier in the evening was observed driving in Miami-Dade and fled when officers attempted to stop it. Officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed into a light pole. The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot as Officer Echaverry and other officers pursued him on foot. The man opened fire, striking Officer Echaverry, before he was killed by return fire. Officer Echaverry was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following evening. A second suspect in the initial robbery was shot and killed the following... Read more →


Three People Dead and Five Others Injured Monday in Philly

Through Monday, 337 people have been killed in Philadelphia this year By Jack Tomczuk PHILADELPHIA PA (August 17, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Three teenagers were struck when shots were fired into a red sedan at around 11:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a Popeyes restaurant at 4th Street and Lehigh Avenue in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia. Police said a 19-year-old man who was shot multiple times in the head was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he died a short time later. An 18-year-old woman was shot several times, and another 19-year-old man was hit multiple times in the back, authorities said. They are expected to survive. In Frankford, officers called to the 4500 block of Frankford Avenue just before 9 p.m. Monday found a man, described as being in his late 20s, with a gunshot wound to the head inside the first floor of a property, police said. Medics declared... Read more →


New Jersey State Police Recruit Class Completes Academy Training

Lincroft, N.J. - New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan presented badges to New Jersey's newest state troopers during the graduation ceremony at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J. The 163rd New Jersey State Police Class graduated 156 men and seven women. Of this graduating class, 131 have college degrees, 29 are prior military, and 25 have prior law enforcement experience. Among the class, 59 were college athletes, 12 were firefighters, 9 were emergency medical technicians, and 2 were professional athletes. The class completed 20 weeks of strenuous physical and academic training consisting of classroom lessons and practical training scenarios. The recruits also participated in role-playing exercises such as motor vehicle stops and domestic violence situations. In the area of cultural diversity, the class received detailed instruction from the community and cultural organizations. The life of a recruit is challenging in many ways. The... Read more →


The Cost of Policing in Erie PA has Skyrocketed

In Erie one in Four Residents Live in Poverty, the Top Erie Police Officer Made $159,000 Plus in 2021 By Tom Gantert | The Center Square Aug 1, 2022 Erie PA, image courtesy of The World Atlas (The Center Square) - In a city where the median household income is $38,655 and 1-in-4 residents live in poverty, the top-paid police officer in Pennsylvania's fifth-largest city made more than $159,000 in 2021. And it wasn't the chief. The city of Erie, population 94,831 in the 2020 census, is engrossed in citywide debate about the cost of law enforcement. Police spending is projected to increase 28% from 2019 to 2022, according to city budget documents. The city projects it will spend $38.8 million on policing in 2022. The police and fire departments spending makes up 66% of the city’s general fund expenses. Spending on public safety is increasing and Mayor Joseph Schember... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Department Invite Residents to National Night Out, Tuesday...Fireworks

Public Locations and Fireworks at Veteran's Park! National Night Out is THIS TUESDAY, August 2, 2022, from 6 PM to 9 PM! If your neighborhood is not holding an NNO Block Party, be sure to stop out at the two public locations!: - Blackwood Fire Company 14 W Central Ave, Blackwood, NJ - Erial Fire Company 1946 Williamstown Erial Rd, Sicklerville, NJ End the night with FIREWORKS at 9:30 PM at Gloucester Township's Veterans Park 1261 Chews Landing Road! Hope to see you there! Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


Maple Shade PD, Police Chaplains Assn., and PBA Local 267 Donate Food Bags to Food Bank

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (July 28, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)On July 25, 2022 members of the Maple Shade Police Department, Maple Shade Police Chaplains Association and Maple Shade PBA Local #267 presented the Maple Shade Food Bank with 950 resuable shopping bags to replace the plastic bags that will no longer be able to be utilized. Pictured from left to right is Det. Diego Alvarez, Vice President of PBA #267, Cpl. Misty Weiss Community Affairs Officer of MSPD, Teri Zahradnick, Director of the maple Shade Food Bank and Pastor Vincent McDonald of the Maple Shade Police Chaplains Assocation. Address/Location Maple Shade Township Police Department 200 N Stiles Ave Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →


You're Invited to the Maple Shade PD National Night Out

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--The Maple Shade Police Department and the Maple Shade Chaplain Association invite you to the 2022 National Night Out Event on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM at the Municipal lot located at North Forklanding Road and Brubaker Lane. Come out to enjoy a free family fun event and meet the Maple Shade Police Department's new K-9 "Sitka". Attendees are asked to consider bringing non-perishable food items and personal care items to be donated to the Maple Shade Food Bank. Visit www.MSPoliceChaplain.com for more information. Read more →


Haddon Hts. Police Dept.'s National Night Out Celebration at McLaughlin-Norcross Memorial

HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ (July 28, 2022)(CNBNews)--National Night Out is just a week away. The event will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 6 PM - 9 PM at the Mclaughlin-Norcross Memorial Dell. The Haddon Heights Police Department looks forward to seeing you, your family, and your friends there! Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Matthew Yates, of Ohio, Shot and Killed

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Yates Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio End of Watch Sunday, July 24, 2022 Deputy Sheriff Matthew Yates was shot and killed while responding to shots fired call at the 1100 block of Ashwood Drive in South Charleston. At 10:51 am, Clark County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting that a female subject had broken into a residence and fired five or six shots. When Deputy Yates and another deputy attempted to check the mobile home, they were met with gunfire. Deputy Yates was shot inside the trailer. Clark County Special Operations and other tactical teams were called to rescue him. Deputy Yates was flown to the Miami Valley Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Deputy Yates had served with the Clark County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View... Read more →


Officer Down Memorial: Honoring Officers Killed in 2022

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 144 9/11 related illness -1 Accidental-1 Aircraft accident-4 Automobile crash-17 COVID19-58 Duty related illness-3 Fire-1 Gunfire-36 Gunfire (Inadvertent)-1 Heart attack-6 Heatstroke1 Struck by vehicle-3 Training accident-1 Vehicle pursuit-3 Vehicular assault-8 ******************************************************** Police Officer Christopher Gibson Dallas Police Department, TX EOW: Sunday, January 2, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Deportation Officer William Hayes United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, US EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Trooper John Sumter Horton North Carolina Highway Patrol, NC EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: Struck by vehicle Deputy Sheriff Bryan Vannatta Curry County Sheriff's Office, NM EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer Bart Lane Arnold Enid Police Department, OK EOW: Monday, January 3, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer Jesus "Chuy" Lara Casa Grande Police Department, AZ EOW: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer... Read more →


HELP WANTED: GTPD Hiring Crossing Guards

Community: GTPD Is Hiring Part Time School Traffic Guards For The Upcoming 2022/ 2023 School Year- $15.00 Per Hour! Gloucester Township Police Is Hiring Part Time School Traffic Guards For The Upcoming 2022/ 2023 School Year- $15.00 Per Hour! Open to Gloucester Township, New Jersey , vacancies for part time hours (10 hours per week) and on call basis. Submit your application today! Applicant must have the ability to: • Regulate and direct the movement of school children at a street intersection, paying particular attention to their safety. • Must pass a criminal background check and maintain such security clearance throughout employment. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION WILL BE CONDUCTED, Applications can be picked up at the Municipal Building or printed from our website at here: https://1aru2n2mann92zhw3i19aiql-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/POLICE-SUPPORT-EMPLOYMENT-APPLICATION-2019.pdf Police Support Application must be completed, and completed applications should be submitted to Gloucester Township Human Resources Department. “GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”... Read more →


*Gloucester City Police and PBA Sponsoring National Night Out Celebration, Tuesday August 2

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 4, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Police Department and the Police Benevolent Association, Local 40 (PBA) will celebrate National Night Out, Tuesday August 2 from 6 PM to 9 PM at Proprietor's Park, King and Powell Streets. The festivities include a dunk tank with surprise guests, bounce house, circus performers, plus more. According to Wikipedia the event has been held annually since 1984, and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States. National Night Out began simply with neighbors turning on their porch lights and sitting in front of their homes. The first National Night Out involved 2.5 million residents across 400 communities in 23 states; National Night Out 2016 involved 38 million residents in 16,000 communities across the United States. National Night Out is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch and... Read more →


The Story Behind The Story: Only a Bridge Length...

All it takes for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing. ~Edmund Burke \ by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Usually when it comes to politics in Philadelphia, I take a stand that "I don't live there, work there, or pay taxes there so it isn't really my business." However, now that George Seros-backed DA, Larry Krasner, has decided to not prosecute criminals, we in New Jersey are affected. We are only a bridge length away from Larry Krasner's criminals. It is about to get worse. Philadelphia's police department is about to lose their state-wide accreditation. Why? The geniuses who administer Philadelphia's laws and order have decided that their police officers may no longer pull over a car for a minor infraction, such as a broken taillight. That was the only example used in the Chris Palmer article published in the Philadelphia Inquirer (July 22, 2022.) I wonder... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN:

14 K-9's Have Died in the Line of Duty in 2022

K9 Beni Heflin Police Department, AL EOW: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Cause: Struck by vehicle K9 Beni was struck and killed by a passing vehicle while conducting an open air narcotics sniff during a traffic stop on I-20 near mile marker 199 at about 7:45 pm. K9 Beni had served with the Heflin Police Department for five years. K9 Jedi Seattle Police Department, WA EOW: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Cause: Stabbed K9 Jedi was stabbed to death while attempting an apprehension of a burglary suspect in the 2200 block of South Eddy Street at about 2:45 pm. A resident in the home called 911 to report a subject armed with a machete was attempting to break in. Responding units encountered the subject who then fled on foot. Officers pursued him to the 6700 block of Swift Avenue South where K9 Jedi was released to perform an apprehension. The man fatally... Read more →


New Jersey Police Chief: People Go To The Police First to Solve Their Tough Problems

Shutterstock By Bob Pepalis | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Cities that are not grateful for what police officers do and want to defund departments have officers who are under a lot more stress while dealing with an already difficult job. That's the assessment of Keith Germain, vice president of the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police, who recently spoke with The Center Square. Germain, who is also chief of police of the Barnegat Police Department, said it’s a wholly different experience working in a city that supports its officers. “But beyond that, I would just say that police officers historically are used to not being liked all the time, right?" Germain said. "We're typically the bearer of bad news." He said, however, that as crime has increased everywhere – even in communities where police didn’t feel appreciated a few years ago or that were calling... Read more →


NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY: Chickie's and Pete's Aims to Raise $1000s for Families of Fallen Police Officers

* Crabfries® will be only $1 in all participating locations this Wednesday * Philadelphia, PA - Chickie’s & Pete’s is once again celebrating National French Fry Day with their 8th Annual Crabfries for Heroes event which benefits the Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund. All sales from one dollar Crabfries® on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 will be donated to the Fund to help families of fallen police officers. All major Chickie's and Pete's locations in the Philadelphia region are participating, including Audubon, Bordentown, Drexel Hill, Egg Harbor, Glassboro, Marlton, Parx Casino, Roosevelt Blvd., South Philadelphia, Robbins Ave and Warrington. As a special thanks to the community, Chickie's and Pete's will also launch the Crabfries Express on Thursday, July 14th with the famous food truck visiting Philly landmarks with free Crabfries. For more information, contact your favorite location, or visit the website main home page at www.chickiesandpetes.com. “We are back bigger... Read more →


In This City, Police Investigations Take So Long, Officers Kill Again Before Reviews Are Finalized

by Laurence Du Sault, Open Vallejo ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Around dinner time on Feb. 13, 2018, Ronell Foster was riding his bike on a wide road that runs through the historic downtown of Vallejo, California. The 33-year-old did not own a car, and cycled nearly everywhere he went around his hometown, often flanked by his teenage son and 5-year-old daughter. But that night, Foster was riding alone, swerving in and out of traffic lanes without a bike light, and caught the attention of officer Ryan McMahon, who pursued Foster in his car. Foster hit the brakes, and McMahon ordered him to “come over and sit in front of my car,” according to the officer’s deposition in a civil rights lawsuit filed by Foster’s family. “Stop messing with me,” Foster responded... Read more →


New REPORT: Philadelphia's Homicides Have Increased But Arrests Are Down

Arrests fall 57% in Philadelphia By Elyse Apel | The Center Square (The Center Square) (July 8, 2022)– Philadelphia has reported a significant reduction in the number of arrests made by police over the past nine years. William Penn - On Top of City Hall is a photograph by Bill Cannon From 2012 to 2021, the number of arrests made by the Philadelphia Police Department dropped 57%, from 70,971 arrests to 30,697. The latest audited report from the city provides data back to 2012. The Center Square reached out to the city of Philadelphia for insight as to why the city reported such a drop in arrests. The city didn't respond to specific questions. In 2015, Philadelphia police made 71,661 arrests. That dropped to 55,693 in 2016, a 22% drop in one year. Over the next six years, there was a further reduction in arrests each year. Police department employment... Read more →


SEPTA'S Transit Police Retires, Interim Chief Named

PHILADELPHIA (July 5, 2022) – SEPTA General Manager and CEO Leslie S. Richards today announced the retirement of Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III. Effective immediately, Charles Lawson, a SEPTA Police Inspector, will serve as Acting Chief of the SEPTA Transit Police Department. “The safety and security of customers and employees is SEPTA’s top priority, and plans have been put in place to ensure continuity of operations for the Transit Police Department during this transition,” Richards said. “SEPTA will continue to advance new safety and security efforts, including work with health professionals to engage members of the vulnerable population as part of the SCOPE (Safety, Cleaning, Ownership, Partnerships and Engagement) initiative, as well as Outreach Specialists who are helping reinforce the rules for riding and serving as eyes and ears for Transit Police. We are also actively recruiting for new police officers to join the SEPTA Transit Police Department.”... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: AC Police Open Boardwalk Station

The Police Department has opened a new substation on the Boardwalk RELATED: CNBNEWS DOWN THE SHORE ATLANTIC CITY NJ (CNBNews)The satellite headquarters, located at 1325 Boardwalk, will allow for quicker deployments to address quality-of-life issues and public safety matters in the Tourism District, police said Saturday on Facebook. The building where the substation is located also includes the offices of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement and Casino Control Commission. The police Tourism District Unit, which the department referred to as a partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, will deploy Class II special law enforcement officers on the Boardwalk. Read More from Press of Atlantic City. Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Lower Township Police Officers Receive Promotions

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The Lower Township Police Department promoted three Lieutenants, all of who took the Oath of Office at the Lower Township Council Meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022. The department also appointed a new Detective Sergeant. The promoted officers listed by rank and seniority are: Lieutenant Michael Majane - #170, is a 20-year veteran of the police department. He has lifelong ties to the community of Lower Township and his father, Frank Majane, was a retired Lieutenant from the Lower Township Police Department. He is a 1999 graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School. In 2000, he began his Law Enforcement career as a Class 2 Special Officer with the Wildwood Police Department. Lt. Majane then worked for the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office until he was hired full-time as a police officer in 2001 with the Lower Township Police Department. In 2010, he was assigned to the Detective... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN : Three Officers and K-9 Drago Killed Plus Three Officers Wounded During Arrest of Kentucky Suspect

from l.to.r. Deputy Sheriff William Perry, Captain Ralph Frasure, and K-9 Drago FLOYD COUNTY KENTUCKY(July 1, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Deputy Sheriff William Petry as well as Police Officer Jacob Russell Chaffin Captain Ralph Frasure and Police Officer Jacob Chaffins, both of the Prestonsburg Police Department, were shot and killed on June 30, 2022, in Allen by a subject who was wanted for domestic violence offenses. Several warrants and a protective order had been issued for the man after he assaulted a family member. As two Floyd County deputies arrived at the man's home on Main Street, near Railroad Avenue, to serve the warrants the man opened fire. Numerous jurisdictions responded to assist following the initial shooting. The man fired hundreds of rounds from prepositioned firearms throughout the home. Deputy Petry and Captain Frasure were killed during the incident. Officer Chaffins succumbed to his wounds the following day. Three other law enforcement officers and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: SGT. Richard Lopez of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Shot and Killed, Age 51 AND KILLED

RICHARD LOPEZ YAVAPAI COUNTY ARIZONA(JUNE 28, 2022)----Sergeant Richard Lopez was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect near Stagecoach Trail and Red Rock Lane in Cordes Lake at about 12:45 pm. He had responded to the area to investigate a theft and located the suspect nearby. The man shot him before fleeing into a nearby residence and barricading himself inside. Sergeant Lopez was transported to HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center where succumbed to his wounds. The subject was taken into custody after remaining barricaded in the home for several hours. Sergeant Lopez had served with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →


Camden County Hero Scholarship Football Frenzy

Purchase by mail: 162 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009 (Checks made payable to Hero Scholarship) by email: dawn@camdencountyhero.com by phone: (856)768-9656 and pay with credit card by Venmo: @cchero by PayPal: using he donate button on our website (www.camdencountyhero.com) The Football Frenzy Fundraiser works as follows: *Each individually numbered ticket has a list of professional football teams on the ticket. Each team is given a corresponding team letter/symbol to be used throughout the season. *On each ticket there is a list for each of the 18 weeks of the football regular season. Under each week is a combination of 3 letters/symbols that correspond to the teams listed on the front. These 3 letters/symbols are the teams you will use for that specific week of the season. Your 3 teams change every week. *For each week you add the scores of each of the 3 teams listed on the... Read more →


Maple Shade Police Working With 7-Eleven to Reward Local Kids for Good Behavior

Law Enforcement Officers in Maple Shade to Reward Local Kids for Good Behavior with Free 7-Eleven Slurpee® Drink Coupons Maple Shade 15 June 2022 – The chill is on this summer as 7-Eleven, Inc. kicks off another year of Operation Chill®, the company’s signature community outreach program, which gives local law enforcement agencies an opportunity to make a positive connection with kids through free Slurpee® drink coupons. Each year, 7-Eleven donates free Slurpee drink coupons to agencies across the country for their officers to reward children they see observing safety rules, participating in positive activities, or performing good deeds and acts of kindness. This year, 7-Eleven will issue Slurpee drink coupons to more than 1,100 participating law enforcement agencies across the country, including the [law enforcement agency name]. “We are always looking for ways to help our officers build strong connections with the citizens they serve,” said Lt. Dennis Nolan... Read more →


Pennsylvania State Police Coming to Philadelphia

AS PART OF THE “OPERATION TRIGGER LOCK” INITIATIVE PHILADELPHIA-(June 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) is pleased to announce a public safety program currently underway in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). This joint initiative, named “Operation Trigger Lock”, is aimed at bolstering law enforcement presence throughout Philadelphia’s most high-crime areas. As part of Operation Trigger Lock, PSP Troopers will work in hand-in-hand with Philadelphia Police Department Highway Patrol officers in select locations throughout Philadelphia. During this joint initiative, it will not be uncommon to see both PPD and PSP vehicles with one PPD officer and one PSP trooper per vehicle. Combining personnel in this way allows PPD and PSP to share both intelligence and resources while these multi-agency units proactively patrol Philadelphia’s most-challenged communities - with a special focus on violent crime. Answering Philadelphia’s call for mutual aid from surrounding law enforcement agencies, the addition of PSP Troopers... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Foundation Holding Press Conference Today to Discuss Surge in Violent Crime in City

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 14, 2022: The nonprofit Philadelphia Police Foundation (PPF) will hold a joint press conference with the Philadelphia Police Department on Thursday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. on the steps of the Office of Forensic Science, 8th and Poplar Streets (843 North 8th Steet). Participants include Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, PPF President Maureen Rush, Deputy Managing Director, Office of Forensic Science, Michael Garvey, Captain Mark Overwise (Accident Investigation Division). The PPF is doing its part to help the Philadelphia Police Department address the surge in violent crime that has gripped the city. The PPF has spent nearly $250,000 on three direct ways alone to combat crime: 1) The Foundation is covering the full cost of 18-24 months of mandatory training for 8 newly hired Firearms Examiners. 2) The Foundation purchased a Berla iVE Ecosystem and a Crash Data Retrieval System for the Accident Investigation Division. 3) The Foundation... Read more →


Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Thomas E. Baker III Shot and Killed During A Domestic Disturbance

THOMAS E. BAKER, III Deputy Sheriff Tom Baker was shot and killed after he and another deputy responded to a domestic disturbance in the Birch River area of the county. He and his partner were talking to two men who had come out of a trailer. Both men ran back into the trailer as the deputies pursued them and attempted to apprehend them by deploying a Taser. Once inside the trailer, the men opened fire on the deputies. Deputy Baker was struck in the back, and his partner was wounded in the leg as they sought cover outside of the trailer. Despite their wounds, they were able to return fire and one of the men was killed. The second man was apprehended following a barricade and was charged with first-degree murder. Deputy Baker had served in law enforcement for a total of 19 years. Prior to joining the Nicholas County... Read more →