In response to your overwhelming show of support for the members of the Pine Hill Police Department. Thank you!
Open Letter from Chief Christopher Winters
July 17, 2016
Community of Pine Hill;
Over the past week, in response to the senseless tragedy in Dallas and the attack today on Officers in Baton Rouge and Milwaukee, the members of the Pine Hill Police Department have received countless heartfelt messages of support and tokens of appreciation such as beautiful flowers, soothing comfort food, and handcrafted cards. The support shown by the residents of Pine Hill, including those who have grown up here and those new to our community, has brought a smile to the face of all our dedicated members and touched our hearts. A simple hello, a smile and wave, or a highfive from an excited young boy or girl can have an incredible impact on an officer, and truly brightens their day. To receive the level of support we have during this difficult time has been overwhelming.
Our officers have taken an oath to faithfully, impartially, and justly serve the residents and community of Pine Hill. We, the Pine Hill Police Department, are part of a collaborative relationship that exists with the school district, youth associations, community groups, local businesses, volunteer organizations and residents who strive to make Pine Hill a safe, enjoyable community for all. We cannot fulfill this promise without also having strong, meaningful relationships with you, our residents.
It is an honor to serve the residents of Pine Hill alongside the dedicated members of the Pine Hill Police Department. Thank you for keeping your Officers in your thoughts during this difficult time. Thank you for showing your officers they are appreciated for the service they have taken an oath to provide.
Christopher J. Winters
Chief of Police
Attached is just a small sample of the thoughtful items brought to the Police Administration Building.
Another great afternoon with the Dr. Albert Bean Elementary School Enrichment Program. Sgt. Farrell escorted the students to Jimmies Scoops & More Ice Cream Parlor in Pine Hill where they were joined by Chief Winters, Lt. Stettler, Det. Pierson and Ptl. Booker.
Amazing how engaged they were in conversation over soft-serve with jimmies. Great kids with their mentors from the Dr. Albert Bean School. We look forward to next week!
Ptl. Marino visited one of Pine Hill’s Pokemon Gyms to make sure everyone was battling nicely! We encourage you to enjoy the new world, but do it safely and be aware of your surroundings!
• Tell your kids about stranger-danger. The way that the game is designed can bring people together in the real world as they search for Pokemon in common areas called gyms and pokestops. Obviously, you never know who you could run into while playing.
• Setting the limits on where your kids can go can limit the amount of strangers that you or your kids could encounter.
• Watch the road! We have seen a number of people – both kids and adults – so engrossed while staring at their phones and following a map, that they’ve walked right into the street and into objects. Pay attention!
• And as always, if you run into an individual that is seemingly up to no good – don’t hesitate, call dial 911!
Ptl. Marino and SRO DiGiacomo joined the Dr. Albert Bean School Summer Enrichment Program for a great time today! As part of our continued partnership with the Pine Hill School District, we will be attending the prgram at both the Dr. Albert Bean and John H. Glenn Elementary Schools weekly throuhout the summer.
Once again, thank you to the Pine Hill School District for allowing us to partner with them on a great program.
Everyone is invited to join us for the 33rd Annual National Night Out being held at Overbrook High School on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 The event is sponsored by organizations within the Borough of Pine Hill, including the Pine Hill Police Department, Municipal Alliance, Fire Department, Hope Chapel and many others.
National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors even better. For more information visit www.nationalnightout.org
Details will be posted on the Pine Hill Police Department website at www.pinehillpd.com and the Pine Hill Police Department Facebook page at Pine Hill Borough Police Department as they are finalized.
Pine Hill Police Department
48 West 6th Avenue
Pine Hill, NJ 08021
On June 13th, 2016 Paul Gehin was arrested at his residence in the unit block of East 8th Avenue on active warrants, issued as the result of a narcotics investigation at his residence. On May 28th 2016 Officers were called to the residence located in the Borough of Pine Hill for an investigation into a homemade greenhouse, located within the basement, where Marijuana plans were being grown. As a result of the investigation (13) thirteen Marijuana plants were seized, along with hydroponic and lighting equipment, an air filtration system, electronic temperature gauges and timer system.
On June 17, 2016 The Pine Hill Police Department and Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Suburban Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Lower Camden County Regional Special Response Team executed a search warrant in the 100 building of the Mansions Apartments. The search warrant was the result of a month long joint investigation conducted by the Pine Hill Detective Bureau and the Task Force into the distribution of crack cocaine in the Mansions Apartment Complex and surrounding area.
The Pine Hill Police Department solemnly remembers the courage, sacrifice and leadership of the 73,000 American Troops who landed on Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and with the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions on D-Day, 6 June 1944 as part of the 156,000 Allied troop invasion.