2015 Pine Hill Middle School Safe Schools Month Poem & Poetry Contest winners joined officers for the annual Lunch with the Law

During Safe Schools Month, the Pine Hill Middle School held their annual poem and poster contest, with the 2015 theme of “Be Your Best Self”.  18 students were selected by Pine Hill Middle School staff for inspiring the staff of students with their positive messages conveyed through poem or artwork. 

The 18 students selected were treated to Lunch with the Law and were joined by Sgt. Smuda, Ptl. Field, Ptl. Marino, Ptl. DiGiacomo and SRO Rowello for pizza at the Pine Hill Middle School.

Members of the Pine Hill Police Department and the Pine Hill Middle School are extremely proud of all who participated and helped make another Safe Schools Month successful. 



Congratulations to Mrs. Nicole Kerber of Overbrook High School

The Pine Hill Police Department would like to recognize Overbrook High School Counselor, Mrs. Nicole Kerber, for being named a national finalist for the 2016 American School Counselor Association Counselor of the Year Program. The Pine Hill School District’s Guidance Director, Mrs. Elisa DiLolle announced Nicole’s great accomplishment last Friday to staff members and community leaders. Nicole is part of the Pine Hill School District Guidance Team, who are all key partners in the Pine Hill Police Department’s response to at-risk youth. Nicole is an outstanding part of the team and dedicated counselor, and always willing to go above and beyond!


Officer DiGiacomo had the opportunity to speak with Philly Voice

Officer DiGiacomo had the opportunity to speak with Philly Voice regarding the approach Pine Hill PD and police departments throughout Camden County have taken in dealing with the current opiate abuse epidemic.  In 2015, our officers have responded to a 27 reported overdoses and have administered naloxone 14 times.  EMS has administered naloxone 4 additional times.

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For information about addiction prevention, recovery treatment and other available services, including crisis hotline numbers, visit the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force website at addictions.camdencounty.com.

For addiction help call the CRISIS hotline at 877-266-8222 or call 911 in the event of an emergency

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The PHPD Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection Event

The PHPD Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection event yesterday was a great success thanks to our community partners; Cooper Hospital Safe Kids Southern NJ, Camden County Division of Highway Traffic Safety, the Pine Hill School District and of course, Rita’s Water Ice of Pine Hill!


Overall, 37 car seats were inspected, all of which needed proper installation.  In addition, 11 car seats were distributed free of charge to families whose car seat was expired, recalled or otherwise not appropriate for the age, height or weight of their child.  All attendees were given information regarding the new child seat law that went into effect September 1st of this year.

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Check out photos from the event on Facebook or on our webpage!

Please stop by Rita’s Water Ice of Pine Hill, today is the LAST DAY OF THE SEASON!

A Thank You!

Thank you to the Banks Family for stopping by Headquarters today with lunch for our Officers. It was a pleasure meeting with the family and hearing of their positive experience with our Officers during a time of need.

You may remember the Banks girls from the 2015 PHMS People’s Choice Awards photo with SRO Rowello.

Great family and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Safe Schools Month annually consists of three main weeks during the month of October: Week of Respect, Anti-Violence Awareness Week, and Red Ribbon Week. Members of the Pine Hill Police Department will once again team-up with the Pine Hill Municipal Alliance and the Pine Hill School District to participate yearly in events at the schools during these weeks.

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School District Statement

On October 5, 2015 at approximately 8:25am the Pine Hill Police Department was contacted by Pine Hill School District staff regarding threats to harm others made by a student. The Pine Hill SRO was at the facility as part of programs associated with Respect Week and immediately coordinated with school staff to ensure no students or staff members were in danger. The student was taken into custody without incident and the investigation is on-going. At no time were students or staff members at any of the schools in immediate danger and this time there are no threats to any students or staff members at any schools within the district. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Pierson of the Pine Hill Police Department at 856-783-1549 x 412 or by email at confidential@pinehillpd.com

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As stated in the September 13, 2014 Presidential Proclamation recognizing October 2014 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic violence affects every American. It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most. It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge the progress made in reducing these shameful crimes, embrace the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse, and recognize that more work remains until every individual is able to live free from fear.


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Pine Hill Police Department
48 West 6th Avenue
Pine Hill, New Jersey 08021
Phone: 856-783-1549
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