On October 1, 2016 the Pine Valley Gun Club hosted the 2nd Annual Blue Shoot in support of law enforcement across the region. The inaugural event in 2015 supported the Pine Hill Police K9 Unit. The event this year supported the Voorhees Twp. K9 Unit and as with 2015, the event was a great success. Officers from across the county had the opportunity to meet with members of the Pine Valley Gun Club to share stories, experiences and to get to know each other.
Lt. Witts and Sgt. Barrett of the PHPD Honor Guard had the privilege of opening the event with the raising of the Colors. The ceremony had special meaning this year to both the club and longtime member Bonnie Hoffman. Lt. Witts and Sgt. Barrett retired the flag that had flown over the range and presented it to PVGC President, Paul DiMeglio. They had the honor of receiving a flag very special to Mrs. Hoffman; the burial flag of her father, William Cassada who honorably served our Country in the United States Navy. Lt. Witts and Sgt. Barrett raised the burial flag of William Cassada to fly proudly over the members of the Pine Valley Gun Club.
Thank you to all the members of the PVGC for another special event. We look forward to joining you again next year for the 3rd Annual Blue Shoot.
On October 21, 2016 over 80 1st Grade students from the John H. Glenn Elementary School visited the Pine Hill Municipal Building and Pine Hill Police Department. The day started with Pine Hill Officers greeting the students as they boarded the buses with “High-Fives for Respect” and “Fist-Bumps against Bullying”. After arriving at the Municipal Building, Mayor Green provided the group with historical information about the Borough and a question /answer session regarding the government of Pine Hill. Questions ranged from “Do you live here?” to “What does a Mayor do?” Les Gallagher Jr. guided the students through a tour of the Council Chambers and other Municipal Offices, while providing interesting facts for each office.
Sgt. Barret and Ptl. Brennan provided a tour of the Administrative Offices of the Pine Hill Police Administration Building, along with the Patrol Room, Processing Area, Training Room and the favorite of the group, the Holding Cell. The trip culminated with a visit by the Pine Hill Fire Department.
Just a reminder that the Camden County Fair will be held this weekend September 17 from 11am to 7pm and September 18 from 12pm to 5pm at the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College.
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