Shooting Investigation

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 9:20am Pine Hill Officers were dispatched to the area of the Timberline building in the Chalet Gardens Apartments for the report of person shot. Responding units were advised an individual was seen fleeing from the scene immediately after gunshots were heard in the area. Arriving officers located the victim, a 38 year old male, suffering from a gunshot wound to his back. Kennedy EMS transported the victim to Cooper Hospital for treatment.


New Pine Hill Police Department D.A.R.E. Officer

On Friday, October 10th, 2014 Patrolman Justin DiGiacomo graduated from the DARE NJ Officer Training Course. In order for Officers to become certified Instructors they are required to attend an extensive ten day training course administered by DARE NJ. During the ten day course the Officer is expected to prepare a full lesson plan each night and present it front of their peers as if they were in a real classroom setting full of children.


Safe Schools Month consists of three main weeks during the month of October: Week of Respect, School Violence Awareness Week, and Red Ribbon Week. Members of the Pine Hill Police Department and Pine Hill Municipal Alliance team up with the Pine Hill School District to participate yearly in events at the schools during these weeks. The Pine Hill Police Department and the Pine Hill Municipal Alliance are dedicated to our community’s youth to provide a safe positive trusting relationship between each of our Officers and the youth we continue to serve.


Missing Endangered Person ** Has Been Located **

The Pine Hill Police Department is seeking your assistance in locating an 18 year old female who is reported to be missing and possibly endangered. Chanel Gullette has been reported as missing several times between 2010 and 2014 and has been located in Camden, Philadelphia, Trenton and Woodbury. She was last seen leaving her residence on Saturday October 4th 2014 enroute to an unknown destination. Chanel is known to frequent Camden and Elizabeth, NJ. She suffers from health conditions and is not in possession of her required medications. Chanel Gullette has been entered into the NCIC system as a missing endangered person.

Anyone with information regarding Chanel Gullette is asked to contact D/Sgt. Robert Smuda of the Pine Hill Police Department at 856-783-1549 or You may also contact Det. Ferris of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-225-8518 or Information may also be emailed to


Traffic Detour for PHFD Fire Prevention Activities Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 6:30pm – 9:30pm

South-bound Erial Road will be detoured at W. Branch Avenue for the duration of Fire Prevention activities being held at the Pine Hill Fire Department. South-bound Erial Road will remain open between Branch Avenue and Clearview Avenue for business access. The marked detour for south-bound Erial Road will be as follows;
• W. Branch Avenue to Forrester
• Forrester Avenue to W. Cloverdale Avenue
• W. Cloverale Avenue to south-bound Erial Road
NORTH BOUND ERIAL ROAD (towards Clementon)
North-bound Erial Road will be detoured at E. Cloverdale Avenue for the duration of the event. North-bound Erial Road will remain open between Cloverdale Avenue and Clearview Avenue for business and residential traffic. The marked detour for north-bound Erial Road will be as follows;
• E. Cloverdale Avenue to Pine Street
• Pine Street to E. Branch Avenue
• E. Branch Avenue to Erial Road
Please plan accordingly for expected delays.
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For questions regarding this advisory, please contact the Pine Hill Police Department at 856-783-1549 or

PHPD Participating in DEA Operation Take Back

The Pine Hill Police Department will be participating in the DEA Operation Take Back New Jersey on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The event will be held at the Police Administration Building located at 48 West Sixth Avenue. The Department will be providing a safe and legal method for the residents of Pine Hill and surrounding jurisdictions to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication.

From the DEA website: The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey (NJ) Division Operation Take Back NJ is to provide a safe and legal method for the citizens of New Jersey to dispose their unwanted, unused, and expired medicines. This program will afford New Jersey residents the opportunity to rid their homes of their unused, unwanted, and expired medicine. Several New Jersey county prescription drug abuse task forces and focus groups have recognized the need for efficient, secure, and environmentally sound methods to collect and dispose of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.

Learn more at: or contact Det. Pierson at or 856-783-1549 x 412


The Pine Hill Police Department in conjunction with the Pine Hill Municipal Alliance has established a PERMANENT TAKE BACK LOCATION!

Residents can legally dispose of un-wanted, unused, or expired
medicine MONDAY – FRIDAY from 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Through the implementation of a permanent drug collection unit,
our community has the opportunity to help keep excess
prescription and over the counter medication out of the hands
of our youth through safe and secure disposal.



Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the Borough of Pine Hill tonight

Please be advised, the Mosquito Commission will be spraying in the Borough of Pine Hill tonight, Monday, September 15th 2014, from 7-11pm, weather permitting, in the following locations:

E 7th Avenue
E 8th Avenue
E 9th Avenue
E 10th Avenue
E 11th Avenue
E 12th Avenue
E Branch Avenue
Kayser Avenue
Erial Road

Should you have any questions, you may contact the Mosquito Commission directly at 856-566-2945.

2014 School Opening Bulletin

As the summer comes to an end, it is time to prepare for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Pine Hill School District 2014-2015 school year begins on Thursday, September 4th 2014.
I want to remind the residents of Pine Hill, their visitors and those who travel through our Borough there will be
many school buses traveling the roadways, along with young children making their way to school on bicycles and
walking along the sidewalks.


Overdose Awareness Day

On May 3, 2013 Governor Christie signed into law the Overdose Prevention Act. Essentially, the Overdose Prevention Act encompasses both the “Good Samaritan Emergency Response Act” and the “Opioid Antidote and Overdose Prevention Act” which encourages individuals to call 9-1-1 and seek emergency assistance in cases of overdose and expands access to the lifesaving medication, naloxone.

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Emergency Contacts

Pine Hill Police Department
48 West 6th Avenue
Pine Hill, New Jersey 08021
Phone: 856-783-1549
Fax: (856) 784-4209
Emergency: 911

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