The Pine Hill Police Department will be participating in the DEA Operation Take Back New Jersey on Saturday, October 28, 2017 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. Information will also be available for local drug addiction support services and Operation SAL. Since May 2014, the Pine Hill Police Department has responded to over 110 reported drug overdoses. Police Officer and EMS have deployed lifesaving naloxone in over 60 of those incidents.
Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28, 2017 Take Back Day event contact Det. Pierson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-783-1549 x 412 or email email@example.com
Congratulations Les Gallagher Jr. and thank you for your service!
On Monday, July 10th Les Gallagher Jr. was recognized for his dedicated years of service to our country and also the residents of Pine Hill. Congressman Norcross presented Les with a flag that has flown with honor over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Les was also presented Proclamations by Freeholder Director Cappelli Jr. and Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones.
Les moved to Pine Hill in 1959 after his father, former Mayor Les Gallagher Sr., separated from the Army. Upon graduating from Overbrook High School in 1976 he entered the USAF, where he served honorably for over 20 years, retiring in June 1997. Les has been an active member of Pine Hill American Legion Post 286 since returning to Pine Hill after his USAF service.
Building upon his service to our Country, Les has served on various boards, including; Chairman of the Environmental Commission, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation and he currently serves as Secretary of the Zoning Board. Les also currently serves on the Pine Hill School Board as Vice President where he has served for over 15 years; as President for 10 years and Vice President for over 4 years.
In addition to all of his commitments to the Borough residents, Les is employed by the Borough in the Tax Office, where he is always willing to lend the helping hand.
Everyone is invited to join us for the 34th Annual National Night Out being held at Overbrook High School on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. 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 as they are finalized on the Pine Hill Police Department website and social media sites, along with NIXLE. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 7, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Bud Duble Senior Center
33 Cooper Folly Road
Atco, NJ 08004
Across from Winslow Middle
Light refreshments will be served
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The seminar is open to ADULTS ONLY and would revolve around a mock teenager bedroom for parents to walk through and observe. Law Enforcement Officers will be there to provide information on the latest substance abuse trends, signs and symptoms.
Members from the Winslow Township Police, Pine Hill Police, Waterford Township Police and Hammonton Police in coordination with their Municipal Drug and Alcohol Alliances are hosting an interactive seminar to help parents and caretakers recognize and identify drug paraphernalia, hiding places and other signs that indicate drug use by a teenager.
Steered Straight will address the most prevalent and deadly epidemics affecting adolescents in our country; opiate and prescription drug overdose. Local recovering addicts will also be available to discuss the epidemic.
Information and resources provided by the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force will be available to all in attendance
RSVP: CALL (609)567-0700 EXT. 1136 OR EMAIL CDUBLER@WINSLOWPD. COM
2017 Senior Citizens Narcotic Pill Safety & Disposal Luncheon
DATE: Friday, May 5, 2017
TIME: Luncheon served at 12:00PM
LOCATION: 131 East 12th Avenue, Pine Hill
Caregivers welcome to join us at the event!
Meet with representatives from Walgreens and Penick Chiropractic to discuss health and wellness tips and have your blood pressure checked. Members of the Pine Hill Police Department will be collecting all expired, unused and unwanted medication to dispose of in a safe and legal manner. Information will also be available detailing the dangers associated with illegal narcotic pill use and the current state of the opiate abuse epidemic within community.
April 1 – April 21, 2017
The Pine Hill Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.
Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.
“Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roadways,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2014 alone, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.”
Despite the fact that using a hand held cell phone or texting while driving is illegal in New Jersey, the practice appears to be widespread. In a recent survey conducted by the FDU PublicMind Poll for the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 67% of respondents said they “very often” see people driving and talking on a hand held cell phone. 42% of respondents said they “very often” see driver’s texting.
The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Pine Hill Officers joined the Pine Hill School District and other community members for the annual NEA Read Across America Read-a-Thon. Fourteen members of the Pine Hill Police Department participated in the event held on March 3rd at the Dr. Albert Bean and John H. Glenn Elementary Schools, reading one or more of Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s books to the enthusiastic students. This year, a total of 45 different classes had Pine Hill Officers read a Dr. Seuss classic.
Over the past nine years, officers have read to an estimated 310 different classes between the two schools (over 4000 students).
Events such as the Read-a-Thon are an integral part of the Pine Hill Police Department’s collaboration with the Pine Hill School District and our commitment to building trusting relationships with the children and residents of the Borough of Pine Hill.Over the past nine years, officers have read to an estimated 310 different classes between the two schools (over 4000 students).
With the perfect weather we had this weekend, the only thing that could make it any better was a visit from Girl Scout Troop 277!
The girls joined Sgt. Field, Ptl. Heron and K9 Duke, and several other Officers for a tour of Headquarters and the vehicles, a viewing of Duke’s K9 academy training and of course a little play time with him.
The girls prepared thank you cards for each of our officers and presented Sgt. Field and the staff a basket with Girl Scout cookies and treats for Duke.
Thank you for an awesome afternoon! We look forward to the next visit.