MLK Day of Service Food Drive

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day of Service

Helping the Residents of Pine Hill

The Pine Hill Education Foundation and Pine Hill Police Department are collecting food items to help replenish the food banks of the Hope Chapel and
Pine Hill Memorial United Methodist Church.

Donations are being collected January 8, 2018 – January 15, 2018

Example of Non-perishable Food Items Needed

· Canned vegetables & fruits
· Canned & boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, mac & cheese, etc)
· Canned or dried beans, and peas
· Pasta, rice, cereals
· Instant mixes such as potatoes, gravies, & sauces
· Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc) that do not require
refrigeration before opening
· 100% fruit juice (canned, boxed or plastic)

Donation Locations:

Pine Hill School District Office
1003 Turnersville Road
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Pine Hill Police Administration Building
48 West Sixth Avenue
Drop-off Available 24 hours

For Further Information


Call: Chief Winters 856-783-1549 x 419

Police Officer & SLEOII Announcement

The Pine Hill Police Department is initiating the recruitment process for the positions of Police Officer and SLEOII. The Department is currently seeking to establish an eligibility list for current and future vacancies within our agency with energetic, dedicated and hardworking individuals who are currently PTC certified Police Officers or are in the process of obtaining their certification. PTC certified SLEOII Officers who are within three years of their certification date and capable of obtaining a PTC waiver for Police Officer will also be eligible for consideration.

The Pine Hill Police Department is a proactive police agency, with members who are dedicated to fulfilling the community’s expectations of professional and community oriented police services. Currently the Pine Hill Police Department has twenty-one sworn full-time officers with specialized units including; Detectives, Police K-9, Special Response Team, Critical Incident Negotiations, LEAD and Task Force Officers. The Pine Hill Police Department provides comprehensive and proactive police training covering all aspects of modern policing.

The Pine Hill Police Department will be accepting resumes from interested candidates from 8:00AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 until 4:00PM on Friday, January 5, 2018. Resumes will be accepted at the Pine Hill Police Administration Building located at 48 West Sixth Avenue, Pine Hill, NJ 08021 between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM. Interested candidates are requested to provide; copy of their BCPO or SLEOII PTC certificate, valid photo identification and copy of college transcript if seeking written test waiver consideration.

It is the policy of the Borough of Pine Hill to assure equal employment opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment on the basis of fitness and merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, handicap, sex, age, or sexual or affectional orientation except where age is a bona fide occupational qualification.

October DEA Operation Take Back

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 or 856-783-1549 x 412 or email


Thank you Les Gallagher Jr. for your service

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.

Congratulations Les and thank you for a lifetime of service, not only to our Country but the residents of your hometown.

National Night Out 2017

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

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 

Interactive Drug Awareness Seminar

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


 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



Members from the Winslow Township Police, Pine Hill Police, Waterford Township Police and Hammonton Police in coordination with their Municipal Drug and Alcohol Alliances

2017 OHS People’s Choice Award Winner

Pine Hill Police Department Participates in the 2017 Overbrook High School People’s Choice Award

The Pine Hill Police Department was honored to participate in the Overbrook High School People’s Choice Awards Program. Each year staff members at OHS are given the opportunity to select a student who demonstrates qualities such as high level of dedication to their education, a positive influence on others, and overall excellence in attendance, attitude, and citizenship.

Frankie Funari, a freshman high school student at Overbrook High School, who continually exhibits great school spirit, academic excellence, and respect for others was selected by SRO DiGiacomo to receive the Pine Hill Police Department’s School Resource Officer’s Choice Award. SRO DiGiacomo had the opportunity to work with Frankie while volunteering as an Overbrook High School Bowling Coach. SRO DiGiacomo recognized Frankie’s great sportsmanship, dedication, and comradery with his team. His eagerness to learn and ability to grasp new concepts was impressive and showed as he progressed throughout the season. Frankie also has future aspirations of becoming a law enforcement officer.

Frankie was presented this award at the event held on April 6, 2017 at the Overbrook High School 18th Annual People’s Choice Award Ceremony. SRO DiGiacomo also presented Frankie with the Pine Hill Police Department’s Challenge Coin as a token of our appreciation of his efforts. 

Congratulations to all of the students selected for their dedication to their education, positive influence on others, and overall excellence in attendance, attitude and citizenship. Keep up the great work! 


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.







U Drive. U Text. U Pay

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.