Absecon Police Department

  • Agency: Absecon Police Department
  • Address: 500 Mill Rd, Absecon , 08201 NJ
  • Chief: Joseph Cowan (Chief of Police)
Phone: 609-641-0667
Fax: 609-383-2187

Absecon Police Department is located at 500 Mill Rd, Absecon , 08201 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Joseph Cowan. The Absecon Police Department phone number is 609-641-0667.

Absecon Police Department News

On Friday, October 27th, in response to a citizen complaint of drug activity, the Absecon Police Department Detective Bureau and Patrol Division executed a search warrant at an apartment in the Clayton Mill Run Apartment Complex on S. New Road across from Holy Spirit High School. A search of the apartment yielded approximately 3 kilograms (106 ounces) of suspected heroin, 3 ounces of suspected cocaine and numerous items of drug paraphernalia associated with the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of controlled dangerous substances. As a result of the investigation Ismael Martinez, 33 years old from Egg Harbor Township, was arrested and charged with operating a CDS production facility, manufacturing, distributing and dispensing CDS, possession of CDS and other drug paraphernalia charges. Martinez was additionally charged with the offenses while being in a school zone due to the proximity to Holy Spirit High School. Martinez was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail.

Haters will say this is fake news. They will try and tell you Halloween is Tuesday the 31st this year. They may also tell you that #Absecon Trick or Treat hours are 6:00-8:00pm on Halloween. So you decide who to believe. The internet or the haters. We’re working both days so please share your candy. Oh, and don’t try to give us those smarties or marshmallow circus peanuts that nobody likes. We want the good stuff: Snickers, Twix, full-size candy bars. You know the drill. 🎃

It started something like this: We met online. You liked our page or that one post about a deputized dog. We got nervously happy. You decided to comment somewhere and we replied. You liked our reply! 😱 You sent a private message asking about that noise ordinance or road construction. We instantly answered. You said, “thanks.” We said, “you’re welcome.” We make the first move and ask you to meet for coffee. You’re somewhat non-committal. We decide to show up anyway. This could be awkward. We hold out hope. The door opens. Is it you? Is this us? You don’t look like your profile picture. We don’t look like that cop holding those turtles. Collectively we accept this new reality and choose to move forward. We order the strongest blend available. Black. You order something like a nice house or breakfast blend. Cream and two sugars. We silently judge each other based solely on drink choice. We both say, “sooo...” at the same time. Nervous laughter. Ah, first dates. The Absecon Police Department is hosting ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on Wednesday, Oct. 4th from 9:00-10:30 am at the Dunkin’ Donuts located at 467 White Horse Pike in #Absecon. Come chat with us in an informal, relaxed setting. We can discuss our differences and probably discover lots of similarities. We were humans too once, before we became cops. Most of us are still human. But only after coffee. #FirstDateJitters #WeWontTellPeopleWeMetOnlineIfYouDont

We're no Oprah but if you're looking for work, it's like Christmas 'round here in #Absecon. The city is hiring part-time crossing guards (see previous post) and also a full-time telecommunications dispatcher. Applicants must be 911, EMD and CPR certified for the dispatch position. Applications must be picked up at the Absecon Police Department: 500 N. Mill Rd. Absecon, NJ 08201 or online at AbseconNJ.gov. Absecon is an equal opportunity employer.

+++ Employment Opportunity +++ The City of Absecon is seeking part-time crossing guards. Interested candidates must pick up an application at the #Absecon Police Department: 500 N. Mill Rd. Absecon, NJ 08201. Application deadline is October 13, 2017. The City of Absecon is an equal opportunity employer.

Hey again. There's a sun peeking out in that there sky. If you have less than an hour's worth of experience with life you may not know the sun always comes back. High pressure, a full rotation of the earth and passing solar eclipses make the sun come out again. Right now the following areas are experiencing partial sun: ☀️ Absecon More sun is expected as the clouds continue to move away. Nighttime may prolong periods of no sun. In the interest of full transparency and in the interest of not receiving any more, shall we say, very "colorfully worded" private messages, we present the following disclaimer: ** The attached picture is NOT a current picture of the sun in #Absecon. It is from another partially sunny incident. ** In all seriousness, some were concerned (and rightfully so) that we didn't specifically state we were using an older picture of flooded roads while informing our residents of road closures yesterday. We'll own that one and we offer our apologies for any undue panic. Either way, the road was still closed. 🤷‍♂️ We're being told to expect some more minor flooding around times of high tide for the next couple tide cycles. Please heed road closure signs and detours. #WeJokeBecauseWeLikeYou #YesEvenYouAngryMeanMessageWriters 🚧 🌊⛈🌊🚧

Hey. There's a storm out in that there ocean. If you have less than an hour's worth of experience with #Absecon you may not know we flood. Storms, light rain and heavy sneezing make most of our main roads impassable. Right now the following areas are closed due to flooding: 🚧 S. Shore Rd. from Rt. 30 to California Ave. 🚧 Ohio Ave. from Station Ave. to S. Shore Rd. 🚧 E. Faunce Landing Rd. near the bulkhead More closures are expected as the tide continues to rise throughout the afternoon. High winds may prolong closures.

Another reminder that the Ironman Atlantic City triathlon will be taking place in our area on Sunday, September 17th. There will be multiple road closures during the event. No traffic will be permitted on the course. Officers will be on scene throughout the race area to assist. In #Absecon, expect road closures in the areas of W. California Avenue, S. Mill Road and Westcoat Road from early morning through early afternoon.

Shooting Incident: At approximately 7:30 pm on Saturday, Sept. 2nd patrol responded to the intersection of Rt. 30 and Shore Rd in #Absecon for a reported shooting. Upon arriving they found an unoccupied Nissan Altima with multiple bullet holes to the vehicle. However, there was no driver or passengers on scene. A short time later the police department received a call from Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Division about a male who was driven to the hospital and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The male was identified as the driver of the Nissan, 25 year old Laquan Rex from Galloway. The initial investigation revealed a vehicle pulled up to Rex's Nissan at the intersection of Rt. 30 and Shore Rd during a red light. This second vehicle began firing into the Nissan striking Rex. A passerby came upon Rex and transported him to the hospital prior to police arrival. Rex was later transferred from ARMC Mainland to ARMC City Division where he underwent emergency surgery. At this time the accused vehicle was only described as a dark colored, 4 door sedan. Further information may be disseminated as the investigation progresses. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Absecon Police Department at (609)641-0667. Calls and tips shall remain anonymous. Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Atlantic County. Call the tip line at (609)652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477. Or text TIPCOP plus your tip to: 274637 (CRIMES).

In today's day and age someone is always watching. In this case it was the Holy Spirit (High School cameras). At approximately 12:30 am on Friday, Sept. 1st five juveniles entered the Holy Spirit High School campus here in #Absecon. They proceeded to vandalize various areas of the school including the gym and football stadium. Vandalism included spray painting lewd images and words onto HSHS logos and imagery and breaking several windows. The juveniles also forced entry into areas of the school which were locked and closed to the public at the time. The investigation revealed all five juveniles attend a rival, area high school and were leaving a house party in Absecon before entering Holy Spirit school property. We have identified and charged all five juveniles with burglary and criminal mischief offenses. Anyone with further info is urged to contact our police department at (609)641-0667. The case is being handled by Ptl. Steve Hance. 'Thank you' to the numerous callers and tipsters who helped bring this case to a swift conclusion.

They say Justice is blind. It's about to get a little more blind. 9 out of 10 astronomers do not recommend these eclipse glasses for today's viewing. And while the name sounds legit, try and get a pair of actual eclipse glasses. Or watch on tv. Or just stay on social media because everyone on your friends list will be live-streaming it. If you happen to make your own eclipse glasses and subsequently go blind, Lady Justice would be a sweet Halloween costume. Just saying. #TheOphthalmologistWillSeeYouNow #ButYouWontSeeHim 👁👁 🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓

Impaired driving enforcement crackdown to be conducted locally as part of national campaign. Police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 18 and concludes on September 4. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by educational activities including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners and mobile video display signs. The campaign looks to curtail impaired driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period. “Despite years of enforcement and public awareness efforts, too many people still make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel while impaired. Nearly 30% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey are alcohol related,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “This is a zero tolerance campaign. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired they will be arrested,” he added. As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local police agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign. During last year’s crackdown, participating agencies made 1,649 DWI arrests. Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 crackdown offer the following advice: • If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out. • Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home. • Spend the night where the activity is held. • Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver. • If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

Remember growing up with your neighborhood corner store? Or a Five & Dime? The Mom and Pop Pharmacy just down the road? Those stores seemed to have it all. Granted, it wasn't a lot of everything but if you searched those dusty back aisles or top shelves you could find what you needed. Remember pickle barrels? Every self-respecting corner store had one. Then one day the big box store moved in. With all its fluorescent allure and multiple checkout lanes. They have everything too; in ten varieties. But no pickle barrels. I'm not saying #Absecon is like the homely Mom and Pop shop and #Galloway is the colossal corporate conglomerate. I'm just saying we are each hosting #NationalNightOut on Tuesday, August 1st. 2.6 miles from one another. I'm not saying you should shop local and support small business. I'm just saying you should look around and compare prices. 2.6 miles. Maybe stop in the 'ole corner store on your way to Wally World. Or the way back. Or just stay in the corner store. Up to you. No pressure. Two. Point. Six. What I am saying is our Five & Dime carries all the essentials, just on a slightly smaller scale. Plus a couple things that our Big Box Brothers to the north don't have. Like Terrapin-Rescuin'-Epstein and Officer Fuzz-of-Facebook-fame. They're our pickle barrel. So before you traipse into Target check us out on the 1st from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Mom and Pop will be at Pitney Park on the corner of Pitney Road and Crestview Avenue. Yes, you're correct. That just 2.6 miles south of somewhere else. Lots of demos, vendors, local businesses, raffles, giveaways, games, bounce houses, and a live DJ (to name just a few). Plus you'll get to spend a safe night out with your community and police department. Come say hi . #WeJokeBecauseWeLikeThoseGuys #AndOurSpousesAreProbTakingOurKidsThere

If you recognize this dog as your own, there are two things you must know. 1. He got out. 2. He now works for us. Effective immediately, Officer Fuzz (we renamed him) will join the #Absecon Community Policing Unit. During the course of his first interview it became apparent Officer Fuzz was adept at stealing water bottles and fruit from desktops. Dude's got serious hops. Quite frankly we'd rather have him working for us than against us. His knowledge of the criminal underworld will prove invaluable to our anti-theft efforts. If Fuzz belongs to you or someone you know please let them know his official swearing-in will be later today. You or they should contact us for more info. Full disclosure: Due to lax dog-labor laws we are not required to pay Officer Fuzz (you're welcome, taxpayers). 👮🏼 🐶

Remember Starter Jackets? Those were cool. Especially as a kid in the 90's when team loyalty mattered less than the color scheme of the jacket and the team's win percentage. It didn't matter what kind of football fan you were; you probably had a Dolphins or Niners Starter Jacket. The colors were too awesome. Plus Marino and Montana? Come on. Then there was basketball. You had your staples like the Tar Heels and the Bulls, of course. But if you were really looking to make a fashion statement you needed the Charlotte Hornets Starter. No brainer. A purple and teal hornet dribbling a basketball emblazoned on your back? Yes, please! Nowadays we still have bandwagon fans but no more Starter Jackets. You still see those Seahawks/Patriots/Cavaliers fans from South Jersey walking around but people are staying away from the Hornets. A real shame. No honor amongst band-wagoners. BTW: we have some hornets nests in Heritage Park you should stay away from. The area has been taped off but please use caution if you're in the park or on the playground. Public works has been notified. #AvoidTheHornetsLikeA2017FrontRunner 🐝🏀


Our Police Department is wrapping up a theft investigation in #Absecon. We have identified the individual responsible for the thefts and we are in the process of returning stolen property to the rightful owners. However, we need to locate the owner of a men's ring. The accused individual claims they took the ring from the cup holder of a stroller while in Heritage Park. The accused said he was confronted by the stroller/ring's owner but did not believe the owner recognized the ring was stolen at the time of confrontation. If this scenario seems familiar and you believe the ring belongs to you or someone you know please contact our police department. You will be asked to describe the ring before claiming ownership; it has distinctive features. Please share and tag your friends. If your 'share' or 'tag' leads to the ring being returned you'll be awarded with one (1) Get Out Of Jail Free card*. *Card not valid in Absecon.

At first I thought it was the same picture. Maybe a different angle? One of the outtakes? Then I noticed a bigger smile. Slightly more swagger in the stance. A level of comfort while handling a wild terrapin that can only come from experience. It hit me... this wasn't the same picture. Epstein is showing off. Give the kid a taste of Facebook fame and he's off to save every turtle in #Absecon. Alas, the level of comfort wasn't with the turtle (after-all, he did put his gloves on again. I can't defend that twice 🤷‍♂️). It's a level of comfort that comes from being previously featured on social media. Someone should remind Epstein we can't just fill our feed with him holding turtles on the side of the road. There are lost dogs we gotta report on. And while I have been assured this is a second incident, I received no assurances this wasn't the same crafty turtle who's discovered an easier way to cross the road by waiting for Epstein to patrol by. #HeWillLearnToStopPosingForPicsAtWork 🕵🏼☕️

Update: owner found. Dog returned! Dog check! If you haven't seen or heard from your pup lately check all those places she's not supposed to be but goes anyway. Like the couch or bed. If you still can't find her, scroll down. She might be pictured here in a stranger's house. This escape artist was found on Coolidge Ave in Absecon. She looks comfortable but you should probably get her at some point. Contact us and we'll put you in touch with her new friends.

See Officer Epstein. See Officer Epstein save a turtle from Rt. 30. Save, Officer Epstein! Save! Officer Epstein (we call him Keith) is one of our newer hires in #Absecon. There's a fable in here somewhere we can relate to his fledgling career about a tortoise and a hare and being slow and steady to win the race. Who knows. He found a gun hidden in a car a couple weeks back so he's probably not interested in slow and steady. #TakingGunsAndTurtlesOffTheStreetSince17 🕵🏼☕️

"Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs" is a unique, nationally recognized program created by the Future Fisherman Foundation. In 2012, Governor Christie signed legislation establishing the statewide implementation of the HOFNOD program. The goal of New Jersey's program is to encourage school-aged children to avoid tobacco, drug and alcohol usage by providing alternative activities that involve learning to fish, appreciating aquatic and environmental resources and developing positive life skills. The program provides students with access to extracurricular activities that utilize New Jersey’s incredible outdoor recreational assets. This year's "Hooked on Fishing" event was again held at Heritage Park in Absecon on Saturday, June 10. Over 30 children ranging from kindergarten through 8th grade participated in the event. Over 40 fish, and some turtles, were caught. Prizes were awarded for most fish caught and largest fish caught in both the boys and girls categories. The winning fish was a 19" catfish. No awards for turtles. Lunch was provided by McDonald's of Absecon, the Friendly Deli of Absecon and Ace Hardware of Galloway who provided ice cream. This event is a highly anticipated outing every year by both students and our police officers. We would like to extend a personal 'Thank You' to the following businesses and organizations who helped make the event a success: Absecon McDonalds Galloway ACE Hardware Absecon Bay Sportsman Center Friendly Deli Bass Pro Shops Atlantic City Penny and Joey-J The Clowns Atlantic Prevention Resources Absecon Crossing Guards The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Absecon Attales Middle School Office Staff

Meanwhile, on National Donut Day... Pro tip: today is a bad day to rob your neighborhood Dunkin'. 🍩

EDIT: This job listing is now for a FULL-TIME position. All requirements and application instructions remain the same. The website will soon be updated to reflect this is a full-time position instead of part-time. 🔵🔵🔵 Hiring Opportunity 🔵🔵🔵 The Absecon Police Communications Department is now accepting applications for the position of POLICE DISPATCHER. This is a scheduled FULL-TIME position. Applications can be located on the City of Absecon's website by going to AbseconNJ.gov and clicking the "Employment" tab. Then click the link "Accepting Applications for PT Dispatcher" to print the application form. Return applications in person to the Absecon Police Department at 500 N. Mill Road Absecon, NJ 08201.

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign "UDrive. UText. UPay." to be carried out locally from April 1 – April 21, 2017. (Absecon City) -- Law enforcement officers from the Absecon City 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."