Florence Township Police Department

  • Agency: Florence Township Police Department
  • Address: 711 Broad St, Florence, 08518 NJ
  • Chief: Stephen C Fazekas (Chief of Police)
Phone: 609-499-3131

Florence Township Police Department is located at 711 Broad St, Florence, 08518 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Stephen C Fazekas. The Florence Township Police Department phone number is 609-499-3131.

Florence Township Police Department News

Congratulations to James Ford in his promotion to Detective Sergeant. DSgt. Ford was sworn-in at last nights Council meeting. In his new assignment he will be responsible for internal affairs, the investigative division, court liaison and the evidence unit. DSgt. Ford is a graduate of the College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he graduated with a Master of Arts degree. DSgt. Ford has been a member of the Florence Township Police Department since April 2004 and was a member of the field training program, bike unit and traffic safety unit. He has been assigned to the detective bureau since December 2009. DSgt. Ford is President of the Burlington County Detectives Association, member of the Camden County Detectives Association, East Coast Gang Investigators, Background Investigators Association and the Operation Safe Streets Task Force. He has received numerous awards throughout his career to include the ASIS Law Enforcement Award, FBI Exceptional Service in the Public Interest Award and the Beneficial Bank Service Citation. Thank you to the officers from Burlington City, Bordentown Township, Burlington Township, Evesham, Palmyra and the Burlington County Prosecutors Office who came to the council meeting to support DSgt. Ford.

VEHICLE BURGLARY UPDATE: On February 6, 2018 at 5:57 a.m. officers received a call reporting a suspicious person in the area of Birch Hollow Drive. Officers located a subject, Joseph Singletary, of Burlington, matching the description of the suspicious person walking on Florence-Columbus Road. During the officer's investigation the officer found Mr. Singletary to be in possession of items that he removed from unlocked vehicles. Mr. Singletary was then taken into custody and transported to F.T.P.D. for processing. Upon completion of processing Mr. Singletary was charged with burglary, theft and hindering his apprehension. He was turned over to Burlington County Jail pending his court date. Most of the property that was recovered from Mr. Singletary was returned to its owners. If you are missing items from within your vehicle while it was parked in the Birch Hollow Community on February 6th please contact F.T.P.D. to see if you can identify your missing items. All of the vehicles that were entered were unlocked. Please remember to lock your doors when your vehicle is unattended.

CAR BURGLARIES This morning the Florence Township Police Department took a suspect into custody after receiving a call for a suspicious person in the Birch Hollow Community. The officers located the suspect on Florence-Columbus Road. While the officers were taking him into custody they found him to be in possession of items that appeared to be removed from unlocked vehicles. Anyone missing items from their vehicle are urged to contact the F.T.P.D. at (609)267-8300 to try and identify their missing possessions. More information regarding the arrest will follow, when the investigation is complete.

DRIVER CAREFULLY There has been several reports of black ice on State, County and Local roadways. Highway Departments are working hard to try and spread salt to melt the ice. Please drive carefully. Follow the below link for information on what to do if you encounter black ice: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd488148.pdf

D.A.R.E. Graduation Today students in the Fifth Grade at the Riverfront Middle School graduated from the Florence Township Police Department's D.A.R.E. program. During the graduation each student was given a certification of completion. In addition one student from each grade also won a 250 word easy contest about what they learned over the 10 weeks that the D.A.R.E. Officers were in their classrooms. The graduation end with the D.A.R.E. Officers providing a pizza party for all of the fifth grade students. Below is an explanation of what exactly the DARE program is. The D.A.R.E. program was Founded in 1983 by Los Angeles Police Department as a way to have positive interaction between school age students and police officers. The Mission of D.A.R.E. is “Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives” The curriculum for DARE is based on the Socio-Emotional Learning Theory (SEL), which identifies fundamental, basic skills and developmental processes needed for healthy development including: Self-awareness and management Responsible decision making Understanding others Relationship and communication skills Handling responsibilities and challenges SEL theory teaches youth to control their impulses and think about risks and consequences resulting in more responsible choices. D.A.R.E. believes that if you can teach youth to make safe and responsible decisions, it will guide them to healthy choices, not only about drugs, but across all parts of their lives. As they grow to be responsible citizens, they will lead healthier and more productive drug-free lives. The course’s ten lessons are arranged in a scaffolding process, starting with the basics about responsibility and decision making and then building on each other allowing students to develop their own responses to real life situations. The very first lesson starts with responsibility and introduces decision making with subsequent lessons applying these skills in increasing complex ways to drug use and other choices in their lives. Great job to all of our D.A.R.E. Officers!!! Corporal Jason Shafer Officer Brian Panaro Officer Michelle Koroseta Officer Jason Silk Officer Salvatore Spart

Delaware Avenue and Station Road is now open in both directions.

Motor vehicle collision at Delaware Avenue and Station Road. Please seek an alternate route to avoid delay.

Ice looks tempting......but is extremely dangerous.Looks like some people have tempted fate by venturing out onto the ice covering the Delaware River at the boat ramp. The only thing that is certain is that ice is NOT safe. Ice thickness can vary significantly in just a few feet - especially in flowing water ways - such as the Delaware River as depicted in the photos. Here the ice is flowing/moving and is extrememly unstable. If someone falls in here, they could be crushed or the hole they fell through could be quickly covered up. If you see someone on the ice, call 911 and report it. If you see someone fall through the ice follow the following recommendations: PREACH - REACH - THROW - GO - PREACH: Call 911 if you can. Shout to the victim to reassure them help is on the way. - REACH: If you can safely reach them from shore, extend an object like a rope, jumper cables, tree branch, or ladder to them. -THROW: Throw one end of a rope or something that will float to the victim. - GO: If the situation is too dangerous for you to perform a rescue, call 911 or go to find help. Untrained rescuers can become victims themselves.

Cedar Lane has been reopened.

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE Cedar Lane is closed between Hunt Circus Drive and Tall Timber Lane due to house fire. Please avoid the area.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE On Tuesday January 9, 2018 starting around 8:30 a.m. the roundabout at Cedar Lane and Railroad Avenue will be intermittently closed for the installation of the lights on the inner circle. Please seek an alternate route to avoid delays.

Caution: SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS. Please drive safely. The best way to be safe on the road is to not drive if you don’t absolutely have to. However, if you do have to drive somewhere, follow these tips to drive safely and avoid getting stuck: - Make sure your tires are properly inflated. - Clear all snow and ice from your windshield, windows and roof of the car before driving to ensure proper visibility while driving and to not risk the safety of other drivers. - Do not use cruise control on wet or icy roads. - Keep your gas tank at least half full. - Drive slowly and allow at least 8-10 seconds of reaction time between you and the next vehicle. - Accelerate and decelerate slowly to avoid sliding. - Slowly approach red lights to be able to continue moving when the light turns green. - Don’t try to power up hills by quickly accelerating which will end up with your wheels spinning. Instead try to build up inertia before going uphill and using the momentum to carry your vehicle up. Although there is no travel restrictions we are asking that you minimize travel. This will allow for the removal of snow from roadways. We also ask that you do not shovel, plow or blow snow into the roadways. Also, if you have a hydrant on your property or within site of your front door please adopt the hydrant and ensure it is clear. This will save precious time in the event the fire hydrant is need to extinguish a fire.

The Florence Township Police Department wishes everyone a very happy, healthy, and safe New Year. Remember, if you are going to drink, don’t drive. Designate a driver, call for a ride, stay where you are, but get home safely. #drivesoberorgetpulledover

The Florence Township Police department wishes our friends, family, and the community we protect and serve, a very safe and happy holiday season.

On December 21, 2017 at 7:59pm a robbery was committed at the Conoco gas station located at Rt. 130 and Hornberger Avenue. We are seeking any witnesses that may have seen any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area of Hornbeger Ave. at Amboy and Norman Avenues. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the Florence Township Police Department at (609) 499-3131 during the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm or (609) 267-8300 after 4:00pm. You may also leave anonymous tips through our website tip line http://florence-nj.gov/police/tipline.html

Thank you to everyone that showed up today at the Quick Stop for Coffee with a Cop. Look forward to the next one in February, 2018. Stay tuned for more information.

REMINDER!!! Please join us.

BROAD ST. IS NOW OPEN Access to Broad Street from Front Street is closed due to construction. Please seek an alternate route to avoid delays.

Come join the Florence Police Department for Coffee with a Cop, December 21st. 8:00-10:00 AM at the Quick Stop, 5th and Broad St. No appointment necessary!