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
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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

SHOOTING Today at 1:06 p.m. officers responded to West Front Street near Broad Street for a report of gunshot victim. Upon officers arrival they found a 16 year old female inside of a vehicle with a single gunshot wound. The victim was being transported to an area hospital by a family member when they pulled over to call 911 for EMS assistance. There is no indication, at this point, that the shooting occurred at this location. The victim was transported to an area trauma center by the Florence Township Fire Department. She is listed in stable condition. The shooting is currently being investigation by the Florence Township Police Department's Detective Bureau. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact F.T.P.D. at (609)267-8300 or follow this link to provide information anonymously http://florence-nj.gov/police/tipline.html .

On this Halloween Eve the Florence Police want to wish all trick or treaters a safe Halloween! Please observe the Townships curfew, October 27th through November 2nd. the curfew will begin at 9:00 PM and end at 5:00 AM. SAFETY TIPS Trick or treat with friends or family! Stay in well-lighted areas! Watch for cars! Wear light-color clothing and always have your parents inspect your candy!

Another spooktacular trunk or treat at the Riverbank Charter School. Thank you for having us.

OPERATION PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY GOING ON NOW On Saturday October 28th the Florence Township Police Department will be hosting, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency, "Operation Prescription Drug Take-Back Day". The operation will be held in the front conference room of the Florence Township Municipal Building from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For more information please follow this link: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

FLORENCE TOWNSHIP CURFEW NOTICE: STARTS TONIGHT For the week of Halloween, from October 27th through November 2nd, the Florence Township curfew hours have been extended. THE CURFEW BEGINS AT 9:00 P.M. and extends to 5:00 a.m. This includes weekday nights (Sunday through Thursday) as well as weekend nights (Friday and Saturday). For more information on the Florence Township curfew rules follow this link: https://ecode360.com/10057757

Special Advisor for parents to be aware of this Halloween. Please review the attached information carefully and check your children's candy. We have not had any reported incidents in our area but parents should be aware.

MISSING JUVENILE LOCATED Hannah Rose Jones was located by officers from the Philadelphia Police Department this afternoon. Detectives from the Florence Township Police Department transported Hannah back to New Jersey where she was reunited with family. Due to Hannah's age no additional information is available.

OPERATION PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY On Saturday October 28th the Florence Township Police Department will be hosting, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency, "Operation Prescription Drug Take-Back Day". The operation will be held in the front conference room of the Florence Township Municipal Building from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For more information please follow this link: https://takebackday.dea.gov/

FLORENCE TOWNSHIP CURFEW NOTICE: For the week of Halloween, from October 27th through November 2nd, the Florence Township curfew hours have been extended. THE CURFEW BEGINS AT 9:00 P.M. and extends to 5:00 a.m. This includes weekday nights (Sunday through Thursday) as well as weekend nights (Friday and Saturday). For more information on the Florence Township curfew rules follow this link: https://ecode360.com/10057757

Special thank you to Reverend Canon LInda Moeller and the Saint Stephen & Barnabas Episcopal Church. On Sunday members of the police and fire department attended services at the church which were concluded with Rev. Moeller blessing the police, fire and EMS vehicles. Saint Stephen & Barnabas Church has held these services annually for our local emergency services. As you can see by the below facts the officers appreciate any blessing they can get. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund a total of 1,512 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years, an average of one death every 63 hours or 151 per year. There were 143 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2016. In addition to the officers killed in the line of duty there have been 51,548 assaults against law enforcement officers in 2015, resulting in 14,453 injuries.

MISSING JUVENILE Hannah Rose Jones, age 14, is 5'1" tall and weighs 120 pounds. Hannah has hazel eyes and sandy blonde hair. Hannah was last seen in Florence on Sunday, the 8th of October, and was wearing a black sweatshirt, black leggings, and gray Nike sneakers. Hannah may have been wearing a silver bracelet with hearts. Possible destinations for Hannah are Hamilton, NJ and Morrisville, PA. Anyone with information about Hannah and her whereabouts is asked to contact 609-499-3131 or 609-267-8300. You may also visit our website at www.florence-nj.gov/police and use our Tipline.

Drive As Though Your Life Depended On It! Put the Brakes on Fatalities is a national program whose goal is to deliver to the public the major causes of transportation fatalities and their avoidance. Each year on October 10th, every driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist and bicyclist is encouraged to be exceptionally careful so that for at least one day, there will be no fatalities on New Jersey's roads. In 2016, 603 individuals lost their lives in motor vehicle related crashes on New Jersey roadways. Of particular concern were the 166 pedestrian fatalities, which represents over 27% of all motor vehicle fatalities. When compared to the national average of 15%, New Jersey is clearly overrepresented and must continue to take action. Each year during the seven days ending on October 10th, the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety partners with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and other law enforcement agencies statewide to help raise awareness throughout New Jersey. Additionally, all of the state’s roadway users are asked to do their share (slow down, avoid distractions, stop for pedestrians, use crosswalks and obey crossing signals). By the Numbers In 2015, speeding was a contributing factor in 27 percent of all fatal crashes – with 9,557 lives lost in such crashes. The economic cost of speeding-related crashes in the U.S. is estimated to be $52 billion per year. (Source: Traffic Safety Facts 2015 Speeding) Among passenger vehicle occupant fatalities, the age groups 13 to 15 and 21 to 44 had the highest percentage of occupants killed that were unbuckled. Of the 8,649 casualties where seat belt use was known, 5,029 (58 percent) were unrestrained. (Source: Traffic Safety Facts 2015 Occupant Protection) Drunk driving continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Alcohol-involved crashes killed 10,265 people, accounting for 29 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2015. An average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality occurred every 51 minutes. (Source: Traffic Safety Facts 2015 Alcohol-Impaired Driving) Distracted driving is a behavior dangerous to drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike. Distractions including talking on a cell phone, texting, eating and programming/ looking at a GPS injured an estimated 391,000 people in motor vehicle crashes in 2015, while killing 3,477 others. For drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes in the U.S., nine percent of the distracted drivers were distracted at the time of their fatal crash. (Traffic Safety Facts - Research Note: Distracted Driving 2015) The Florence Township Police Department encourages safe passage on all roadways! On this day 10/10/2017 "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day" officers will be stopping juvenile bicyclists without helmets and giving them a free one. Please walk, drive and ride safely.

Drive Through Flu Clinic on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm, at Independent Fire Company, 1601 Burlington Bypass, Burlington, NJ. For more information concerning the flu clinic and to download the Flu Vaccine Consent Form, visit the Burlington County Health Department website at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=8712

As the result of an ongoing investigation, the Florence Township Police Department has recovered several items that are suspected to be the proceeds of multiple vehicle burglaries. The burglaries that had occurred were primarily to commercial vehicles. The items recovered by, and in the possession of, the Florence Township Police Department are primarily tools, power tools, and equipment. Anyone who was or may have been a victim of a vehicle burglary where these type of items were taken may contact Detective Christopher Powell and schedule an appointment to attempt to identify and claim your belongings. If you are making a claim to an item, please be able to provide proof of ownership of the stolen item(s). The Florence Township Police Department continues to receive reports of residential and vehicle burglaries. Citizens are reminded to take precautions to protect your valuables and ensure that your vehicles and residences are secured. Please report suspicious activity to the Florence Township Police Department by calling 609-267-8300.

All lanes on Route 130 are now open.