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

John Galt Way is now open.

The Florence Township Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)'s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday (April 28h) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. An officer will be in the front conference room of the Florence Township Municipal Building during the above time to accept the medication. Click on the below link for additional information about the Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE All lanes of John Galt Way are closed near Route 130 for an overturn dump truck. Please avoid the area.

FTPD Officers Johnson, Panaro and Shafer assisting at the Eats and Beats Festival.

Members of the Florence Township Police Department and administration attended a dinner to honor retired Judge Andronici who fairly and justly served as the Municipal Court Judge for the past 11 years. We wish him a long and healthy retirement.

Route 130 is now open in all directions.

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE Route 130 Southbound will be closed at Delaware Avenue due to an overturn tractor trailer on Route 130 Southbound at the New Jersey Turnpike Exit. Please seek an alternate route to avoid delay.

On April 17, 2018 members of the Florence Township Police Department attended the "2018 BLUE MASS" at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral in Trenton. The annual mass, celebrated by Bishop O'Connell, was held to celebrate law enforcement, their families and officers who lost their life in the line of duty. Video from the ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPtbS-jGJ7c

LETTER FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE On behalf of myself and the command staff I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended our swearing-in ceremony last night. The large attendance from the community was very much appreciated. Your continued support of our agency makes it a pleasure to work for Florence Township. Thank you to the Florence Township Fire Department, the Florence Township School District and the Florence Township Administrative Staff that attended the ceremony. The command staff looks forward to continuing to work together with all of you to provide the best services to the residents and visitors to Florence Township. We would also like to thank the members of the Burlington City Police Department, Burlington Township Police Department, Bordentown Township Police Department, Riverton Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office who were in attendance. With the continued support of our neighboring police departments and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office we will continue to maintain the high level of police service that our community has become accustomed to. Finally, we want to thank all of the officers and support staff of the Florence Township Police Department for their attendance at the ceremony. With your crazy work schedules, we realize that time off is a premium and we are appreciative of everyone who took time to attend the ceremony. We have a great group of officers who care about our community, the Department, and the job that they do. In addition to the active officers, we would also like to thank all of our retired officers who attended. A special thank you to Phil Wilgus from Webeyezed.com. Phil volunteered to memorialize the ceremony with last minute notice. As you can see from this post, the photos turned out great! Sincerely, Brian A. Boldizar Chief of Police Florence Township Police Department

On 04-04-2018, the FTPD received a telephone report citizen complainant in reference to a suspicious incident. Information received stated: That the caller advised that he was delivering bread at a local business establishment at approximately 5:15AM, and as he exited the business he encountered what appeared to be a police officer pointing a gun at him. The caller further explained that the "police officer" asked what he was doing, searched his person, and his vehicle before allowing him to leave. The caller reports nothing was taken from him, and there was no further interaction. The caller reports that the "police officer" was wearing a black polo style shirt with what appeared to be a gold police insignia stitched on the shirt, and black pants with an exposed holster. The suspect was operating a black or dark blue, unmarked newer model Ford Taurus which was parked on West Fourth St. facing Broad St. Similar to the photo below. After the interaction, the suspect made a k-turn and drove west on West Fourth St. No further information is available at this time. Anyone that may have information regarding this incident or similar incidents is asked to contact the Florence Township Police Department at 609-499-3131 or 609-267-8300. Information can also be provided through our online anonymous tip line at www.florence-nj.gov/police. PHOTO BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE OF VEHICLE. IT IS NOT THE VEHICLE INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT.

PRESS RELEASE (Alden Avenue Shooting) April 9, 2018 FLORENCE, N.J. - The Florence Township Police Department announced that two men have been charged in connection with a shooting that occurred last year on Alden Avenue in Roebling. Michael A. Craig 2nd, 23, of Trenton, was charged with attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, criminal restraint and theft. Nyfeis J. Lighty, 25, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged with robbery, burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal restraint and theft. The investigation revealed that on May 28th, 2017 at 9:26 p.m., Craig and Lighty went to the victim’s house on Alden Avenue to rob him. The men entered the back door of the residence and struck one of the residents with the butt of a handgun. They then ordered the other residents to duct tape each other’s hands together. A neighbor heard the commotion and confronted the suspects as they were removing items from the victim’s residence. The suspects then ran along Alden Avenue towards Hornberger Avenue, with the neighbor chasing after them. Mr. Craig turned and fired his handgun towards the neighbor, and Mr. Lighty fired his handgun into the air. Lightly is currently jailed in Philadelphia on an unrelated charge. The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office will work with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to begin the extradition process to have Lightly returned to Burlington County. Craig is currently incarcerated in a state facility on an unrelated charge. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

SWEARING-IN CEREMONY On Wednesday April 11th, Florence Township will have an official swearing-in ceremony for Chief Brian Boldizar, Captain Jonathan Greenberg and Lieutenant Albert Jacoby, at the Township Council Meeting. The ceremony will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.

We would like to remind our residents of the Florence Township Internet Purchase and Exchange Parking Spot. The spot is located at 711 Broad St. in the front lot of the municipal building. It is well lit and under 24 hour video surveillance. We encourage all residents to use the spot and to let others know about it. Keep in mind if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Always have a friend or family member accompany you when making an exchange.

The Florence Township Police Department is participating in the Spring 2018 Distracted Driver Crackdown "UDrive UText UPay" which runs from April 1, 2018 to April 21, 2018. We are encouraging all drivers to put down their phones and pay attention to the road. The following information is from the State of New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety's website, "Distracted driving kills. The friends, family, and neighbors of the thousands of people killed nationwide each year in distracted driving crashes will tell you it is a very serious safety problem. The nearly half a million people injured each year will agree. Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on New Jersey’s roadways, being cited as a major contributing factor in over 817,000 motor vehicle crashes in the state from 2010 to 2014. Nationwide 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2014 alone."

Happy Easter and “Chag Sameach” for our friends celebrating Passover. We wish everyone a safe holiday with family and friends. Get home before the snow on Monday ....

This St. Patrick’s Day - Don’t press your luck- Designate a sober driver, call for a ride, take the bus or train or simply stay at home. If you choose to get a ride from the Police it will be very expensive and you may not be driving to the beach this summer...Celebrate responsibly.

The Florence Township Police Department congratulates Officer Korey Linico on graduating from the Mercer County Police Academy. He successfully completed 22 weeks of training and will begin his Field Training for another 12 weeks. We look forward to Officer Linico having a long and successful carreer with us.

Broad Street is now open.

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE: Broad Street is closed between Fifth and Sixth Street due to down power wire. Please avoid the area.