Franklin Township Police Department

  • Agency: Franklin Township Police Department
  • Address: 1571 Delsea Dr, Somerset, 08873 NJ
  • Chief: Lawrence W. Roberts (Chief of Police)
Phone: 856-694-1415
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Franklin Township Police Department is located at 1571 Delsea Dr, Somerset, 08873 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Lawrence W. Roberts. The Franklin Township Police Department phone number is 856-694-1415.

Franklin Township Police Department News

****No Shave November**** Its that time of year again for beards and the Franklin Township Police Department is no exception. That is why we will once again participate in "No Shave November". The concept of "No Shave November" was to raise awareness for men's health and educate and help those that are fighting against cancer. This year the members of the Franklin Township Police Department that are participating will be donating money to help a family in need that has been struck by this deadly disease. If you see us out on the street, please let us know how good our beards look!!!!

****Promotions**** The Franklin Township Police Department and Franklin Township Committee was proud to host a special ceremony last night to honor two officers being promoted to the rank of Sergeant and the hiring of a Class II Officer. Corporals Dave Jernegan and Anthony Rojas were sworn in as Sergeants by Deputy Mayor Dave Deegan in front of family, friends, and fellow officers. Adam Thistle was also hired as a Class II Special Officer with the township. Congratulations to all three officers and good luck in your new positions!!! Pictured(L to R): Committeewoman Mary Petsch-Wilson, Deputy Mayor Dave Deegan, Committeewoman Heather Flaim, Chief Brian Zimmer, Class II Officer Adam Thistle, Sergeant Dave Jernegan, Sergeant Anthony Rojas, Captain Gordon Muller, Lieutenant Matt DeCesari, Committeewoman Leah Vassallo, and Lieutenant Ken Gonzalez.

****Commercial Burglary**** On Friday, October 27rd at approx. 9am FTPD was dispatched to La Pizza in the 300 block of Delsea Drive. for a report of burglary and theft. Patrol responded and found that the front door was smashed and entry was gained inside the store. The video depicts the suspect in this case. We are asking the public's assistance in identifying the subject. If you have any information on this incident please contact Det. Farid #1161 at 856-694-1415 ext. 163 or anonymously by emailing crimetips@franklintownship.com

****Narcotics Arrest**** Franklin Township Police have arrested two Cumberland County residents for distribution of heroin charges after a search warrant was executed on their vehicle. Franklin Township Police stopped a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Pantry One(4486 Harding Hwy.) on Tuesday, October 24th at 6:30 pm. After a Vineland Police Department K-9 unit alerted on the vehicle for a presence of narcotics, a search warrant was granted and executed the following day. Police located 100 bags of suspected heroin inside the vehicle. On Friday, October 27th Detectives arrested Deandre Kates, 23, of Millville and Adora Mosley, 24, of Bridgeton and charged them with the following offenses: Possession with Intent to distribute heroin(3rd degree) Possession of heroin(3rd degree) Endangering the welfare of a child(3rd degree) Failure to surrender CDS(Disorderly Persons) At the time of the stop, Kates and Mosley had two small children in the vehicle. Mosley was additionally charged with Driving while suspended and Improper child restraint. Kates was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing. Mosley was released on a summons. The case was investigated by Detective Dan Farid and Ofc. Michael Guzman of the Franklin Township Police Department.

****Commercial Burglary**** On Monday, October 23rd at approx. 10pm FTPD was dispatched to Walt's Grocery & Deli in the 4300 block of Tuckahoe Rd. for a commercial burglar alarm. Patrol responded and found that the front glass door was smashed and entry was gained inside the store. The video depicts the suspect in this case. We are asking the public's assistance in identifying the subject. If you have any information on this incident please contact Lt. Matthew DeCesari at 856-694-1415 ext. 212 or anonymously by emailing crimetips@franklintownship.com

****Attention Newfield Residents**** The Franklin Township Police Department is very exicted to announce that we will be assuming policing duties for Newfield Borough beginning on November 1st, 2017 at 12:00 am under a shared service agreement. We would also like to invite all residents to the Newfield Fire Department on Friday, November 3rd from 6pm-8pm for a meet and greet with members of the department. For those residents that cannot make it on November 3rd, please take note of the following: 1. Newfield residents can still dial 856-697-3383 to reach Gloucester County Dispatch 24/7. This number is the non-emergency line. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. 2. Newfield residents can still respond to police headquarters located at 18 Catawba Ave. to speak to an officer. If an officer is not in the building, please pick up the red phone and one will be dispatched. 3. Newfield residents needing to apply for firearms applications can do so by coming to Franklin Township Police Headquarters at 1571 Delsea Dr. Franklinville, NJ. 4. Newfield residents needing to obtain a police report can come to Franklin Township Police Headquarters. Please call ahead 856-694-1415 option 3. 5. Newfield residents needing to speak to a detective can dial 856-694-1415 option 4. 6. Newfield residents needing to speak to Chief of Police Brian Zimmer can contact 856-694-1415 option 5. 7. Newfield residents needing to speak to an Internal Affairs officer can contact 856-694-1415 option 7. We are looking forward to serving the residents of Newfield and encourage you to stop in and say hello at anytime.

****Now Hiring**** The Township of Franklin Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Class II Special Officer. Applicants are required to be a US citizen, 18 years of age or older, hold a high school degree or its equivalent, be a resident of New Jersey during the appointment term, and currently hold a PTC certification for Class II Special Officer. Applicants must be able to successfully pass a physical fitness test, written test, psychological evaluation, and urinalysis. Applicants must be of good reputation and be of sound moral character, possess a valid New Jersey Driver's License and undergo a complete background investgation. Starting salary is $15.00 per hour. Interested applicants must submit an application. Applications may be picked up in person and retured at the Township of Franklin Police Department 1571 Delsea Dr. Franklinville, NJ 08322 or by accessing the Township of Franklin website. All applications and resumes must be submitted by November 20th, 2017 at 08:00 am. The Township of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

****Narcotics Arrest**** Franklin Township Police arrested 22 year old Newfield resident Edgard Echevarria on Thursday, October 12th for narcotics distribution charges after a search warrant was executed on his vehicle. On Tuesday, October 10th detectives were conducting surviellance in the Malaga section of the township for complaints of narcotics related activity. Echevarria was stopped in the parking lot of the Malaga Wawa which led police to obtain a search warrant for his vehicle. Police seized 30 wax folds of heroin and drug paraphernalia during the search. Further investigation revealed that Echevarria was intending to distribute the narcotics at the Wawa. Echevarria was charged with the following offenses: Possession with intent to distribute heroin(3rd degree) Possession of heroin(3rd degree) Possession of cds paraphernalia(Disorderly persons offense) Echevarria was processed and released pending a court appearance. The case was investigated by Ofc. Josh Fennimore and Detective Dan Farid of the Franklin Township Police Department.

****New Hires**** The Franklin Township Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of three new officers that joined our force at a special ceremony last night. Officers David Gallo, Thomas Rambone, and John Borelli were sworn in by Deputy Mayor Dave Deegan and Committeewoman Leah Vasallo in front of family, friends, and fellow officers. All three officers are life long residents of Franklin Township and add an abudance of experience to our department. Officers Gallo and Borelli previously worked in the Newfield Police Department and Ofc. Rambone joins us from the Camden County Police Department. The officers will be assigned to the departments patrol dvision. Welcome aboard gentleman and Good Luck!!! pictured(L to R): Deputy Mayor Dave Deegan, Ofc. John Borelli, Chief Brian Zimmer, Ofc. David Gallo, Captain Gordon Muller, Ofc. Thomas Rambone, Lieutenant Ken Gonzalez, Lieutenant Matthew DeCesari and Committeewoman Leah Vasallo

****Vehicle Burglary Arrest**** The Franklin Township Police Department has made an arrest in a series of overnight vehicle burglaries that have occurred in the Franklinville section of the township over the past month. Detectives placed 29 year old Jerold Collins of the 1000 block of Williamstown Rd. under arrest on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at his residence. A video of a suspect in these cases was posted on the Franklin Township Police Department Facebook page, which led to tips that helped develop Collins as the suspect. The burglaries occurred in the areas of Williamstown Rd. and Station Ave. and Reed & Kendle Avenue. Collins was processed and transported to the Salem County Correctional Facility to await a detention hearing. He was charged with four counts of vehicle burglary and theft. Residents are reminded to always lock their vehicles at night and report any suspicious activity to the police department by calling 856-694-1414.

****Missing Person Investigation**** The Franklin Township Police Department is asking the public's help in locating two missing persons that were reported to police over the weekend. The first case involves 33 year old Jessica Marsden of Franklinville. Family members reported her missing on Friday, September 29th, 2017. Jessica last had contact with her father via text message on September 25th, 2017. Jessica is 5'2" and approximately 200 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. She is known to frequent the areas of Atlantic and Mt. Vernon Streets in Camden City. The second case involves 26 year old Brandon Waldorf of Malaga. Brandon was reported missing by family members on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Family members last spoke to Brandon on September 25th, 2017. Brandon is 5'11" and 160 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the Philadelphia area and was last seen in Chester, PA. Both subjects have been entered into NCIC as missing. If anyone has had contact or has any information on the whereabouts of these two subjects please contact the Franklin Township Police Department at 856-694-1414.

****Suspicious Incident**** On Friday, September 29th, 2017 at approx. 11:30 am FTPD was dispatched to the Family Dollar located at 121 Old Dutch Mill Rd. for a suspicious incident. Store employees advised patrol that an unknown subject left a suspicious package outside of the building. Patrol units immediately evacuated the store and surrounding areas. The Camden County Bomb Squad was dispatched to the scene and used a robot device to check on the package. The area was deemed to be safe at approx. 1:00 pm. The responding officers did a great job of securing the scene and making the area safe for our residents. Also assisting at the scene was the Malaga Fire Department.

****Missing Person**** The Franklin Township Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person from Catholic Charities located at 981 Delsea Dr. Malaga, NJ. Staff from Catholic Charities reported that Darrell Stockling, a 55 year old black male, walked away from the facility at 8:30 am today. Stockling was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black jeans. Stockling resides in Hammonton, NJ and it is unknown if he knows the area well enough to return home. If anyone has seen Stockling, please contact the Franklin Township Police Department at 856-694-1414.

****Criminal Investigation**** The Franklin Township Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying the subject depicted in the attached video. The subject is wanted for questioning in a criminal investigation that occurred in Franklin Township. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the subject can contact the Franklin Township Police Detective Division at 856-694-1415 ext 212 or send an email to crimetips@franklintownship.com.

****Sgt. Gonzalez 5K Run**** Its not too late to sign up for the 13th Annual Sgt. Ippolito Gonzalez Memorial 5K Run/Walk. The race will begin at 8:00 AM at the intersection of Coles Mill Rd. and Stanton Ave. You can pick up a registration form in the lobby of police headquarters. The cost of the race is $20 for pre-registration and $25 on the day of the race. Cash prizes will go to the first male and female finisher. Personalized awards will also go to the top male and female finisher in specific age categories. If you have any questions please contact Cpl. Eric Piper at 856-694-1415 ext. 215.

****School Resource Officer**** The Franklin Township Police Department, Franklin Township Committee, and the Delsea Regional High School Board of Education is proud to announce the hiring of our first ever School Resource Officer. Retired Franklin Police Sgt. Vincent Driver was sworn in at last night's township committe meeting in front of family, friends, and fellow officers. SRO Driver will be starting his new assignment at the high school and middle school today. We would like to wish SRO Driver luck in his new position and we know you will do a great job. On behalf of the entire Franklin Township Police Department, we would like to thank all of those that made this possible. This is a proud moment for our department!!!

****Criminal Arrest**** On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 FTPD was dispatched to a residence in the Franklinville section of the township for a reported theft. The victim reported that a check book was stolen from her residence that belonged to Girl Scout Troop #60312 of Franklin Township. The victim reported that five checks had been cashed in the amount of $3,138.32. Police investigation led to the arrest of Tyler A. Fuller, 23, and Lauren C. Landers, 20, both of Franklin Township. Fuller and Landers are accused of cashing those checks at a check cashing business in Glassboro and a bank in Elmer. Police located Fuller and Landers at a residence in the 300 block of Malaga Park Dr. on Thursday, August 31st and brought them to police headquarters for questioning. Fuller and Landers were both charged with the following offenses: Theft-1 count(3rd degree) Forgery-5 counts(3rd degree) Conpiracy-1 count(4th degree) Fuller and Landers were lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility pending a detention hearing. At this time the Girl Scout Troop has been reimbursed for the stolen funds. The case was investigated by Detective Daniel Farid and Officer Louis Davey of the Franklin Townshp Police Department.

****Back to School**** The Franklin Township Police Department would like to remind all residents that school will be starting on Tuesday, September 5th in the township. Officers will be increasing visibility in and around the schools, especially during the first week. Please remember to leave extra time to get to work as school buses will once again be on our roadways. Please note a traffic pattern change at Delsea High School that effects morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. Please check Delsea Regional High School's Facebook page for a map of the traffic change. Good luck to all of the students and teachers going back to school and we wish you a great year!!!!

****Cone with a Cop**** The police department would like to thank the Marino Family and employees at the Purple Penguin for hosting Cone with a Cop last night. We enjoyed talking to the residents that came out to enjoy the night. We look forward to events like this so that we can interact with the public and get to know our residents. If you missed us last night, please stop by our tent at Franklin Township Community Day. We look forward to hearing from you.

****Cone with a Cop**** Our "Cone with a Cop" event scheduled for tonite has been postponed until tomorrow night, August 30th from 6pm-8pm. Hope to see everyone there!!!!

****Missing Person**** The Franklin Township Police Department is investigating the whereabouts of a missing juvenile. On Monday, August 28th at approx. 1:15 AM 17 year old Victor Kaganzev is suspected of running away from a group home in the 800 block of Garrison Rd. in Franklin Township. Kaganzev was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and is described as a white male, 5'9 in height and weighing 165 lbs. Kaganzev is from the Williamstown area but at this time has not made contact with family members. Anyone having any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Franklin Township Police Department at 856-694-1414.

** CLASS II HIRES ** The Franklin Township Police Department would like to welcome our newest Class II Officer's who were sworn in at tonight's township meeting. Pictured left to right is Class II Ofc. Flynn, Chief Zimmer, Class II Ofc. Moretti, and Class II Ofc. Primavera. Congrats and Good Luck gentlemen!

****Now Hiring Class III Officers**** The Township of Franklin Police Department is still accepting applications for the position of Class III Special Officer. Applicants must be a retired police officer who has previously served as a duly qualified, fully-trained, full-time officer in any municipality or county of this state, or as a member of the New Jersey State Police, and must be living in New Jersey. They must also be retired in good standing and have a letter of good standing issued by the agency from where the officer retired, listing the date and type of retirement. A copy of the letter will be submitted to the Police Training Commission. They must be less than 65 years of age for appointment, pass a psychological and medical exam. They must pass a drug test pursuant to the Attorney General's Law Enforcement Drug Testing Policy and have an updated background investigation completed. Limited break in service: During the first year of the program(July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018), a new SLEO III's break in service may not exceed five(5) years. Starting July 01, 2018, a new SLEO III's break in service many not exceed three(3) years. Interested applicants must submit an application online at www.franklintownshipnj.org or in person at 1571 Delsea Dr. Franklinville, NJ 08322. The application process will remain open until further notice. The Township of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*** FOUND DOGS *** These two dogs were located on Fries Mill Road near Delsea High School walking with a third dog that looked the same. Two of them were able to be captured, however the third ran off into the woods behind Delsea High School. The two dogs pictured here will be turned over to Gloucester County Animal Control (1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ 08312) (856-881-2828) momentarily. If you know the owner of these dogs please contact animal control

****Cone with a Cop**** The Franklin Township Police Department and the owners and staff of the Purple Penguin would like to formally invite all members of the community to join us for a frozen treat on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 from 6pm-8pm. The Purple Penguin is located at 1008 Harding Hwy. Newfield, NJ. A rain date of Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 will go into effect in the event of poor weather. If you have any questions, contact Ofc. Stephen Casamassima at 856-694-1415 ext. 273. The members of the police department, as well as the staff at the Purple Penguin, look foward to seeing you!!!