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Academy Graduation

January 20, 2022

Congratulations to Officer Zaida Claudio on her graduation from the Cape May County Police Academy's 51st recruit class. Officer Claudio has entered our field training program and will soon be helping us serve and protect the Willingboro Community.

Pictured L-R:  Capt. Donofrio, Ofc. Claudio, Capt. Bucs

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We Are Hiring!

January 11, 2022

Are you interested in becoming a Willingboro Police Officer or interested in learning more about the process?

Join us on February 5,  2022 at 10:00 AM for a FREE mentoring session to learn about the Willingboro Police Department and our hiring process.

Topics Covered: Application Process, Interview Preparation, Resume Writing Tips, Physical Fitness Standards, Civil Service Commission Guides, Law Enforcement Examination.

Starting Salary:  $58,000 upon completion of training

The Willingboro Police Department is committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce to provide exceptional service to the community of Willingboro.

For more information, contact:  Officer Landrum,  609-877-2200 x1070 or slandrum@willingboropolice.com.

The Willingboro Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

February 5, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Willingboro Municipal Complex

Courtroom

1 Rev. Dr. M. L. King Jr. Drive

Willingboro, NJ 08046

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Retirement Announcement

January 5, 2022

On December 31, 2021 Captain James McKendrick Jr. retired from the Willingboro Township Police Department after serving our community with Honor, Integrity and Commitment for 25 years.

Captain McKendrick began his Law Enforcement career in 1994 as Class II Special Officer with the City of Wildwood, NJ Police Department. He was hired as a Full-Time Police Officer by the Township of Willingboro in January 1997, graduated from the Camden County Police Academy in May of that same year, and was assigned to the Patrol Division. In July of 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and remained in the Patrol Division supervising the both day and midnight shifts. In June of 2013 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as the Patrol Division Day Watch Commander until January of 2015 when he was reassigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. In March of 2016 he was promoted to Captain and assigned as the Patrol Division Commander until December of 2017 when was reassigned as the Criminal Investigations and Administration Division Commander.

During his career Captain McKendrick has served the department in many capacities. In 2000 he was selected as a member of the Special Weapons & Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.) where he filled roles as an Operator, Assistant Team Leader, Team Leader and Team Commander until his promotion to Captain in 2016. He has been a certified Field Training Officer (F.T.O) and F.T.O Supervisor. He is a Basic Firearms, Police Service Rifle, Sub-Gun, Taser CEW Instructor and has served as the departmental Supervising Firearms Instructor. Additionally he has been a member of the Bicycle Patrol Unit, Accident Investigation Unit and Honor Guard Unit.

One of the highlights of Captain McKendrick’s career was being selected to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and he is a proud graduate of the 249th Session (2012).

Captain McKendrick has played a vital role in our agencies growth over his 25 year career and his knowledge and experience will be missed. Upon retirement he will now have more time to travel with his wife and two daughters.

Congrats J-Mac, we wish you all the best!!

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Six Members of Pemberton Street Gang Charged with Racketeering

December 23, 2021

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that six members of a Sunbury Village-based street gang have been charged with operating a criminal enterprise that is accused of carrying out multiple shootings – including two homicides – along with committing burglary, intimidating witnesses, possessing numerous firearms and fraudulently obtaining more than $125,000 in pandemic relief funds from the federal government.

Eight others have been charged for their role in helping the organization, known as the Gotti Boy Movement (GBM), perpetrate the COVID-related financial scam.

Those accused of running GBM were charged with Racketeering, a first-degree crime that alleges they conspired to commit violent crimes to further their criminal enterprise. They are:


• Tayron Brown, 25, of Heather Street in Pemberton Township
• Kavon Carter, 24, of Rancocas Road in Mount Holly
• Brandon Clifton, 23, of White Pine Court in Pemberton Township
• Javon Forman, 21, of Delap Court in Pemberton Township
• Kyree Weathers, 24, of Lawrence Drive in Pemberton Township
• Sylas Young, 19, of Cornell Avenue in Pemberton Township

The criminal actions identified in support of the racketeering charge began in September 2014, when shots were fired at a Pemberton Township police officer who was sitting in a cruiser in Sunbury Village. Brown and Carter are alleged to have participated in the shooting.

Clifton is waiting to be tried on murder charges for the March 2017 fatal shooting of Shaquille Williams in Sunbury Village. Clifton’s co-defendant in that case, Douglas Lewis, was found guilty in September 2021 and sentenced to 58 years in New Jersey state prison.

Weathers is awaiting trial on a 2020 firearms charge. Forman was found guilty that same year of burglary and a weapons violation, and was charged in February 2021 with possession of an assault weapon with a 40-round magazine containing armor-piercing rounds.

More recently, violent acts allegedly committed by GBM members have occurred in other communities, not just Pemberton Township.
Carter and Young have been charged in connection with the slaying of 18-year-old Yahsinn Robinson in April in Willingboro. Young was charged with Murder (First Degree), and both he and Carter were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree) and Gang Criminality (First Degree).

The investigation into Robinson’s death revealed that GBM had a long-running dispute with certain residents of the Buckingham Park section of Willingboro, where Robinson lived. Robinson, a Willingboro High School student who was returning home from his part-time job when killed, was not involved in the conflict.

A week later, in the same section of Willingboro, a woman was hit in the leg and a toddler was grazed across his backside by shots fired into their home. Young has been charged with both shootings.

Carter and Young have also been indicted on firearms charges from a separate incident earlier this year, and Forman was charged in October 2021 with witness tampering for making multiple threatening phone calls from the Burlington County Jail.

"The substantial charges we have brought against these members of the Gotti Boy Movement and their associates should make clear that we will not allow anyone to engage in indiscriminate gun violence and run roughshod over innocent people in Pemberton Township or any other part of Burlington County,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “Yahsinn Robinson’s family should be celebrating Christmas with him right now instead of mourning him, and babies should never be exposed to gunfire coming into their homes. We are committed to doing everything we can to keep families safe throughout the County, and bring to justice those who put our neighborhoods at risk.”

Carter, Clifton and Weathers have also been charged with Promoting Organized Street Crime, as has Brianna Scott, 28, of White Pine Court in Pemberton Township. Scott and other defendants are alleged to be responsible for filing multiple fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications.

The PPP is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act of 2020, which is designed to provide economic assistance to small businesses that suffered a financial hardship due to the pandemic.

The investigation revealed that the scam yielded $124,996 in funds from PPP applications that were filed in the name of GBM members and their affiliates. Carter submitted an application claiming he was a barber with an annual income of more than $105,000 in 2019, even though Carter was incarcerated throughout 2019. He received a check for nearly $21,000, as did five of his associates.

Scott was additionally charged with Conspiracy to Commit Computer Criminal Activity (Second Degree). Others charged in connection with the PPP scam include:

Wanya Anderson, 25, of Jarvis Street in Pemberton Township, who was charged with Computer Crimes with the Purpose to Defraud (Second Degree), Forgery (Third Degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and False Swearing Under Oath (Fourth Degree).
Chad Boone, 30, of Grant Street in Camden, who was charged with Computer Crimes with the Purpose to Defraud (Second Degree), Forgery (Third Degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and False Swearing Under Oath (Fourth Degree).

Adam Clark, 28 of Atsion Road in Shamong, who was charged with Conspiracy, Computer Crimes with the Purpose to Defraud (Second Degree), Forgery (Third Degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and False Swearing Under Oath (Fourth Degree).

Jaquan Crawley-Pitts, 25, of Garden Street in Mount Holly, who was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Computer Crime (Second Degree), Computer Crimes with the Purpose to Defraud (Second Degree), Forgery (Third Degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and False Swearing (Fourth Degree).

Altauron Jean, 27, of Press Avenue in Pemberton Township, who was charged with Computer Crimes with the Purpose to Defraud (Second Degree), Forgery (Third Degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and False Swearing (Fourth Degree).

Shalaiyha Jean, 20, of East Lakeshore Drive in Pemberton Township, who was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Computer Crime (Second Degree), Computer Crimes with the Purpose to Defraud (Second Degree), Forgery (Third Degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and False Swearing (Fourth Degree).

Zion Powe, 22, of Ashton Street in Pemberton Township, who was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Computer Crime (Second Degree), Computer Crimes with the Purpose to Defraud (Second Degree), Forgery (Third Degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and False Swearing (Fourth Degree).

Clifton and Carter were also charged with Conspiracy to Commit Computer Crime (Second Degree), and additional charges against Carter include Computer Crimes with the Purpose to Defraud (Second Degree), Forgery (Third Degree), Theft by Unlawful Taking (Third Degree) and False Swearing Under Oath (Fourth Degree).

“This financial scheme by the defendants to obtain small business relief funds by ‘inventing’ fake businesses, phantom income and fraudulent loan applications, is merely further evidence of this group’s belief that the rules of society simply don’t apply to them,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “They are wrong, and will be held accountable.”

The cases will be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment. The defendants will be prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutors Michael Angermeier, Jamie Hutchinson and Joseph Remy. The investigation was conducted by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance from the Pemberton Township Police Department and the Willingboro Township Police Department.

The majority of the defendants were apprehended during a December 16 sweep that involved the BCPO, Burlington County Sheriff's Department, Camden County Police Department, Mercer County Special Response Team, Mount Holly Township Police Department - NJ, NJ Division of Taxation – Office of Criminal Investigation, New Jersey State Police, Ocean County Special Response Team, Pemberton Borough Police Department, Pemberton Township Police, U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, and Westampton Township Police Department.

All persons are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

An indictment is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.

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Celina Mays missing for 25 years, age progression photo released.

December 13, 2021

On December 16, 1996, at approximately 1 A.M., Celina Mays went missing from her Willingboro Twp., NJ, home. At the time of her disappearance she was 9 months pregnant. This week marks the 25th anniversary of her disappearance. Celina has not been forgotten and we are still committed to finding her through the ongoing investigation.

Over the past 25 years, the Willingboro Twp. Police has investigated hundreds of leads, but today Celina is still missing. We are hoping that someone out there recognizes Celina’s image and will help us finally get answers for Celina’s family as well as the communities in which she lived.

In 1996 we had limited resources to communicate with the public and inquire details regarding missing persons. In 2021 social media has evolved greatly and can now reach a wide variety of people quickly through many platforms. We are using social media to distribute information about Celina to raise awareness of her case. We are hopeful that social media will be a beneficial tool in finding new information about the disappearance of Celina Mays.

Since her disappearance, Willingboro Twp. Police has worked with various agencies to assist in locating Celina. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has been supporting this investigation for the past 25 years. This organization specializes in recovering missing children and offers resources to aid with investigations.

NCMEC has requested assistance with media circulation from the following companies in numerous states: Walmart, USA Today, Surfer Quest and FIA.

Through the use of social media and the support of NCMEC, the Willingboro Twp. Police Department remains hopeful that it will obtain answers to help find Celina Mays.

For additional information on Celina Mays see current Missing Person’s Flyer at the link below: https://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/827787/print

 

Please contact Willingboro Police Detective Pogorzelski at 609-877-2200 ext. 1080 or Detective Sgt. Whitham at 609-877-2200 ext. 1608 if you have any information regarding Celina Mays.

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Two Pemberton Men Charged in Fatal Shooting of Willingboro Teen

December 8, 2021

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Acting Public Safety Director Captain Ian Bucs announced that two Pemberton men have been charged in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Willingboro Township resident outside of his home earlier this year.

 

Sylas Young, 19, of the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree), Gang Criminality (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). Kavon Carter, 24, was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Gang Criminality and Promoting Organized Street Crime, all first-degree offenses.

 

The warrants were served to the defendants inside the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, where they are being held on unrelated charges. They were ordered to be detained at a hearing today in Superior Court. The Prosecutor’s Office will prepare the case for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment.

 

The investigation began after officers from the Willingboro Township Police Department were called to the first block of Barrington Lane just before 11:30 p.m. on April 22 for a report of shots fired.

 

Upon arrival, they discovered the body of Yahsinn Robinson, who was a senior at Willingboro High School. He had been struck by gunfire multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

The investigation revealed that Carter and Young, and their associates from Pemberton Township, had been involved in a long-running dispute with certain residents of the Buckingham Park section of Willingboro. The investigation determined that this shooting stemmed from an escalation of that friction. Robinson, who was returning home from his part-time job when killed, was not involved in the conflict.

 

The investigation was conducted by the Willingboro Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance provided by the Pemberton Township Police Department. The lead investigators are WTPD Detective Brandon Smith and BCPO Detective Sean Tait.

 

All persons are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Community Conversations Episode 6

December 1, 2021

During this episode of Community Conversations, we talk with Ofc. Allen Kolenovic, one of our newest officers.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

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Retirement Announcement

November 30, 2021

Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon is retiring from Willingboro Township effective December 1, 2021. Director Lomon has served Willingboro Township for over 21 years.

Director Lomon started his career with the Willingboro Police Department in 2000 and received his recruit training at the Burlington County Police Academy that same year. By 2006, he was serving as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and eventually became the assistant SWAT Team leader until ending his 10 years of service with the team in 2016. Director Lomon has served as a Firearms & Police Service Rifle Instructor, Defensive Driving Instructor, and Police Academy Physical Training Instructor. He also served as a Field Training Officer from 2005 until his promotion to Sergeant in 2011.

Director Lomon was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division in 2014 where he served as the Street Crimes Unit Sergeant. During his tenure he was responsible for the supervision of all narcotic operations and other pre-planned street crime events. Later on in 2014, he was promoted to Detective Sergeant within the Criminal Investigations Division. Director Lomon held the position of Detective Sergeant until 2016 when he was promoted to Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigations Division.

As Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigations Division, he served as the commanding officer. His responsibilities included the day to day operation of the division and directing investigative functions such as criminal case management and internal affairs investigations.

Director Lomon received his Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University, where he majored in Administration of Justice, in 1999. In 2011, he obtained his Masters of Arts in Organizational Management with a specialization in Leadership from Ashford University. He is also a proud graduate of the FBI National Academy 267th session (2017).

Director Lomon was promoted to the rank of Captain in March 2019. Then he was appointed as the Director of Public Safety of the Willingboro Police Department in January 2020.

Director Lomon's contributions to the community over the last 21 years cannot be summarized in this post. The Willingboro Police Department would like to thank Director Lomon for his service and wish him the best of luck on his future endeavors.

In his absence, Captain Ian Bucs will serve as the Acting Director of Public Safety.

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Philadelphia Man Charged in Willingboro Attempted Murder

November 20, 2021

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 20-year-old Philadelphia resident has been charged with shooting a Willingboro man last month in the parking lot of a township shopping center.

Lamar Johnson, of the 1000 block of Granite Street, was charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Aggravated Assault (Third Degree).

Johnson was arrested November 15 in Sharon Hill, Pa., by the Burlington County Sheriff's Department Fugitive Unit. He later waived extradition and was brought to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, where he remains. He is scheduled for a detention hearing tomorrow in Superior Court.

The Prosecutor’s Office will prepare the case for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment.

The investigation began after officers from the Willingboro Township Police Department were called to the Willingboro Town Center in the 4000 block of Route 130 north at approximately 5:30 p.m. on October 11, 2021.

Upon arrival, they discovered Nasir Phillips, 19, of Willingboro, sitting in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to his hand and abdomen. He was taken to Virtua Willingboro Hospital and then flown to the trauma center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

The investigation revealed that Johnson traveled to the Willingboro Town Center after he became aware that Phillips was there. Johnson pursued Phillips as he exited a sandwich shop, opening fire with a handgun and striking him twice after he entered his vehicle.

Johnson is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Michael Angermeier, supervisor of the BCPO Gang, Gun and Narcotics Task Force (GGNTF). The investigation was conducted by detectives from the Willingboro Township Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office. The lead investigators are WTPD Detective Brandon Smith and BCPO Detective Kevin Sobotka.

All persons are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Thank You Wegman's!

November 19, 2021

The Willingboro Police Department would like to thank Wegman's of Mount Laurel for their generosity during the holiday season. Today the police Department was able to deliver frozen turkeys with trimmings and dessert to several Willingboro residents. These residents were identified by members of the police department, members of the police department's Chaplain Unit and guidance counselors working within the school district. Stay safe and enjoy the holiday!

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Bensalem Man Indicted for Summer Gas Station Shooting that Killed Willingboro Teen

November 22, 2021

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 22-year-old Bensalem, Pa., resident has been indicted for fatally shooting a teenager at a Willingboro Township gas station in August.

A grand jury indicted Tamir Phillips on charges of Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree).

 

The indictment was returned November 18 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be held soon in Superior Court. Phillips has been lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since his arrest two days after the shooting.

 

The investigation began August 2, just before 3 p.m., when Willingboro Township police officers were called to the Phillips 66 gas station in the first block of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for a report of a shooting.

 

Upon arrival, they learned that the victim, 14-year-old Jesse Everett of Willingboro, had been transported in a private vehicle to Virtua Willingboro Hospital. He was then airlifted to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, where he was pronounced dead approximately two-and-a-half hours after being shot.

 

Phillips, who was staying in Willingboro at the time of the shooting, was immediately identified as a suspect in the shooting, and charges were filed against him the next day.

 

The investigation revealed that a day before the shooting, the owner of a 2014 Honda Civic had contacted township police to report that the vehicle had been stolen. It was determined that the owner of the Civic would frequently allow Phillips to use the car.

 

The investigation further revealed that just prior to the shooting, Phillips was riding in a vehicle being driven by his girlfriend, Chelsea Holman, 29, of Willingboro, when they spotted the stolen car at the pumps of the gas station.

 

Holman pulled into the gas station and came to a stop behind the Civic, which was being driven by Everett. Phillips exited and went to the driver’s side of the Civic, where he confronted Everett before firing a single shot into the vehicle, striking him in the head. Two other people were inside the car with Everett but did not sustain injuries.

 

Holman and Phillips drove away after the shooting. She was charged by the grand jury in the same indictment with Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree) and Obstructing Administration of Law (Fourth Degree). She was not detained.

 

The defendants are being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Hutchinson.

 

The investigation was conducted by the Willingboro Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance from the City of Burlington Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service – New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, which includes the Burlington County Sheriff's Department.

 

The lead investigators are WTPD Det. James Benedict, BCPO Det. Dan Schules and BCPO Det. Kevin Merrigan.

 

An indictment is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.

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Officer of the Third Quarter 2021

November 19, 2021

At our quarterly ceremony to recognize Officers’ achievements, we recognized Officer Robert Boyd as "Officer of the Quarter" for the 3rd Quarter of 2021.

Officer Boyd responded to a single vehicle crash where the driver fled the area on foot. Officer Boyd conducted a thorough investigation that revealed the driver of the vehicle was also the suspect in a shooting that occurred just before the crash. During the investigation, Officer Boyd identified the suspect, secured a warrant for his arrest, and took him into custody.

 

Thank you Officer Boyd for your investigation that took a violent offender off of the streets.

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Willingboro Officers Stop By for a Birthday Surprise

November 1, 2021

One of our young residents, Ayden, wants to grow up be a Willingboro Police Officer one day, so his parents contacted us and let us know.  Our officers were to proud to stop by for a birthday surprise before Ayden left for school.  Happy Birthday Ayden!!! 

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Citizen's Police Academy Graduation

October 30, 2021

The Willingboro Police Department would like to congratulate everyone that graduated from our Citizen's Police Academy.  The five week program helps citizens learn more about our organization.  Please join us for the next class in the Fall of 2022!

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Willingboro Officer receives PROCOPS award

October 1, 2021

The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office recognized Willingboro Police Department's Community Engagement Officer, Ofc. Sally Landrum, at their annual PROCOPS Award Ceremony. Ofc. Landrum continues to make extraordinary strides toward building a strong bond between the police department and the Willingboro community.

Congratulations on winning this award Ofc. Landrum, and thank you for all that you do!

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Retirement Announcement

September 9, 2021

On September 1, 2021 Officer Edward Foga retired from the Willingboro Police Department. Ed was raised in Willingboro and graduated from Willingboro High School.

Officer Foga came to the Willingboro Police Department in 1996 after graduating from the Camden County Police Academy. During his time in the department he served in the Patrol Division. As a patrol officer, Ed served on the Bicycle Unit and the Honor Guard.

 

Ed was most known for his time as a K-9 handler. The department selected Ed to be the handler for two K-9s, Rocco and Rock. He served as a K-9 handler for 14 years. During the time post 9/11, with the country at a heightened level of security, Ed and his K-9 partner conducted numerous bomb searches throughout the region.

 

Ed also represented law enforcement as a bicycle rider for several Police Unity Tours, which raises funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial.

 

Ed has moved on from police work, but his smile (or grin) will be remembered by all of the officers that work with him.

 

All the best, Eddie ! ! !

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Public Safety Community Update

September 3, 2021

The Willingboro Police Department, Willingboro community leaders as well as the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office conducted a Public Safety Community Update that was held on 06/03/2021.  The update was consisted of panelists, including:  Mayor Tiffani Worthy; Councilman Nat Anderson; Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon; Captain Ian Bucs - Patrol Division Commander; Lt. Adam Donofrio Community Engagement Unit Commander , Lt. Jeffery Perez - Watch Commander, D/Sgt. Brandin Whitham, Criminal Investigations Supervisor, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, and several others.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNITY UPDATE 

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Retirement Announcement

September 3, 2021

On September 1, 2021 Sergeant Timothy Reynolds retired from the Willingboro Police Department. Tim was raised in Willingboro and has been an active member of Corpus Christi Church and the Willingboro Knights of Columbus.


Tim came to the Willingboro Police Department in 1995. During his time in the department he served in the Patrol Division and on the K-9 Unit.
Tim served his whole career in the Patrol Division as an officer, Field Training Officer, K-9 handler, and a Sergeant. Tim and his K-9 partner, Krueger, served together for over ten years. He also served as the K-9 Unit supervisor.

 

Tim served as the President of both the officer’s Fraternal Order of Police Union, and the supervisor’s Law Enforcement Supervisor Association.
Tim was proud to call himself a midnight police officer as he served the majority of his career on the overnight shift.

 

Tim will be remembered for his tough exterior and his gravelly voice calling some police officer, “Junior” while telling them to get out of the station and back on the road.
 

We wish you all the best, Pop Pop! 

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August 31, 2021

The Willingboro Township Police Department is seeking assistance from the public regarding an investigation into a missing 23 year old adult male.

The Willingboro Police were contacted on Sunday August 29, 2021 by the family of Trevon Davis of 6 Hepburn Lane, Willingboro, NJ who reported him missing.

Trevon left the house on Saturday August 28th at approximately 1:00 pm to go to work at the Moorestown Mall. He finished his shift, but did not return home. He did speak with a family member via telephone on Sunday August 29th at approximately 9:20 am. His vehicle was located in Tabernacle, NJ with damage to the front end.

The Willingboro Police Department is releasing the attached flyer containing a photograph of Trevon Davis and his physical description. The Willingboro Police are seeking the assistance of the public and are asking anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Trevon Davis to call the Willingboro Police Department at (609) 877-3001.

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Bensalem Man Arrested for Fatally Shooting Willingboro Teen

August 24, 2021

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 22-year-old Bensalem, Pa., resident was arrested yesterday for fatally shooting a teenager Saturday afternoon at a Willingboro Township gas station.

Tamir Phillips, of the 3000 block of Knights Road, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree).

 

He was taken into custody last night at the Prosecutor’s Office and lodged in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. He will have a first appearance this afternoon in Superior Court. The Prosecutor’s Office will seek to detain him. The case will be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment.

 

The investigation began August 21 just before 3 p.m. when Willingboro Township police officers were called to the Phillips 66 gas station in the first block of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for a report of a shooting.

 

Upon arrival, they learned that the victim, 14-year-old Jesse Everett of Willingboro, had been transported in a private vehicle to Virtua Willingboro Hospital. He was then airlifted to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, where he was pronounced dead at 5:24 p.m.

 

Phillips, who is known to stay in Willingboro, was immediately identified as a suspect in the shooting, and charges were filed against him in the early morning hours of August 22.

 

The investigation revealed that a day before the shooting, the owner of a 2014 Honda Civic had contacted township police to report that the vehicle had been stolen. It was determined that the owner of the Civic would frequently allow Phillips to use the car.

 

The investigation further revealed that just prior to the shooting, Phillips was riding in a vehicle being driven by his girlfriend, Chelsea Holman, 29, of Willingboro, when they spotted the stolen car at the pumps of the gas station.

 

Holman pulled into the gas station and came to a stop behind the Civic, which was being driven by Everett. Phillips exited and went to the driver’s side of the Civic, where he confronted Everett before firing a single shot into the vehicle, striking him in the head. Two other people were inside the car with Everett but did not sustain injuries.

 

Holman and Phillips drove away after the shooting. She was charged with Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree) and Obstruction of Justice (Fourth Degree). She was not detained. They will be prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Hutchinson.

 

The investigation was conducted by the Willingboro Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance from the City of Burlington Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, which includes the Burlington County Sheriff's Department.

 

The lead investigators are WTPD Det. James Benedict, BCPO Det. Dan Schules and BCPO Det. Kevin Merrigan.

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Request for Assistance

August 20, 2021

On 07/15/2021, the suspect pictured, was observed leaving the scene of a Burglary/Theft at a Willingboro residential home.


Victim describes the suspect listed above as a light skin toned, black male, age approximately 25 years, slender build, approximately 6ft 2in -6ft 4in with tattoos on his neck, chest, and arms, grey hooded sweat suit, and dark sneakers.


Items stolen: Male Bulldog with blue eyes “Dyson” & Female Yorkie "Suki"
 

If anyone is able to identify the suspect pictured above, or has information on the whereabouts of the dogs please contact the Willingboro Police Department, specifically Detective B. Smith #16202 at 609-877-2200 Ext: 1083

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Officer Recognition and Promotions

August 17, 2021

At our quarterly ceremony to recognize our officers' achievements, we congratulated Sgt. Michael Lippincott and Sgt. Curtis Hankey on their promotions to the rank of sergeant.

Also, we presented the Officer of the Quarter award to Det. Brandon Smith. Det. Smith was nominated for his actions during a barricaded suspect incident. The suspect had just committed an act of domestic violence and then barricaded himself inside the victim's residence. Det. Smith was contacted to use his Crisis Negotiations training. Det. Smith used active listening and empathy, to build a rapport with the suspect, ultimately convincing him to surrender without the need for force.

Congratulations to Sgt. Lippincott, Sgt. Hankey, and Det. Smith.

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Retirement Announcement

August 6, 2021

On August 1, 2021 Lieutenant Courtney Ellington retired from the Willingboro Police Department. Courtney was raised in Willingboro and graduated from Willingboro High School. Courtney served his country in the United States Army prior to joining the police department.

Courtney came to the Willingboro Police Department in 1995. During his time in the department he served in both the Patrol and Criminal Investigative Divisions.

While serving in the Patrol Division, Courtney was part of the department’s Bicycle Unit and the S.W.A.T. Team. His tireless work effort resulted in his selection as Officer of the Year more than once.

 

Courtney was an integral member of the department’s Field Training Officer Unit. He served as a training officer, FTO Unit supervisor as a sergeant, and FTO Unit commander as a Lieutenant. Courtney was responsible for training or part of the hiring process for every officer currently employed by the police department.

 

Courtney finished his career with the Criminal Investigative Division serving as the division’s commanding officer.

 

Courtney’s influence will a part of this police department for years to come. His mentorship and leadership will be missed by the department, but his smile can still be seen and his laugh can still be heard.

 

Best wishes Court !!!

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Rivercreek Domestic Violence Response Team is Seeking Volunteers

August 6, 2021

The Rivercreek Domestic Violence Response Team, in collaboration with the Providence House and the Willingboro Township Police Department is seeking volunteers to serve victims of domestic violence.
Volunteers will receive free training to assist victims of Domestic Violence.

 

The training begins on September 11, 2021.
 

If you are interested or would like more information please contact either:

Lt. Robert Welch
Willingboro Township Police Department Email: welch@willingboropolice.com
609-877-2200 ext. 1135

OR

Ptlm. James Howard
Willingboro Township Police Department Email: howard@willingboropolice.com
609-877-2200 ext. 1055

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Special Thank You to the Karagoz Brothers

August 3, 2021

The Willingboro Township Police Department would like to thank Ogun and Emre Karagoz, owners of Pepperoni's Pizza (71 Springside Road, Westampton, NJ 07060), for providing the residents of Willingboro Township with pizza and pasta during our National Night Out event last night.

The Karagoz brothers also generously donated patrol bicycles and equipment to revive our Bicycle Unit. The unit is designed to make the police officers more approachable to the community. Be sure to look for the officer on bicycles and say hello.

(pictured L to R: Officer Boyd, Detective Galiazzi, Ogun Karagoz, Captain Bucs, Emre Karagoz)

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New Officer Completes Field Training Program

July 27, 2021

On 07/23/2021, Timothy Young graduated the Field Training Program. He has completed fourteen weeks of training and is now in the community serving the citizens of Willingboro.

The Willingboro Police Department is excited to see the positive impact he makes in our community. When you see Officer Young please join us in welcoming him to our Willingboro family.

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* * * Text Scam Alert * * * 

July 20, 2021

New Jersey residents are receiving fraudulent text messages claiming to be from the New Jersey DMV.  The message read to the effect: “Please update your Driver License to date, this was instructed by the Motor Vehicle Commission of the New Jersey, please click here [link] to get started now.”

 

If you receive one of these messages - DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!  Please report the message to the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell at https://www.cyber.nj.gov/cyber-incident/

 

If you think you may have already fallen victim to one of these scams, please call the Willingboro Police Department at 609-877-3000 to make a report, or make a report online at https://www.willingboropolice.com/citizens-online-police-reporting

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New Officer Completes Field Training Program

July 20, 2021

On 06/09/2021, Robert James graduated the Field Training Program. He has completed fourteen weeks of training and is now in the community serving the citizens of Willingboro.

The Willingboro Police Department is excited to see the positive impact he makes in our community. When you see Officer James please join us in welcoming him to our Willingboro family.

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Academy Graduates

June 17, 2021

On 06/17/2021, Allen Kolenovic #241 and Daque Wilcox #242 graduated from class #78 of the Camden County Police Academy, and have become our department's newest officers. Next they will report for duty and begin the Field Training Officer program.

The Willingboro Police Department would like to congratulate these officers on their achievement. We have high expectations for their future service to the citizens of Willingboro Township.

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Community Conversations Episode 5

June 7, 2021

This month we talk with Captain Ian Bucs, Commander of the Patrol Division.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

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Willingboro Ordinance Regarding ATV's

June 3, 2021

The following is the Willingboro Township Ordinance regarding off-road vehicles or All Terrain Vehicles (also known as ATVs).

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORDINANCE

ATV LEGAL UPDATE

ATV's in Willingboro Township

June 2, 2021

Please take a moment to learn about riding ATVs in Willingboro Township.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

Retirement Announcement

June 2, 2021

Yesterday, after 27 years of service to the Township of Willingboro and the Willingboro Police Department, Shirley Johnson has retired.

 

Shirley’s career was highlighted with hard work and dedication. The police records division benefited from her steady leadership as supervisor. Her knowledge and ability to train new employees will be hard to replace.

 

Shirley will be sorely missed.

 

We would like to wish Shirley all the best in her future endeavors, but mostly a happy and healthy retirement.

 

Congratulations Shirley!!!

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Public Safety Community Update

June 2, 2021

Join us on June 3rd from 6PM - 8Pm for a public safety community update via Zoom.

Hear from Willingboro Township Director of Public Safety Kinamo Lomon, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, as well as police officers and command staff from the Willingboro Police Department.

We will address topics affecting our community including:  recent incidents in Buckingham Park, changes to the marijuana laws, updates on the police camera project, enforcing laws related to ATV's, and more.

Please submit any questions you would like the panel to slandrum@willingboropolice.com.  You can also submit your questions during the Q&A session following the presentation.

WEBINAR ID: 838 1757 9316

PASSCODE:  895780

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Community Conversations Episode 4

May 12, 2021

In this installment of Community Conversations we speak with Detective Elijah Hart.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

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Juneteenth Day Festival - Calling All Vendors!

May 10, 2021

CALLING ALL VENDORS!

Do you have a business, brand, service or just information you want to get exposed to a big group of new potential customers.?

APPLY NOW!

Be a part of our Willingboro Juneteenth Festival happening June 19 from 12 noon - 4PM.

Visit this link to join the event page to stay in the know as well for the details concerning this celebration of freedom.

Event page link:

https://fb.me/e/46LX5X2E4

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Juneteenth Day Festival - SAVE THE DATE!

May 10, 2021

June 19, 2021 - 12 noon - 4PM

Visit this link to join the event page to stay in the know of the details for this celebration of freedom.

 

Event page link:

 

https://fb.me/e/46LX5X2E4

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Shooting Incident on Baldwin Lane

April 29, 2021

On Thursday April 29, 2021 at approximately 0200 hrs, Patrols responded to the unit block of Baldwin Lane for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they encountered an adult victim suffering a gunshot wound to the lower leg and a two year old with a graze wound to the buttock, both victims were transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threating injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to the shooting is asked to call Detective James Benedict at (609) 877-2200 ext. 1067 or the Willingboro Police Tip Line at (609) 877-6958.

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Willingboro Man Fatally Shot Outside of Residence

April 23, 2021
 

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that an 18-year-old township resident was fatally shot last night outside of his home.

The investigation began after officers from the Willingboro Township Police Department were called to the first block of Barrington Lane just before 11:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, they discovered the body of Yahsinn Robinson, who was a senior at Willingboro High School. He had been struck by gunfire multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is being conducted by the Willingboro Township Police Department and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The lead investigators are WTPD Detective Brandon Smith and BCPO Detective Leah McHale.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to call the Willingboro Township Police Department Tip Line at 609-877-6958, or Burlington County Central Communications at 609-265-7113. Information can also be provided be sending an email to tips@co.burlington.nj.us.

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Operation Take Back

April 15, 2021
 

On Saturday April 24, 2021, the Willingboro Township Police Department will once again be participating in Operation Take Back which is sponsored by the DEA. Residents will be able to surrender expired or unused prescription medications. Residents will also be able to surrender vape pens or other e-cigarette devices ONLY after the batteries are removed from the devices.


The Willingboro Police Department will accept the medications, vape pens, and other e-cigarette devices from 10a-2pm in the side area (where the police vehicles are parked) at 1 Rev. Dr. MLK. Jr. Drive. Syringes or other sharp instruments will not be accepted during this program. 

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Virtual Speakout Night

April 14, 2021
 

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021, Contact of Burlington County is hosting a virtual speakout event, Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 7:00PM EST. Historically, public speak-outs provide a safe and empowering space for individuals to share their experiences, challenge the misconceptions and stereotypes of sexual violence, and come together as a community.

Share your story, artwork, poetry, music, narratives, and more, in a supportive and safe space. If you are interested, registration is required.

 

You are welcome to register through their Facebook event page.

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Search warrant leads to arrest, seizure of narcotics and stolen gun

April 5, 2021
 

During the month of March 2021, the Willingboro Street Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) activity on Eastbrook Lane. A search warrant was executed by the Willingboro SWAT team. A quantity of crack cocaine, oxycodone pills, a stolen 9mm handgun with a 30 round capacity magazine, and $5,614.00 were seized during the operation.

Target: Kamau T. Sowell, male, 25 years old, Eastbrook Lane Willingboro, NJ was arrested and charged with multiple CDS and firearms related crimes. Mr. Sowell was lodged in the Burlington County Jail pending a court hearing.

 

*All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Search warrant leads to arrest and seizure of narcotics

April 5, 2021
 

During the month of March 2021, the Willingboro Street Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) activity on Snowdon Lane. A search warrant was executed by the Willingboro SWAT team. A quantity of heroin, crack cocaine, ecstasy pills, mushrooms, cocaine, marijuana, and $1,218.00 were seized during the operation.

Target: Darrelle Poole, male, 32 years old, Snowdon Lane, Willingboro, NJ was arrested and charged with multiple CDS related crimes. Mr. Poole was lodged in the Burlington County Jail pending a court hearing.

 

*All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Autism Awareness Fundraiser

March 30, 2021
 

Please support the Willingboro Police Department with raising funds and awareness for autism.  Beginning April 1st, you can purchase an autism awareness bundle that includes an autism awareness pin, silicone wristband and banadana for $7.

 

Please see the attached flyer or link for more information about the AUTISM AWARENESS FUNDRAISER.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Promotion - Sergeant

March 17, 2021
 

Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon is proud to announce the promotion of Detective Michael Lippincott to the rank of Sergeant effective February 2021.

 

Sgt. Lippincott has over 12 years’ experience with the department and most recently worked as a detective. He is currently assigned as a supervisor in the Patrol Division. Good luck Mike!

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New Officer Completes Field Training Program

March 16, 2021
 

On 11/02/2020, TiYonna Beverly began the Field Training Program. She has completed fourteen weeks of training and is now in the community serving the citizens of Willingboro.

The Willingboro Police Department is excited to see the positive impact she makes in our community. When you see Officer Beverly please join us in welcoming her to our Willingboro family.

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UDrive, UText, UPay - Distracted Driving Crackdown

March 11, 2021
 

The Willingboro Township Police Department will be participating in the “UDrive, UText, UPay” Distractged Driving 2021 Crackdown Grant starting April 1 through April 30, 2021.

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These distractions include:

Texting

Using a cell phone or smartphone

Eating and drinking

Talking to passengers

Grooming

Reading, including maps

Using a navigation system

Watching a video

Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

 

Officers will be assigned to high targeted crash locations to conduct enforcement in marked, semi-marked and unmarked police vehicles beginning April 1 through April 30, 2021

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Now Hiring - Animal Control Officer

March 1, 2021
 

The Willingboro Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Animal Control Officer.  

CLICK HERE FOR JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION DETAILS

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Community Conversations

March 1, 2021
 

This is our third episode of Community Conversations.  This month we are talking to Sgt. Erin Harry.  Please enjoy this video and if you have any requests for officers you would like to see interviewed, please email Ofc. Sally Landrum at slandrum@willingboropolice.com

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO

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Now Hiring - Crime Analyst

February 16, 2021
 

The Willingboro Police Department is seeking applicants for the full time position of Crime Analyst.  Application deadline is March 15, 2021.

CLICK HERE FOR JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION DETAILS

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Officer of the Quarter

February 11, 2021
 

The Willingboro Police Department is pleased to announce the selection of Officer Patrick DeGrazia as the Officer of the Final Quarter for 2020.

Officer DeGrazia’s leadership skills and his work with his K-9 partner, Niko, led to his selection for the Officer of the Quarter. His seniority within the department, his Field Training Officer experience, and his role as both a patrol and K-9 officer prove an invaluable resource to the department.

Please join us in congratulating him!

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Behavioral Health System, Willingboro Police Partnership Leads Way to New Initiative

February 8, 2021

 

Re-Post from:  RLS Media
 

SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. and the Willingboro Police Department have joined forces on an initiative to increase awareness and provide training for law enforcement on intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Officials said recent months, the Black Lives Matter movement has exposed several vulnerable groups that may face severe challenges when confronted by law enforcement officials. 

 

One of those groups includes individuals with I/DD. The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability reports that these individuals may be up to seven times more likely to encounter police than their neurotypical peers.

 

According to officials another study, published by Cornell University in 2017, found that people with emotional, physical, cognitive, or sensory disabilities are 44% more likely to be arrested by age 28. The percentage of Black men with disabilities who are arrested by age 28 is even higher—a rate of 55%. 

 

Unfortunately, many experts expect these numbers to increase as people struggle to cope with the stress brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and several months of isolation. 

 

“Right now, during these uncertain times, training law enforcement to better serve individuals with I/DD is more essential than ever,” said Kristina Swindle, Director of Behavior Support Services at SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc.

 

Last month, Swindle led weekly classes at the Willingboro Police Department to help bridge the gap between individuals with I/DD and law enforcement according to officials. 

 

Expanding on the department’s required trainings, Swindle’s courses covered a wide range of topics including the characteristics of I/DD, what influences behavior, and how to respond to and prevent unwarranted situations. 

 

Individuals with I/DD may have difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communication. They may not comprehend verbal commands, tone of voice, eye contact, or gestures. This could lead to serious complications when confronted by law enforcement, according to Swindle. 

 

“If they are not approached and questioned in an appropriate manner, an individual with I/DD could become violent, angry, or confused,” Swindle said. “All of these traits could be considered suspicious or defiant by law enforcement.

 

But with this training, officers who respond to calls for assistance involving individuals with I/DD will have the education, perception, and understanding they’ll need in order to deescalate situations that could become unpleasant or even dangerous.” 

 

All 62 officers in Willingboro’s police department attended Swindle’s classes. 

“Training police on what to look for and how to interact with people who live with cognitive, developmental, or mental health disabilities is critical,” said Captain 
Ian S. Bucs of the Willingboro Police Department.

 

“Having our entire department trained and prepared to respond to a call for help for a person with I/DD is ideal.

 

“We are extremely grateful to have had Kristina Swindle and the SERV Behavioral Health team help develop and conduct this training for our officers,” he added.

“Individuals with I/DD need to know that when they interact with law enforcement, they will be respected and treated fairly. We look forward to further educating our officers and building stronger lines of communication between the Willingboro Police Department and the mental health community.”

 

SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization that provides integrated services to children, youth, and adults who are coping with chronic mental illness, substance use disorder, or intellectual/developmental disabilities.

 

SERV has facilities in 11 counties in New Jersey and serves approximately 1,800 consumers a year. Programs include a continuum of residential services, partial-care services, and outpatient care focusing on individual needs. 

 

The organization also advocates on a number of social issues including homelessness, hunger, addiction recovery, senior care, diversity and tolerance, and education.

 

For access to care, call 1-833-CAN-SERV or email accesstocare@servbhs.org.

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Retirement Announcement

February 4, 2021
 

On February 1, 2021 Detective Pierre Deissler retired from the Willingboro Police Department. Pierre was raised in Willingboro and graduated from Willingboro High School.

Det. Deissler came to the Willingboro Police Department in 1996. During his time in the department he served in both the Patrol and Criminal Investigative Divisions.

As a patrol officer, Pierre spent much of his time training new officers. He was an instructor at the Police Academy and a Field Training Officer for the department.

 

Along with these duties he was a Bicycle Officer, a Drug Recognition Expert, and a Verbal Judo Instructor. Pierre’s efforts to serve the citizens of Willingboro was recognized by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for his Impaired Driving Enforcement.

 

In 2005, Pierre made Detective and began his investigative career. He worked numerous high-profile investigations many of which with outside law enforcement agencies. During his time as a detective, Pierre’s conversational skills led the department to send him to be trained as a Hostage Negotiator.

 

Pierre may be gone, but his stories can still be heard throughout the department. All of us here at the Willingboro Police Department will miss the smiles he brought to us.

 

Congratulations, Dice !!!

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Retirement Announcement

February 2, 2021
 

On February 1, 2021 Sergeant Robert “Bob” Kelley retired from the Willingboro Police Department. Bob was raised in Willingboro and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. After high school he proudly served this country in the United States Navy.

Sgt. Kelley came to the Willingboro Police Department in 1996. During his time in the department he served in both the Patrol and Criminal Investigative Divisions.

 

Along with his years of investigative duties he also shaped the careers of new officers as a Field Training Officer, and served as an operator on the departmental SWAT Team. He spent time representing other officers as an executive board member of Willingboro Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #38.

 

In 2019, Bob was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division as a supervisor.

 

Bob will be missed by all of his brothers and sisters here at the Willingboro Police Department, but we are happy for him as he begins the next phase of his life.

 

Good Luck BK !!!

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Domestic Violence Response Team is Seeking Volunteers

February 2, 2021
 

Burlington County is looking to grow its Domestic Violence Response Team.  This team consists of volunteers who work with Providence House, Domestic Violence Services and local police departments to help people who experience domestic violence by empowering and advocating for victims.

Click the flyer for additional details.

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New Officers Complete Field Training

January 29, 2021
 

On 07/03/2020, Jackie Osborn Jr., Robert Boyd, and Joseph Abadia began the Field Training Program. They have completed fourteen weeks of training and are now in the community serving the citizens of Willingboro.

The Willingboro Police Department is excited to see the positive impact these officers make in our community. When you see Officer Osborn, Officer Boyd, and Officer Abadia please join us in welcoming them to our Willingboro family.

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Promotion - Sergeant

January 28, 2021
 

Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon is proud to announce the promotion of Officer Sean Malone to the rank of Sergeant effective October 2020. Sgt. Malone has over 16 years’ experience with the department to include tenure as a K-9 officer. He is currently assigned as a supervisor in the Patrol Division. Good luck Sean!

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Promotion - Sergeant

January 28, 2021
 

Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon is proud to announce the promotion of Detective Brandin Whitham to the rank of Sergeant effective October 2020. Sgt. Whitham has over 17 years’ experience with the department and most recently worked as a detective. He is currently assigned as a supervisor in the Detective Division. Best of luck Brandin!

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Promotion - Lieutenant

January 28, 2021
 

Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon is proud to announce the promotion of Sgt. Jeff Perez to the rank of Lieutenant effective October 2020. Lt. Perez has been with the department for 18 years. In that time, he has served as a Field Training Officer, a member of the SWAT Team, a detective, and most recently a detective sergeant. Lt. Perez has been assigned as the Deputy Watch Commander of the Patrol Day Shift. All the best Jeff!