The Galloway Township Police Department is pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting National Night Out at the Galloway Township Municipal Complex on August 1, 2017! Please see the attached informational packet for details about the event which also contains registration information if you wish to donate or sponsor a booth at the event. We look forward to seeing you all there!
The Galloway Township Police Department was pleased to be invited to the grand opening of the new Wawa located at White Horse Pike and Pomona Rd. in order to participate in their hoagie-making contest in a challenge with the Pomona Fire Department. Officers Jorgensen, Brenner, Baerman, Gorneau and Gandhi represented Team GTPD and, following a close race, won the contest. Wawa, for their part, offered to donate $1,000 for our charity, the Police Unity Tour. Our officers had an excellent time with the employees and citizens who took the time out of their day to enjoy the entertainment. We would like to thank Wawa for being gracious hosts and generously donating to a great cause, and we wish you the best of luck in with your new location!
On March 15, 2017, Officer Mulholland, captain of team "Buzz the Fuzz," participated in the St. Baldrick's Foundation with his partners, Tanner, Kaura, Savannah and Roman at at the Roland Rogers Elementary School in order to raise money for childhood cancer. The event was a great success and team "Buzz the Fuzz" raised $865 from their donations.
Law enforcement officers from the Galloway Township Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s 'UDrive. UText. UPay.' enforcement campaign.
Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.
“Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roadways,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2014 alone, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.”
Despite the fact that using a hand held cell phone or texting while driving is illegal in New Jersey, the practice appears to be widespread. In a recent survey conducted by the FDU Public Mind Poll for the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 67% of respondents said they “very often” see people driving and talking on a hand held cell phone. 42% of respondents said they “very often” see driver’s texting.
The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
The Galloway Township Police Department website has now been unveiled after receiving a significant update in both layout and format. Some of the newest features included:
- Live access to the GTPD Facebook page for the most current information available.
- The additions of a "Search" box and an "I Want To..." feature in toolbar to help visitors locate the features or services they require.
- The ability to select the language in the toolbar for users who have difficulty understanding English.
- The addition of 'hot buttons' below the picture scroll for some of our more popular inquiries.
- Several other programming features to help make the website more accessible, consistent and easy to navigate.