Recent Announcements




Coffee with a Cop 2017

posted Oct 4, 2017, 11:36 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Oct 4, 2017, 11:37 AM ]

On October 4, 2017 Chief Dugan, Lt. McGinnis, Ofc. Parrish & Ofc. Pfeifer participated in the Medford Lakes Police Department's 1st Coffee with a Cop event.  Same was held at LAKES COFFEE on Trading Post Trail.  The event was well attended and a success.  




Coffee with a Cop 2017 @ Lakes Coffee!!

posted Oct 2, 2017, 6:43 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 6:43 AM ]


FREE Child Safety Seat Checkpoint 9/16 10am-2pm

posted Sep 8, 2017, 12:20 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 12:23 PM ]

FREE Child Safety Seat Checkpoint

The Medford Lakes Police Department in conjunction with the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a free child safety seat checkpoint on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.  The checkpoint will be located in the parking lot of the Medford Lakes Fire Department, 10 Stokes Road, Medford Lakes, NJ.  

Certified child safety seat technicians from the Medford Lakes Police Department and Burlington County Sheriff's Department will be on location to check and install seats so waiting time should be minimal.  This event is free and open to the public.  


Part-time crossing guards needed!

posted Sep 6, 2017, 10:55 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 10:56 AM ]


New Crosswalk Signal Beacons Dixontown/Chickasaw

posted Aug 18, 2017, 10:38 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 10:39 AM ]

        
The Borough of Medford Lakes in conjunction with the Medford Lakes Police Department has acquired crosswalk signal beacons, which have been installed at the crosswalk located at Dixontown Road and Chickasaw Trail. Pedestrians can activate the signal by pressing the button, which will activate flashing lights, signaling motor vehicle traffic that a pedestrian is attempting to cross the roadway. All pedestrians should ensure that traffic has stopped prior to crossing the roadway and look both ways before crossing. The signs will be active on Monday August 21, 2017. The Medford Lakes Police Department will be monitoring the crosswalk and enforcing speed limits on Dixontown Road (45 MPH).


Pedestrian Safety Tips

  • Always cross at corners, within marked crosswalks where available. 
  • If crossing in other locations, yield the right of way to vehicles. Failure to obey the law carries a $54 fine (court costs additional; C.39:4-32, 33)
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing. Watch for turning cars.
  • Never cross between parked cars. 
  • Walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk available, walk as far off the roadway as possible. 
  • Always walk against traffic.
  • Obey traffic signals, especially "Walk/Don't Walk."
  • Remain alert! Don't assume that cars are going to stop. Make eye contact with the driver to make sure they see you.
  • Don't talk on a cell phone or wear earphones when crossing the street.
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing or shoes when walking at night. Avoid dark clothes; drivers can't avoid what they can't see.
  • Stay sober. Walking while impaired greatly increases your chances of being struck. Take a cab, bus or use a designated driver to get home safe.
  • Supervise and teach your children about safe walking. Remember that children under the age of nine often lack the judgment to make safe choices when dealing with traffic. Their size also makes them difficult to see.

 

National Night Out 2017

posted Aug 2, 2017, 7:36 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 7:36 AM ]

On August 1, 2017 Officer Collins and Officer McHugh attended National Night Out with the MLPD Community Policing Truck and L.E.A.D. HMMWV.  The event was held at Freedom Park in Medford Twp and was well attended.  Thanks to Medford Township Police for hosting the event!


Drug arrest - July 9, 2017

posted Jul 12, 2017, 2:46 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 3:10 PM ]

On July 9, 2017 at 11:47 A.M., patrols from the Medford Lakes Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop of a silver Honda on Lenape Trail for a non-moving traffic violation.   The driver, identified as Evan P. Vernon, 33, of Hallandale, FL., was found to be in possession of marijuana and CDS paraphernalia.  Vernon was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.  Vernon was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of CDS paraphernalia and various traffic offenses.  Vernon was processed and released on a summons pending a court date in Medford Lakes Municipal Court. 

2017 Canoe Carnival Traffic Regulations

posted Jul 7, 2017, 1:22 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 1:22 PM ]

2017 CANOE CARNIVAL
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

Chief Robert Dugan advises all residents and operators of motor vehicles that the following special traffic regulations will be in effect for the annual Canoe Carnival on Saturday, August 05, 2017. Additional traffic regulations will also be in effect for Chippewa Trail on Friday, August 04, 2017 for the annual Festival of Lights Night.

There will be NO PARKING in the following areas between the hours of 4:00 pm, Saturday, August 05, and 4:00 am, Sunday, August 06, 2017. Violators will be issued traffic citations and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Apache Trail
No Parking the entire length on the west side.
Beach Drive
No Parking the entire length on either side.
Beach One Park Lot
No Public Parking, reserved for VIP, handicapped and emergency vehicles.
Bowker Road
No Parking the entire length on the north side.
Cherokee Trail
No Parking southbound (Beach One side.)
Chippewa Trail
No Parking the entire length opposite Upper and Lower Aetna Lakes.
Comanche Circle
No Parking the entire length on either side.
Comanche Trail
No Parking from Stokes Road to Timbo Trail on the lakeside.
Hunter Road
No Parking the entire length on the golf course side.
Huron Trail
No Parking the entire length on either side.
Iroquois Trail
No Parking between Sagamore Trail and Powhatan Trail on the Beach One side.
McKendimen Road
No Parking on the northbound side between Tabernacle Road and Oak Drive.
Minnetonka Trail
No Parking the entire length on the Church side.
Navajo Trail
No Parking the entire length on the west side.
Oak Drive
No Parking the entire length on either side.
Omaha Trail
No Parking the entire length on the north side.
Pawnee Trail
No Parking the entire length on the north side.
Powhatan Trail
No Parking the entire length on either side.
Sagamore Trail
No Parking between Iroquois Trail and Tabernacle Road on the Powhatan side.
Stokes Road
No Parking on either side between Lenape Trail and Bowker Road.
Stokes Road
No Parking on the northbound side, south of the Bowker/Comanche intersection.
Tabernacle Road
No Parking on either side between Stokes Road and Oak Drive.
Timbo Trail
No Parking the entire length on either side.
Tonkawa Trail
No Parking the entire length on the Lower Aetna side.
Trading Post Trail
No Parking and Time Restrictions as designated.

NOTE: On ALL trails within the Borough of Medford Lakes, vehicles parked so as to interfere with traffic flow will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense.
All illegally parked vehicles will receive a traffic citation and will be towed to various impound areas throughout Burlington County. Towing and storage fees will be substantial according to law.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS NIGHT – Friday, August 04, 2017
There will be NO PARKING in the following areas between the hours of 6:00 pm, Friday, August 04, and 2:00 am, August 05, 2017. Violators will be issued traffic citations and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Chippewa Trail
No Parking the side opposite Lower Aetna Lake from McKendimen Road to Beach Drive.
Huron Trail
No Parking the entire length on either side.
Tonkawa Trail
No Parking the entire length on the Lower Aetna Lake side.

NOTE: On ALL trails within the Borough of Medford Lakes, vehicles parked so as to interfere with traffic flow will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense.
All illegally parked vehicles will receive a traffic citation and will be towed to various impound areas throughout Burlington County. Towing and storage fees will be substantial according to law.
There will be SPECIAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS in effect in the following areas between the hours of 7:30 pm Saturday, August 05, 2017 and 2:00 am Sunday, August 06, 2017. At 7:30pm, the entire area bounded by Lower and Aetna Lake, McKendimen Road and Hunters Road will be closed to motor vehicle traffic. Parts of Tabernacle and McKendimen Roads will also be restricted to motor vehicle traffic beginning at 8:30 pm.
Beach Drive
Closed to traffic, except emergency vehicles.
Chippewa Trail
Closed to traffic between McKendimen and Hunters Road, except emergency vehicles.
Sagamore Trail
One-way southbound.
Tonkawa Trail
One-way southbound.
Comanche Trail
Closed to traffic, except emergency vehicles.
Oak Drive
Closed to traffic between McKendimen and Chippewa, except emergency vehicles.
Tabernacle Road
Closed to traffic between Trading Post Trail and Sagamore Trail at 8:30 pm.
Tabernacle Road
Closed to westbound traffic between Oak Drive and McKendimen Road at 8:30 pm.
McKendimen Road
Closed to westbound traffic between Oak Drive and Tabernacle Road at 8:30 pm.
Pedestrian Traffic
Aetna Way

Pedestrians may not stop, stand or loiter on Aetna Way during the event. This area needs to remain free and clear for emergency vehicles.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: The possession of alcoholic beverages on public areas and on Colony property is prohibited. ALL VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
NO CONTAINERS of any sort may be carried onto Beaches One or Two during the evening of Friday, August 04, 2017, Festival of Lights or Saturday, August 05, 2017, Canoe Carnival.
LOITERING and LITTERING will be prosecuted.

Drug arrest - June 27, 2017

posted Jul 7, 2017, 8:29 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 2:26 PM ]


On June 27, 2017 at 8:06 P.M., patrols from the Medford Lakes Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop of a silver Jeep on Stokes Road for a speeding violation.  The driver, identified as Matthew P. Giordano of Vineland, was found to have an active criminal warrant out of Vineland.  Giordano was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of heroin.  Giordano was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and various traffic offenses.  Giordano was processed and released on a summons complaint pending a court appearance at Burlington County Superior Court.   Vineland Police authorized Giordano be released on his own recognizance (ROR) in reference to his criminal warrant. 

Medford Lakes PD - L.E.A.D. HMMWV

posted Jun 30, 2017, 2:11 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Jun 30, 2017, 2:11 PM ]




The Medford Lakes Police Department is proud to announce the acquisition and completion of a redesigned 1987 AM General HMMWV.  The HMMWV was acquired from the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) 1033 Program which allows transfer of excess Department of Defense property that might otherwise be destroyed, to law enforcement agencies across the United States.  

The Medford Lakes Police Department would like to thank Tactical Public Safety who received donated emergency lighting from Star Signal and for installing same free of charge. MLPD would also like to thank MAACO of Berlin and VCI Emergency Vehicles of Berlin for their assistance with the vehicle.  This vehicle was acquired for free and all costs to upgrade the vehicle were paid through donations.  


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