Recent Announcements


Peaceful Protest Notice for 6/27/2020

posted Jun 26, 2020, 7:40 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Jun 26, 2020, 7:41 AM ]


Special announcement regarding 2020-21 LEAD program

posted May 12, 2020, 6:00 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated May 12, 2020, 6:00 PM ]

 

May 12, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

First, we hope you and your family are doing well during these extremely trying and unprecedented times.  This year’s 5th grade class at Neeta School was in the middle of our Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) program, when COVID-19 arrived.  Our normal scheduling allows ample time to complete all lessons by May, followed by our L.E.A.D. Graduation/Beach Party in June.

Due to COVID-19 and the closing of our schools for the remainder of the school year, we are unable to continue teaching.  Teaching remotely is not possible at this time and would not be beneficial for building the relationship between students and police.  Our commitment to the students and this program will not be overcome by COVID-19. 

After speaking with Chief Robert Dugan and Superintendent Anthony Dent, all parties agreed that the 2020 – 5th grade students should complete the L.E.A.D. program.  With that, our current 5th grade students will complete the L.E.A.D. program when they enter 6th grade and attend a Graduation/Beach Party with the 5th grade students in June 2021. 

We look forward to a new school year and teaching this effective curriculum to your child.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 609-654-2156.  Stay safe. 

Lt. John McGinnis Jr.                                                                 Officer Mark McHugh

L.E.A.D. Instructor                                                                            L.E.A.D. Instructor

 

COVID-19 Information

posted Mar 31, 2020, 5:01 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 5:01 PM ]

See the information below regarding COVID-19 assistance.  You can also receive information or get assistance regarding COVID-19 by dialing 2-1-1 or Text your zip code to 898-211.  For further information visit the NJ 2-1-1 website,  click here: NJ-2-1-1


If you need police assistance please call Central Communications (non-emergency) at 609-267-8300.  Emergencies dial 9-1-1.  Stay safe & healthy but please #stayathome






MLPD implementing Body Worn Cameras March 2, 2020

posted Feb 28, 2020, 11:14 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Feb 28, 2020, 11:14 AM ]

Press Release:  Medford Lakes Police Department Body Worn Cameras

The Medford Lakes Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of body worn cameras. All uniformed Medford Lakes Police Officers will be utilizing Panasonic Arbitrator Body Worn Cameras effective Monday March 2, 2020.

The Medford Lakes Police Department’s use of body worn video camera technology will be valuable to accurately document events, actions, conditions and statements made during investigative stops, field interviews, arrests and critical incidents.  The use of the body worn cameras will follow the guidelines issued by the New Jersey Attorney General and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office along with the policies set by the Medford Lakes Police Department.  Body Worn Cameras provide clear and unbiased recorded accounts that protect both citizens, as well as the officers.

Below is a picture of the Body Worn Camera officers in Medford Lakes Borough will be wearing.  The Body Worn Camera will be located in the center of the Officer’s chest, on the exterior of his/her uniform.  

 

(Panasonic Arbitrator BWC)

Traffic Advisory - Sunday 8/18/2019

posted Aug 14, 2019, 1:16 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Aug 14, 2019, 1:16 PM ]

This Sunday, August 18th the Medford Lakes Colony will be hosting their 9th annual Triathlon. Tabernacle Road between Stokes Road and Dixontown Road will be closed from approximately 7 A.M. to 12 P.M. Medford Lakes Police will be directing traffic and assisting Borough residents who reside on inner trails during the event. Please allow for additional travel time and use caution when driving in the area.

For more information regarding the ML Colony Triathlon, click the link below.

2019 Festival of Lights & Canoe Carnival Notice

posted Aug 2, 2019, 10:51 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Aug 2, 2019, 10:52 AM ]

Festival of Lights & Canoe Carnival Notice:

The Medford Lakes Police Department would like to remind you of a few things which may go unnoticed with all of the excitement of preparing for this year’s Canoe Carnival. This is especially important for homeowner’s surrounding the Aetna’s and hosting parties.

For security purposes, the police department recommends that you keep both the front and back yards of your home well lighted to discourage trespassers. You should also lock the door to the front of your residence to discourage unwanted guests and persons looking for theft opportunity. Motor vehicles should also be locked regardless of where they are parked. Alcohol should be centralized in an area where it can be supervised by adults
and not accessible to underage persons.

Extra personnel from the Evesham Police Department and the Medford Township Police Department will be used to augment the Medford Lakes Police Department patrols on the evening of Canoe Carnival. Extra patrols
should effectively control the loitering and other problems associated with the carnival. Party guests should arrive early as designated streets will be closed to vehicular traffic at 7:30pm. Handicapped parking is available by contacting the Colony Office. Please see the Colony News for the designated streets to be closed.

The police department has historically received noise complaints associated with parties lasting into the early morning hours. Canoe Carnival is a community event, which is declared as an exception under the current noise ordinance. Excessive noise is prohibited after 12:00 midnight on Canoe Carnival. Please lower all volume after midnight to an acceptable level. Most importantly, please have a safe and wonderful Canoe Carnival. Should you have any questions please contact the police department at (609) 654-2156. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Chief Robert Dugan

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 3, 2019. Additional traffic regulations
will also be in effect for Chippewa Trail on Friday, August 2, 2019 for the annual Festival of Lights Night.

There will be NO PARKING in the following areas between the hours of 4:00pm, Saturday, August 3, and 4:00am, Sunday, August 4, 2019. 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 the law.

Festival of Light’s Night - Friday, August 2, 2019
There will be NO PARKING in the following areas between the hours of 6:00pm, Friday, August 2, and 2:00am, Saturday, August 3, 2019. 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 the law.

There will be SPECIAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS in effect in the following areas between the hours of 7:30pm, Saturday, August 3, 2019 and 2:00am, Sunday, August 4, 2019. 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 8:30pm.
Beach Drive Closed to traffic, except emergency vehicles.
Chippewa Trail Closed to traffic between McKendimen and Hunters Roads, 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 and Sagamore Trails at 8:30pm.
Tabernacle Road Closed to westbound traffic between Oak Drive and McKendimen Road at 8:30pm.
McKendimen Road Closed to westbound traffic between Oak Drive and Tabernacle Road at 8:30pm.
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 02, 2019, Festival of Lights or Saturday, August 03, 2019, Canoe Carnival.

LOITERING and LITTERING will be prosecuted.

Join us on August 6th for National Night Out!!!

posted Jul 18, 2019, 11:24 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Jul 18, 2019, 11:24 AM ]


Part-time crossing guards needed!

posted Jun 26, 2019, 6:16 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Jun 26, 2019, 6:18 AM ]


Employment Opportunity: Full-time Police Officer

posted May 13, 2019, 10:26 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated May 13, 2019, 10:27 AM ]



The Medford Lakes Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of

Full-time Police Officer.

Minimum Qualifications (Candidates must meet all minimum qualifications to apply)

-       Satisfactory completion of a Basic Police Officer Training course approved by the New Jersey Police Training Commission, or a waiver eligible New Jersey Police Training Commission Basic Special Law Enforcement Officer II Certification.  Current enrollment in an academy satisfying this requirement is also acceptable.

-       No obligation under NJSA 40A:14-178.

-       Candidates must be a graduate from a senior high school or shall have had formal education or training showing attainment of the level represented by graduation from senior high school with a minimum of sixty (60) college credits from an accredited college.  Two years of active military service (including Coast Guard service) with an honorable discharge may be substituted for the sixty college credit requirement.

-       No criminal background.  All successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation which includes fingerprints, a medical examination and a drug test by urinalysis as well as a psychological examination where applicable.  A negative result on a drug test by urinalysis is a condition of employment.

-       Ability to read, write and speak the English language well.

-       Be of good moral character.

-       A resident of the State of New Jersey.

-       Valid New Jersey driver’s license.

-       Candidates must be available to work any schedule, shift or assignment as ordered by the      Chief of Police or his designee.

-       Ability to perform all essential job functions for a police officer.

 Telephone, fax or email requests will not be entertained or accepted. 

Resumes will ONLY be accepted by delivering same in person to the Medford Lakes Police Department, located at 1 Cabin Circle Drive, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055 from Monday May 13, 2019 through Tuesday May 28, 2019.

MLPD hosts Senior Scam Prevention Seminar

posted Apr 8, 2019, 10:09 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Apr 8, 2019, 10:09 AM ]

On April 5, 2019 the Medford Lakes Police Department hosted a Senior Scam Prevention Seminar at Oaks Hall.  The presentation was given by Lt. McGinnis who spoke to Borough seniors regarding identity theft and various scams.  The seniors were provided with identity theft prevention materials and lunch!





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