Recent Announcements


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!





Heroin Kills NJ Open Forum March 29, 2019 in Medford Twp.

posted Mar 8, 2019, 11:41 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Mar 8, 2019, 11:41 AM ]


Senior Scam Prevention Seminar for Borough Seniors

posted Mar 6, 2019, 7:31 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 7:32 AM ]

Free Senior Scam Prevention Seminar for Medford Lakes Borough Seniors!!



Stokes Road Construction Notice

posted Mar 1, 2019, 10:54 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Mar 1, 2019, 11:19 AM ]

***STOKES ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE***


On or about Wednesday March 6, 2019 a significant construction project will begin on Stokes Rd. (C/R 541) in the area of Medford Pines. The work is scheduled to begin on March 6th with the temporary closure of the southbound lane during the day. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and will allow for alternating traffic during the closure. This portion of the project should last approximately 2 weeks and be tentatively completed on or about March 20, 2019

Beginning on or about March 25, 2019, Stokes Road (C/R 541) will be closed to all through traffic between Lenape Trail and Tuckerton Rd (C/R 620). Detours for this closure will be posted as follows. For northbound traffic, utilize Tuckerton Road (C/R 620) to Jackson Road. Southbound traffic should utilize Jackson Road or Lenape Trail to Tuckerton Road (C/R 620).

Expect increased traffic and delays during construction over the next several months. Please plan accordingly.

Employment Opportunity: Full-time Secretary/Records Clerk

posted Feb 25, 2019, 10:28 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 10:28 AM ]

Employment Opportunity:  Full-time Secretary/Records Clerk

The Medford Lakes Police Department is now hiring a full-time secretary/records clerk.  The salary is to be determined and the employee will work 40 hours a week.  Hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Police Records Clerk performs administrative work of a confidential and responsible nature for Administrative Staff and Officers.  The employee organizes and maintains confidential and non-confidential police records and provides information or referral services to the public when applicable. 

The employee works under the direction of the Chief of Police of the Police Department or his designee.  The employee plans and carries out the successive steps and handles problems or deviations in the work assignment in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training or accepted practices in the job.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ø  High school diploma and two years related experience

Ø  Experience and knowledge of computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer or other browser programs)


Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:

Ø  Computer literate

Ø  Good writing, analytical & problem-solving skills

Ø  Knowledge of principles and practices of organization and record management

Ø  Ability to communicate effectively

Ø  Ability to operate standard office equipment, including but not limited to; Computers, telephone systems, typewriters, calculators, copiers and facsimile machines.

Ø  Ability to follow oral and written instructions

Ø  Ability to work alone or part of a team


Duties and Responsibilities

Ø  Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of police records & information when retrieving & distributing all related materials

Ø  Review and comprehend of information from police reports

Ø  Data entry of information from police reports into police department in-house computer system or related data base

Ø  Comply with OPRA (Open Public Records Act) requirements, in addition to applicable federal, state and local requirements & procedures

Ø  Attends training when assigned

Ø  Interact professionally & effectively with customers

Ø  Collect & register monies received

Ø  Alphabetic & numeric filing of reports and other related documents.

Ø  Properly learn how to use in-house computer systems for the purpose of applicable background checks

Ø  Retrieve information for the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) 

Ø  Generate reports and expunge records as directed 

Ø  Retrieves mail, sorts and delivers to proper individuals 

Ø  Interact with employees of the Police Department, Township employees, and customers and staff the receptionist window when needed. 

Ø   Answer and direct all administrative, informational, emergency and non-emergency telephone calls, referring them to the proper extension or authority

Ø  Greet the public including walk in complaints directing them to the proper person or office 

Ø  Ability to represent the Township in a professional manner to deliver the most positive public image. How residents, vendors, coworkers, etc. perceive you is a reflection on the Township. The duties listed above are only examples of the various duties that are performed in the Police Records Bureau. The position does not exclude any duties not listed but will include similar or related duties. Job descriptions are subject to change if the needs or requirements the police department mandates.


To apply:

Ø  Click the following link to download the application:  Employment Application

Ø  Please deliver completed applications with your resume in person at Medford Lakes Police Department, 1 Cabin Circle, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055 by Friday March 8, 2019.  




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