Recent Announcements

Cpl. Thompson promoted to Sergeant

posted Dec 14, 2017, 11:27 AM by John McGinnis   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 11:27 AM ]

On December 13, 2017 Cpl. Bill Thompson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  The ceremony was held at Oaks Hall during the Borough Council meeting.             Sgt. Thompson began his law enforcement career in 2001 with UMDNJ Police Department before joining the Medford Lakes Police Department in 2004.  Congratulations to Sgt. Thompson!!

SLEO II Employment Opportunity

posted Nov 28, 2017, 1:34 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 1:34 PM ]

Medford Lakes Police Department

Employment Opportunity

The Medford Lakes Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Class II Special Police Officer.

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

 -       Satisfactory completion of a training course approved by the New Jersey Police Training Commission. Candidates must have a valid New Jersey Police Training Commission Certificate for Basic Police Officer or Special Law Enforcement Officer II (waiver eligible). 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.

Resumes will be accepted at the Medford Lakes Police Department, located at 1 Cabin Circle Drive, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055 until Friday December 29, 2017 4:00 P.M.


Medford Lakes is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Halloween 2017

posted Nov 3, 2017, 12:59 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 1:00 PM ]

A few pictures from another safe and happy Halloween in the Borough of Medford Lakes!  The Medford Lakes Police Department led our annual Halloween parades at Nokomis & Neeta schools.  Officer Hess and Officer Denelsbeck (pictured below) giving out some candy and glow necklaces in the MLPD parking lot.                                     



Public Awareness regarding Marijuana candy

posted Oct 25, 2017, 12:19 PM by John McGinnis   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 12:19 PM ]

Parents of children who will be Trick or Treating this year, please read the information below regarding marijuana candy.  All parents are reminded to check their children's candy!

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!

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