GTPD Community Bulletin: Gloucester Township Police Cracking Down on Illegal Quad and Dirt Bike Riding
The Gloucester Township Police Department is cracking down the use of off road vehicles in the Township. Due to an increasing number of complaints by community members, the Gloucester Township Police has bolstered our enforcement efforts to deter illegal quad and dirt bike riding throughout the Township. Most wooded areas in Gloucester Township are private property and are illegal to ride off road vehicles. It can be very costly to illegally ride your off road vehicle. You will be ticketed, and your vehicle can be towed and impounded. Don’t be one of them.
If you are caught illegally riding an off road vehicle, please stop for the officers. It can lead to a dangerous situation for you and the officer. If you do not stop for an officer it is a crime of Eluding, in which you can go to jail for. You do not want to spend time in jail for illegally riding an off road vehicle.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the GTPD Community Relations Bureau at 374-5712 or email email@example.com
Please let all your friends and families know of the below restrictions:
The Operation of Certain off road vehicles is Prohibited in the Township
The operation of motorized scooters, mini-bikes, trail-bikes, go-peds, dirt bikes, quads, and other similar motorized recreational devices, electric or gas powered, are prohibited by Gloucester Township Ordinance 82-1 from being operated:
- On private property without the written consent of the property owner in their possession while operating the recreational device
- On any public, municipal, or Board of Education Grounds or property.
- On any public sidewalks or public streets or areas dedicated commonly used for pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
- On any common areas, parking areas or open space of any apartment complex, multi-family, residential, industrial complex or development.
Violators may be charged in violation of Local Ordinance 82-1 and New Jersey State Traffic Laws, which also prohibit operation of these recreational vehicles.
GTPD Community Event CANCELLED: Spring Kickoff 3-20-2015 Due To Inclement Weather/ New Date To Be Announced
The Annual Gloucester Township Spring Kickoff that was scheduled for Friday, March 20th at Veteran’s Park next to the Gloucester Township Municipal Building is cancelled due to a cold and possibly snowy forecast. This event will be rescheduled in the near future as we monitor the upcoming weather forecast for a warm, spring day! Thank you, and see you soon!
Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Media Release: One Suspect Arrested, Others Sought in Gloucester Township Assault 3-15-2015
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Gloucester Township Police Department are seeking information about an incident at a party in Gloucester Township that left a man beaten and a woman shot. It happened at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday March 15, 2015 inside a home on the 100 block of Indiana Drive in the township’s Blackwood section.
One victim, a 19-year-old Sewell man, was beaten by several assailants during an argument in the residence’s basement. He was taken to Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, where he was treated and released. The other victim, an 18-year-old Stratford woman, was shot in the foot during the altercation. She was taken in a private vehicle to Kennedy then transferred to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. She was reported to be in stable condition on Monday.
Police have arrested one suspect in the assault, but are still trying to identify the shooter as well as the other assailants. Ibntroy Gaines, M/21, of Sicklerville, is charged with second-degree Aggravated Assault in connection with the attack on the male victim. He was remanded to the Camden County Jail with bail set at $35,000 cash or bond.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Paul Audino at (856) 225-8449 or Gloucester Township Police Detective Mike Leach at (856) 228-4500. Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or texted to CCTIP. Tipsters may also call the Gloucester Township Police Department’s Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777 . You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177
All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Gloucester Township Police Community Report- 21st Century Policing
This report can be viewed and downloaded here: GTPD Community Report – 21st Century Policing
The Gloucester Township Police Department’s focus on youth coupled with our community partners in many programs are already meeting recommendations of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Below are items from the recently released Interim Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. First published March 1, 2015 Revised March 4, 2015.
1.5.3 ACTION ITEM: Law enforcement agencies should create opportunities in schools and communities for positive, non-enforcement interactions with police. Agencies should also publicize the beneficial outcomes and images of positive, trust-building partnerships and initiatives.
4.3.3 ACTION ITEM: Communities should look to involve peer support counselors as part of multidisciplinary teams when appropriate. Persons who have experienced the same trauma can provide both insight to the first responders and immediate support to individuals in crisis.
4.6.1 ACTION ITEM: Education and criminal justice agencies at all levels of government should work together to reform policies and procedures that push children into the juvenile justice system.
4.6.2 ACTION ITEM: In order to keep youth in school and to keep them from criminal and violent behavior, law enforcement agencies should work with schools to encourage the creation of alternatives to student suspensions and expulsion through restorative justice, diversion, counseling, and family interventions.
4.6.3 ACTION ITEM: Law enforcement agencies should work with schools to encourage the use of alternative strategies that involve youth in decision making, such as restorative justice, youth courts, and peer interventions.
4.6.4 ACTION ITEM: Law enforcement agencies should work with schools to adopt an instructional approach to discipline that uses interventions or disciplinary consequences to help students develop new behavior skills and positive strategies to avoid conflict, redirect energy, and refocus on learning
4.6.8 ACTION ITEM: Law enforcement agencies and schools should establish memoranda of agreement for the placement of School Resource Officers that limit police involvement in student discipline. Such agreements could include provisions for special training for School Resource Officers to help them better understand and deal with issues involving youth.
4.7 RECOMMENDATION: Communities need to affirm and recognize the voices of youth in community decision making, facilitate youth-led research and problem solving, and develop and fund youth leadership training and life skills through positive youth/police collaboration and interactions.
4.7.1 ACTION ITEM: Communities and law enforcement agencies should restore and build trust between youth and police by creating programs and projects for positive, consistent, and persistent interaction between youth and police.
4.7.2 ACTION ITEM: Communities should develop community- and school-based evidence-based programs that mitigate punitive and authoritarian solutions to teen problems.