Gloucester Township Police Department Makes The Holidays Special For Youth In Gloucester Township With Heroes And Helpers Program- Shop With A Cop 12-5-2015

On December 5, 2015 from 0800 to 0930 hours The Gloucester Township Police Department, with a partnership with the Gloucester Township Target, will be participating in its third annual Heroes and Helpers Program (Shop With a Cop). Gift cards will be purchased for each child to spend on Christmas gifts for their families. The children were chosen with the assistance of the Gloucester Township Public School District. A male and female child was selected from each elementary public and private school to participate in the event. The Gloucester Township Police Department will be able to help out 20 children and their families.

As the program’s name suggests, the children are the Heroes and the officers are their Helpers. Each child will be able to shop with the help of a Gloucester Township Police Officer. They will then pick out $100.00 worth of Christmas presents. The presents are wrapped by Target staff members. The participants also get a special visit from Santa.

Media representatives are invited and encouraged to attend. Mayor David Mayer, Chief Harry Earle, and parents of some children participating in the program will be available for comments. For more information about Heroes and Helpers contact the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau Lt. Brendan Barton at or call 374-5712.


Gloucester Township Police Media Package and Video: Retail Patrol Officer Program News Conference 11-24-2015

The media package can be viewed/ downloaded in PDF here: Gloucester Township Police Retail Patrol Officer – News Conference – Media Packet

The full video can be viewed on GTPD’s YouTube here:

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, Chief Harry Earle, Mayor David Mayer, and the Gloucester Township Police Department held a news conference to detail a new retail patrol initiative in preparation for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.

This multifaceted initiative focuses on deterring criminal activity and ensuring the safety of the public as they visit local businesses, while identifying those committing thefts as suffering from an addiction and in need of treatment. Upon identifying those persons that commit thefts as suffering from an addiction and stealing to support their addiction, the Retail Patrol Officer (RPO) will work with the Gloucester Township Police SAVE advocate in guiding the offender into a treatment program.

The news conference was held in the parking lot of the Shoppes of Cross Keys, near the Hobby Lobby Store, located at 611 Berlin-Cross Keys Road, Gloucester Township, NJ at 2:00 PM. Media are invited to attend to learn about this unique retail theft prevention initiative.

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Gloucester Township Police Community Bulletin Video: Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

This Video can be viewed here:

With the unfortunate events around the world today, the Gloucester Township Police Department would like to help educate the public on how to help increase their chances for survival if faced with an active shooter event in a work or public place. The Run, Hide, Fight video is one demonstration on how to help survive an active shooter situation.  An “active shooter” is an individual who is actively engaged in shooting or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.  Most active shooters use firearms, but can be any weapon, and have no particular planned approach to their selection of victims.

These situations are all different, unpredictable and can easily escalate.  Because active shooter situations are often over within a few minutes, many times before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to react to such an occurrence.

This six minute video was funded by the Department of Homeland Security Grant Funded Project and produced by the City of Houston’s Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security.  The video shows “active shooter” information in a simple and concise manner to better prepare individuals who might encounter such a situation. If you are ever to find yourself in an emergency situation, your survival may very well depend on whether or not you have a plan.  This video can be a good training tool to cover simple steps and can help the public think about and plan for such a situation.  Needless to say, a person must use their own discretion during an active shooter event, and spending the time to prepare is an investment worth making.  For any questions or additional information on this topic feel free to contact the GTPD Community Relations Bureau at or 856-374-5735.


Gloucester Township Police Media Release: Man Struck With Hammer And Doused With Lighter Fluid During Argument Over Money 11-23-2015

On 11-23-2015 at 1010 AM, One male was arrested and another sent to the hospital after an argument over payment for services erupted into an assault involving a hammer and lighter fluid. The Gloucester Township Police Department received a 911 call for the report of an assault in progress at 100 N. Black Horse Pike, Computer Techz, in Blackwood NJ. Information relayed to the Gloucester Township Dispatch Center was that a male entered the store with a lighter fluid and a hammer and struck the victim with the hammer.

Arriving officers made contact with the victim, Lloyd Napier, who was bleeding from the head and doused in lighter fluid. Mr. Napier was holding the suspect, Jason Brad of Pine Hill, NJ, on the ground. The investigation revealed that the Mr. Brad was a contractor that completed work at the business and was there to collect money for his services. An argument ensued over the amount of money Mr. Brad was to receive, at which time Mr. Brad pulled out lighter fluid and began to spray it on the Mr. Napier’s shoulder yelling that he will light him on fire and kill him. Mr. Napier attempted to grab Mr. Brad but was struck on the head with a hammer multiple times by Mr. Brad. The victim was eventually able to wrestle Mr. Brad to the ground and hold him there until police arrived on location.

Mr. Napier was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries and is expected to be released. Jason Brad was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, Terroristic Threats and Causing or Risking Widespread Injury or Damage. The accused, Mr. Brad, was remanded to the Camden County Correction Facility in default of $100,000 bail.

Arrested: Jason Brad Age: 41, 9th Avenue, Pine Hill, New Jersey

Media Release in PDF: 11-23-15 15-056163 Man Struck With Hammer And Doused With Lighter Fluid During Argument Over Money.


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