MAJOR OUTBREAK OF ARCTIC AIR THIS WEEKEND,

BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS WILL MOVE INTO  THE AREA THIS WEEKEND.

TEMPERATURES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WILL FALL TO  BETWEEN ZERO AND 5 ABOVE IN AND AROUND PHILADELPHIA AND AREAS  SOUTH AND EAST, ZERO TO 5 BELOW IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND  NORTHERN NEW JERSEY, AND AS LOW AS 12 BELOW IN THE POCONOS. WIND  CHILL VALUES DURING THIS TIME COULD REACH LIFE THREATENING LEVELS  AS COLD AS 15 TO 30 BELOW ZERO, WITH THE COLDEST IN THE POCONOS.

HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SUNDAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE TEENS, EXCEPT  IN THE SINGLE DIGITS IN THE POCONOS.

COLD SPELLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE BRING A RISK OF FROSTBITE AND  HYPOTHERMIA FOR ANYONE WHO DOES NOT TAKE PROPER PRECAUTIONS. IN  ADDITION, FROZEN PIPES AND OVERWORKED FURNACES COULD LEAVE YOUR  HOUSE WITHOUT HEAT OR RUNNING WATER, AND CAR BATTERIES RUN THE  RISK OF DYING. IN ADDITION, MAKE SURE YOUR HOME AND CAR HAVE  PLENTY OF FUEL.

NEVER VENTURE OUTDOORS WITHOUT WEARING GLOVES, A HAT AND SEVERAL  LAYERS OF CLOTHING. WIND CHILL VALUES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO  SUNDAY MORNING COULD LEAD TO FROSTBITE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES  IF PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. CHECK ON YOUR ELDERLY  NEIGHBORS TO BE SURE THEY ARE OKAY.

RUN WATER AT A TRICKLE AND KEEP CABINET DOORS OPEN TO PREVENT  PIPES FROM FREEZING, ESPECIALLY FOR EXPOSED PIPES AND THOSE ALONG  EXTERIOR WALLS.

NEVER USE A STOVE OR OVEN TO HEAT YOUR HOME OR USE AN OPEN FLAME  TO MELT FROZEN PIPES. MANY HOUSE FIRES RESULT FROM THESE PRACTICES.

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND YOUR CAR BATTERY. BE SURE YOUR CAR HAS A  WINTER SAFETY KIT THAT INCLUDES A BLANKET, WARM CLOTHES AND GLOVES  IN CASE YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN OR BECOMES STRANDED.

TAKE EXTRA STEPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS WARM AND KNOW THEIR LIMITS TO  THE COLD.

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Today is National Make a Friend Day.  If you see a Gloucester Township Police Officer today have a conversation and become friends with our police officers.

You can also become friends with us by joining our notification system and following our social media.

To sign up for our Emergency Notification System: Please visit https://local.nixle.com/register/.

Please be sure to visit our website, www.glotwp.com and follow us on Facebook,www.facebook.com/gloucestertownshippolice, on youtube atwww.youtube.com/glotwppolice, and on twitter at www.twitter.com/glotwppolice,https://plus.google.com/+gtpolice/posts, https://www.pinterest.com/glotwppolice/,http://instagram.com/glotwppolice.

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TOWNSHIP OF GLOUCESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (PART-TIME) – CLASS I

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS PREFERRED

PART TIME HOURS VARY BETWEEN DAY, NIGHT, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS

$13.11 PER HOUR

Under direction of a supervisor, Special Officers will perform varied types of traffic and security details; other related duties as required.

APPOINTEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO POSSESS A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE IN NEW JERSEY

EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, PHYSICAL INCLUDING DRUG TESTING, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM WILL BE CONDUCTED

TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF HIRING PROCESS

Applications are available on the website athttp://www.glotwp.com/etc/jobopps.html

or can be picked up at the Municipal Building

THE “POLICE SUPPORT” JOB APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.

Completed applications should be submitted to Human Resources

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE – February 24, 2016

“GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”

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Gloucester Township Police Community Advisory: Illegal passing of School Buses 2-10-2016
The Gloucester Township Police Department and Gloucester Township Public Schools have received several complaints of vehicles passing school buses while the red lights are activated.  You might think that if you do not see school students,driving by a stopped school bus and ignoring its flashing red lights is okay. It is not okay.
In fact, it’s illegal. And it could turn deadly. Nationally, over the past 32 years, 414 students have been killed while in the process of being picked up or dropped off by a school bus. This translates into almost 13 deaths each year over the last three decades.
Those motorists either did not know what flashing red lights meant or disregarded them. These drivers caused hundreds of deaths that could have easily been prevented.
To prevent more deaths like these, learn the law and obey it.
25 Feet Away from the Bus is Closer to Safety
The Law – Passing Stopped School Buses (39:4-128.1)
1) On a two-lane highway, or other road not divided by some type of physical barrier, stop at least 25 feet from a stopped school bus with flashing red lights whether or not you are traveling in the same direction as the bus.
2) Stop at least 25 feet from a stopped school bus with flashing red lights if you are on a divided highway and on the same side of the highway as the school bus.
Remain stopped until all students are safely on the bus or on the side of the highway, and until the bus’s flashing red lights have been turned off.
3) Vehicles approaching a stopped school bus – but from the opposite side of a divided highway – that is picking up or letting off students may pass at 10 mph or less and must remain at that speed until completely past the
stopped school bus.
4) Travel no faster than 10 mph by a stopped school bus that is picking up or letting off students directly at a school (or day camp or any school-related activity) located on the same side of the highway where the school bus is stopped.
Note: School bus drivers are required to use flashing red lights when their bus is stopped to pick up or drop off students, and until every student is safely on the bus or clear of the bus and highway.
Fines & Points:
A violation of these laws results in a $100 fine, and up to 15 days in jail or up to 15 days community service for a first offense. For subsequent offenses, violators can receive a $250 fine or more and up to 15 days in jail. Five points are added to a driver’s record for each offense.

http://www.nj.gov/education/finance/transportation/training/BusSafety.pdf

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