Weekly Roundup: Junior Police Academy is a success!

Check out what happened this week

Patrolman Craig Walsh talks to the cadets about how to clear a room.

GTPD Junior Police Academy is a blast for the kids

The Gloucester Township Police Department’s Junior Police Academy gets great reviews from about 98 percent of the participants, according to the officers that run the program.

The Junior Police Academy lasts for five days and accepts young adults between the ages of 10 and 16. During those five days, the GTPD Special Response Team comes out once to show the kids how to clear rooms and other basic tasks.

The kids in attendance at the Junior Police Academy were smiling and looked to be having a great time.

Throughout the week, the juveniles are treated as cadets and given a uniform to wear every day. It consists of physical exercise, lectures, presentations, hands-on activities and a field trip. The purpose of the week is so that cadets learn the importance of being physically fit, staying drug free, teamwork and respect.

https://sicklervillesun.com/gtpd-junior-police-academy-is-a-blast-for-kids-6191ddb622b

Paradise Island Concert has been rescheduled to Aug. 21 at Veteran’s Park. Make sure you don’t miss it!

The Unforgotten Haven Helps Everyone

Michele Gambone, one of the founders of the Unforgotten Haven, spoke with The Sun about their 26 ongoing projects. Check out our story on them at: https://sicklervillesun.com/a-non-profit-for-non-profits-937cab50e61a

WOMAN CHARGED IN GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported an Atco woman was charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal motor vehicle accident April 30.

She was charged with one count of second degree Death by Auto and Driving Under the Influence, for the incident on the Black Horse Pike which resulted in the death of Charles Beehler, 55, of Gloucester Township.

Narcotics Investigation Results In 6 Arrests

On Wednesday July 26, 2017, the Gloucester Township Police Department Special Response Team (SWAT) and the Gloucester Township Police Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at 616 Station Avenue in Gloucester Township after an extended investigation into the distribution of illegal and dangerous narcotics. The investigation resulted in six arrests. For more information, check out the press release from the GTPD that the Sun Published: https://sicklervillesun.com/narcotics-investigation-results-in-6-arrests-e9a10ed3ecd5