Mayor’s Column

Mayor’s Column

In an ongoing effort to partner with our community to keep our families safe, the Voorhees Township Police Department will host its 4th Annual Citizens Police Academy. The Academy will begin on Tuesday, Mar. 12 and will continue most Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., concluding with a graduation ceremony on May 14 (final dates TBA). The exact schedule will be distributed to accepted applicants.

The training will take place at Voorhees Police Headquarters and several off-site locations. The course will offer our residents an inside look at the training and behind the scenes activities that make the Voorhees Police Department function in a professional, effective and efficient manner on a daily basis.

The course will cover:

  • Firearms Simulator Training
  • Crime Scene Investigation/Mock Crime Scene
  • A Tour of our Police Headquarters
  • Patrol/Investigation Bureaus
  • K-9 Unit Demonstrations including a meet and greet with our police dogs
  • Police Use of Force/Police Stress
  • Central Communications Center (911) Tour
  • Traffic Unit/Mock Car Stops
  • Internal Affairs/Body Worn Cameras
  • Community Affairs/School Safety/Domestic Violence

The Academy will host up to 30 Voorhees residents, ages 18 and over. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background examination including a warrants check, NCIC, driver’s license check and NJ Interstate Criminal History check. Those who are accepted will be notified via email. Selected applicants must also complete a waiver of liability form.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 18, 2019

Residents can apply for the Citizens Police Academy by visiting our police website at For more information, please contact Sergeant Anthony Del Palazzo at or at 856-882-1104

Our community members who have attended previous academies report having a wonderful and educational experience. They learned about community policing and had some fun along the way.

**The Voorhees Arts Center is offering a “Learn to Watercolor” painting class on

Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Voorhees Arts Center & Gallery in the Voorhees Town Center. This semi-private class is for beginners to intermediate students with only 6 spots available. The cost is $15 per class and if interested visit, or call 609-315-6218.

** Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will take place at each neighborhood elementary school on the following dates: Wed., Mar. 13 for last names beginning with the letters A-L, Wed., Mar. 20 for last names beginning with the letters M-Z and Wed., Mar. 27 for make-up registrations. Each registration will run form 9:30 a.m. to 11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact the local school with any questions.

** The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation Wine and Food Tasting will be held on Friday, Mar. 22 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Mansion on Main Street, 3000 Main Street, Voorhees. Ticket donations are $50 per person in advance or $60 per person at the door. For reservations, call 856-784-0615 or visit The foundation installs Teen Centers in hospitals throughout the country to bring hope, excitement and entertainment to teens facing difficult conditions while receiving hospital treatment.