This is a popular time of the year to go on vacation and leave your home unoccupied.
Our Voorhees Township Police Department is offering a free security survey to all residents and business owners in Voorhees. Sgt. Eric Camm, a 23-year veteran of the department, will use his crime prevention experience to educate homeowners and business owners of the dangers associated with crime and burglaries. Sgt. Camm will meet with homeowners and business owners to identify potential security weaknesses. To schedule an appointment for the survey, call the Voorhees Township Crime Prevention Office at (856)627-5858 ext.1104.
Our Police Department has also initiated a “SafeCam Program,” allowing the police to view residential and commercial security cameras to help solve crimes. Our police ask residents, businesses and organizations that have security cameras to complete a short registration form which allows our police to maintain a database of active cameras in the event a crime occurs in your area. The registration does not give police access to your camera system without your permission. Participating properties will receive a decal with the official Voorhees Police SafeCam Logo to display as an additional deterrent to crime. The registration form is on the Voorhees Police webpage, www.vtpd.com.
You may have noticed “See It Hear It Report It” signs throughout Voorhees encouraging residents to assist our police department in preventing criminal activity. Crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and taking action to remove or reduce the risk. If you see a crime in progress or suspicious activity, or hear something strange such as a crash, loud bang or scream, you should immediately contact the Voorhees Township Police Department. Try to provide as much information as possible. In an emergency, dial 911. In a non-emergency, call (856)428-5400. The Police Department’s Anonymous Crime Tip Line is (856)627-7174.
Also, to help prevent vehicle theft and vandalism, make sure to lock all parked vehicles at all times and do not leave valuables in the vehicle in plain sight.
** The third show in our Voorhees Summer Series is on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7:30pm, featuring “Asbury Fever” and their tribute to Bruce Springsteen. Since 2002, “Asbury Fever” has been rocking with the legendary sounds of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes and many other great classic rock acts. The Beer Garden and food trucks will open at 6:30pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. For more information about this free event, visit voorheesnj.com or call the Show Hot Line at 856-882-SHOW.
**The Vorhees Art Commission is hosting auditions for the “Voorhees Got Talent” competition. Singers, dancers, actors, musicians, poets, bands or any special talents are welcome. Auditions are on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 4:00pm and on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 4:00pm at the Voorhees Town Center. You will receive your number after registration. The location Atrium (Old Macy’s) of Voorhees Town Center. Scan the QR code in the graphics or click
https://forms.gle/1MAEQyon333qKLESA for the registration form. Both auditions are on a first come- first serve basis and space is limited. Semi-Finals will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 @ 4:00PM at Voorhees Town Center. Finals are during Voorhees Township Tree Lighting Ceremony and the date to be announced. Prizes: 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250. For more information, contact Gabrielle Horvitz at firstname.lastname@example.org
** Voorhees Township is offering discounted tickets for Morey’s Amusement Piers and Water Parks located on the Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ. Tickets may be obtained in person from the Office of the Voorhees Township Clerk (856) 429-7757 and are payable by CASH ONLY. Tickets are available to residents and non-residents. The tickets do not expire.
**The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club is hosting a Voorhees Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10am to 2pm in the Voorhees Town Center parking lot.