Operation Take Back New Jersey
On Saturday, September 29, 2012 the Palmyra Police Department will join the DEA and Police Departments across the state in Operation Take Back New Jersey. Operation Take Back New Jersey offers the public a safe way to dispose of medications in a safe and non-hazardous manner. This effort prevents medications from falling into the hands of juveniles, or into the illicit market. It also prevents the improper disposal of medications into the area water supply.
On September 29th from 10am to 2pm the public may come to Palmyra Police Headquarters, 20 West Broad Street, Palmyra and drop off any unwanted, unused or expired medications. The medications will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.
If you are unable to drop off medications on September 29th we can still help. The Palmyra Police Department has taken the effort to provide a secure drop off of point for unwanted medications available to the public throughout the year. Residents may come to police headquarters during normal business hours and dispose of unwanted medications in a secure receptacle located in our lobby.
June 19, 2012
The Palmyra Police Department is proud to announce the implementation of E-Ticketing and an Automated License Plate Reader. In April the department signed an agreement with GTBM / Info Cop of East Rutherford New Jersey to supply E-Ticketing Services. E-Ticketing automates the process officers use in the field when issuing traffic summonses cutting down on time involved on motor vehicle stops and decreasing errors due to illegible writing. This process will not only assist the officers in the field but will greatly assist the municipal court as summonses are instantaneously entered into the court system. Palmyra’s system has been certified by the State Administration of Courts and is fully functional in all of our patrol cars.
The police department also placed into service an Automated License Plate Reader. The License Plate Reader system along with an in-car computer were purchased at no cost to the Borough with a grant administered by the Burlington County Office of Emergency Management. The system reads license plates which are then compared to lists maintained by the motor vehicle commission and the National Crime Information Center. This will help the department track down cars that aren’t registered, that are suspended, and that are attached to drivers that are wanted. The ALPR magnifies what a patrol officer could do by a hundred.
Mounted on the top of the patrol car is a four camera system; the cameras pick up license plate numbers through infrared signals as the patrol car travels down the road way or through a parking lot.
May 15, 2012
Palmyra Police Officers and Citizens recieved awards for their service over the last year. Please see the below link for the press release listing award recipients. http://www.boroughofpalmyra.com/OLD/sites/default/files/press%20release%20awards%202012.pdf
PALMYRA POLICE TO TAKE PART IN “OPERATION TAKE BACK NEW JERSEY”
ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2011 THE PALMYRA POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE JOINING POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE STATE AND THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION IN OPERATION TAKE BACK NEW JERSEY. OPERATION TAKE BACK NEW JERSEY WILL OFFER RESIDENTS A SAFE WAY TO DISPOSE OF UNUSED, UNWANTED OR EXPIRED MEDICATIONS. RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO COME TO PALMYRA POLICE HEADQUARTERS AND DISPOSE OF MEDICATIONS IN A SAFE AND NONHAZARDOUS MANNER. PREVENTING MEDICATIONS FROM FALLING INTO THE HANDS OF JUVENILES OR INTO THE ILLICIT MARKET.
RESIDENTS MAY BRING THEIR UNUSED – UNWANTED MEDICATIONS TO PALMYRA POLICE HEADQUARTERS ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2011 FROM 10AM TO 2PM. RESIDENTS MAY FIND MORE INFORMATION AT www.operationtakebacknj.com.
Wow, what a winter it has been and there seems to be no end in sight. Weather forecasters are calling for more snow before we see our way out of this winter season. In an effort to help our Public Works Dept. and Emergency response vehicles we are asking for your cooperation during snow events.
There are Borough Ordinances that indicate several factors that all residents should be aware of;
1. During a snowstorm with predictions of two inches or more, all vehicles should be parked in driveways wherever off street parking is available. Residents should continue to utilize off street parking until their street has been cleared of snow and the storm has subsided.
2. Where there is no off street parking available, residents should not park on the odd side of the street during the snowstorm. Residents should then not park on the even side of the street from four hours after the snowstorm and continuing until the even side of the street has been cleared of snow.
These restrictions do not include streets where there is only parking permitted on one side of the street.
This reminder should not serve as an actual copy of the ordinance. The ordinance referred to here is 90-8.2.
Also remember that all boats, boat trailers, recreational vehicles, campers, should be parked in off street parking.
These few reminders will make it so much easier to clear your streets of snow and make it easier for the residents of Palmyra to get where they have to go.
ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14TH, BETWEEN 10AM AND 2PM BRING YOU EXPIRED OR UNUSED MEDICINE TO THE PALMYRA POLICE DEPARTMENT, 20 WEST BROAD STREET PALMYRA. BY JOINING OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET, YOU WILL BE SAFELY DISPOSING MEDICATIONS THAT ARE COMMONLY ABUSED.
YOU MAY CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT 856-829-0198.
November 18, 2009
Thousands of New Jersey Residents Prescribe to Operation Medicine Cabinet Over 9,000 Pounds of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medicine Collected During First in the Nation Day of Disposal
(NEWARK) – Gerard P. McAleer, the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Jersey Division and Angelo M. Valente, the Executive Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), announced today that over 9,000 pounds of medicine, with a street value of over $35 million, was collected during Operation Medicine Cabinet New Jersey, the first in the nation statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine. This statewide effort is being spearheaded by the DEA New Jersey Division, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (OAG), and the PDFNJ, with partnership and support by many other local and statewide prevention and enforcement organizations.
Over 440 local police departments and sheriff departments, in all of New Jersey’s 21 counties, hosted collection sites, where New Jersey residents came out in force to support Operation Medicine Cabinet and rid their homes of unused, unwanted, and expired medicines on November 14th, clearing their homes of over 9,000 pounds of prescription and over-the- counter medicine.
Oic/Lt. John Lippincott, Officer in Charge of the Palmyra Police Dept. stated, “We are proud to have played a role in this important endeavor and look forward to a continued partnership with the DEA and other agencies in helping to keep prescription drugs from being abused.”
Gerard P. McAleer, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA New Jersey Division, stated, “This initiative reduced the availability of prescription drugs that could have been abused by our family members and friends. Approximately 3 ½ million pills have been voluntarily discarded and properly disposed, with the assistance of community members, law enforcement agencies, and prevention and treatment organizations throughout the state.”
“Operation Medicine Cabinet New Jersey accomplished two main goals—first and foremost, it generated unprecedented attention to the issue of prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse, and secondly, it caused tens of thousands of New Jersey residents to look at their medicine cabinets as a potential source for young people to access highly addictive and deadly drugs,” said Angelo M. Valente, Executive Director of the PDFNJ.