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Atlantic County Tip Line: 1-800-658-TIPS (8477)
*TIPS on Comcast Cellular One: 609-652-1234
How to Commend a Mullica Twp Police Officer
Mullica Twp Police Officers make every effort to perform their duties in a competent, courteous and professional manner. Frequently, many officers exceed the expectations of the public by providing exceptional service that surpasses the norm. If you observe an officer performing their duties in a manner that you think is exceptional and reflects favorably upon the officer and the Department, we encourage you to take a moment and tell us about it.
Officers take great pride in being recognized by members of the public when they have performed their duties in an exceptional manner. Perhaps more importantly, officers who receive such accolades and encouragement from the citizenry recognize how their efforts are appreciated. Such an encouraging atmosphere improves officer morale and encourages all officers to work harder to improve their individual performance and the quality of the services they provide to the public.
If you would like to tell us about an exceptional service that you were the recipient of or observed being done for someone else, you may write to the Police Chief at the address provided or, if you prefer, you may use the handy online form we’ve provided for that purpose. No matter which you choose, please accept our thanks for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate being appreciated!
Chief John Thompson
Mullica Twp Police Dept
PO Box 317
Elwood, NJ 08217
MULLICA TWP CURFEW VIOLATION: Code 110-1
It is a violation for any minor up to and including the age of 16 to wander,walk in or upon any public street, park or place in the Twp between the hrs of 9:00pm and daylight of the following day. Fines for this violation are up to $200.00
THE NJ MOVE OVER LAW:
More Police Officers are killed every year in traffic related incidents than any other cause of death. 2008 marks the 11th year in a row that traffic deaths outpaced gunshot wounds. Recently the New Jersey legislature passed 39:4-92.2,
39.4-92.2 Procedure for motorist approaching stationary authorized emergency vehicle, tow truck, highway maintenance or emergency service vehicle.
1.a. The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle as defined in R.S.39:1-1 that is displaying a flashing, blinking or alternating red or blue light or, any configuration of lights containing one of these colors, shall approach the authorized emergency vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a law enforcement officer, proceed as follows:
1. Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or
2. If a lane change pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection a. of this section would be impossible, prohibited by law or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.
b.The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary tow truck as defined in section 1 of P.L.1999, c.396 (C.39:3-84.6) that is displaying a flashing amber light or a stationary highway maintenance or emergency service vehicle that is operated by the State, an authority or a county or municipality and displaying flashing yellow, amber, or red lights shall approach the vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a law enforcement officer, proceed as follows:
(1) Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the tow truck or highway maintenance or emergency service vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or
(2) If a lane change under paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section would be impossible, prohibited by law or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.
C.A violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500.
What is the You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. Campaign?
Launched in December of 1999, the You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. Campaign is a national partnership between Law Enforcement, community agencies, businesses, schools and others who are committed to reducing deaths from impaired driving to not more that 11,000 nationwide by 2005.
The intent is to build on the incredible momentum and the hard work already taking place in communities throughout America aimed at stopping impaired driving and saving lives.
Who Supports the You Drink. You Drive. You Lose campaign?
Studies show that the majority of Americans consider impaired driving to be one of our nations most important social issues. Nearly 97 percent of American view impaired driving as a major threat to communities.
On a national level, the You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. Campaign is supported by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, MADD, SADD, Remove Intoxicated Drivers and other group interested in making our communities safer.
In Massachusetts, promoting the You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. Campaign is a major initiative of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. As part of the MCOPA efforts three training session on the You Drink. You Drive You Lose Campaign Strategies were conducted across the state, technical assistance is being provided to local departments for program implementation and 26 departments across the state were awarded mini – grants to assist with enforcement during the You Drink. You Drive.
How big is the Impaired Driving problem in the United States?
Impaired Driving is a serious crime that kill innocent people each year. In 2000, 16,653 people died on our roadways as a result of an impaired driver. That figure reflects an increase of nearly 1,000 deaths over the prior year. We have reached a cross road in our effort to prevent this deadly crime. The Unites States is at a critical point where we all must do our part to significantly reduce the number of alcohol related crashes.
In the United States some one dies in a car crash every 13 minutes. Every 33 minutes someone dies in an alcohol related car crash. This number is high and rising. The victims are could be someone’s mother, father, spouse, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, grandparent or friend. Do your part to make sure this type of tragedy does not affect you life.
Steps to Reduce Impaired Driving
There are many ways residents can assist law enforcement in the effort to reduce the incident of impaired driving:
If you plan to drive — Do Not Drink
Choose a sober designated driver.
Take public transportation.
If you are hosting a gathering be sure to have non – alcoholic beverages.