It is the mission of the Medford Township Police Department to protect life and property, enforce the law, detect and deter crime and preserve the peace through collaborative partnerships within the community.


On behalf of the members of the Medford Township Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our newly designed website.

We have updated our site in an effort to make current information readily available to the community. The men and women of the Medford Township Police Department are dedicated and well trained law enforcement professionals who stand ready to provide you with the best law enforcement services possible. We endeavor to work with you in building strong, sustainable relationships to make Medford a desirable place to live, work and visit. The Medford Township Police Department is dedicated to providing quality policing and committed to enhancing your quality of life. It is our great honor to serve you and I look forward to hearing suggestions on how we can better improve our service to the community.

Chief Richard J. Meder



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POLICE OFFICER justin chase #2566

July 2019

July 2019

Officer Justin Chase was raised in Medford Township and graduated from Marist College in New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He started his law enforcement career with the New York City Police Department in 1999 where he was assigned to patrol the housing projects in northern Manhattan.  In 2001, he was hired by the Medford Township Police Department. Ofc. Chase is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer at the Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford Campus. He was previously assigned as a Detective to the Criminal Investigations Bureau, a Corporal to the Field Operations Bureau and as a tactical operator with the Special Response Team.  Officer Chase is also a certified firearms instructor.  For the past ten years, Chase has taken part as a member of the Police Unity Tour team, which honors and remembers Police Officers who have been killed in the line of duty.  

Ofc. Chase is married with two children, who spend their time kayaking locally, going to the beach or hiking in New York.

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h.a.p.p.y. TICKETS ARE BACK!!

The H.A.P.P.Y. program is BACK!! Chief Meder announces the return of our H.A.P.P.Y. campaign "Helmets And Police Protecting Youth" which will run from June 24th thru August 6th. Kids, be on the lookout for Medford Twp. Police Officers who will have H.A.P.P.Y. tickets and prizes for those bicycle riders who are WEARING THEIR HELMETS. 

The Medford Township Police Department would also like to acknowledge and thank our partners in the H.A.P.P.Y. campaign; the Medford-Vincetown Rotary, Big League Dreams, McDonalds, Medford Bowling Lanes, Murphy's Market, Rita’s Water Ice, Wawa, Wonder World, and Wheelies. 

All recipients of a H.A.P.P.Y ticket will be eligible for several additional prizes during our annual National Night Out event scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th at Freedom Park.

It is with great pleasure Chief Richard J. Meder announces the inaugural Citizen Police Academy Class #1 this fall. The Citizen Police Academy is an opportunity for residents to get a behind-the-scenes look at various functions within the Medford Township Police Department. It allows our citizens to become educated as to the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement. During classroom presentations, lectures and hands on activities, residents will gain valuable insight into daily operations, in an effort to further improve the quality of life for Medford Township residents and business owners.

Interested residents and business owners will be required to complete an application and cleared through a background check. Applications are due August 1st and need to be turned into the Medford Township Police Department. The class size will be limited to 20 participants to allow for quality interaction throughout the program.

Program dates will run on Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm from September 25th thru November 7th.


Burlington County is looking to grow its Domestic Violence Response Team which consists of volunteers who work with Providence House, Domestic Violence Services and local police departments to help people who experience domestic violence by empowering and advocating for victims. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kim Jewitt, DVRT Coordinator (Providence House, Burlington) by phone (856-824-0599 x8606) or email

Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Residence of, or employed in the Burlington County Area

  • Valid NJ drivers license and access to transportation

  • No criminal history (verified by a free background check)


New Jersey’s Move Over Law

Every minute of every day emergency responders across the country work tirelessly to help save lives at the scene of traffic incidents.

Every year hundreds of emergency responders representing fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, towing and transportation agencies are struck and either injured or killed while responding.

The majority of drivers do not know to move over and slow down when they see responders working on our roadways.

New Jersey’s Move Over law, requires motorists to “Move Over” and change lanes to provide a safe distance for law enforcement officers or other responders on roadsides.