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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SERGEANT FIRST CLASS JAMES D’AVERSO #2553

Sergeant First Class James D’Averso was raised in Howell Township, New Jersey and graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  He became a member of the Medford Township Police Department in 1997 and is a Township resident.  As an Officer, he worked in the Patrol Division and for a short time was a member of the School Resource Officer Unit.  Early in his career he was afforded the opportunity to attend additional motor vehicle accident investigation classes which allowed him to become a member of the Traffic Unit.  SFC. D’Averso also worked as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Bureau and then obtained the position of Corporal, until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in 2009.  SFC. D’Averso has been a member of the Medford Township Special Response Team as well as being the agency’s Domestic Violence Liaison.  During his off time, he remains active with his wife of nineteen years, while assisting in coaching various local youth sports with his three children.

                

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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.