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Patty Simalchik has worked with Medford Township Police since April 2015 as an Administrative Assistant in the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Patty graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in Economics and started her career in corporate banking in New York City, She “retired” to raise her children before returning to work. Patty, her husband Rob and grown children, Katie and Ryan have been residents in Medford for approximately 22 years, In their spare time they like to spend time in Ocean City and with their yellow lab Finn.
Sgt Jeffrey Pultrone started his law enforcement career with the Medford Township Police in 1996. Sgt Pultrone was assigned to the patrol division, a Field Training Officer and a member of the Burlington County Joint Tactical Team. In 2004 he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau as a Detective until returning to the patrol division in 2007 as a Corporal. Pultrone was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2018 where he has continued supervising a squad within patrol. This September, Sgt. Pultrone will take on a new assignment as the supervisor of 5 school resources officers which are assigned to Lenape, Shawnee, BCIT and Memorial. In addition, Sgt Pultrone is also a firearms and active shooter instructor.
One notable incident in Pultrone’s career was his deployment to New Orleans in 2005 where he worked for 2 weeks in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath and was sworn in as a Louisiana State Police Special Officer.
When off duty, Sgt Pultrone enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.
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.
Officer Chris Sentell grew up in Hammonton, New Jersey. He attended Stockton University, where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. In 2016, Chris graduated from the Cape May County Police Academy SLEO II Class, after which he began working as a Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II for the North Wildwood Police Department and later for the Hammonton Police Department. In 2017, Chris became a member of the Medford Township Police Department, where he is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. He additionally serves on the Community Relations Unit. During his off time, Chris enjoys staying active with his fiancé and their two dogs.
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.
Officer Nicole Fellona has been a Medford Township Police Officer since 2006 and has been employed as a Patrol Officer, Detective and School Resource Officer. She serves on the Community Relations Unit and has participated in Operation Santa, National Night Out and other community events throughout the Township. Officer Fellona is currently a School Resource Officer and is assigned to the Medford Township School District.
Nicole grew up in Collingswood and graduated from Collingswood High School. She started her career as a SLEO II Officer with the Wildwood Police Department. Nicole and her family reside in Medford Twp and they enjoy spending time with their two dogs Wilson and Walker.
Officer Bill Webb has been with the Medford Twp. Police Department for 17 years. He grew up in Washington Twp (Gloucester County) and attended Gloucester Catholic High School. He started his law enforcement career as a Police Dispatcher with the Washington Twp Police Department in 1996. Bill graduated the Gloucester County Police Academy SLEO #10 class in May 1998 after which he began working as a Class II Special Officer for the Pitman Police Department, and then later for the Washington Twp Police Department. He worked in the department as a Full time Dispatcher and Special Officer II until he was hired by Medford Twp in August 2001.
During his career in Medford, Bill has worked in various units within the department and is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer at Lenape High School. In addition, he is a Crash Reconstructionist assigned to the Traffic Unit. Bill is a certified Firearms Instructor, Police Motor Officer, and Field Training Officer. He has served in Field Operations, Criminal Investigative Bureau, EMT Unit, Bicycle Patrol Unit, and Firearms/Training Unit.
Outside of work, Bill has been a volunteer Firefighter for 25 years and he currently holds the rank of Deputy Fire Chief with Medford Fire-EMS. He is also a volunteer baseball coach at Shawnee High School. Bill is married and he and his wife, Mandy, enjoy traveling and riding motorcycles in their off-time.