Neighborhood Watch Groups

Neighborhood Watch Groups are formed by the residents of their neighborhoods to:  Prevent or reduce crime, develop a positive rapport with the law enforcement, and become the “eyes and ears” for law enforcement.  Neighborhood Watch is also a great way to develop relationships with your neighbors which enhances everyone’s safety.  Neighborhood Watch is NOT:  Vigilante forces working outside the normal procedures of law enforcement, designed for participants to take personal risks to prevent crime, or a guarantee that crime will not occur in your neighborhood.  The Egg Harbor Township Police Department does not organize Neighborhood Watch Groups.  The Community Policing Officer acts as a liaison for the Neighborhood Watch Groups to ensure there is proper communication, legitimacy, and transparency.

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Child Identification (Child ID)

The Egg Harbor Township Police Department creates Child ID cards at various community events during the year.  The ID cards have the child’s photograph and information listed.  The ID cards should be carried by the child’s parent(s)/guardian(s) in case of an emergency.

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National Night Out (NNO)

On the first Tuesday of August, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and Egg Harbor Township Municipal Alliance host the yearly NNO celebration.  The community is encouraged to gather for a night of socializing with peer families, police officers, and various groups/civic organizations from Egg Harbor Township.  The event is concluded with a first-class fireworks display.  NNO is held at Veterans Memorial Park located at 2153 Ocean Heights Avenue.  Our agency has participated in NNO for over a decade.  It started with less than 100 people in attendance with a handful of officers.  Now, the event routinely attracts several thousand attendees.

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Lieutenant David Algeri Memorial Guns vs. Hoses Softball Game

Every Fall, Members of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department compete against members of the Egg Harbor Township Volunteer Fire Department in a friendly game of softball.  In 2017, the game was dedicated to the late David Algeri who lost his courageous battle with cancer.  Lieutenant Algeri coached several youth teams and he was a prominent figure in the sports community in Egg Harbor Township.  The annual Guns vs. Hoses game was one of his passions.  The game is played at Canale Park.  Members of the community are encouraged to visit the park and cheer on the first
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Project Medicine Drop

The Egg Harbor Township Police Department accepts unused medications in the Lobby of the Police Department.  We can accept Pills, capsules, patches, and pet medication.  We cannot accept Liquid, needles, and syringes.  Project Medicine Drop is administered through the State of New Jersey.  All collected medication is disposed of at a state-approved facility.  The Egg Harbor Township Police Department disposes of over 500 pounds of unused medication each year.

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