Sunday, June 25, 2017

Riverside Police Active Shooter Training: 2017

The members of the Riverside Township Police took part today in organized active shooter training. At least once a year, the officers gather together to train and prepare for the violent and chaotic situation of an active shooter. These are situations that are unpredictable and evolve quickly and training is vital to prepare the officers to handle them. All of your Riverside Officers take part in this training. The training combines classroom review of Active Shooter scenarios along with hands on training through the use of airsoft and simunitions weapons.  The overall training plan is developed by Ptl. Cicali and Capt. Jaensch.
We’d like to thank the Riverside Police Explorers for participating as actors in this event. Also, Sgt. Nelson D’Oliveira of the New Jersey State Police, a Krav Maga Instructor, stopped by to give some extra instruction in self-defense against weapons. His instruction was valued and much appreciated!
The Riverside Township Police prepare for these and other situations to continue to provide safety and security to everyone who lives, plays and works in our town. We always appreciate the continued support from our township and our residents. 
Here are some photos of the training conducted earlier today. 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Riverside Police Welcome Two New Officers

(L-R)Patrolman Shane Pettit, Chief William Eliason,
Patrolman Scott Snow
Congratulations to Riverside Police Department's two newest members!  Last night two officers were sworn in as full-time Patrolmen.  Officer Shane Pettit has worked as a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer in Riverside for the past year.  Prior to that he worked as a Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer in Burlington City.  Officer Pettit is also an active member of the Marine Corps Reserve.  Officer Scott Snow returns home to the Riverside Township Police after working as a full-time Patrolman in Palmyra for the past 5 years.  Snow was one of the original members of the Riverside Police Explorers while in high school and shortly thereafter, he was hired to work for the Riverside Township Police as a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer.  Both officers were hired to fill vacancies.  We are excited to have them both as full-time members of the Riverside Township Police Department!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Bike Theft Foiled by Resident with Security Camera

Yesterday morning a resident of Spring Garden Street observed a male on her porch attempting to steal her son's bicycle.  The resident startled the suspect and contacted police.  She was able to provide a good description and video from a home security camera.  Police located and identified Arthur S. Lovelace, 53 of Camden as the suspect and took him into custody.  Mr. Lovelace had numerous outstanding arrest warrants, and was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol.  

RPD Security Camera Registration
If you have a home security camera, please consider registering it with us.  Registration is fast and easy.  We are not requesting access to accounts, nor do we want to monitor your camera systems.  If a crime occurs and we think a registered camera may have captured suspect images or illegal activity, we might contact you to see if you are able to aid in our investigation.

If you don't have video security and are interested Ring video doorbell is offering residents a $25 promo code.  Information about the device can be found on our prior post "Ring Video Doorbell Partners With Riverside Police to Enhance Home Security"

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