"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" - Statewide campaign

Police Officers from the Delanco Township Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.  Beginning December 7, 2018 and continuing through January 1, 2019, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high-visibility enforcement and public education. “During the last five years New Jersey has experienced nearly 38,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 700 fatalities," said Chief DeSanto.  “This is a critical law enforcement program that can save lives during a time of the year when impaired driving traditionally increases by nearly 10 percent.”

Last year, 20% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey were alcohol-related. Nationally, more than 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving crashes. The societal cost associated with these crashes is estimated to be $37 billion annually. 

Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2018 Year End Holiday Crackdown offer the following advice for the holiday season:

1. Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home. 
2. Spend the night where the activity or party is held.
3. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.  
4. Always buckle-up, every ride.  It’s your best defense against an impaired driver. 
5. If you are intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive or escort you to your doorstep.
6. Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.

Wrapping with a Cop

We invite the residents of Delanco Township to come and interact with Officers of the Delanco Police Department while assisting them with wrapping Christmas gifts for some local less fortunate children. These presents were purchased with the denotations made to the COPS CARE FUND.  Officers will present these gifts to the Children before Christmas so we need all hands on deck.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  It is a great opportunity to get to know some of the officers and help make Christmas special for some less fortunate families. We look forward to seeing you there.   

DATE:      Thursday December 20, 2018
TIME:      7PM to 9PM

WHERE:  Municipal Court Room
                   770 Coopertown Road
                   Delanco, NJ 08075

RSVP:       Click here to RSVP to Chief DeSanto by 12/18/18



The Delanco Twp. Police Department COPS CARE PROGRAM is asking for financial donations.  With these donations, we will be ale to shop for and provide presents and clothing for local children.  The Police Department looks forward to delivering those presents to the families and to seeing the excitement on their faces.

Any donation can be dropped off or mailed to the Delanco Twp. Police Dept. at 770 Coopertown Road, Delanco, NJ 08075.  Any donated checks please make payable to the: Delanco Twp. COPS CARE FUND.

Click here for more information.

Employment Opportunity: Municipal Court Officer

The Delanco Township Police Department is actively seeking applicants for the position of Municipal Court Officer.

Duties: Provide court room security during court sessions, which occur approximately once a month.

Applicant Requirements:

US Citizen; 18 years of age; Possess a high school diploma or equivalent; 

Applicant must possess a Police Training Commission Certification for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer, or a Police Training Commission Certification for Basic Police Officer or a retired Police Officer with a Retired Law Enforcement Officer Permit to Carry a Handgun.

Applicant must be available to attend mandatory in-service training.

Qualify with department weapon.

If interested, please send cover letter with a resume to Chief Jesse A. DeSanto, 770 Coopertown Road, Delanco, NJ 08075 by December 13, 2018.


Anonymous Tips

Click here to submit an Anonymous Tip online.  This link is an alternative means by which individuals can relay valuable information in an anonymous manner to the Delanco Township Police Department. Your identity will not be disclosed when you submit the information.


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