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General Meeting Minutes Overview


May 29, 2019

President Joss Jackson:  On June 21, Community Day will be held at Country Club Administration Building from 12 pm – 6 pm.  It is sponsored by the Willingboro Board of Education.

Police Department:  Lt Welch, Sgt. Rodriguez and Officer Malone gave  an overview of the major & minor crimes that happened in March, April and May.  First, Lt Welch said Brenda Stone, Crime Analyst will give a presentation about the township street cameras after the WNW meeting in a separate room.

Komono Lomon is the new Willingboro Police Department Director. Director Lomon has been with the department for almost 20 years. 

The following personnel are retiring: Captain Hawkins, July 1 and Detective Walker, August 1.  The Police department is hiring 4 police officers and is in the process of conducting background checks.  The Police Department recruits from Willingboro resident applicants list first.  If no applicants are hired, the department will open the search to the County residents. Two Lt’s, two Sergeants and a Captain were recently promoted.  Two officers resigned. 

The murder of the 21 year old female on March 7 on Medley Lane has been solved by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The individual is currently in jail awaiting trial.  The other murder that took place on February 17 is under investigation via the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

Lt Welch said the police department allows individuals who make online deals to utilize the parking area behind the police station for their safety. In addition, Lt Welch recommends individuals who make online deals with a stranger to utilize a safe location such as Wawa parking lot because it has cameras and well lit. For a detailed listing of crimes in Willingboro, please call (609) 877-3001, visit their website at www.willingboropolice.com or Facebook. 

Cheri Fodor, Crime Prevention: Cheri can be contacted at (609) 877-2200 ext.1065. Cheri invites WNW to set up a table display at National Night Out, Monday, August 5 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm at Mill Creek Park in Area D.  Youth Police Academy will run July 15 – August 2.  Applications are available online, at police desk or Cheri’s desk. There is no age requirement; however, the youth must be in High School and from Burlington County. Also, if a youth lives outside the county and would like to participate, the youth will not be turned away. The academy runs for 3 weeks. 

If you have a camera (outside) of your house and would like to register it with the police department, the form is on the police website or can be picked up from the police department. There is no charge.  This will help the police to solve crimes.

Vice President: Yvonne Arnold   No comments.  

Secretary: Henry no comments

Director: Jay   Please provide any inputs for the Newsletter, (Watch Word) to jayrr2@comcast.net.

Director Joan Agudelo: Joan asked that ShopRite receipts be submitted to her or selected locations no later than June 10th.

Brenda Stone, Crime Analyst provided the members a presentation about the Township Cameras functions.  The Township purchased 4 Mobile Unit Cameras and several cameras that will be attached to the light poles in selected parks throughout Willingboro. The cameras are high definition and can zoom in to pick up a car tag number, etc. Questions were entertained.

The next General Meeting is July 31, 2019 and the speaker will be from Animal Control.

Respectfully submitted,

Henry Bass, Secretary