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Final Message from Chief David A. Paprota of the Lacey Township Police Department – Friday, July 8, 2016 (Retirement)

A Final Message to Lacey Township from Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D. On April 26, 2016, I released a statement announcing my retirement. My last workday was Friday, July 8th, 2016. I have included an updated version of that statement as my final message to Lacey Township as the Chief of Police. Thanks for all of your support and assistance through the years! With 27 years overall in law enforcement, I am grateful to have [...]

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 29th, 2016 thru July 5, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter June 29th thru July 5th, 2016 . . Fraud Alert (Phone Scam) - On Friday, July 1, 2016, the Lacey Township Police Department took a fraud report from an elderly resident of Lacey Township. The resident reported that she was contacted by a male subject with a foreign accent who convinced her that he was a friend of her son-in-law, and that he was attempting to bail her son-in-law out of jail. [...]

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 22nd thru June 28th, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter June 22nd thru June 28th, 2016 . . Heroin Distribution (Arrest) - On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Lacey detectives conducted a traffic stop on Western Boulevard.  The stop was conducted as part of the completion of an ongoing Heroin distribution investigation.  During the stop, the driver, 33 year-old Brian Cleary of 536 Devon Street in Forked River, provided detectives with false information. During a subsequent search, 435 bags containing [...]

Recruitment: Police Exam Announcement (Civil Service) – Lacey Township Police Department – July 1st thru Aug 31st, 2016

Police Officer Exam - Regular, full-time police officer positions are hired from the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) list. The application period for the exam began on July 1, 2016, with online applications being available through the NJCSC. The closing date for the submission of applications is August 31, 2016. The exam is only held by the state once every two to three years. The State of New Jersey handles the application and testing process, as [...]

Community Event (Fireworks Display) – Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 – At the Lacey Township High School

Community Event (Fireworks) - The Lacey Township fireworks display is scheduled for Sunday, July 3, 2016, at dusk on the grounds of the Lacey Township High School. Entertainment will begin on site at 7:00 p.m. and the fireworks will begin thereafter at dusk (approx. 9 pm). The Lacey Township Police Department, fire departments, and first aid squads will be working to maintain a safe event and to facilitate traffic before, during, and after the event. [...]

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 15, 2016 thru June 21, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter June 15th thru June 21st, 2016 . . DUI (Arrest) – On Monday, June 20, 2016, at 12:06 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle on Route 9 near the intersection of First Street. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 48-year-old Paul M. McClung of Jacqueline Court in Lanoka Harbor, NJ, for DUI. Paul McClung was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters [...]

Public Notice (Low flying aircraft) – Lacey Township – Monday, June 20, 2016

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) from within the United States Department of Energy has provided the following public notification: -------------- The third Interagency Aerial Response WINGS exercise, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and hosted by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will be held June 20–24, 2016 in Ocean County, New Jersey. On June 21, 2016 through June 23, 2016 more than 12 aircraft, fixed-wing and [...]

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 8, 2016 thru June 14, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter June 8th thru June 14th, 2016 . . MVA & DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 5:33 a.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the intersection of Lacey Road and Manchester Avenue in Forked River for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation at the scene indicated that a vehicle was traveling south on Manchester Avenue and struck a vehicle that was stopped, pushing that vehicle into another stopped [...]

Department News (COP Card Prize Assemblies) – Lacey Township Police Department – Friday, June 10, 2016

Chief Paprota, Lt. Kenny, and Sgt. Robert Flynn at the Lanoka Harbor School conducting the 2016 COP Card Prize Assembly - 6/10/16. Department News - On Friday, June 10, 2016, Chief David A. Paprota, Lieutenant Christopher Kenny, and Sergeant Robert Flynn conducted separate prize assemblies at the Lacey Middle School, Lanoka Harbor Elementary School, and the Mill Pond Elementary School as the final stage of the 2016 COP Collectible Card Program. Those students who collected the [...]

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – May 31, 2016 thru June 7, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter May 31st thru June 7th, 2016 . . Theft – On Monday, June 6, 2016, at 10:32 a.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the Lacey Township Public Library for a report of theft. The victim reported that between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016, an unknown person or persons stole $264 in cash from her locker in the employee locker room at the library. The money was inside [...]