BRIDGEPORT — At their Sept. 19 meeting, the Logan Township Council adopted a resolution appointing Police Lt. Joseph Flatley as a 9-1-1 coordinator for the statewide enhanced emergency telephone system.
Flatley had already been named as the township’s emergency management coordinator at their January meeting for a three year term. Flatley’s duties include crash investigation unit supervisor, the National Crime Information Center terminal, departmental training, and the ProPhoenix Records Management System.
Flatley has been with the Logan Township Police Department since July 2001, and has been a member of the Gloucester County Emergency Response team.
In his police report, Logan Township Police Chief Robert Leash listed 1,347 calls for service by the local force in August, along with 151 motor vehicle summonses. Leash also noted that the Logan Township Police had been part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, held from Aug. 18 through Sept. 4. The program began in December 1999, and looks to reduce deaths from impaired driving.
Leash added that this year’s “National Night Out” held on Aug. 10 had been well received. National Night Out is designed to increase crime and drug awareness, and strengthen the relationship between police and their communities.
The event at Township Line Park featured balloon artists, free food, giveaways, and a K-9 demonstration. Deputy Mayor Chris Morris attended National Night Out and called it “an excellent event.”
In her update, Councilmember Bernadine Jackson reminded the Council that Logan Day would be coming up soon, and to be ready. The 2017 event is scheduled for Oct. 7. Logan Day is open to all Logan Township residents and neighbors, and takes place at Township Line Park. The event is free to attend, and includes food and craft vendors, giveaways, music, and rides for the kids.
by Robert Holt