Officer of the Month for March- Officer Jared Halpern

Officer Halpern has been a member of the Evesham Police Department for 13 years. Officer Halpern is being commended for his investigative skills and commitment to making the township a safer place.

• On March 4, 2018 Officer Halpern conducted an investigation into suspicious activity in the area of Fox Chase and Magnolia Court. As a result of his investigation, he developed probable cause to believe narcotics activity was occurring. Officer Halpern completed a search of the involved vehicles and he seized a large quantity of raw marijuana, a large quantity of drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of marijuana edibles. Halpern made two arrests and learned through his investigation that the marijuana and edibles were intended to be sold to local youths.

• On March 7, 2018 Officer Halpern was working during the heavy snow storm that caused treacherous roadway conditions. Officer Halpern came upon a scene at the Rt. 73 overpass where numerous vehicles had become stuck on the overpass causing traffic to become stopped. Traffic rapidly backed up and the overpass needed to be shut down and traffic diverted for the stuck vehicles. Officer Halpern manually dug dozens of stuck vehicles out of the snow while fielding endless comments and questions from frustrated motorists. Officer Halpern was professional and polite during each interaction. Officer Halpern spent over an hour and a half in the elements and was able to get the traffic flowing again.