The HEADSMART Program involves the Voorhees Police interacting with neighborhood children by giving them a reward for wearing their helmets.
Since 2002, Voorhees Police Officers on patrol, stop and talk to children who are caught acting “HEADSMART” by wearing their helmets while bicycling, skateboarding, or rollerblading.
The HEADSMART program is presented each year to the four Voorhees Elementary Schools, during a bike safety assembly, given by Voorhees Police Officers. Kids 17 years and younger may be rewarded for wearing their helmets and staying safe.
The Adopt-A-Cop program originated in London England and was started by the Metropolitan Police. The program was started at Parkview during 1993 and has been active ever since.
The Voorhees Township Police adopted this program in 2000. We adopted the third grade students at each elementary school in Voorhees Township.
Each officer visits their school on a monthly basis and discusses various safety topics and shows movies staring “McGruff” the crime dog. This is an informal, voluntary initiative for schools and our police department to foster trust, encourage mutual respect and build healthy relationships.