Winslow Township Police History
The Winslow Township Police Department was established as a full time police department in the early 1970's. The first police station was located on Central avenue in the Blue Anchor section of the township. The department has grown in many areas since the beginning. Our department suffered it's most tragic loss on June 12, 1994 when Officer Calabrese responded to a domestic situation at a local restaurant. Shortly after Officer Calabrese entered the establishment, he was shot at point blank range by the suspect who then committed suicide. Officer Calabrese will forever be in our hearts.
June 12, 1994
Officer Calabrese was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call at a lounge. The suspect shot Officer Calabrese point blank range and then committed suicide. Officer Calabrese gave the ultimate sacrifice and will always be a part of the Winslow Township Police Department . Officer Calabrese had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife, son and daughter.
Officers in formation at the first police station located on Central Ave, in the Blue Anchor section of town.
Pictured is Officer Elmer Bey prior to Winslow Township going to a full time status in early 1970