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Mt. Laurel Police


Department receives
re-accreditation award
By SEAN LAJOIE
The Sun
The Mt. Laurel Police Department was recognized at a council
meeting on Nov. 23 for achieving
re-accreditation from the New
Jersey State Association of
Chiefs of Police.
Of the more than 500 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey eligible for accreditation, only
146 achieved this honor.
It is an honor that is not new
for the force, as it has met the rigorous standards in each of the
three opportunities it has had
over the past nine years.
This is a time-consuming, ongoing process, Lt. Stephen
Riedener pointed out.
We are already preparing for
the next one, he said. We have
to be constantly abiding by these
procedures and walking the
walk.
The MLPDs operating proceplease see DELGADO, page 6

SEAN LAJOIE/The Sun

Kaitlyn Lai, left, and Sophia Palek follow along during Preschool Story Time at the Mount Laurel Library. The event consists of a funfilled session of stories, songs, fingerplays and an art activity.

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Its been a big year for the former Burlington County College
and its satellite campus in Mt.
Laurel, the primary reason being
the partnership with Rowan University the college announced in
July.
With that partnership, the college transformed into what is
now Rowan College at Burlington
County, and what was the Mt.
Laurel satellite campus is now set
to become the main campus by
2017.
As the college moves from and
eventually closes its current main
campus in Pemberton Township,
which has had fewer students enrolled than the Mt. Laurel cam-

pus for a decade, RCBC recently


outlined details of the colleges
transition plan.
That plan includes as its centerpiece a new 75,000-square-foot
Student Success Center to face
Route 38 and create a quad with
the campus existing buildings.
Although the Mt. Laurel campus already has the classroom
space necessary to accommodate
any additional students who
might attend because of the Pemberton campus closure, the Mt.
Laurel campus is not equipped to
handle other services required to
support an entire campus.
Id say its going to complete
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Brightview Mt. Laurel, an assisted living community in Mt.
Laurel, will host an educational
seminar for families and caregivers on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6:30
p.m. at the community located at
400 Fernbrooke Lane.
Elizabeth Saintil, LPN, Wellspring Village director at
Brightview Mt. Laurel, and
Colleen Kerstetter, MSCCCSLP,
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Working together, we create
moments of joy for families,
friends and caregivers of people
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Brightview Mt. Laurel features
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residents and their families since
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To learn more about the seminar at Brightview Mt. Laurel or
to RSVP, please call Dale at (856)
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DEC. 915, 2015 THE MT. LAUREL SUN 5

Pops sings holiday tunes


The South Jersey Pops will be
performing old and new holiday
standards and other popular
tunes at Lenape High School on
Dec. 12 and at Marlton United
Methodist Church on Dec. 14.
Those nights, Emma Gibbins, an
elementary school music teacher
in Waterford and an oboist in the
orchestra, and Rachel Smith, an
elementary school music teacher
in Medford and flutist in the
group, will each take the baton for
portions of the concert.
Robert Schiavinato, the orchestras conductor who has mentored them, says this marks the
next step in the development of
both longtime musicians.
Also marking her second concert with the orchestra and holiday concert debut is Bridget
Kasinskas, the Pops new concertmaster.
Featured selections in the Holiday Spectacular include "The
Christmas Song," "Carol of the
Drum," Trans Siberian Orchestra's "Mad Russian's Christmas,"

featuring Rob Bradshaw on electric violin, and Leroy Anderson's


"Christmas Festival," popularized
by the Boston Pops under Arthur
Fielder.
Holiday Spectacular will be
performed at Lenape High
School, 235 Hartford Road, Medford, on Dec. 12, and at Marlton
United Methodist Church, 2 Marlborough Road, Marlton, on Dec.
14. Both performances begin at 7
p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased
at the door or online at
www.southjerseypops.org. Children under 13 are free.
Founded in 1969 as the Burlington County Pops, the 60-member
South Jersey Pops Orchestra is an
all-volunteer community ensemble that presents several concerts
annually. The orchestra provides
musicians of all ages an opportunity to express themselves musically in a friendly environment
and provides its audiences an opportunity to enjoy live music close
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Use caution when driving on the roads, especially this time of year

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ow many times have you seen


it: People driving around town
throwing caution to the wind,
as if they were on a NASCAR track?
Youd think someone was giving away
free $100 bills.
Do they not know we have children
walking around town? Do they not
care about the safety of other motorists? Do they not care about their
own safety?
Seems like today, everyone is in a
rush at all times; it seems like its getting worse with each passing year.
Somehow, by some miracle, New Jersey drivers arent the worst in the nation, at least according to an annual

Your thoughts
How bad is the driving out there? How can
we get better? Should more regulations
be put on New Jersey drivers to improve
safety? Let your thoughts be heard
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study recently released by CarInsuranceComparison.com. Well, were almost the worst we rank 45th on this
list of the nations worst drivers.
If were not the worst, wed hate to
be on the road in Minnesota, whose
drivers were collectively ranked as the
worst in the nation.
Even though were not as bad as
some of our American brethren, its

worth repeating: Slow down out there!


Nothing can be of such importance
that you need to speed and drive erratically ... every time you drive! Its just
not possible that your wife is giving
birth for the fifth time this week.
Our children are walking our
streets. Our elderly are still behind the
wheel. Our ready, willing and able are
out on the roads, trying to get shopping
done. And its going to be extra crowded like this for a few more weeks.
Lets make sure everyone gets where
theyre going safely. Lets all share the
road with each other, and lets stop
being such maniacs even if were not
the most maniacal in the country.

Delgado commends department for being elite


DELGADO
Continued from page 1
dures constantly have to match with the
accreditation principles, and the force has
to provide proof of this through documenting things such as police reports and
regular inspections.
These principles consist of being in
compliance with 105 standards that also include a number of sub-standards that represent best practices accepted in law enforcement.
Harry Delgado, accreditation program
manager for the NJSACOP, presented
Chief Dennis Cribben with the certificate
of accreditation at the meeting.
Delgado commended the Mt. Laurel Police Department for being among an elite
group of law enforcement agencies, not
only in New Jersey but also on a national
scale.
Its an extreme sense of pride to be singled out as a department that is considered
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The Mt. Laurel Police Department was recognized for achieving re-accreditation from
the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police at a recent council meeting. Pictured from left are Harry Delgado, Mayor Irwin Edelson, Lt. William Baskay, Chief Dennis Cribben, Lt. Stephen Riedener and Lt. Judy Lynn Schiavone.

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DEC. 915, 2015 THE MT. LAUREL SUN 7

Two die in car that collided head-on with bus


carrying Lenape High School swim team
On Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. on
Pemberton Road in Southampton, a Volkswagen Passat collided
head-on with a bus carrying
members of the Lenape High
School swim team, two coaches
and the bus driver, during which
time the driver and passenger of
the Passat were killed, according
to State Police.
Police said the crash occurred
in the lane where the bus was
traveling, and the driver and passenger of the Passat were pronounced dead at the scene.
NJSP later identified the driver
of the Passat as Michael Razzano,
49, of Browns Mills, and the passenger as Sean McNaughton, 41,
of Medford.
According to police, there were
20 students on the bus, and eight
of them along with one adult
were taken to Virtua Hospital in
Mount Holly with minor injuries.
According to a press release

from the Lenape Regional High


School District and district Superintendent Carol Birnbohm issued the day after the crash, medical personnel immediately evaluated all students and staff involved in the incident, and the injuries to the Lenape students and
staff were not believed to be serious.
I would like to acknowledge
and thank the many students,
staff and administrators throughout South Jersey and beyond who
have reached out to offer support
to our girls swim team, coaches
and bus driver, Birnbohm said.
On behalf of the LRHSD BOE
and administration, I would also
like to extend our heart-felt condolences to the friends and families of Sean McNaughton and
Michael Razzano.
The release from Birnbohm
and the district said the district is
following all protocols in place

for students and staff following a


traumatic event such as the
crash, and the district is fully cooperating with the NJSP, Department of Transportation and the
Division of Motor Vehicles.

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Road. Visit www.mountlaurel.com


for more information and to confirm meeting time.

WEDNESDAY DEC. 9
Crochet Anyone?: Adult. 1 p.m. at
the Mt. Laurel Library. Learn to
crochet or crochet with new
friends. Join craft enthusiasts for
crocheting and conversation.
Novices and experts welcome.
Instruction available if needed.
No registration necessary. Please
bring your own knitting materials.
Rotary Club of Mt. Laurel meeting:
Noon at Laurel Creek Country
Club, 655 Old Centerton Road.
For more information, visit
www.mountlaurelrotary.org or
call (856) 234-7663.
Storytime: 11 a.m. every Wednesday
at Kids Play Lounge in Mt. Laurel.
Come hear a new story every
week and then stay and play the
rest of the day! Call (856) 2739500 or visit www.kidsplaylounge.com for more information.
New Covenant Presbyterian
Church Adult Bible Study: 2 to 3
p.m. Church is at 240 Creek Road,
Rancocas Woods, Mount Laurel.

DEC. 915, 2015

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To have your meeting or affair listed in the Calendar or Meetings,
information must be received, in writing, two weeks prior to the
date of the event.
Send information by mail to: Calendar, The Sun, 108 Kings Highway
East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Or by email:
news@mtlaurelsun.com. Or you can submit a calendar listing
through our website (www.mtlaurelsun.com).

SATURDAY DEC. 12
Teen Lockdown- Movie Night
Jurassic World: Grades 7-12.
5:30 p.m. at the Mt. Laurel
Library. Come on out for an afterhours movie and popcorn. There
aren't very many movies that are
more fun than Starlord fighting
dinosaurs!

SUNDAY DEC. 13
THURSDAY DEC. 10
Movie Matinee: Tomorrowland: 2
p.m. at the Mt. Laurel Library.
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen
bursting with scientific curiosity
and a former boy-genius inventor
embark on a mission to unearth
the secrets of a place somewhere
in time and space that exists in
their collective memory. 130 min.
PG. No registration needed.

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Pajama Pals: Ages 3-6. 7 p.m. at the


Mt. Laurel Library. Shake out the
sillies and get ready for bed with
friends. Join the library for stories, songs and fun in this special
evening story time. Siblings are
welcome. Kids and parents are
invited to wear their pajamas to
the event.
Planning Board meeting: 7 p.m. in
courtroom, 100 Mt. Laurel Road,
Municipal Building, 100 Mt. Laurel

Holiday Concert - Harmony Show


Choir: Adult. 2 p.m. at the Mt.
Laurel Library. Back by popular
demand! Harmony Show Choir is
an auditioned-only group of 52
high school age performers from
the Southern New Jersey area.
They are professionally staged
and choreographed in a high
energy, family oriented musical
revue for the holidays. Concerts
are open to the public. No registration is needed.
New Covenant Presbyterian
Church: Sunday worship 11 a.m. to
noon. Adult Bible study 9:30 to
10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship
after the church service each
third Sunday. Church is at 240
Creek Road, Rancocas Woods,

Mount Laurel.

MONDAY DEC. 14
Book discussion group: Adult. 1 p.m.
at the Mt. Laurel Community Center in the craft room. The book
discussed will be "Bridge of
Sighs, by Richard Russo.
Friends of the Mt. Laurel Library
meeting: 7 p.m. on the second
Monday of the month at the
library. For more information, visit www.mtlaurel.lib.nj.us or call
(856) 234-7319.

TUESDAY DEC. 15
Intro to Meditation: Adult. 7 p.m. at
the Mt. Laurel Library. Join an
experienced meditation instructor and achieve relaxation of
mind and body. Wear comfortable
clothes, try not to eat a big meal
before class and bring a mat or
towel. (Those who prefer not to
sit on the floor may sit on a chair.)
Mt. Laurel Area Friends and Newcomers: 7 p.m. every third Tuesday. Community Center, Walt
Whitman Drive. For more information, email mtlaurelnewcomers@yahoo.com.
Mt. Laurel I BNI Chapter meeting:
7:30 to 9 a.m. at Marcos Restaurant at Indian Spring C.C., 115 S.
Elmwood Drive.

DEC. 915, 2015 THE MT. LAUREL SUN 9

Improve skills with Toastmasters


Those who want to improve
their presentation skills in a supportive, learning environment
are invited to
the
Toastmasters
meeting. The
meeting is held on the second and
fourth Tuesdays of every month
from noon to 1 p.m. in Building
770-VTC, Centerton Road in Mt.
Laurel. Meetings are in the first
conference room to left of the
lobby.
Guests are always welcome.
Pre-registration due to security is
required. For more information,
visit the clubs website at
www.histoastmastersvoice.org.

Historical Society is located at


Farmer's Hall at the intersection
of Moorestown-Mt. Laurel Road
and Hainesport-Mt. Laurel Road.
All are welcome. Refreshments
will be served. For further information, please call (856) 235-2334.

briefs

AARP now taking


reservations for bus trip
The Mt. Laurel AARP Chapter
4003 will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m.
in the Mt. Laurel Community
Center, 100 Mt. Laurel Road.
"Healthy Winter Meals for Seniors" will be presented by Kristina Snyder, R.D.
Donations of non-perishable
food will be accepted for the
Women's Opportunity Center to
help fill its pantry.
Reservations will be taken for
the Lancaster County bus trip to
the Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse
on March 17 to see Nana's
Naughty Knickers, enjoy a buf-

Christmas Open House


set for Dec. 8, 13, 20
The annual Mt. Laurel Historical Society Christmas Open
House will be held on Sunday,
Dec. 13 and 20 from 1-4 p.m. and
Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 7-9 p.m. The

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fet luncheon and to browse the


large gift shop. A charge of $80 includes tax and gratuities. For
reservations or further information, please call (856) 581-9340.
A social hour follows the meeting. New members are always
welcome.
For membership information,
please call (856) 439-0995.

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Department now at forefront of all


accredited state law enforcement agencies
DEPARTMENT
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amongst the best, Riedener said.
It gives confidence to the public
as well that we are doing our job
to the best of our abilities.
According to Delgado, accredited agencies are better able to defend against lawsuits and citizen
complaints; demonstrate a commitment to leadership, resource
management and service delivery; are more confident in operating efficiently; have a greater
ability to meet community needs;
and have adopted community-orientated policies that create an atPSA

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mosphere of police and citizens


working together to prevent and
control challenges presented to
law enforcement and provide a
clear direction on community expectations.
The MLPD got involved in this
process during its early stages,
starting most of the work about
10 years ago and still doing it
today.
We are constantly maintaining our policies and staying progressive, Riedener said. You
have to stay with the times.
It is now the first state law enforcement agency to do its full accreditation process through a
computerized accreditation system.
It uses technology called Power
DMS, a system typically used for
training and standard operating
procedures that can also be used
for accreditation.
Before that, we used actual
hard files that would take up nu-

merous file drawers and make a


tedious process even worse,
Riedener said.
Mt. Laurel is now considered to
be at the forefront of all accredited law enforcement agencies in
the state and serves as a model for
all law enforcement.
In fact, when the Michigan
State Association of Chiefs of Police was looking for an accreditation model to bring back to Michigan, the Mt. Laurel Police Department was presented as the agency
to mirror.
Regardless of whom you talk to
in the force, they attribute the
success it has had with its program to the next person, making
its success a true team effort.
This honor was only achievable due to the extreme professionalism of every member of
the Mt. Laurel Police Department
and their commitment to serve
our community to the greatest extent possible, Cribben said.

DEC. 915, 2015 THE MT. LAUREL SUN 11

Resident reports being victim to mystery shopper scam


The following reports are on
file with the Mt. Laurel Police Department:
On Nov. 24, a resident reported
being the victim of a mystery
shopper scam. He was contacted
via email by a company claiming
to be hiring mystery shoppers. He
accepted their offer and was sent
a check for $2,900. He was directed to purchase three Apple
iPhones valued at approximately
$2,400 and ship them to a specific
address. He would be able to keep
the difference as payment for his
time. He purchased the phones
and shipped them to an address
in Maryland. Soon after he
learned that the check and the
mystery shopping company were
fraudulent.
On Nov. 27 at 3:23 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 73 near Ramblewood Parkway. During the stop,
officers arrested a female, age 23,
of Medford Lakes and a female,
age 22, of Medford. The Medford
Lakes female was charged with
driving while intoxicated, possession of heroin, possession of
drug paraphernalia and being
under the influence of narcotics.
The Medford female was charged
with possession of heroin and
possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released pending a
court hearing.
On Nov. 27 at 8:50 a.m., Mt. Lau-

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609-654-5489

rel Police responded to Great


Clips, 52 Centerton Road, for a
burglary report. The investigation revealed that the suspect(s)
broke into Great Clips sometime
prior. The suspect(s)
tried to break through
a wall in an attempt to
gain entry into the
Sprint Wireless store
in the neighboring
suite. They were unsuccessful but
caused damage to the wall and
electrical wires within.

with possession of less than 50


grams of marijuana and released
pending a court hearing.

A resident on Roberts Lane reported that a MacBook Pro laptop


was stolen out of her unlocked vehicle during the overnight hours
of Nov 23 into Nov. 24.

On Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police responded to a hotel on


Diemer Drive on a tip that a wanted person was staying there. Officers located and arrested a male,
age 32, of Vineland. He was wanted by the Philadelphia Police for
several counts of fraud. He was
charged with being a fugitive
from justice with bail set at
$75,000 with no 10 percent option.
He was committed to the Burlington County Jail.

On Nov. 24 at 1:15 a.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a


motor vehicle stop on
Route 73 near I-295.
During the stop officers arrested a male,
age 18, of Philadelphia, for possession of less than
50 grams of marijuana. He was
released pending a court hearing.

police
report

On Nov. 24 at 8:55 a.m., Mt. Laurel Police arrested a female, age


41, of Westampton. She was arrested after officers screening
people entering the Mt. Laurel
Municipal Court located marijuana in her purse. She was charged

On Nov. 22 at 8:40 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 38 near Union
Mill Road. During the stop, officers arrested a male, age 55, of
Camden, for possession of marijuana. He was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of
marijuana and released pending
a court hearing.
On Nov. 22 at 3:45 p.m., Mt. Laurel Police responded to Route 38 at
Marter Avenue for a motor vehicle crash. During the investigation, officers arrested a female,
age 52, of Burlington. She was
charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending a
court hearing.

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Rowan College at Burlington


County has released its annual report to the community.
The community can relive a
historic year for Rowan College at
Burlington County that featured
a new president who was recently
named a South Jersey Biz Executive of the Year, a new identity
and new path to a $30,000 degree
from Rowan University.
We have had such a momentous year that this report is essentially two in one, RCBC President Paul Drayton said. In addition to highlighting significant
accomplishments of students,
faculty and staff, there is comprehensive coverage of the beginning of our transformation into
the modern community college.
The report, The Transformation has Begun, covers the 20142015 academic year, most notably
the partnership with Rowan University and the path to a university degree that will cost students
around $30,000 for programs offered online or on the Mt. Laurel
campus. It is available at
rcbc.edu/2015-annual-report.
This historic partnership will
become the national model of
higher education and this report
looks at how it all started, as well
highlighting our new leadership
team and some of our accomplishments, such as ranking
among the top 3 percent of community colleges in the nation for

our ability to increase graduates


earning power, Drayton said.
This report comes at a perfect
time as we have just announced
the exciting transition plan to
modernize the Mount Laurel
campus and are about to welcome
the first Rowan University courses to Mount Laurel in January,
Drayton added.
Draytons accomplishments at
RCBC were recently recognized
by South Jersey Biz, which
named him one of 25 Executives
of the Year. Rhonda Feld, Esq., a
member of the RCBC Foundation, was also recognized as a
shareholder and member of Sherman Silversteins management
committee.
President Drayton is exceeding the very high expectations we
set for him, said George Nyikita,
chair of the RCBC Board of
Trustees. His accomplishments
are creating a new energy
throughout the college and turning Rowan College at Burlington
County into a shining example of
affordable and accessible education.
The report also includes visuals from the partnership celebration, data on the colleges community engagement, the evolution of
the colleges logo and an overview
of major stories from the current
academic year as the college implements the modernization of
the Mt. Laurel campus.

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strategic marketing and communications. Because the Mt. Laurel campus was originally built as
a satellite facility, this building
will provide suitable space for
those types of services.
Just some of those services
will include student success services, a bookstore, dining services,
a food court and a library.
Another factor in the move was
a study by the college that revealed infrastructure improvements were needed at Pemberton
and expected to cost around $50
million.
I wouldnt say it was the main
reason, as the Mt. Laurel campus
obviously just has so many more
students, but it was a factor,
Volpe said.
As such, by the start of the fall
2016 semester, most classes are ex-

pected to move from the Pemberton campus, and at the same time
construction is scheduled to
begin on the new Student Success
Center.
The college hopes to have that
building completed and ready to
open in fall 2017.
The Student Success Center
will also serve as the onsite location for the universitys partner
institutions.
Although Rowan University is
the colleges main partnership,
the college also hosts bachelors
degree completion programs for
three other universities with
Fairleigh Dickinson, Rutgers University Camden, School of Business and Wilmington University.
Another piece of the transition
plan includes the creation of division colleges throughout the
campus, in which all classes related to a particular school of study
will be housed together in the
same building.
Liberal arts will be focused in
the colleges Laurel Hall, the col-

leges science, math and technology will be in the colleges Technology and Engineering Center
building, and health sciences
classes will be located in the colleges Briggs Road facility.
Arts programs will move to the
colleges center in Mt. Holly to
join with culinary arts.
Some classrooms and administrative offices will move to the colleges Enterprise Center, while
other administrative and public
safety offices will occupy the former Incubators building.
The college also hopes to add
680 parking spaces, improved
roadway and walking paths, and
collaborative spaces to make the
area feel more like a college campus than it may have in the past.
The campus feel is very important, Volpe said. Theres
also going to be a lot of work with
the walkways and everything
is going to be more connected and
integrated. There will also be
seating areas where people can
just stop and enjoy the campus.

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