The above picture depicts Chief Michael C. DiBella presenting an overview of the Police Department’s efforts related to the heroin epidemic, just prior to the Senior Scams presentation for the Old Guard of Forked River, held at the Lacey Township Community Hall on Monday, January 16, 2017.

On Monday, January 16th, 2017, the Lacey Township Police Department conducted a Senior Scams and Identity Theft presentation for the Old Guard of Forked River, held at the Lacey Township Community Hall, located at 101 Route 9 North in Forked River. Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella and Lieutenant Paul Sullivan, Jr., were present. Lieutenant Sullivan discussed different types of frauds including but not limited to the international lotteries, IRS phone scams, electrical company phone scams, banking emails (phishing), and the more recent “Grandson phone calls” (where the caller acts as a grandchild and requests money to post bail for a bogus out-of-state DUI Arrest). Chief DiBella presented an overview of the department’s efforts to curb the statewide heroin epidemic, including a short discussion on the department’s recent enforcement efforts, along with education and preventative measures.

The below picture depicts Lieutenant Paul Sullivan, Jr., presenting during the Senior Scams presentation held at the Community Hall on Monday, January 16, 2017.

The Lacey Township Police Department is taking an active role in protecting our community from the large number of Senior Scams occurring across the nation. Any local community organization interested in having a presentation on scams may contact Lacey Police Chief Michael DiBella at 609-693-6636 ext. 2567.

-Chief Michael C. DiBella