Bridge Reconstruction Notice

Beginning on or about Friday, June 23, 2017 Mercer County D.O.T. will commence bridge repairs on a structure located along Blackwell Road between Cold Soil Road and Federal City Road.

Repairs will consist of complete bridge replacement, necessitating a full 24/7 closure of Blackwell Road. 

During construction, Blackwell Road up to the bridge will be open to local residents but the bridge will be fully closed to through traffic.

A detour will be posted directing motorists to use Federal City Road, Lawrenceville-Pennington Road, Keefe Road and Cold Soil Road.

This project is anticipated to take approximately 90 days to complete, weather permitting.



Bridge Reconstruction Notice

On or about Monday, December 5, 2016 the Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will start the rehabilitation of the two bridges on River Drive, one over Fiddlers Creek, and one over Steele Run, which have been closed for over three years.

Sections of River Drive, near these two bridges, will remain closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for the duration of the project.

This project is to be completed in 150 calendar days, weather permitting.






























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  Hopewell Township Police Department
201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road
Titusville, New Jersey 08560
Phone – 609 737 3100 • Fax – 609 737 1775

Hopewell Township Police Department

History of the Department

It is believed that the Hopewell Township Police Department started part-time in the 1920’s or early 1930’s. The first Chief of Police was Clifford Snook. Chief Snook’s brother, Russel A. Snook, later became the fourth Colonel and superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.

Carlton “Cubby” Force followed Chief Snook and served from 1936 to 1949. Chief Malcolm Joiner took over from Chief Force and led the department until 1969 when Mathew J. Maloney became the first full-time Chief of Police. He served from 1969 to 1982.

In January of 1975 the department began delivering full-time, round the clock service to the residents of Hopewell Township. Until that time the New Jersey State Police Hopewell Barracks answered many of the calls for service from township residents.

Chief Robert J. Ferrarin, who had served as a part-time patrol officer before becoming a full-time officer in 1974, became the second full-time Chief in 1982 and served until 1995.

In the early 1980’s the township police department began to provide police services to the Borough of Hopewell when the small borough department was disbanded upon the retirement of its chief, Robert Dodson. The township department continues to provide service to the borough through an inter-local agreement.

Chief Michael A. Chipowsky also served the department in a part-time capacity, as a special officer. He became a full-time patrol officer in 1974 and rose through the ranks to become the Chief of Police in 1995. During his tenure he brought the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program to the department. He also implemented a completely digital dispatch and records management system for the department. Chief Chipowsky retired in 2006.

Chief George C. Meyer was sworn into office in March of 2006 and became the fourth full time Chief of the department. One of Chief Meyer’s many duties included serving as the Hopewell Valley Emergency Management Executive Director. In this capacity, Chief Meyer was instrumental in coordinating emergency operations during the severe windstorm in March of 2010, Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012. Chief Meyer served for 38 years, having begun his career in 1975 and retiring at the end of 2013.

Chief Lance D. Maloney was sworn into Office January 1, 2014. He began his career with the Hopewell Township Police Department in January of 1994.

He is a graduate of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police West Point Command and Leadership Program, The FBI National Academy 241st Session and The Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

Chief Maloney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law and Justice, from Trenton State College.

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