National Guard Competition Event 

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 the NJ National Guard will be conducting a competition involving their personnel along the Delaware River.

Helicopters will be used to drop personnel off on the Pennsylvania side of Washington Crossing Park. Participants will then travel by inflatable boat across the river. Participants will then run south along the canal path.

The participants will then turn around and complete this same course in reverse.

This event is scheduled to take place between 7 AM and 12 PM.  


Road Construction Announcement

On or about Monday, April 10, 2017 Mercer County D.O.T. will be milling and paving Carter Road (CH 569) between Pennington Rocky Hill Road (Mt. Rose intersection) and Princeton Avenue in Hopewell Borough.

Work will occur Monday through Friday between 9 am and 3 pm. The road will be closed to through traffic during these hours. Full access will be permitted during non-working hours.

Motorists will be directed to use East Broad Street/Hopewell-Rocky Hill Road (CH 518), Province Line Road, and Cherry Valley Road.

This work is anticipated to take approximately 20 working days.


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

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Detective Bureau

The detective bureau handles investigations related to all crimes committed within Hopewell Township and Hopewell Borough. Detectives also conduct background investigations for licensing, permits, firearms and employment screening related to public safety.
Three full-time detectives staff the bureau; they are supervised by a lieutenant.

Personnel currently assigned to the Detective Bureau and their extensions are listed below:


Lt. William Springer, extension 5160

Lt. William Springer commands the unit. He assigns cases, reviews reports and oversees all investigations conducted by the detective bureau. Lt. Springer has the additional responsibilities of conducting internal investigations, conducting random drug testing of officers, recruiting, and supervising the department’s records bureau and the discovery section.


Detective Joseph Maccaquano , extension 5360
Detective Louis Vastola, extension 5320

Detective responsibilities include follow-up investigations, surveillance, interrogation, evidence collection/crime scene processing, evidence management, issuance of residential identification cards and firearms purchaser ID card investigations. Detectives also assist the traffic unit on investigations involving very serious or fatal motor vehicle crashes.


Detective Michael Sherman, extension 5230

The juvenile detective investigates and processes all juvenile matters handled by the police department. Typically, these cases initially begin with uniform officers from the patrol division; they are turned over to the juvenile detective for follow-up. The juvenile detective works closely with the NJ Department of Children and Families as well as the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office on investigations involving mistreatment and neglect of children. The juvenile detective also serves as the liaison officer in the Timberlane Middle School and the Hopewell Valley Central High School.

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