Avalon police launch Facebook page

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AVALON – The police department is now on Facebook.

“Social media provides the Avalon Police Department with an excellent opportunity to both gather and disseminate essential information,” said Police Chief William McCormick. “This Facebook page will continually update residents and visitors on critical information and provide the community with an easy way to contact us with any tips that they may have.”

In its first week, the police department’s Facebook page received more than 350 responses. The page currently contains information about the borough’s “Senior Alone Program,” vendor/taxicab applications, community events and active investigations.

The department’s Facebook page also includes an email address that will allow the public to submit tips; that address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

“We believe the business community in Avalon will use the Facebook page throughout the year,” said Police Capt. Dave McCallion. “The page enables businesses to share immediate, real-time information about shoplifters, counterfeit money, and other issues that impact businesses.”

The police department website also contains quality of life information, including a frequently asked questions page and a list of borough ordinances that deal with public safety issues.

See the Facebook page at facebook.com/AvalonPD and website at avalonpolice.org. 

The non-emergency telephone number for the Avalon Police Department is 609-967-3411; in the event of any emergency, call 9-1-1.

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