Mayor Yaede Commends Hamilton Township Police Division for its Participation in the Mercer County Special Investigations Unit; Mercer County Prosecutors Office Calls the Partnership a “Complete and Absolute Success”
Today, Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly A. Yaede commended the Hamilton Township Police Division for its participation in the Mercer County Special Investigations Unit (“SIU”) since August 8, 2011, participation that has drawn accolades in a letter from the Mercer County Prosecutors Office (“MCPO”).
“I was recently given a letter from the Mercer County Prosecutors Office concerning the Hamilton Township Police Division’s participation in the Mercer County Special Investigations Unit,” said Mayor Yaede. “Reading the letter filled me with great pride. The Hamilton Township Police Division has once again made Hamilton Township proud for its outstanding work and dedication in keeping the residents of Hamilton Township safe.”
The letter, addressed to Hamilton Police Chief James Collins, lauded the Hamilton Police Division’s participation in the SIU and called the partnership “a complete and absolute success.” The letter also noted the “stellar results” produced by the partnership, including 91 search or arrest warrants executed, 48 arrests, 11 firearms seized, 8 vehicles seized and c.d.s. taken off of Hamilton’s streets, including 386 grams of powder cocaine, 26 grams of crack-cocaine, 1,637 decks of heroin, 9 pounds of marijuana, 14 marijuana plants, 2,801 grams of ecstasy, 80 ecstasy pills, 315 oxycodone pills, 133 grams of ketamine, 1 ounce of PCP and 34 grams of methamphetamine. Additionally, the partnership has produced $135,060 in monetary seizures. Due to Hamilton’s participation in the SIU, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office will provide 100% sharing of any forfeiture proceeds generated by Hamilton officers.
“As I have always said, Hamilton Township’s Police Division is second-to-none and this recognition by the Mercer County Prosecutor is proof of that,” stated Yaede. “We are fortunate to have such a large and dedicated police force that is able to enter into these mutually beneficial partnerships to keep our hometown safe,” Mayor Yaede concluded.