Trenton Residents Graduate from the Trenton Police Department’s Citizen Academy


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton, NJ (Mercer County). In an effort to increase positive community relations between the Trenton Police Department and city residents, the Civilian Police Academy was formed. On November 27, 2023, the 4th class of Trenton residents had their graduation ceremony at Police Headquarters.

The ceremony opened with remarks from Detective Glendy Peña, Director Steve Wilson, Lt. Bethesda Stokes, and Alumni, Councilwoman Feliciano. Each speaker congratulated the graduates on their dedication and commitment to attending and finishing the class successfully. “This class of 12 is the largest class that has graduated so far,” stated Detective Glendy Peña, one of the academy instructors and host of the evening.

As each person was called to receive their graduation certificate of recognition, their smiles lit up the room for all in attendance to see. Each had a nickname that ended in the word “Sauce,” an insider joke among the classmates that was quite entertaining; the camaraderie among the graduates was an awesome site to witness.

Among those that graduated was East Ward Councilman Joe Harrison, who beamed with pride as he stepped forward and took his certificate and stood among his classmates. Councilwomen Crystal Feliciano and Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg, both graduates of the academy from the prior session, were present and excited to congratulate the graduates along with Councilwomen Teska Frisby, Jasi Edwards, and Yazminelly Gonzalez. Councilwoman Jennifer Williams phoned in her well wishes as she was not able to attend. Also in attendance were instructors Detective Angel Turner, Detective Tamika Veal, Detective Tomika Sommers and Officer Olix Herredia.

“This is an awesome opportunity for civilian and police relations,” stated Feliciano, “Lt. Harbourt and his team are great, we certainly learned a lot when we took the class.” “I’m proud of all of the graduates,” stated Figueroa Kettenburg. “Some of the comments made showed that they learned intricate information about the police force and their role in the community and that there is great concern for our youth.”

The ceremony closed out with words from the Lead Instructor, Lt. Harbourt who congratulated the graduates and then challenged them to be advocates to their neighbors and others throughout the community about the police and what they learned.

“This was a wonderful and informative experience,” stated Trenton resident Evonne Williams. “I’m glad I was able to participate and definitely intend to encourage others to sign up as well.”

For information about the next academy start date, residents should be sure to check the Trenton Police Department Facebook page or the City’s website for postings.

Man Wounded In Oakland Street Shooting


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) At 11:22 p.m. Friday., Trenton Police Shotspotter activated for 18 rounds fired at 160 Oakland St. police say a male victim was located inside 7 Eisenhower Ave with a gunshot wound to the back. The male was transported to Capital Health Regional. The shooting response team is investigating. The condition of the victim has not yet been provided.

Trenton Police Host Annual Trunk Or Treat 2023

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police held its annual Trunk or Treat in the rear of Trenton Police Headquarters. The trunk or treat brought up to 2k kids. LT Stokes of the community affairs unit commended her detectives on putting this whole task together going on its 10th year. Det Veal says she looks forward to it being bigger and better in its 10th year.

Trenton Police Supervisor Crashes While Responding to Assist officers

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN)  A Trenton Police supervisor was responding to Fairway Drive to back up Police officers, who requested assistance and were actively pursuing a suspect just after 4:00 pm Monday. As the supervisor entered the intersection of Perry and Southard, he collided with another vehicle. All parties involved were transported to the Capital Health Medical Center via Trenton Emergency Medical Services as a precaution. No injuries were reported. 

40 Year Old Trenton Man Killed In stabbing Identified


TRENTON, N.J. (PBN)  Just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023, Trenton police responded to the
area of Cross Street and Kersey Alley in response to a call for an unresponsive male.
Upon arrival, officers located a male victim on the ground in the sidewalk area suffering
from numerous stab wounds. The victim, identified as Corey Jones, 40, of Trenton, was
transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead
a short time later.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information
is asked to contact MCHTF Detective Michael Cipriano at (609) 575-2235 or OIC
William Jett Jr. at (609) 331-5010. Information can also be emailed to

Man Dies After Being Stabbed In Trenton

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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN)  Trenton Police and The Mercer County Homicide Task Force are investigating after a man was killed after being stabbed multiple times Thursday night.

Trenton Emergency Medical Services and Capital Health paramedics responded just after 9:00 P.m. to Cross Street and Ewing Street, where they found a male suffering from stab wounds to the chest and neck area. Trenton Emergency Medical Services and Paramedics performed CPR to Capital Health Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Person Found Dead In Vacant Home In Trenton’s North Ward


Trenton, N.J. (PBN) Trenton Police and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating after a person was found deceased inside a vacant home in the unit block of Wayne Ave between Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard just after 9:30 P.m. Sunday the cause of death remains unknown as the investigation is ongoing.

Video : Carlos Ramirez NJ News/ PBN

August Hit-and-Run Leaves Woman Hospitalized Suffering Multiple Fractures


Trenton, N.J. (PBN)  Trenton Police are investigating after a woman was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while crossing South Broad Street and Malone Street. The woman’s identity is not being released. The accident occurred August/5/2023. Video taken from a neighbor’s door camera shows a grey jeep exiting the scene after striking the pedestrian. Police say they cannot identify the vehicle’s owner or driver. The victim was hospitalized, having suffered multiple fractures, and required surgery with a metal rod implanted in her arm. The Victim has retained Stark & Stark- Attorneys at Law, anyone with information is urged to contacted Trenton Police at 609-989-4000

BREAKING: Woman In Critical Condition After Hit-And-Run In Trenton

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Trenton, N.J. (PBN): Trenton Police are investigating after a woman was struck by a vehicle Thursday night just after 8:00 P.m. that did not stay at the scene. Capital Health paramedics rode up on the woman, who reported being unresponsive on Calhoun Street near West State Street. Paramedics intubated the woman and transported her to Capital Health Trauma Center in Critical Condition by Trenton Emergency Medical Services.

Trenton Bell Boy Dry Cleaners Demolished


Trenton, N.J. (PBN):  Trenton Mayor Reed wrote in a Facebook post, “As Trentonians may have noticed, the demolition of the former dry-cleaning business at 310 Prospect Street began yesterday. As part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, Trenton received a nearly $2 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for pollution cleanup at the site. Thank you to the EPA, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, and President Biden’s administration for their assistance in making the Capital City a safer place.”