Patrol Bureau Commander - Platoon C/D
Lt. Erin Gorman
Lt. Gorman graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. Lt. Gorman graduated the Camden County Police Academy Alternate Route Program and was hired by the Evesham Township Police Department on Feb. 22, 2005. She was assigned to the Patrol Bureau for the next five years. While in that assignment, Gorman was also assigned as a field training officer, crime scene technician, bike patrol officer and was a member of the Department’s former Special Response Tactical Team. In 2010, she was assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau where she assisted in the Department’s first attainment of National Accreditation status. In 2012, Gorman was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and became the first female to attain that rank in the history of the Department. While in the role of Sergeant, Gorman was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Investigative Bureau, Internal Affairs Bureau and the Office of Professional Standards Bureau. Gorman served as the Department’s Wellness Coordinator for several years and is a trained New Jersey Master Resiliency Officer. She was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on July 17, 2022, again becoming the first female to attain that rank in the history of the Department. She is currently serving as a Patrol Bureau Commander.
The Patrol Bureau as in any police agency is the backbone of our service. Officers assigned to this Bureau respond to dispatched calls through the 911 system, and through our Intelligence Led Policing Function they direct their patrol efforts at reducing the incidents of disorder and crime. The Patrol Bureau is comprised of six Platoons of officers with two supplemental patrol squads that provide an increased number of available police officers during the time identified as our highest need for officers based on work analysis. Each Platoon is comprised of two squads of officers each headed by a Sergeant. These officers provide round the clock police service to the Township of Evesham in a committed and effective manner.
The Patrol Bureau responds to all calls for service – criminal complaints (both in progress and past tense), motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, fire calls, quality of life/neighborhood issues and reports of suspicious activity. Patrol Officers conduct preventative patrols, secure crime scenes, conduct minor investigations, apprehend suspects at in progress crimes, investigate motor vehicle accidents, provide traffic control, render emergency aid to the injured and investigate suspicious activities.
The Patrol Bureau is commanded by Lieutenant Rich Dixon and Lt. Erin Gorman, each of whom are responsible for 3 Patrol Platoons.
Patrol Bureau Commander - Platoon A/B Lt. Rich Dixon
Lieutenant Rich Dixon has been a police officer with the Evesham Township Police Department for 18 years. He holds a Teaching Degree from Rowan University and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Public Administration from Centenary University. Lieutenant Dixon is graduate of the FBI LEEDA Trilogy Series: Supervision, Command, and Executive Leadership Institute and a graduate from the New Jersey State Association Chiefs of Police, Command & Leadership Academy. His prior assignments included, supervising the Support Service Bureau, Community Policing Unit, and Internal Affairs Bureau. Lieutenant Dixon is currently the A/B Patrol Bureau Commander alongside Lieutenant Erin Gorman.