Joseph V. Flatley
Chief of Police
Chief Flatley is a graduate of Collingswood High School and Gloucester County College. He began his Law Enforcement career as a SLEO II with the Collingswood Police Department and then with the Woolwich Township Police Department before being hired by the Logan Township Police Department in July 2001. He served as a patrolman specializing in Crash Investigation until being promoted to Patrol Sergeant in May of 2008. He has also served as the Department’s NCIC TAC officer and has been a member of the Gloucester County Emergency Response team.
In his new administrative role, which began on January 4, 2016, then Lieutenant Flatley took over the duties of the Emergency Management Coordinator, and was responsible for departmental training, the National Crime Information Center terminal, the ProPhoenix Records Management System and is the Crash Investigation Unit Supervisor. As one of the agency’s Physical Fitness instructors and an instructor at the Gloucester County Police Academy, Chief Flatley maintains a strong desire to promote a healthy lifestyle and ensure that officers are well trained to handle the multitude of scenarios they face on a daily basis.
In January of 2019 when he was promoted to Captain, Chief Flatley assumed additional responsibilities, reviewing and approving all investigative reports, preparing video evidence for cases and ensuring compliance with all Attorney General’s Guidelines and Directives. In 2021 he coordinated the purchase of new Body Worn Cameras for each officer in the agency, and implemented new electronic Policy and Personnel Management systems, striving to keep moving the Logan Township Police Department forward and staying ahead of the curve on training.
Capt. Kennedy was born and raised in Glassboro, NJ, and is a graduate of St. Augustine Prep in 1994. He continued on to graduate from Rowan University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Justice. Capt. Kennedy graduated the Gloucester County Police Academy in 1999 and began his police career as a Class II Officer with the Glassboro Police Dept. in 1999-2000. He became full-time with Logan Twp. in June 2000. Initially assigned to patrol, Capt. Kennedy specialized in traffic, and became a Crash Reconstructionist. He joined the Gloucester County Emergency Response Team in April 2007, and remained until 2019. Capt. Kennedy was the liaison between the Gloucester County PBA, and served as Second Vice President from 2011-2012. After receiving his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2010, he was promoted to Sergeant in June 2012. In May 2019, he joined the Administrative ranks as Lieutenant.
Capt. Kennedy has received several commendations over the years, including awards from MADD, life saving, and even delivering a baby girl! Capt. Kennedy will remain on the Crash Unit, which oversees serious and fatal crashes. His new duties include being the court liaison officer, overtime within the agency, reviewing crash reports, vehicle maintenance, and filing the crime logs with the newspapers. Capt. Kennedy will also be one of the Internal Affairs officers to ensure accountability of our officers.
Lt. Haas is a Logan Twp native who grew up in the Logan Woods community and later moved to Woolwich Twp where he graduated from Kingsway Regional High School in 2000. His Associates degree in Criminal Justice was earned at Gloucester County College in 2002. This helped him later advance into The Richard Stockton University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2004. Upon graduating Basic Class #27 at The Gloucester County Police Academy (late 2005), Lt. Haas began his fulltime law enforcement career at Evesham Police Department and transferred into Logan Twp in October of 2006.
Since Lt. Haas’ inception into this agency, he diligently served in the Patrol Division where he was later assigned as K-9 handler. Lt. Haas and his K-9 partner “Hunter” aided in many calls for service for this township, and others throughout the county, for approximately 8yrs. During the second half of his K-9 handler career, Lt. Haas was promoted to Sergeant of Squad A where he supervised and oversaw daily shift operation. After approximately 7yrs as a Sergeant, Lt. Haas was promoted to Lieutenant in November of 2022. Lt. Haas is an advocate for our officer safety concerns and physical fitness. His role as a Physical Fitness Instructor has facilitated with the fitness incentive program and self-defense / Jiu Jitsu training being administered to officers as an advanced training option.
Lt. Haas is a firm believer with this agency staying advanced in training, equipment, efficiency, and workflow, so that its residents and transients experience all that Logan Twp has to offer while being safe. Aside from his current administrative duties, Lt. Haas enjoys spending family time down the shore and keeping an active schedule with his children and friends.