WESTTOWN-EAST GOSHEN REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Regional Policing Since 1982

meeting notice

The Westtown-East Goshen Police Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm. 

move over - it's the law

 

Move Over Tri-Fold Brochure - Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 

police blotters 

Police Blotters contain a synopsis of significant investigations handled by the department and are not representative of the total number of calls received during the respective time period. Police Blotters will be posted in PDF format.  NOTE: Due to a recent change in operational workload, the Department will be significantly changing the format of the Police Information Reports. The new reports will only contain the date, general location, municipality, and incident description (no narrative). 


POLICE BLOTTER  APRIL 10 - APRIL 16 

pennsylvania's school bus stopping law

Do you know the Pennsylvania School Bus Stopping Law?

What are your responsibilities at a 4-Way Intersection?

  • When you approach an intersection where a school bus is stopped (loading/unloading children) with the red signal lights flashing and the stop arm extended, you MUST stop. 
  • You may not proceed in any direction until the school bus has turned off the red lights and the stop arm is no longer extended. 
  • Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.

Link: Drive Safe PA - When to Stop for a School Bus

The penalties if convicted of violating Pennsylvania´s School Bus Stopping Law include:

  • $250 fine
  • Five points on your driving record
  • 60-day license suspension

want a safe place to conduct online transactions?

 Conduct your in-person transactions safely at your local police station.

The police department will designate (2) parking spaces directly in front of our building as "Safe Trade" locations. These marked spaces are subject to 24-hour video recording. The lobby of the police department, which is also under 24-hour video recording, will be open to persons wishing to conduct online transactions during weekdays ONLY (Monday thru Friday), excluding observed national holidays, during the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. 

wego pd awarded accreditation by pa chiefs of police

 

On March 30, 2016, the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) voted unanimously to award accreditation status to the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department. The achievement of accreditation was the culmination of a year of intense work by members of the police department and places the department among the 8% of all law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania which have received accreditation through PLEAC. 

The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association introduced the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program in July of 2001. The program was designed and developed by professional law enforcement executives to provide a reasonable and cost effect plan for the professionalization of law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania. There are many benefits associated with accreditation including decreased liability insurance expenditures, reduced agency risk and exposure to lawsuits, improved community relations, and increased agency accountability to the public.

In order to become accredited, an agency must demonstrate that it meets the 132 standards developed by PLEAC. To meet these standards, the agency must present evidence to a team of assessors that the agency has a policy in place to address each standard and that officers are stringently complying with the policy. These standards include important areas such as procedures relating to patrol operations, vehicle pursuits, use of force, detention of prisoners, and property/evidence control.  

In order to retain accreditation status, the department must undergo a reaccreditation assessment every three years. The on-going accreditation process will guarantee that the department continually reviews and revises departmental procedures, thereby ensuring that the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is in compliance with the national best practices in policing. 

The police department would like to thank the elected officials of East Goshen, Westtown, and Thornbury Townships and the citizens of the townships for their support and encouragement during the accreditation process. 

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