April 6, 2014 - Fatal Accident Investigation - East Goshen Township
The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department has seen an increase in scams targeting seniors. Below are some of the types of scams targeting seniors in our area. Please click on the links below to learn more about these types of scams. If you suspect that you have been a victim of one of these scams, you should contact your local police department and file a police report.
Tech Support Scams - Source (OnGuardOnline.gov - Website)
Phone Scam - Source (Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police - PDF)
The "Grandparent Scam" - Source (Consumer Federation of America - PDF)
Scam Alerts - Source (Federal Trade Commission - Website)
The Townships of East Goshen, West Goshen, and Westtown are currently studying the cost of police operations for both the West Goshen and WEGO Police Departments and examining the impact that a potential merger of the two departments would have on the operations and costs of police service. The three townships plan to explore merger options that include the continuation of employment for all current uniformed officers in the time period immediately following a merger. Areas that will be examined include: staffing, personnel costs, pensions, post-retirement benefits, vehicles, equipment, weapons, facilities and department operations.
The process is being overseen by the three Boards of Supervisors, with assistance from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), a non-profit management consulting organization with expertise in government management, public finance and municipal consolidation processes. Options developed by CGR for the merger of the two police departments will be presented to the Boards in a public meeting. The study process began in March 2014 and is expected to be completed in mid-2014.
As part of the study, CGR has developed a website for residents of the Townships. This website is designed to facilitate community engagement as the townships of East Goshen, West Goshen, and Westtown consider the merger of the West Goshen Police Department and Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department (WEGO).
Website Link: CGR - Police Merger Study Website
The website provides the following:
· Updates on the process
· Opportunity to sign up online to receive email alerts as new information is added
· Link to submit comments, questions, and other feedback
The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department will once again be participating in the DEA National Take Back Initiative which will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Giant Food Store located at 1393 Dilworthtown Crossing (Thornbury Township) located at Route 202 & Dilworthtown Road.
A member of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department will be at the collection site to collect any unwanted or expired prescription medications.
What type of medications can you submit at collection sites?
Any over the counter, controlled substance or prescription required drugs can be submitted. Tablets, capsules, ointments, creams and liquids will be accepted in its packaging. No need to take medicines out of the original package or container. The public can submit it as is, no need to separate pills or medication in any form.
What items will not be accepted at the collection sites?
Sharpies and syringes will not be accepted due to safety reasons.
Returning your unwanted medicines to a take-back program is the safest and most environmentally protective way to dispose of unused medication.