Remember no one knows your street or your neighborhood better than you and your fellow neighbors. The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) encourages all residents to report any suspicious activity:
PSP Non-emergency: 484-840-1000
PSP & Fire Emergency: 911
Public Safety Notifications Please be sure to sign up for any important safety announcements.
Public Safety Advisory CommitteeIn response to recent incidents, residents’ concerns, and ideas discussed at a community safety meeting in March 2010, the Board of Supervisors has created a Public Safety Advisory Committee. The group is comprised of residents:
- Fred Karcher
- Ray Shore
- Lou Girolami
- Libby Salvucci, Supervisor liaison
Together this group of residents represents over 100 years of public safety experience. Supervisor Libby Salvucci serves as the liaison, with other Supervisors serving if needed. The Committee now meets every other month to assist in organizing a Town Watch program, increasing awareness, communications, and developing long-term goals/initiatives. Recommendations will be made to the Board of Supervisors.
Important Safety Tips
- Lock your cars. and ensure that all valuables are removed or out of sight
- Keep your garage doors closed and your doors locked – even when you are home.
- Use outdoor lighting.Report suspicious activity/cars to the PSP non-emergency number.
OTHER SAFETY INFORMATION
Town Watch Programs
Safety-minded neighbors help create safe neighborhoods. Town Watch volunteers serve as trained “eyes and ears” for the police department. They routinely patrol their neighborhood streets, keeping alert for suspicious activity. Town Watch volunteers do not confront suspects; instead they are asked to immediately report the suspicious activity to local police or a base station via cellular phones or two-way radios.
Citizens’ Police Academy
Citizens are taught first aid, CPR, and firearms safety. The basic class is 15 weeks in length and the advanced class is seven weeks. The basic class consists of classes on hiring procedures, pre-patrol procedures, DUI, investigation, live scan fingerprinting and digital photography, a visit to the 911 center, a canine demonstration, fire marshal, crises negotiations, martial arts self defense, State Police Mounted Unit, Tactical Response Team (SWAT), victims organizations, white collar crime, Identify theft, composite sketching, State Police helicopter, court room Procedures, outlaw biker gangs, ride-a-long program, and graduation. For more information call 610-876-6142, extension 11 (Sandra Fuller) or 610-876-6143 (Chief Eller).
Cadets learn the real world of law enforcement. The Camp Cadet experience includes an interactive tour of the judicial system and how it works in our democracy. Cadets learn about drug enforcement (including a live demonstration of the K-9 officer’s skills), they sit on both sides of the courtroom, meet with the judge and district attorney and learn about fingerprinting, mug shots, and probation. The intricacies of the system and its many levels are made all the more real because cadets experience them first-hand in the courtroom, in the jail, and at the state level. For more information visit www.campcadetmontco.com