On December 23, 2015 Sgt. Blake was promoted to the Chief position. Chief Blake has served as Officer in Charge since September 2014 and has been in law enforcement since 1988.
2015 Holiday Hangout
The 2015 Holiday Hangout was a great success. Thanks to everyone who came out with their kids to visit Santa, enjoy snacks, meet the staff and leave a donation to benefit C.H.O.P.
First Responders Visit Deibler
Officers from the Pennridge Regional Police Department, an Emergency Medical Technician from Grand View Medic, and a volunteer from the Sellersville Fire Department stopped by Deibler Elementary last week to answer questions and let youngsters get an up close look at the tools of their trade.
Welcome Two New Officers
Full-time Officer Robert Seville and part-time Officer Nathan Alcott were recently sworn in to the Pennridge Regional Police Department. Officer Seville has been a Telford Borough police officer for the past three years and Officer Alcott recently graduated from Allentown Police Academy.
Promotion to Sergeant
Congratulations to Officer Timothy Maloney on his promotion to Sergeant at the June 24, 2015 Commission meeting. Sgt. Maloney is an 18-year veteran of the force, has served as accident reconstructionist and field training officer and was the department's 2011 Officer of the Year. In August he will be graduating with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from DeSales University.
Sergeant Karcher Retires
Sergeant Patrick Karcher retired in July 2015 after 31 years in law enforcement. Sgt. Karcher began his police career in 1984, and worked for the East Rockhill Police Department before the 1992 start of Pennridge Regional Police Department. Over the years Sgt. Karcher held many positions, including field training officer, special sworn county detective, firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, detective, patrol sergeant, administrative sergeant and, most recently, the department's second-in-charge.
Welcome Officer Ruiz & Officer Dean
At the Pennridge Regional Police Commission January 28, 2015 meeting, the Commission welcomed Officer Ruiz and Officer Dean who have transitioned from part-time to full-time officers with the Department. Officer Ruiz has been with the department since 2011 and is trained as a defensive tactics instructor and in crisis intervention. Officer Dean started in 2014 and is trained in crisis intervention. They are both welcome additions to the department.
2014 Police Officer of the Year
At the Pennridge Regional Police Commission December 23 meeting, Officer Harry Hallman was presented with the 2014 Officer of the Year. Officer Hallman started his police career with the Sellersville department in 1987 which then combined with East Rockhill and West Rockhill to make the Pennridge Regional Police Department.
'Officer Hallman's influence has always been positive and he remains an expert in his field that has benefited those around him.' according to Officer-In-Charge Blake. 'He epitomizes the concept of community policing that the residents in the community have come to expect from its local police.'
2013 Police Officer of the Year
The 2013 Officer of the Year Award was presented to Sgt. Patrick Karcher. Sgt. Karcher initially began his law enforcement career in 1984, working as a part-time police officer for East Rockhill Township, then in 1987, Patrick began his full-time police career with the Borough of Sellersville. Sgt. Karcher began his career with the Pennridge Regional Police Department in 1992 and is a founding member of the department.
PA Yellow Dot Program
Pennsylvania's Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the 'golden hour' of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a yellow dot in the vehicle rear window alerts first responders to check the glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention needed. Visit www.YellowDot.pa.gov for more information.
Drug take Back
The Department purchased a Med Return Drop Box which is located in the waiting room of the Police building at 200 Ridge Road. Citizens can drop unwanted medication into the box anonymously with no questions asked. The box is routinely emptied and medications promptly turned over to the District Attorney's Office for disposal.
Old Bethlehem Pike Report
Old Bethlehem Pike is a collector road that runs parallel to Route 309 and is often used by mortorist traveling between Perkasie and Quakertown. Citizen's along Old Bethlehem Pike complained about speeding and the ever increasing volume of cars on Old Bethlehem Pike. The Pennridge Police Department continue to conduct speed enforcement and surveillance on the road.
Anonymous Tip Line
Citizens can call the police department at 215-257-5104, and follow the prompts to leave an anonymous tip. The tip line is checked daily and tips are forwarded to the Detective or Officer working the specific case for follow-up.
PRPD Personal Property Inventory Program
Citizens can now register personal property with the Pennridge Regional Police Department to aid in recovery should a theft occur. The Department has developed a Personal Property Inventory Form for residents to document their personal property with make, model, serial numbers and detailed descriptions of their property. In the event that the property becomes lost or stolen, the police department will have on record the critical details needed to recover the property.
The Police Department requests that the Inventory Form be completed and returned to the Pennridge Regional Police Department. The information will be entered into their data base, not to be released. If, in the event of a theft, the Police will be able to enter your property into the FBI National Crime Information Center computer system, contact local pawn shops and notify local police departments.
By taking time to complete these forms, the Police Department will be able to better serve you. It greatly increases the chance of locating and returning your lost or stolen belongings.