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The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is accepting applications for our 2016 Citizens Police Academy which will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. We have provided an announcement below along with a blank printable application. If you have any questions or need additional information, you can send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
WE HAVE A NEW LOOK!
We have an updated look to our police vehicles. Beginning with the 2016 models purchased this year, you will begin seeing a transition of our vehicle graphics. The newer vehicles are also being equipped with push bumpers to assist disabled motorists. Pictured with the newly designed vehicle (67-75 car) are Officers Jorge Rodriguez (left) and Russell Weaverling (right) who were instrumental in researching and designing the new vehicle graphic design.
Check our photo gallery (under the HOME navigation button) for additional photographs of the newly designed fleet vehicles.
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.
PHOTO: Members of the department displaying the Certificate of Law Enforcement Accreditation in front of the police department. Pictured from L to R: Officer Ted Lewis, Officer Eric Ruggeri, Sergeant Leo Kennedy, Chief of Police Brenda Bernot, Lieutenant Guy Rosato, Accreditation Manager Mary Lee, Officer Mark Seuffert and Officer Mark McKinney.