Act 89, which became law on November 25, 2013, provided for the elimination of registration stickers. Effective December 31, 2016, PennDOT will no longer issue registration stickers for placement on license plates. Motor vehicle owners are still required to maintain current registration, and must present their registration card to law enforcement when asked.
You will continue to see registration stickers that expire past December 31, 2016 because they will be issued until December 31, 2016. Therefore, customers who renew their registration prior to December 31, 2016 will be issued a registration sticker with a 2017 or later expiration date. In addition, motor vehicle owners are not required to remove their registration sticker(s) once they are expired. A link to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's website regarding Act 89 has been provided below.
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).
DEC 12 - DEC 18 POLICE BLOTTER
DEC 19 - DEC 25 POLICE BLOTTER
DEC 26 - JAN 1 POLICE BLOTTER
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.
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.