The Patrol Division is the core of the Police Department. Twenty-four hours each day, every day of the year, Officers of the Patrol Division are on duty to respond to the needs of our community. We are usually the first contact a citizen makes with the Police Department and we are proud to be of service. From auto accidents, to alarms, to crimes in progress, Patrol Officers are the first responders to all emergencies in the Township.
Each year, this Division handles over 28,000 incidents. Aside from responding to emergencies, we are also responsible for enforcing traffic laws, local ordinances and, of course, the Crimes Code. We patrol the Township streets, direct traffic, and file reports on everything from minor auto accidents to major property losses.
Presently, the patrol division is comprised of four patrol squads consisting of a Police Sergeant and several patrol officers working rotating shifts. In addition to their daily patrol duties, many of our officers participate in a variety of special units or task forces and have additional assignments within the agency.
At strategic times throughout the year, West Whiteland Township Police Officers will participate in DUI check points, Aggressive Driving and Seatbelt Enforcement programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Chester County.
In order to maintain a high level of service, the Officers of the Patrol Division undergo extensive training each year in firearms, legal updates, self-defense, first aid and many other important topics. We utilize state-of-the-art technology, such as mobile data computers, digital identification systems and non-lethal weapons systems to fulfill our mission of protecting and serving the citizens of West Whiteland Township.
Please visit the Community Matters section of our website to see the tremendous amount of time and effort our officers put forth to give back to our community to make it a better place to live.