Welcome to the Schuylkill Haven Police Department page. Hopefully, we are providing this information as we pursue our ongoing commitment to providing professional community oriented police services to the Borough of Schuylkill Haven. We thank you for the opportunity to serve this fine community. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding this web site or the services we provide.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN POLICE DEPARTMENT- MISSION STATEMENT
Strength, Stability, and Speed
It is the Schuylkill Haven Police Department's goal to provide a strong (strength) and steady (stability) enforcement of the Commonwealth's laws. Responding in a swift (speed) manner to those in need. This is our pledge, which will provide the citizens of Schuylkill Haven the confidence that Schuylkill Haven will be continually monitored. Thus providing a safe community for all to live in.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Police Department Phone Numbers
Schuylkill County Communications Center 628-3792
Non-emergency calls/ Office- 385-9111
Do not call the office number if you need an immediate police response. If no one is in the office, this will delay a response to your problem.
Police Department Members
Chief - Jeffrey Walcott
Criminal Investigator - Vince McDonald
Patrolmen - Greg Meisner, William Horn Jr., David George, Ken Jacoby, Glenn Firing
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN STREET SWEEPER SCHEDULE
CRIME WATCH PROGRAM
One of the goals of the Schuylkill Haven Police Department is to provide a safe environment where our citizens work and enjoy life.
One step in our partnership with the community is to renew the Citizen’s Crime Watch.
The Citizen's Crime Watch is an opportunity for residents to meet some officers who protect and serve your community. It is an opportunity to assist the police department in providing a safer environment to our Borough. The relationship between the Police Department and the community can only be enhanced by this partnership. Citizens may gain a greater understanding of what our officers do in Schuylkill Haven.
The police department is currently involved with a community Crime Watch in the North Berne St. area. This group is designed to be additional eyes & ears for the police department to alert them to suspicious circumstances in their neighborhood.
The police department is considering instituting a crime watch for the entire borough. If you are interested in forming a group in your area, please contact Officer Gregory Meisner at the police station.
NRA GUN SAFETY PROGRAM
The police department is currently instructing the NRA Eddie the Eagle gun safety course in the Schuylkill Haven Elementary School. The program focuses on keeping kids safe from firearms. The police department, in cooperation with the Schuylkill Haven School District, intends to expand the program into other grades of the elementary school next year. The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children in pre-K through third grade important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented in an easy format consisting of the following simple rules: If you see a gun: STOP! Don't Touch .Leave the Area. Tell an Adult . The NRA started the program in 1988, The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program is instructed to over one million children each year in all 50 states. The program was developed through the joint labors of professionals including clinical psychologists, education specialists, housing safety officials, and law enforcement personnel. The main focus of the program is to promote the protection and safety of children.
The Schuylkill Haven Police Department and the Schuylkill Haven School District started instruction of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in the Schuylkill Haven Middle School in 1994. Officers instruct 5th grade students in resisting drugs, alcohol, & tobacco. It also helps reduce peer pressure and addresses bullying. The D.A.R.E. program concludes with a graduation ceremony and the D.A.R.E. Challenge. The D.A.R.E. challenge is a series of athletic team activities to help build camaraderie and class spirit.
Abandoned vehicles are classified under Ordinance 995 as any vehicle that:
1. is not registered or;
2. is not inspected or;
3. has not been moved for 30 days.
This includes vehicles located on public or private property within the Borough of Schuylkill Haven. The penalty for failure to comply shall entail a fine up to a maximum of $600 plus costs. Each day that a violation of this ordinance continues shall constitute a separate offense. If you have an abandoned vehicle on your property, or know of such a vehicle on a highway or other public property, please report it to the borough police by calling 570-385-9111
Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
Accident reports come in two different forms, reportable and non-reportable. A reportable accident is generally one that involved any injury or a vehicle needed to be towed from the scene. A non-reportable accident is one that does not meet this criteria. The police officer determines the type of accident during the investigation process as the accident investigation proceeds.
Copies of reportable accidents are generally available approximately 5 working days after the accident is reported. This may be longer depending on the type of accident and the officer’s work schedule.
Copies of non-reportable accidents are usually recorded on a Schuylkill haven Police courtesy form and are considered a information exchange only. These are usually available provided to vehicle drivers on the scene. If not, these forms are generally available within 24 hours of the accident and will only provide the information about the drivers and vehicles involved and a brief comment on the accident.
The investigating officer observes and documents information from the operators, witnesses, and personal observations on-scene. The officer does not determine who is at fault in an accident. The issuance of a traffic citation does not determine fault. The evaluation of who is at fault is up to the insurance companies for subrogation purposes.
Copies of all police accident reports cost $15.00. Payment may be in the form of cash or check made payable to "BOROUGH OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN".
You may request a copy of an accident report by visiting or calling the police department.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA. 17972
Please include the pertinent information in your request, such as names of involved parties, and the date, time and location of the accident.
The Police Department offers numerous services to the residents in addition to their regular duties to protect the citizens of Schuylkill Haven. Some of the following services are available by contacting our police office.
On vacation or just away from you home for awhile? The Police Department provides House Checks to residents. Officers will check the exterior of the residence for suspicious activity as time permits. House check forms may be obtained by stopping at the Police Department and filling out a short form. House Check information will not be taken over the telephone due to security reasons. When requesting this service, the resident should understand that this is a free service that is provided as time is available. There is no special duty upon the borough when providing this service and there is no guarantee against loss, theft, or damage to the premises.
Fingerprinting Services will be provided free to charge for Borough Residents. Fingerprinting will be done for employment or government purposes. Please contact our department to arrange an appointment
Speeches & Tours
Speeches can be presented to your organization on a number of Police related topics. In addition, tours of the Police Station are also available. Please make your requests to Chief Walcott at (570) 385-9111.
No Parking Signs
Many times, residents need to reserve a parking place for construction, moving or delivery purposes. The Police Department may loan traffic cones and no parking signs to individuals for these purposes. Please contact our department to make arrangements to pick up these items.