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Police Department

Police PatchThe Upper Saucon Township Police Department operates out of the Township Municipal Building located at 5500 Camp Meeting Road. The Department is comprised of 21 full-time officers (two of whom are investigators), a Police Clerk and a Chief of Police. In addition to 24-hour patrol services and crime investigation, the Department participates in a regional DUI task force, sponsors a local D.A.R.E. program and oversees a community service program for first time juvenile offenders.

 

DUI Task Force

The DUI task force conducts sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols on area roads that have been known to experience a high level of alcohol related accidents and/or arrests. Area police departments formed the regional task force to raise public awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. The task force is funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

D.A.R.E. Program

D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The D.A.R.E. Officers provide instruction for children attending the Southern Lehigh Middle School and St. Michael’s School in Colesville. This nationally recognized program provides children with the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, alcohol and violence. Officers from the Upper Saucon Township Police Department have been providing D.A.R.E. instruction since 1989. Click here to visit the National D.A.R.E. web site.

Juvenile Community Service Program

Since 2007 the Upper Saucon Township Police Department partners with the IMPACT Project and the Lehigh County Juvenile Probation Department to provide first time, low-level juvenile offenders an alternative to the juvenile justice system.

Local community volunteers, who meet at the township building, give generously of their time to meet with those juveniles identified by the police department as candidates for the program. Without the volunteers the program would not be available.

Community Justice Panels

A panel in which County citizens serve on community panels to decide the consequences for a juvenile charged with minor offenses in order to divert these individuals away from the juvenile justice system. The CJP program provides an alternative method for dealing with first-time juvenile offenders who commit low-level, non-violent crimes. This program was created in 1999 by The IMPACT Project, a local private social service agency, and the Lehigh County Juvenile Probation Department. It was originally funded through a grant, but Lehigh County’s Human Services Department now fully funds the program through juvenile probation’s budget.

Aggressive Driving Patrols

The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP) is a statewide initiative that utilizes crash data to identify aggressive driving locations. High visibility target enforcement, coordinated earned media, public awareness and training are conducted on these roadway to reduce the number of needless aggressive driving injuries and deaths.

The partnership is comprised of municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT, the US Department of Transportation and community groups and organizations.

The first of the 2015-16 Aggressive Driving Waves was completed October 26th thru November 22, 2015. Two hundred seventeen (217) grantees participated, in addition to PSP from 15 Troops. Municipal Agencies recorded 9,361 Enforcement Contacts and 8,885 Citations/Arrests during the 4-week Wave. There were 5,842 Speeding citations written; representing 65.75% of all citations. Four (4) separate speed violations that are totaled in the speeding group are: Maximum Speed Limits, Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed, Racing on Highways and Special Speed Limitations. Traffic Control Signals/Signs was second highest with 7.15% and then Obedience to Traffic Control Devices with 5.28%. A total of 82 arrests were also made during the Wave. These arrests were a direct result of the officer’s initial traffic contact. There were 1 Felony, 19 DUI (Alcohol Only), DUID 7 (Drugs Only), 0 DUI/DUID and 55 Other Arrests reported.

The second Aggressive Driving Wave is scheduled for March 21 to May 1, 2016. There are 235 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police scheduled to participate to reduce the number of Aggressive Driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on Commonwealth roadways.

The focus for this 6-week enforcement Wave is Speeding, Work Zones Safety and Keeping Right-Passing Left. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited. Wave 2 coincides with National Distracted Driving Month (April) and National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11th-15th).

Participating Agencies will use Traffic Enforcement Zones, Saturation Patrols, Speed Enforcement Details, Corridor Enforcement, Work Zone Enforcement and Multi-Jurisdictional Patrol strategies to identify and cite aggressive drivers.

The PA Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project would like to thank all participating Police Agencies for their commitment to traffic safety. These efforts continue to contribute to the reduction of crashes, injuries and deaths on Pennsylvania roadways.

PA Route 309 in Upper Saucon Township has been identified as a target roadway for this program due to the number of accidents that occur along this roadway. 

Members

Thomas J. Nicoletti
Chief of Police
610-282-3064

Contact Information

Dial 911 for Emergencies

Police Department Headquarters
5500 Camp Meeting Road
Center Valley, PA 18034

Non-Emergency: (610) 282-3064
Fax: (610) 282-0345

Business Office Hours
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday

Homeland Security Victim Notification Program

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has a program to ensure that the rights of victims are carefully observed. The Victim Notification Program allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. In order to be notified, you must register at the following website: http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification

Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box

The Upper Saucon Township Police Department is proud to announce the installation of a permanent drop-off box for unused medications. The box is located in the lobby of the Police Dept., and is available for free, anonymous drop-offs Monday – Friday, from 8a-12p and 1p-4p.

Animal Lost & Found

As of January 2012, Upper Saucon Township has partnered with the Lehigh County Humane Society to provide service for lost animals. If your pet has run away & you cannot find him/her you may locate them by contacting:

Lehigh County Humane Society
640 Dixon Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610-797-1205
Fax: 610-797-3439

If you have a feral cat issue, you can contact No Nonsense Neutering of the Lehigh Valley. Their services include a trap-neuter-return program.

No Nonsense Neutering of the Lehigh Valley
1044 N. Quebec St.
Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 1-866-820-2510, ext #2

PLEASE think about adopting an animal in need-you may find your new best friend(s) there.

Identity Theft Victim's Packet

This packet should be completed once you have contacted Upper Saucon Township Police Department and obtained a police report number related to your identity theft case.
Download The Packet (PDF)