May 23, 2017

Police Dept

Non-emergency (610) 323-2090
Emergency 911
General email: policeinfo@westpottsgrove.org

Mission Statement

“The mission of the West Pottsgrove Township Police Department is to work in partnership with the Community to protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life within our Township.”

Department History

The West Pottsgrove Township Police Department was started in the early 1950’s. At that time the police Department consisted of only 1 man. Today the Police Department consists of 8 full time officers and 3 part time officers.

All of the officers have extensive training in one or more specialized areas of police work including:

  • Accident investigation
  • D.U.I. enforcement
  • Firearms instruction
  • Narcotics investigations & identification
  • Child abuse
  • Sex crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Community policing
  • Child safety seat instruction
  • And more……

Departmental Goals

• Reduce crime, the fear of crime, and improve the quality of life of West Pottsgrove Township residents.
• Improve the trust and collaboration between residents, businesses, and the Police Department.
• Remain on the cutting edge of best practices that promote safe and viable neighborhoods and businesses.

Personnel

Matthew Stofflet – Chief of Police
Steven Ziegler – Sergeant
Joseph Buchert – Corporal
Brian Cass – Corporal
Andrew Peifer – Officer
Dan Meyers – Officer
David White – Officer
Douglas Ahles – Officer
Robert Stoudt – Officer
Robert Radswillas – Officer
Timothy Roeder – Detective
Ruth Smith – Police Secretary

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where do I pay a traffic citation?
A. You should pay a traffic citation within 10 days at District Court 38-1-11, 1 Security Plaza, Suite 101, Pottstown, Pa. 19464. Do so by taking it in person or mailing it.

Q. Where do I pay a township/parking citation? (written on an orange violation envelope)
A. Send it, or bring it in person to the Police Station, 980 Grosstown Rd. Stowe, Pa. 19464. If you bring it in person you should do so Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. & 4 p.m.

Q. Do you do vacation checks if I’m away from home?
A. Yes, just come to the station and fill out a vacation form. This form contains information such as where you’re going, how long you’ll be gone, and contact information for you and a responder should there be a problem.

Q. How do I get a copy of a police report?
A. You can contact the Police Department at (610) 323-2090 or come in person and verify that the report is able to be released. You will then be given other information on what is needed to obtain the report.

Q. How do I get a Protection from Abuse Order (P.F.A.)?
A. You go to the Prothonotary’s Office at the Montgomery County Courthouse. They will provide you with the necessary information. The Prothonotary’s Office can be reached at (610) 278-3360, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 4:15 p.m. If it’s after hours a West Pottsgrove Police Officer can assist you with obtaining an emergency P.F.A. if the proper criteria are met.

Q. Is there a curfew in West Pottsgrove Township?
A. Yes, under section 13-19 of the West Pottsgrove Township Ordinances it states:
It shall be unlawful for any person 16 years of age and under to be, or remain in, or upon any of the streets, highways, alleys, parks, or other public places in the Township at any time between the hours of 9:30 pm and 5:00 am during the period from September 30, to March 1, inclusive, and from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am during all remaining months, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of such minor.

Links

Montgomery County Pa.:
www.montcopa.org

Montgomery County Pa. Gun Permit:
www.montcopa.org

Megans Law:
www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/

Right to Know Law:
http://openrecords.state.pa.us/

Pennsylvania State Police:
http://www.psp.state.pa.us/