Crime Watch Groups

Community Relations

The residents of South Whitehall Township play an essential role in modern policing because they are the eyes and ears of the police force.  They have the ability to observe and report things that happen in their communities.  Therefore, active citizen cooperation and involvement with police are the fundamental characteristics of crime prevention.  Citizens can also implement security measures and improve the removal of crime risks.  The South Whitehall Township Police Department’s strives to provide its residents with advice and assistance on how they can minimize crime risks to their personal safety and property.

Officers assigned to Community Relations are trained Crime Prevention Practitioners.  In addition to their regular duties, they attend events such Get Prepared Parkland, Heroes and Helpers, LV Autism Safety Day, and other community related events upon request.  Moreover these officers coordinate meetings for the two crime watch groups in the Township.

South Whitehall Township Police Community Relations Officers:

Sergeant Stephen G. Brown- Coordinator (sgb@swtpd.org)

Officer Jason V. Grozier – Assistant Coordinator (jvg@swtpd.org)

**Please be advised that these emails are for contacting officers regarding Community Relations services.  To report an incident or suspicious activities please call 911 or the Lehigh County Communications Center Non-Emergency (610) 437-5252.**

Crime Watch & Chec-Mate Program

South Whitehall Township Police Department participates in two Crime Watch programs in the Township.

                                                                                                           

N.A.R.C.- (Neighbors Are Reporting Crime)

Meetings are the third (3rd) Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.

All residents north of Tilghman St. meet at:

Greenawalds Fire Company
2500 Focht Ave
Allentown, PA 18104

N.A.R.C. covers the northern area of the Township. Meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at the Greenawalds Fire Company

Member contact is John Oplinger (rjmao629@aol.com)

                                                                                                            

R.A.D.A.R.- (Residents Around Dorney Are Reporting)

Meetings are the third (3rd) Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.

All residents south of Tilghman St. meet at:

Cetronia Ambulance Corps
4300 Broadway
Allentown, PA 18104

R.A.D.A.R. covers the southern area of the Township. Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at Cetronia Fire Company.

Attend one of our meetings and learn what is happening in your community. When you join Crime Watch you will receive an ID card with a Chec-Mate number. This number can be used when reporting Non-emergency incidents to Lehigh County dispatchers. By giving your Chec-Mate number you may remain anonymous.

For additional information on Crime Watch or Chec-Mate, contact one of our Crime Watch officers at 610-398-0337 or via e-mail.

Sergeant Stephen Brown – sgb@swtpd.org
Officer Jason Grozier- jvg@swtpd.org

                                                                                                            

Crime Watch Tips

Tips for Discouraging Criminals
  • Do not leave valuables visible at night. The sight of a wallet, purse, or jewelry near a door or window can be irresistible to a thief. Note that cell phones are also attractive targets.
  • All entry doors to your home should be equipped with deadbolt locks, and if your door has a window in it, the lock should be keyed on both sides.
  • Equip your home with security lights.
  • Do not leave your doors unlocked, or your house unattended, even for a short time. The thieves we are encountering are opportunists who in at least one instance have victimized our neighbors in situations where the opportunity presented was quite brief, during the day.
  • Lock all ground floor level windows at night.
  • Keep a cell phone nearby to be certain you can contact law enforcement in the event of an emergency.
  • Be alert. If you see something suspicious, REPORT IT to police

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LINKS

Crimemapping PA Amber Alert
Megan’s Law Premise Alert
Missing and Exploited Children National Sex Offender Public Site
PA State Police Federal Trade Commission