Heroes & Helpers
Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
Through a Target grant, the Heroes and Helpers program donated $1500 for 15 students whom were nominated by counselors, teachers and administrators at the Parkland School District. After an enjoyable morning shopping at Target, all of the students, volunteers and gifts were transported to the South Whitehall Township Administration Building for a lunch provided by Target, Applebees and Top Star/Subway all located on Cedar Crest Blvd, Wegmans in Allentown, Utz and Just Born Candies.
Prevent bicycle theft from occurring by registering your bicycle with the Police department. This department recovers many bicycles and we have no owners to claim them. Submit your completed registration from to receive a numbered sticker to display on your bike. Your information will be kept on file with the department to keep track of your bicycle. REMEMBER, thieves don’t care what size a bike is or how much it cost-they get it for FREE.
Law Enforcement Explorer Post #4444
The South Whitehall Police Department is proud to announce the formation of Law Enforcement Explorer Post 4444. The South Whitehall Police, with assistance from the Upper Macungie Police and the Parkland School District, have established the Explorer Post for young adults interested in a career in law enforcement. Explorer Post 4444 meets on the second Thursday of each month in the public meeting room at South Whitehall Township. In addition to monthly meetings, the Explorers will serve at various special events throughout the year.
This specialty youth career oriented program is endorsed by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Sheriff’s Association. More than 2,800 police and sheriff’s departments have organized explorer posts specializing in law enforcement. These posts can provide assistance in crime prevention programs and traffic control, and as aides to patrol officers. The explorers have the benefit of seeing first hand what exactly the law enforcement profession entails and whether or not they would like to pursue this as their chosen profession.
Law Enforcement Exploring is a program of the Boy Scouts of America. Through the Police Department Explorer Post, young people between ages 14 and 21 learn the role of law enforcement in the community. Explorers learn police-oriented skills and share other activities. Through their training they are able to provide services to the Department, such as searches, traffic details, security for public events and other non-enforcement type activities.
The objectives of the South Whitehall Police Department Explorer’s Post are to educate interested youths in methods and objectives of law enforcement, to encourage Explorer participation in rewarding and productive services activity and to provide substance abuse prevention education.
If you are interested in becoming an Explorer, please contact the Department at 610-398-0337 or Sergeant George Hummel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Safety Seat Checks
Patrol Officers Darvin Faust and Jason Grozier are certified Child Safety Protection technicians able to perform seat checks and instruct adults in the proper installation and positioning of the seats. Checks are done by appointment and for Township residents only. You should allow approximately 30 minutes for your appointment. Please contact Officer Faust or Officer Grozier at 610-398-0337 to make an appointment.
The South Whitehall Township Police department has begun participating in the Premise Alert System, a program aimed at providing police, fire, ambulance and other first responders with information regarding individuals with special needs, health issues or disabilities. This information is not shared with anyone other than the appropriate emergency response agencies. Completed forms should be returned to South Whitehall Township Police, 4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104. Individuals not residing within South Whitehall Township should return completed forms to their respective police agency.
To download a copy of the Premise Alert Form, please click on the following link.
Premise Alert Form
National Night Out
Please check the SWT PD Facebook page www.facebook.com/southwhitehallpd for additional information. Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.