REGIONALIZATION POLICE STUDY.
On Wednesday, October 15th, representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development met with the elected officials and other members of the small working group from the municipalities of Kennett Square Borough, Kennett Township, New Garden Township and London Grove Township for the release of the Regional Police Feasibility Study which was commissioned earlier this year.
The officials from the DCED, Chief Joseph Kirschner (Ret.) and Chief Ron Stern (Ret.) provided a written report and a PowerPoint presentation to all the attendees. As anticipated, the study provides an in-depth analysis of current police operations (where they currently exist), community demographics, type of service calls and volume, etc… The study will be used as a guide for the municipalities as they move into the next phase of this process which will address any unanswered questions, conduct an in-depth budget analysis (cost to benefit study) and will take into consideration the political aspects. When all of these matters are complete, the process will move into the final phase, which is approval. A more accurate timeline for the final phase will be established in January 2015 by the Regional Police Working Committee.
The Municipalities have expressed their gratitude to Chief Kirschner, Mr. Stern and to the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development for their hard work and attention to detail. The Municipalities continue to express support and enthusiasm as this process moves into the next phase. There remains a lot of work to be done, but this report gives us an excellent guide to accomplish this task if we find it’s in the best interest of our communities.
KENNETT SQUARE POLICE DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
CALLS FOR OTHER POLICE SERVICE: 610-268-3171 (24 X 7)
NON-URGENT INSIDE INFORMATION LINE: 610-444-0501 (This line is only active during business hours on weekdays, excluding holidays and can be used for general questions and assistance.)
KENNETT SQUARE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The mission of the Kennett Square Police Department is:
To ensure that the quality of life guaranteed by the United States Constitution is provided to all members of the Community;
To provide for a safe and orderly environment through Constitutional means;
To guard against those who seek to destroy our peaceful way of living;
To seek active Community participation in Police related activities and programs;
To be constantly concerned about the rights and dignity of the individual, and;
To take care of our Community through dedication, professionalism, and service.
OUR ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES
“COMMITMENT – HONOR – SERVICE – INTEGRITY”
As members of the Kennett Square Police Department we believe the character of our organization is best reflected in the quality of service provided by each of our members and we accept the responsibility for contributing to the quality of life in our community.
All that we do will reflect a “Commitment” which will ensure we merit the support and trust of our Community.
We will “Honor” the rights and dignity of our residents and visitors and all that we serve.
We will provide the best possible quality Police “Service” through our shared values and commitment, all the while promoting Community involvement and cooperation.
We will guarantee the “Integrity” of our organization and to duty by adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; and honesty.
OUR ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS
To maintain our direction geared towards improving the collaboration and trust between our residents, businesses, and the Police Department;
To reduce crime, and the fear and threat of crime, and always strive to improve the quality of life to all those we serve;
To work in providing the best practices that promote safe, clean, and viable neighborhoods and business districts;
To strengthen and increase education and training of crime prevention and youth intervention.