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NEW SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP POLICE

In case of an emergency call 911!

During the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the New Sewickley Township Police Department will continue to answer all emergency and 911 calls as we normally would.  All non-emergency calls will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine the most effective and safe way to handle each call.  You may be receiving telephone calls from the officers regarding non-emergency complaints as we attempt to practice social distancing as much as we can while performing our duties.  Please review this updated website as we now offer online reporting of non-emergency calls, vacation watches, identity thefts, and related types of calls for service.  We ask that all residents continue to practice social distancing.  We have included resources and information regarding the Stay At Home orders and COVID-19 information.  We will be working on a daily basis to update this as more information becomes available to us. 

Office Telephone number : 724-774-2473

Non-emergency Beaver County Dispatch telephone number:

724-775-0881

SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR POLICE SERVICES ONLINE

The New Sewickley Township Police Department has partnered with Crime Watch Pennsylvania to increase the effectiveness of the services we provide to the community.  The New Sewickley Township Police Department knows that creating lines of communication with our community is vital during these ever-changing times.  Keeping our residents informed early; as well as, keeping lines of communication open is essential.  The New Sewickley Township Police Department has teamed with our partners at Crimewatch, the largest source for public safety news and information in PA, to help keep, inform and reassure that the New Sewickley Township community receives accurate and timely information.

The CrimeWatch link above enables residents to simply and easily report minor/non-emergency crimes online. Incidents like: a stolen wallet, damage to a vehicle or property, vandalism, identity theft, traffic complaints and other non-emergency crimes can be submitted electronically for response. Those submissions are then cataloged and triaged by Law Enforcement to follow up on when officers are able to do so.  This provides the officers of the New Sewickley Township Police Department the ability to continue to serve the community while the social distancing mandate is in effect. As always, in the event of an emergency call 911 immediately and officers will respond.  To submit an online report, please click the Crime Watch link above.

STAY AT HOME ORDER

EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020 

 

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has issued a stay-at-home order for Beaver County, including New Sewickley Township, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

This order emphasizes that everyone in the county, to the extent possible, should stay at home and distance themselves from others. We urge all of our residents to continue to practice social distancing.

There is no change to the life-sustaining business guidelines and waivers that were previously put in place, or to the requirements that restaurants and bars limit their operations to take-out and delivery only.

The stay-at-home order is extended through April 30 in Beaver County, including New Sewickley Township. All Pennsylvania schools and non-life-sustaining businesses remain closed until further notice.

For the most up to date information please follow the link below:

https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-sec-of-health-pennsylvania-on-statewide-stay-at-home-order-beginning-at-8-pm-tonight-most-prudent-option-to-stop-the-spread/

COVID-19

You may notice a different manner of policing by the officers of the New Sewickley Township Police Department as we practice social distancing while answering calls and responding to emergencies. 

 

COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams

Please be aware that there are several current scam attempts taking place regarding the COVID-19 Stimulus Checks.  No one from the IRS is going to call and ask for your banking information! Please click on the link below to learn more about the current scams we are seeing.

https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/stimulus-check-scams-to-look-out-for-coronavirus-schemes-2020-3

 

Resources:

Click the links below for the most updated resources and information relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

 

State Representative Marshall Update April 2, 2020: State Representative Marshall Coronavirus Update_ April 2

Center for Disease Control Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

World Health Organization Resources: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Pennsylvania Department of Health Resources: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Resources: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

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Message From Chief Ronald Leindecker

New Sewickley Police Department 724-774-2473

 

 

     Chief Ronald Leindecker

     724-774-2473 Extension 207

     Email: rleindecker@newsewickley.com

 

 

     Administrative Assistant Christine Ziter

     724-774-2473 Extension 227 

     Email: cziter@newsewickley.com

 

 

 

    Corporal Timothy Gatehouse

    724-774-2473 Extension 221

     Email: tgatehouse@newsewickley.com

 

 

   

     Corporal Daniel Swab 

     724-774-2473 Extension 222         

     Email: dswab@newsewickley.com

 

 

   

      K9/Patrolman Keith Haburjak

      724-774-2473 Extension 223

      Email: khaburjak@newsewickley.com

 

 

 

 

     Detective Gregory Carney                             

     724-774-2473 Extension 224

     Email: gcarney@newsewickley.com

 

 

 

 

     School Resource Officer Thomas Liberty                 

     724-774-2473 Extension 225

     Email: tliberty@newsewickley.com

 

 

     Patrolman Timothy Sovich

     724-774-2473 Extension 226

     Email: tsovich@newsewickley.com

 

 

 

     Patrolman Richard Jones                   

     724-774-2473 Extension 229

     Email: rjones@newsewickley.com

 

 

 

     Patrolman Gregory Pullen                     

     724-774-2473 Extension 233

     Email gpullen@newsewickley.com

 

 

 

     Crime Watch/Patrolman James Kopaz

     724-774-2473 Extension 231

     Email: jkopaz@newsewickley.com

 

 

 

 

     Patrolman Jeff Lizzi                                 

     724-774-2473 Extension 228

     Email: jlizzi@newsewickley.com

 

 

 

     SRO/Patrolman Samantha Vinson         

     724-774-2473 Extension 232

     Email: svinson@newsewickley.com

 

 

 

 

Patrolman Jeremy Conley 

724-774-2473 Extension 234

Email: jconley@newsewickley.com

 

 

Patrolman Chayme Chunchick 

724-774-2473 Extension 235

Email: cchunchick@newsewickley.com

 

 

Patrolman Ethan Fuchs

724-774-2473 Extension 236

Email: efuchs@newsewickley.com

CRIME ALERTS

COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams

Please be aware that there are several current scam attempts taking place regarding the COVID-19 Stimulus Checks.  No one from the IRS is going to call and ask for your banking information! Please click on the link below to learn more about the current scams we are seeing.

https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/stimulus-check-scams-to-look-out-for-coronavirus-schemes-2020-3

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we ask that all residence continue to practice social distancing.

 

NARCAN

Due to the nationwide opioid epidemic, Narcan has become a live saving tool utilized by law enforcement.  All of the New Sewickley Township Police officers have been issued Narcan which is carried in their patrol cars while on duty.  In the event of an opioid related overdose call 911 IMMEDIATELY.  The timely administration of Narcan can and does save lives on a regular basis.

Did you know that immunity is available for anyone reporting an overdose?  If you report an overdose, stay with the individual overdosing and cooperate with law enforcement, you can receive immunity.  To learn more, read the Pennsylvania Department of Health “Good Samaritan” Drug Overdose Immunity Laws below:

PA Overdose Good Samaritan Laws

March Statistics

Calls for Service 211.
Accidents 10.
Arrests 13.
Citations Issued 47.
Interviews 32.
Investigations 88.

February Statistics

Calls for Service 227.
Accidents 23.
Arrests 17.
Citations Issued 61.
Interviews 27.
Investigations 83.

January Statistics

Calls For Service 282.
Accidents 29.
Arrests 22.
Citations Issued 48.
Interviews 44.
Investigations 101.

New Sewickley Township Text Alert System

The New Sewickley Township is now utilizing a Text Message Alert System for incidents and information relating to New Sewickley Township.  If you would like to receive these text alerts, please contact Savanah Barkley at the township office between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday at 724-774-7822 or email her at sbarkley@newsewickley.com.  Please provide your name and telephone number to Savanah and she will add you to the list.

Mission Statement of the New Sewickley Township Police Department

We, the members of the New Sewickley Township Police Department, envision the New Sewickley Police Department as the benchmark of professionalism and leadership, not only in Beaver County, but also throughout Pennsylvania. By taking an aggressive stance against criminal activity, and by using traditional and progressive means of performing our duties, we assist in creating a safer, more productive township. Through working together with citizens and businesses, we contribute to the economic development of New Sewickley Township and help to make it a truly vibrant community.

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS

The New Sewickley Township Police Department employees School Resource Officer’s Tom Liberty and Samantha Vinson, who are assigned to the Freedom Area School District.  The officers of the New Sewickley Township Police Department regularly participate in Active Threat scenario training in cooperation with the Freedom Area School District, the Beaver County Emergency Services Center, and neighboring police departments.  The officers of the New Sewickley Township Police Department also participate in and instruct training with the staff and administration of the Freedom Area School District.  We would like to thank the staff, administration and school board members of the Freedom Area School District for their continued cooperation and support of the New Sewickley Township Police Department.

 

Officer Liberty is detailed with the duties of a School Resource Officer at the Freedom Area Senior High School and is tasked with overseeing all School Resource Officer activities within the Freedom Area School District.

 

Officer Vinson is detailed with the duties of a School Resource Officer at the Freedom Area Middle School.

Both of our School Resource Officers enjoy time spent educating and making sure all of the students,staff, administration, and visitors to the schools have a safe, fun, and education experience while at school.

K-9 Program

The New Sewickley Township Police Department K-9 program has been successfully operating since 2015.  K-9 BENY and Officer Haburjak are a valuable asset to the residents and police department. BENY is used in deterring crime, finding missing persons, apprehending criminals, preventing crimes, locating narcotics and making our community safer.  The K-9 program is part of the police department’s plan to curb vandalism, thefts, narcotics and burglaries.

In addition to police work, the K-9 team will conduct demonstrations at schools and special events.  The New Sewickley Township Police Department utilizes donations and fundraisers to offset the ongoing costs of the program.  Donations to the K-9 Program can be made in the form of a check made payable to: New Sewickley Township Police K-9 Program and sent to the New Sewickley township Police Department, 233 Miller Road, Rochester, PA   15074.  To request a demonstration or program for your organization, please contact Patrolman Keith Haburjak at khaburjak@newsewickley.com or by calling 724-774-2473.

Car Seat Checks and Installations

The New Sewickley Township Police Department encourages everyone to insure that their children are properly seated in their child car seats. Officer Tim Sovich is a child car seat technician, and is able to assist in teaching the proper installation and inspection of your child’s car seat. Appointments can be made with Officer Sovich by contacting the New Sewickley Township Police Department, 724-774-2473.  Information on Child Car Seat safety and any upcoming Car Seat Checks can be found at website: www.patechs.com

When requesting an appointment for a Child’s Car Seat Inspection, please have the following information available at the time of the inspection:

    1.  Owner’s manual for the car seat

    1. Owner’s manual for the vehicle

    1. Current Height/Weight of the Child

    1. Complete Seat.  To complete an inspection, the entire seat needs to be viewed, not just the detachable base.

  1. Please bring the child with you, so proper harness fit can be tested.  If an expecting family is making a request, proper techniques will be taught for harnessing an infant.

When requesting an inspection, please be aware that the entire inspection will usually take between 30-60 minutes.  During the inspection, proper techniques will be taught to install Child Car Seats, and the person making the request will install the seat at the end of the appointment to insure they are confident installing the seat, inspecting the seat, and checking for proper harness and fit.

Megan’s Law

https://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/

On November 24, 2004, Governor Edward Rendell signed into law Senate Bill No. 92, which made significant changes to Megan’s Law. Most notably, information on all registered sex offenders now will be available to the public through the Internet. Additionally, out-of-state offenders will be subject not only to the same registration and notification provisions of their state of conviction in Pennsylvania but will be subject to the registration and notification requirements of Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law.

Copy the website below to your browser for access to Pennsylvania’s Megan Law website.  Within the website, one can explore Megan Law registrants in your community as well as in neighboring communities.  The website now has a new electronic notification system that once signed up, users can monitor a maximum of five Pennsylvania addresses on your smart phone or computer.

Crime Watch

     Patrolman James Kopaz is the head of the New Sewickley Township Police Crime Watch Program.  Patrolman Kopaz conducts crime and police related programs for various groups in the community.  The Crime Watch program also cosponsors the yearly Trick or Treat Trail at Green Valley with the New Sewickley Township Recreation Board.

     Patrolman Kopaz can conduct a program for your group.  If you are interested in having a program, please contact Patrolman Kopaz at the police department at 724-774-2473 or send him an email at jkopaz@newsewickley.com.

Traffic Safety

 

     The New Sewickley Township Police Department has received the AAA Platinum Award for Traffic Safety Enforcement in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.  The AAA Platinum Award is the highest level of award for Police Departments that participate in Traffic Safety Programs.  During these years we have noticed a significant decrease in the amount of serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents in the Township.  We continue to strive to keep the occurrences of accidents low.

     The New Sewickley Township Police Department participates in Aggressive Driving, Buckle up Pennsylvania, and Driving Under the Influence Checkpoints to ensure the continued safety of the residents of New Sewickley Township.  Patrolman Richard Jones heads up the these traffic safety programs.  If you have a traffic issue in your neighborhood, contact Patrolman Jones at rjones@newsewickley.com or click on the button below to file on online complaint.

 

The New Sewickley Township Police Department offers Fingerprinting for residents.  Fingerprinting is offered Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.  If you are unable to make these times, appointments can be scheduled by calling the New Sewickley Township Police Department at 724-774-2473.

The New Sewickley Township Police Department requires a current, valid and unexpired photo identification ID for fingerprinting.

Please have available when you come to the station for fingerprinting.

    • State Issued Photo Driver’s License

    • Fingerprinting Order

  • Passport is acceptable for a Photo ID

The cost of fingerprinting is $15.00.

Drug Return and Drop Off

Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent Take-Back Drug Box, located in the lobby of the New Sewickley Township Police Department.  The collection site is open Monday thru Friday 7 am to 3 pm.  Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.

Take back Box

When disposing drugs at the Take-Back Box:

  • drugs need to be in a sealed container, such as the original bottle or a zip-lock bag.

  • liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container

  • personal information should be removed or blotted out with a permanent marker

Items Accepted:

  • perscription and over-the-counter solid medication

  • tablets and capsules

  • pet medicines

Items Not Accepted:

  • intravenous solutions

  • injectables, such as, syringes or needles No EpiPens

  • hydrogen peroxide

  • asthma inhalers

  • iodine – containing medication

  • thermometers

  • alcohol & illicit drugs (marijuana, heroin, LSD, etc)

Solicitors in New Sewickley Township

     During these times, residents often have concerns regarding legitimate solicitors knocking on their doors.  New Sewickley Township does permit soliciting when a vaild permit is obtained from the township office. The police department has a copy of every permit issued by the township and we are able to verify the legitimacy of solicitors or cite those who have not obtained a permit. To obtain a permit, contact Township Manager Walter Beighey Jr. at the New Sewickley Township Building.  The Township offices are located on the top floor of the Township Building at 233 Miller Road, Rochester, PA 15074.  The Township offices are open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

A copy of the Township Ordinance can be viewed here:

Solicitation Ordinance

      If you are a resident of New Sewickley Township and wish to have solicitors not stop at your residence, you can add your address to the Do Not Knock List.  Simply complete the form below and either mail it to Manager Beighey or email it to manager@newsewickley.com.

Do-Not-Knock-Form

Right to Know

Are you looking for a copy of an incident report or an accident report?  Please complete the form below and email it to Chief Ronald Leindecker at rleindecker@newsewickley.com to obtain a copy of the report you may need.

 

New Sewickley Police Right to Know Request

Vacation Watch Requests

Are you going on vacation?  The New Sewickley Township Police Department, can conduct extra patrols of your residence while you are away.  Please complete the form in the online reporting link below.  In the type of Incident pull down tab, please select “OTHER.”  In the “Summary of Incident” block, please provide the following information:

  • Date of Departure

  • Date of Return

  • Emergency Contact name and telephone number

  • Are there any pets inside

  • How many and what type of vehicles will be parked outside of your residence

  • Will there be any lights on inside the home

 

Internet Safety

 

Are you buying or selling something on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Letgo, OfferUp, or another internet based platform?  Utilize the parking lot of the New Sewickley Township Police Department as a safe and secure location to meet with potential buyers or sellers.  The parking lot of the police department is monitored by video surveillance cameras 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Have you been the victim of identity theft or a scam?

Know your rights as a victim of Identity Theft!  Below are some helpful links if someone has stolen your identity.  We urge all residents of New Sewickley Township to contact the police department if you have fallen victim to one on the many scams or if someone has stolen your identity.  A report can easily be filed with us by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

 

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/taking-action/

https://www.identitytheft.gov/know-your-rights

https://www.experian.com/help/identity-theft-victim-assistance.html

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/pdf-0119-guide-assisting-id-theft-victims.pdf

COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams

Please be aware that there are several current scam attempts taking place regarding the COVID-19 Stimulus Checks.  No one from the IRS is going to call and ask for your banking information! Please click on the link below to learn more about the current scams we are seeing.

https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/stimulus-check-scams-to-look-out-for-coronavirus-schemes-2020-3

 

 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed.  HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody.  However, victims and witnesses are required to register with HSI and ICE in order to receive notification of criminal notification of criminal alien’s release.
To register, go to this website:  http://www.ice.gov/victim-notification/

Scam and Identity Theft reports can be filed with the police department by clicking on the image below:

Pennsylvania is offering citizen’s access to a program called AlertPA.   AlertPA delivers emergency and weather alerts, amber alerts, health notifications, tax notifications, building alerts and updates to steer, guide and warn you on all your devices.  Simply go to https://alert.pa.gov and sign up! Within the website, users can chose which alerts and notifications they would like to receive and which device they would like to receive them on.

Disability Placard

Are you in need of a disability placard or do you have questions about the process of obtaining a disability placard?  Click on the link below for more information and to apply for a placard.

https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Pages/FAQ%20Pages/Placard-Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx

False Alarms

On September 3, 2019 the New Sewickley Township Board of Supervisors enacted Ordinance # 216.  This ordinance addresses false alarms at homes and businesses.  As of January 1, 2020 the New Sewickley Township Police Department began enforcing this ordinance.  Please be aware that after three false alarms in one calendar year, any resident or business will be cited under this ordinance.  A copy of the ordinance is attached below.

 

False Alarms New Sewickley Ordinance # 216

Coaching of Volunteering?

Do you plan on coaching youth sports this season or volunteering with youth activities?  Do you have the necessary clearances for your organization?  Click on the links below for the appropriate websites to obtain the clearances you may need. 

PA ACT 34 Clearance:

https://epatch.state.pa.us/

PA ACT 151 Clearance:

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

Driving Record

If you are in need of a copy of your driving record, use the link below to access the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website:

https://apps.pa.egov.com/idr

BEAVER COUNTY RESOURCES

Here are some helpful links to resources available in Beaver County:

 

Beaver County Website: 

 http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

Beaver County Emergency Services (911):

http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/EMS/Pages/default.aspx

Beaver County Victim/Witness Services:

http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/DA/Victim/Pages/default.aspx

Beaver County Domestic Relations:

 http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/Courts/DR/Pages/default.aspx

Magistrate 36-2-01 covering New Sewickley Township:

 http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/Courts/MDJOffices/Pages/EdwardCHowe.aspx

Beaver County District Attorney’s Office:

 http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/DA/Pages/default.aspx

Beaver County Children and Youth:

 http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/CYS/Pages/default.aspx

Beaver County Office On Aging: 

 http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/OOA/Pages/default.aspx

Beaver County Humane Society:

  http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/OOA/Pages/default.aspx