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Welcome from the Chief of Police

On behalf of the men and women of the Springfield Township Police Department, welcome to the police page. We appreciate you taking the time to visit and hope that you find this site both informative and interesting.

Springfield Township is a passionate community with historical roots. As the Township continues to attract new residents, our population continues to grow to over 19,500 residents. With support from our community, the Springfield Township Police Department is committed to fair and impartial enforcement of the laws, crime prevention, safeguarding the quality of life, and providing assistance to victims of crime. We are fortunate to have active and concerned neighbors and community leaders who have worked with us to develop these effective partnerships.

The Springfield Township Police Department is dedicated to maintaining high standards of professionalism and integrity. Our mission is to protect and serve the residents of our diverse community. We value the trust placed in us by the community we serve and will be diligent in our efforts to uphold that trust. We continue to identify new and innovative ways to address crime and quality of life concerns in Springfield.

Thank you for visiting!

Michael E. Pitkow

Chief of Police

Applications, Permits, and Documents

 

  • Policies

    • STPD Social Media Policy
      This policy establishes the Springfield Township Police Department’s position on the utility and management of social media and provides guidance on its management, administration, and oversight. This policy is not meant to address one particular form of social media; rather social media in general.
    • Complaint Against Police Packet
      The purpose of the complaint investigation process is to protect the public, employee, and the department through fair, thorough, and proactive investigations of alleged misconduct. Although we encourage citizens to report police misconduct, complaints must be made in good faith. Anyone who willfully makes any false accusation or provides false information for the purpose of discrediting a police officer will be prosecuted under Pennsylvania Crimes Code Section 4904 and 4906.
  • Neighborhood Watch Program

    • Neighborhood Watch Program
      A presentation created and presented by the Springfield Township Police Department to help facilitate the creation of a Neighborhood Watch for the purposes of helping our residents keep themselves safe.
  • Police Permits & Registrations

    • Alarm Registration

      • Alarm Registration Form
        If you have an alarm system at your residence or business, you must complete and submit an alarm registration form with the Springfield Township Police Department.
      • Alarm Registration Procedure Form
        Procedure for registering your alarm with the Springfield Township Police Department.
    • Block Party Permit

      • Block Party Permit Form
        The Block Party Permit form replaces the practice of writing a letter to the Chief of Police requesting permission for a street closure for neighborhood block parties. The permit must be filled out by the person coordinating the block party, and must be signed by at least 75% of the households located on the street to be closed. The application should be returned to the office of the Chief of Police at least ten days prior to the scheduled block party.
    • SafeWatch Registration

      • Safewatch Registration Form
        In this community policing effort, participants in the SafeWatch program will play a crucial role in assisting officers to quickly determine if video footage is available near a crime scene.
    • Snow Shoveler Registry

      • Snow Shoveler Registry Form 2020
        Registration form for local youth to sign up to be added to a list that elderly residents or residents in need can access to obtain assistance from registered youth to shovel sidewalks, steps, and driveways during the winter months.

 

Contact Information

Name Title Telephone
Michael E. Pitkow
Chief of Police (215) 836-1601
Rebecca Mersky
Lieutenant (215) 836-1601
Mimi McLennan
Admin Assistant Chief of Police (215) 836-1601
Linda Galleo
Police Receptionist (215) 836-1601

Springfield Township

Administration & Police
1510 Paper Mill Road
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Phone: (215) 836-7600 Fax: (215) 836-7180

Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.