The Limerick Township Police Department was founded in May of 1965 with the Board of Supervisors' approval of a police administrator and six part-time patrol officers. These officers patrolled the township utilizing their own vehicles from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Today, the Department consists of twenty-five officers, two civilians and a canine. The Department’s core values of Honor, Integrity and Professionalism are incorporated into its mission statement: It is our mission to improve the quality of life of residents, businesspersons and visitors to Limerick Township by providing the highest level of professional police service. We pledge to maintain the public trust by partnering with the community and by conducting ourselves with integrity. We commit ourselves to work as a team to create a safe, crime free environment by honorably enforcing the laws of the United States Constitution, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the ordinances of Limerick Township.
The Police Department is broken down into four patrol platoons, each of which is supervised by a sergeant. The deployment of the patrol force is overseen by a lieutenant, a position created by the Board of Supervisors in July 2013. The patrol platoons are supported by three investigators and a staff officer. Limerick Township has one K-9 team that was obtained through the Southeast PA Terrorism Task Force. The K-9 team has been sustained through donations from private benefactors. The Department also has a Bicycle unit that is deployed during special events and circumstances.
The Police Department is a multi-functional organization that is both proactive and community- oriented and endeavors to be professional and successful problem solvers. It provides many services to the community, including crime prevention programs and safety resentations to various groups. Members of the Department take part in various school functions and present crime prevention tips to residential and business groups. The Department also plays an active role in the annual presentation of the Pa State Police Camp Cadet program.
The Limerick Township Police Department is active in the Regional DUI Enforcement Team, the Montgomery County Drug Task Force, the Montgomery County Major Incident Response Team and the Chester-Montgomery Emergency Response Team (CMERT). CMERT is a highly trained and equipped group of officers that can provide a tactical resolution to high risk incidents.
Limerick Township is also home to Exelon’s Limerick Nuclear Generating Station (LGS). The Police Department is aware of its role in Homeland Security and is in constant communication with the F.B.I., Pennsylvania State Police and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Preparedness. The department actively participates in drills at the plant and works daily with LGS security to provide a safe and secure facility.
Limerick Township has been described as “one of the fastest growing Townships in Montgomery County”. The Police Department continues to strive for new and more efficient ways to better serve the public. Updated equipment and ongoing training are only two of the many efforts employed to enhance the service capabilities of the agency. As the Township continues to grow, so does the Police Department and we look forward to the challenges ahead.
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Q. What are the police department’s hours?
A. Limerick Township provides police service twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week. For counter service (reports, complaints, etc.), hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Hours may occasionally vary due to staffing. The building is closed for counter service on weekends and all legal holidays.
Q. Does the department do fingerprinting for applications, etc?
A.No. You can contact the State Police Skippack at 610.584.1250 for further details.
Q. Where do I pay parking tickets?
A. At the front counter of the Police Department, or mail it to the address on the envelope within 10 days.
Q. Where do I pay a traffic ticket?
A. A traffic ticket or citation should be paid within 10 days and mailed to District Court #38-01-19, 497 West Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468.
Q. How do I get a copy of a police report?
A. Police reports are released after they are completed and approved. To request a copy of a report, a Right to Know form must be completed. The form can be obtained via the website or in person at the station. Th Righ to Know form, after it is submitted, is attached to the initial incident and th epolice department's approval letter, and is sent over to the Limerick Township's Right to Know Officer for his signature. After the Righ to Know is signed, the forms are returned to the police department and the letter is mailed or, if preferred, may be picked up by the requestor. There is a $20.00 fee (cash or check) for the report.
Q. How do I obtain a copy of a crash report?
A. A reportable crash is one wher ethere are injuries and/or towing is required for one of hte involved vehicles. To obtain a copy of a reportable accident, please refer to the directions liste don the receipt that was provided by police at the time of the incident.
A non-reportable crash requires no further investigation other than the form that was provided at the time of the incident.
Q. How can I get crime prevention information?
A. Call 610.495.7909 and an officer can provide you with a wealth of information to improve your personal, residential or commercial safety and security.
Q. How do I get police services for a special event at my
residence or business?
A. Police Officers may be assigned to assist with traffic situations, security or other police related issues at special events. The cost for services beyond the normal scope of police duties will be borne by the party making the request. Please call at least 1 week prior to the event. Contact the Chief of Police at 610.495.7909 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for availability and fee schedule.
Q. How do I get a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA)?
A. If you are experiencing abuse of any sort and it is an emergency, immediately contact the police by dialing 9-1-1. If you need to speak to someone about the situation and it is not an emergency, call 610.495.7909. Officers will personally assist anyone who is a victim of abuse through the process. PFA orders are handled in the Prothonotary's Office/Women's Center which is located on the first floor of the Montgomery County Court House. They will provide you with the appropriate paperwork and directions on where to file them. The Prothonotary's Office can be reached at (610) 278-5994.
Q. Are there any other sources of assistance for victims
of abuse or other crimes?
A. Yes. Victims of abuse can call: Women's Center of Montgomery County - 800.773.2424; Victim Services Center - 610.277.5200; Child Abuse - 800.932.0313; or the Rape Crisis Hotline - 610.277.5200.
Q. I want to become a Limerick Township Police Officer. How
do I go about this?
A. Municipal Police Training (Act 120) is required for all persons hired by Limerick Township as police officers. Inquiries about future recruitment efforts and inclusion on the application file list can be made by calling 610.495.7909.
Q. Who do I contact about traffic problems in the Township?
A. For immediate problems such as road blockages, traffic light malfunctions, etc., contact 610.489.6262. For problems such as speeding, traffic regulations or general questions, contact the Police Department at 610.495.7909.
Limerick Township is also home to one of Exelon’s nuclear power plants, known as the Limerick Generating Station. The Police Department is aware of its role in Homeland Security and is in constant communication with the F.B.I., Pennsylvania State Police and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Preparedness and works daily with LGS plant security to provide a safe and secure facility.
We jointly test as part of the Montgomery County Consortium and this is generally administered in the Fall at Montgomery County Community College.
Have a business in Limerick Township? Please fil out the form below so in the event of an emergency, you can be contacted. Emergency Listing Form
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LOCK YOUR CAR Overnight thefts from vehicles continue to occur in the Township. Small electronic devices that are often left in vehicles such as GPS units, MP3 Players, lap-top computers and cell phones can be easily converted to cash by even the most inexperienced criminal.
The best defense against this type of victimization is to lock your vehicle! Thieves will often walk through a neighborhood under the cover of darkness and they will avoid forcibly entering a locked car out of fear of creating too much noise
Residents are urged to report suspicious persons, vehicles and even noises immediately by calling 911