Downingtown Police Department

  • Agency: Downingtown Police Department
  • Address: 10 W Lancaster Ave, Downingtown , 19335 PA
  • Chief: James R. McGowan, III (Chief of Police)
Phone: 610-269-0263

Downingtown Police Department is located at 10 W Lancaster Ave, Downingtown , 19335 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is James R. McGowan, III. The Downingtown Police Department phone number is 610-269-0263.

Downingtown Police Department News

The Downingtown Police Department is currently investigating the Robbery at the Rite Aid in Downingtown on October 25th by the subject pictured. If you know this subject please contact the Downingtown Police Department at 610-269-0263 or 610-383-7000.

DAR Chester County Chapter of the National Society Daughters of American Revolution dropped off lunch today for the officers and staff!! Thank you very much!!

A big thank you to Cookies for a Cop who dropped off a box of assorted homemade cookies to thank all of our officers tonight!!! Looking at the smile on the officer's faces tells me there most likely won't be any left for day shift officers tomorrow! ;-)

ONLY 8 DAYS LEFT! Get those applications in before your opportunity to work in the best community in the area is gone!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2017 PECO to Restrict Business U.S. 30 and U.S. 322 Weeknights for Utility Improvements in Downingtown Borough, Chester County King of Prussia, PA – PECO is scheduled to restrict U.S. 30 and U.S. 322 weeknights in Downingtown Borough, Chester County, on Monday, August 28, through late September, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for gas main installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The work schedule is: • Lane restrictions are scheduled on eastbound Business U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) at the U.S. 322 (Brandywine Avenue) Intersection; and • Lane restrictions are scheduled on northbound U.S. 322 (Brandywine Avenue) between Jefferson Avenue and Business U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue). Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent. PECO will complete these projects under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit. For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. For more PennDOT information, visit Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at, and follow the department on Facebook at and Instagram at MEDIA CONTACT: Chelsea Lacey-Mabe, 610-205-6799

The Downingtown Police Department​, Chester County, PA, is presently accepting applications and hiring for the position of full-time police officer. Multiple vacancies are anticipated on being filled. Starting base salary is approximately $62,000, plus an excellent benefit package. Successful candidates must be at least 18 years of age, must have completed Act 120 Training (certificate must be presented at time of application), completed 30 college credits from an accredited University or college and must pass physical agility, written exam, background investigation, psychological testing and medical exam. No candidate with a record of criminal conviction will be accepted. High School diploma or equivalency certificate is required, along with valid PA operator’s license. Applicants must appear for Civil Service physical agility and written exam on Saturday, September 09, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., at the Downingtown STEM Academy, 335 Manor Ave, Downingtown, PA, 19335. Dress in work-out clothes, as the physical agility exam is first. Application packets may be obtained at and returned to the Downingtown Police Department, 10 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA, 19335, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 mid-night weekdays, or download from our website at A $35.00 non-refundable fee will be assessed to each candidate, and the check should be made payable to the Borough of Downingtown at the time the application is submitted. Applications must be returned no later than 12:00 mid-night on Friday, September 01, 2017 to the Downingtown Police Department. Late submissions will not be accepted.

The Downingtown Police Department extends our deepest sympathies to Pa State Trooper Stewart's family and friends and to the PA State Police. Rest in Peace Trooper we have the watch from here!

UPDATED INFORMATION! Detectives and Officers of Downingtown Police Department have worked tirelessly sine Sunday night investigating the shooting incidents that took place. We have now taken into custody and charged both Maurice Corporal of Downingtown and Troy Kassa of Parkesburg with the shooting incident on Sunday night. We will update you with any more information as it becomes available for release. The incident is still under investigation. We are asking for everyone's help with any information they may be able to provide from Sunday night. Be it surveillance cameras (both inside and out) that may have captured the areas on Gable and Brandywine Aves.If you're not sure, please contact the Department so we can review what you may have and determine it's usefulness. Remember, even the smallest detail could be important in convicting and finding those involved. Thank you for your patience and your on going support!

PRESS RELEASE FOR July 9th, 2017 On 7-9-17 at approx. 8:53 p.m. the Downingtown Police responded to 3 Gable Ave for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival Officers found a male subject had been shot in the upper torso. The subject was transported to the hospital, treated and released. Detectives and Forensic personal responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. At the scene Officers located a firearm. At approximately 10:57 pm the Downingtown Police received an additional report of shots fired in the area of 130 Brandywine Ave. Officers responded and found evidence of a gun being fired. Chester County Detectives responded to the second scene and processed it. No evidence of anyone being struck was observed. A second firearm was recovered from this scene. One suspect is in custody and a warrant is being issued for the second suspect. Both scenes are believed to be related at this point. Anyone have video footage or additional information should contact the Downingtown Police Department.

Downingtown Police Department is proud of the two officers from our Department that assisted the County Detectives over 8 weeks in support off this operation. GREAT WORK BY ALL INVOLVED!!

Downingtown Police Department would like to remind everyone to LOCK your cars! With the warm weather we see an increase in thefts from vehicles and 99% of these thefts are from unlocked cars. That’s right UNLOCKED cars. These thieves are looking to take something for nothing and don’t care that you worked hard for your things. PLEASE LOCK YOUR CARS at all times. With the push of a button you can help thwart thefts from vehicles.

Thank you for every ones help!! We found the lost parents of the pooch!!

Today the East Brandywine Baptist Youth Group dropped off some Dunkin' Donuts for the officers on duty. Thank you for the kind thoughts and of course the donuts!!

The Downingtown Police Department extends our thoughts and prayers to the PENNSTAR family and friends.

Caught this guy J walking in the 400 block of East Lancaster Ave today. After taking him into custody he was transported to Kardon Park and released.