Haverford Township Police Department

  • Agency: Haverford Township Police Department
  • Address: 1010 Darby Rd, Haverford, 19083 PA
  • Chief: Carmen D Pettine (Chief of Police)
Phone: 610-853-1298
Fax: 610-853-3481

Haverford Township Police Department is located at 1010 Darby Rd, Haverford, 19083 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Carmen D Pettine. The Haverford Township Police Department phone number is 610-853-1298.

Haverford Township Police Department News

Parking is free at all meters and kiosks in Haverford Township from December 18, 2017 to January 1, 2018.

Thank you to all who joined us for Coffee with a Cop this morning. Special thanks to the McDonald’s on West Chester Pike for hosting the event!

We hope you will join us tomorrow morning for Coffee with a Cop

Official Press Release Armed Robbery Suspects Apprehended Through a coordinated investigation between Haverford, Lower Merion, Upper Darby and Philadelphia Police departments, two suspects, in numerous armed robberies (knife point), have been identified and apprehended. Jessica Ettore W/F 37 of the 700 block of Alexander Ave. Upper Darby and Matthew Jason Jimenez B/M 32 of the 100 block of Busti Ave. Philadelphia have been charged with Robbery, Terroristic Threats, Simple assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Pearson, Theft, Conspiracy, Possession of Instruments of Crime. The first incident occurred on Sunday November 19th 2017 at approximately 8:30 pm., in the area of Eagle Rd and Sunnyhill Lane. The second incident occurred on Wednesday November 22nd 2017 at approximately 7:40 pm in the area of Eagle Road and W. Hillcrest Avenue. Haverford Township Detectives were able to secure surveillance video from a business near the second robbery. The video showed the suspect exiting a silver Kia sedan, prior to the robbery. Four days after the second robbery in Haverford Township occurred there was a similar robbery that occurred in Lower Merion Township. This robbery occurred at Marlboro & Wellington Roads in the Ardmore section of Lower Merion. The actors involved and details of the robbery were similar to the incidents in Haverford Township. The victim’s credit cards were used at a gas station in Philadelphia and Police were able to obtain surveillance video of a W/F utilizing the stolen credit cards. The joint investigative efforts of the agencies involved resulted in the identification of Jesica Ettore and a warrant issued for the Lower Merion Robbery. On 11-28-18 Ettore was taken into custody by Upper Darby and Lower Merion Police departments. She was interviewed and information the additional suspect was obtained. One of the weapons involved in the robberies was recovered. The second suspect was identified as Matthew Jason Jimenez. Ettore was taken to Montgomery County prison on $99,000.00 bail. Haverford Police had a detainer placed on Ettore for the charges relating to the incidents in Haverford. On 12-1-2018 Upper Darby Police notified HTPD Detectives, that they had stopped Matthew Jimenez as part of a pedestrian investigation and he had been taken into custody for drug violations. Detectives from HTPD responded to Upper Darby Police station and interviewed Jimenez. During the interview detective observed Jimenez to be in possession of a red handled knife and clothing that was worn during one of the robberies. The Delaware County District attorney’s Office was notified and approved charges. Matthew Jimenez was taken to Delaware County Prison. Both subjects ham been remanded to prison at this time. This is an Official Press Release of the Haverford Township Police Department issued on the authority of Chief John F. Viola Lt. Michael Glenn Patrol Division Watch Commander

Job Posting: Parking Enforcement Officer We are looking for a Parking Enforcement Officer to join the Haverford Township Police Department. The Parking Enforcement Officer is responsible for monitoring parking violations, repairing out of order meters and covering open Crossing Guard posts. Applications must be returned to Human Resources by December 29, 2017. Job description can be found at: http://www.haverfordtownship.org/egov/documents/1512070324_70366.pdf

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT 1010 Darby Road Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083 Official Press Release Armed Robbery (Point of knife) The Haverford Township Police Department is investigating two robberies at knife point, that occurred on Eagle Road within the last week. The first incident occurred on Sunday November 19th 2017 at approximately 8:30 pm., in the area of Eagle Rd and Sunnyhill Lane. The male victim reported being robbed at knife point by a black male who fled in a dark vehicle. The victim advised that he was walking home on N. Eagle Road when he was approached by a black male who was wearing a tan trench coat over a red hooded sweatshirt. The suspect displayed a knife with a red handle, grabbed the victim by the arm, and demanded his phone and money. The victim complied and the suspect then entered a dark colored four door sedan which had been parked on the 1400 block of Sunnyhill Lane facing Eagle Road and fled the area crossing over Eagle Road onto the unit block of Sunnyhill. The second incident occurred on Wednesday November 22nd 2017 at approximately 7:40 pm in the area of Eagle Road and W. Hillcrest Avenue. The male victim stated that he was walking home from the CVS and just prior to the curve on W. Hillcrest Avenue, when a black male came out of nowhere and threatened him with a black handled knife. The suspect demanded the victim’s money and cell phone. The victim complied and he began to scream for help, when an unknown woman driving by yelled and the male suspect fled the area. The victim stated the he believed the woman started to chase the suspect in her car. The victims described the suspect as being a B/M 20-30 years of age, 5'9" to 5'10", with a "skinny" but muscular build, goatee with scruffy facial hair and dark complexion. The investigation is continuing by the Investigations Division of the Haverford Township Police Department. Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Dennis Donnelly of the Haverford Township Police Department Investigations Division at 610-853-1298 ext 1238. This is an Official Press Release of the Haverford Township Police Department issued on the authority of Chief John F. Viola Lt. Michael Glenn Patrol Division Watch Commander

HTPD is requesting assistance with identifying the subject pictured here in connection to a stolen vehicle. The Haverford Township Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 18, 2017 from The Rusty Nail on Haverford Road. The vehicle was recovered later that day in New Jersey. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Haverford Township Police Department Detective Division at 610-853-1298 ext 1120 Attn Det. Mintzer or EMintzer@havpd.org.

It’s demolition day for our old police station. Chief Viola had the honor of taking the first few swipes at the building to begin the process.

HTPD will host Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday, December 12, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at McDonald’s located at 1232 West Chester Pike in Havertown. We hope you will join us for coffee and a conversation.

Looking for a rewarding career? Want to help the community? Come join us there’s still time! We are hiring! http://www.haverfordtownship.org/egov/documents/1506698940_54753.pdf

Haverford Township Police Department K9’s Barr, Kato, Jango, & Axel to get body armor Haverford Township Police Department K9’s Barr, Kato, Jango, & Axel will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Effective at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, October 16, the Haverford Township Police Department will be moving into the 1st floor of the new Municipal Services Building. Access to the Police Building will exist off of W. Manoa Road [Columbia Road]. Signs will be posted directing the public to the new building. Please be patient during our move. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911.

Join us at the Haverford Area YMCA tomorrow (10/4) for Coffee with a Cop

PennDOT has announced plans for curb ramp installation work along Township Line Road between State Road and Harding Road on Monday, October 2. PennDOT plans to have lane restrictions in place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to complete the work. Please use caution and allow for extra time if you are traveling through this area.

We have had many questions about the new parking meter kiosks located at the Brookline and Oakmont parking lots. Please see the attached video for more information and instructions on how to use these new kiosks.

HTPD is requesting assistance with identifying the subject in this video. The Haverford Township Police Department received a theft from vehicles report for an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 26, 2017 in the area of Delmont Avenue. The male depicted in the video opened the unlocked doors of both vehicles and removed change before leaving the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Haverford Township Police Department Detective Division at 610-853-1298 ext 1234 Attn Det. Johnson or MJohnson@havpd.org.

Thank you to our friends at ACME Markets for the generous donation to the HTPD! Congratulations on the grand reopening of the Havertown store!

HTPD is requesting assistance with identifying the subjects and vehicle pictured here. On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 HTPD responded to the Haverford Area YMCA on Eagle Road for a theft from a secure locker report. Credit cards taken from a wallet in a secure locker were used shortly thereafter by these subjects at multiple locations including the Lowe’s in Haverford Township, Macy’s at Springfield Mall and Macy’s at King of Prussia Mall. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Haverford Township Police Department Detective Division at 610-853-1298 ext 1235 Attn Det. Long or TLong@haverfordpolice.org.

HOMICIDE SUSPECT APPREHENDED On Tuesday August 22nd 2017, the Haverford Township Police Department was notified that the homicide suspect, Derrick Hershal Rollins, had been taken into custody by the U. S. Marshalls Office outside of Atlanta Georgia. The U.S. Marshalls were acting on information received, that the suspect was possibly in the Atlanta area. Detectives from the Haverford Township Police Department along with Detectives from the Delaware County Criminal Investigations Division will be traveling to Georgia to conduct an interview with the suspect. The suspect will be extradited to Philadelphia where he will be charged with Aggravated Assault for the incident that occurred just prior to the Homicide that occurred in Delaware County. The apprehension of this dangerous criminal is the result of an exhaustive joint investigation between numerous agencies that crossed several different counties and states. The different agencies were able to work together each providing different types of valuable information and resources along with witness reports and technological information. The culmination of this information sharing resulted in providing numerous leads as to the suspects whereabouts. Chief Viola and the entire Haverford Township Police Department would like to express our thanks to everyone who assisted in bringing this subject to justice and helping provide some closure to the victim’s family along with helping ease the minds of all the residents of our community. Additional Information will be provided as it comes available. This is an Official Press Release of the Haverford Township Police Department issued on the authority of Chief John F. Viola Lt. Michael Glenn Patrol Division Watch Commander

HTPD has been informed of planned road work along Manoa Road on Wednesday, August 9. Expect partial and full roadway closures on Manoa Road between Darby Road and Naylors Run Road from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please us caution and allow extra time to travel through this area.

HTPD is still requesting the public's assistance regarding the homicide that took place on 7/29 around 6:00 p.m. If you were in the area of the 2300 block of Haverford Road and have any information concerning the crime, please call the HTPD tip line at 610-853-9213 or the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.

National Night Out 2017 was a great success! Thank You to all of the sponsors (Lowe's, Giant, Panera Bread, Secret Sauce Catering) Huge shout out to Chris Romanelli for providing the music. Most of all thank you to the residents that came out and participated!