Macungie Police Department

  • Agency: Macungie Police Department
  • Address: 21 Locust St, Macungie , 18062 PA
  • Chief: Edward Harry, Jr (Chief of Police)
Phone: 610-966-2222
Fax: (610) 965-4878

Macungie Police Department is located at 21 Locust St, Macungie , 18062 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Edward Harry, Jr. The Macungie Police Department phone number is 610-966-2222.

Macungie Police Department News

Our prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery go out to the Pennsylvania State Trooper shot earlier this morning on SR 33. Stay strong Trooper.

We had our third Painting With Police today. We packed Out Of Our Minds Art Studio with a whole bunch of talented artists. A few photos are attached and more can be found on the event page. Officer Kyle Bernhard and Officer Todd Bernhard were fortunate to be around this awesome group of kids. We will be looking to hold more painting events in 2018.

As part of the ongoing streetscape project the N. Church St at W. Main St intersection is scheduled to be closed in the very near future. Construction crews will have detour signs in place when the road closure is in place. Traffic from Lehigh St will have to turn on Lumber St to access Main St. When the N Church St portion is completed it will be ONE WAY from Miller St to Main St and traffic will only be permitted to make a RIGHT TURN on to Main St

Tuesday, October 31st, 6pm-8pm is Trick or Treat night in Macungie Borough. Macungie Police Department would like to offer some tips to make your trick or treat experience safer. All of our street lights have been changed recently so lighting should be much better this year. ***Notify Macungie Police immediately if you see anything suspicious or unsafe*** * Always travel in groups. * Keep a flashlight with you to help navigate sidewalks and the construction areas on Main St. * Stay on sidewalks as much as possible. If you need to enter the roadway, get off the road as soon as possible. * Walk, don't run. * When in doubt, throw it out. If you suspect a treat has been tampered with throw it away immediately. * Try to incorporate some kind of reflective sticker or item on your child's costume. If reflective materials aren't available then perhaps a white pillow case or a white grocery bag could be considered to hold treats. * Back the family vehicle in the driveway on the eve of Halloween. It is safer and easier to drive forward out of the driveway than it is to reverse. * Know the area you will be trick or treating in. * Discuss safe locations with your children. * PUT THE CELLPHONE DOWN WHEN DRIVING. * Watch your speed when traveling in our borough or any community for that matter. MPD wants you and your children to enjoy their time trick or treating. If you have any concerns or questions please contact us. Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

This Saturday, October 28th, the Macungie Halloween Parade will take place. NO PARKING signs are in place along the parade route.

MPD is attempting to identify the person pictured. If you have information about his identity please contact Officer Kyle Bernhard at kbernhard@macungiepd.org or call HQ at (610) 966-2222 ext. 505

Our morning Coffee With A Cop event at Bear Swamp Diner was fun. We had a great time speaking and serving the guests at the diner. It is safe to say we are horrible at being waiters but Cheryl and her staff had a blast watching us try. We thank the Bear Swamp Diner for allowing us to have the event there. We received very positive feedback from those who knew we were going to be there and from those who had no idea the event was happening. You can imagine the confusion going on when a police officer comes to refill your coffee. A few photos from this morning's event are attached.

Need we say more?

Join members of the Macungie Police Department at our HQ for an informal, unscripted meet and greet. Stop in, have a coffee and chat with us. Since it's a cop event you know donuts will be within reach. Space is limited so depending on attendance we may have to relocate. We hope you will join us for some friendly conversation.

We are 1 week away from our Coffee With A Cop event at Bear Swamp Diner. Come join MPD for some friendly conversation and a hot cup of coffee. The diner will have their normal menu available but the coffee is on us. We added an EVENING event the same day for those who couldn't make the morning event. From 7pm-9pm on Wednesday, October 4th, we will open our doors further and invite guests to our house for a sit down, meet and chat at Macungie Police Department Headquarters. We will be posting the event notice in hope of gauging the amount of potential visitors. It's possible we may have to relocate at last minute notice. We hope to see you at one of the 2 events.

Residents and motorists should expect the pictured sights along Main St at least into November. The work being done is all a part of the streetscape plan Macungie Borough has been working on. Be patient and be cautious since these guys are working within inches of passing cars.

THE NOVEMBER 5TH CLASS IS FULL. Our third Painting With Police event is locked in. We will be at Out Of Our Minds Studio on Lea St to check out the newest upcoming artists. This is a painting event so dress casually and wear something you don't mind getting paint on. The class needs to be limited to the first 20 painters. There is no age requirement but the painter should be someone who can hold a brush well and follow direction. Registration will be confirmed on our Facebook page. Please indicate the number of painters you plan to bring. Adults can participate in the continuation of the wall mural we started at the first event. We hope to see some new faces. Oh and we heard the theme for this event was EMOJIS! Kids love emojis 😁

In 2 weeks (Oct 4th, 10am) members of the Macungie Police Department will be at the Bear Swamp Diner for National Coffee With A Cop day. This is an unscripted, no agenda event meaning we will not have any specific topic to discuss. We want you to pick the topic. Some of us might even swap the duty belt for an apron. Come join us. We will be in the main dining area to the left. Coffee is on our dime. Please keep in mind this event is not designed to address complaints that would typically be a call for service. If you have a specific issue to bring forward please contact us at (610) 966-2222.

Remembering those who lost their life....

A follow up to the donut eating contest and a few more photos from Wheels of Time. We got a call from WOT for the challenge. Our only info was 4 officers vs 4 WOT members. We were told in advance we would lose so we had a plan we thought would secure a win. We showed up and found a table with several boxes of donuts on it. Standing in place of WOT members were about 8 people from the crowd, all young professional looking donut eaters. Since the initial "rules" were compromised we recruited "officers" from the crowd. Horny Mike and Roli, from the television show Counting Cars, stepped in as honorary Police Officers for the contest. We also recruited guests from the audience. Since WOT said police vs WOT we wanted to make sure our team was dressed for the part. Uniforms were provided for our alternates and 75 munchkin donuts were used in place of what was given to us. Our team ate at least 3 munchkins to every donut they ate. Overall it was a fun spectacle and we had a good time. Seeing Mike and Roli in a police uniform was a bit out of place for them but they were good sports. We thank them and the 2 others who stepped in to help us. The contest drew a decent crowd and we know people took photos. Kindly share your photos with us if you have any.

The Wheels of Time challenged us to a donut eating contest today. They must have known we were bringing some extras. We had a good time and interacting with any guest in the borough is always positive to us. Here is a photo of Team MPD.

This weekend residents and guests might notice something a little different about us. Our traditional polyester pants with the grey braid has been replaced with a lighter weight pair of pants. We are also wearing a light weight polo shirt both courtesy of Wheels of Time organization. Let us know what you think.

The second round of car shows is here. Please be mindful of the restricted parking areas. Pedestrian traffic will begin to get heavy during the show so be observant and watch for increased foot traffic. Our department was asked to participate in a competition between Wheels of Time members and MPD. We accepted the offer but details are sketchy at this time. Something tells us it involves donuts. Saturday at 12 noon we will find out what they have planned for us. If you are at the show stop by to meet us.

Our department continues to receive calls about crosswalk safety. With the second upcoming car show nearing we feel its important to repost a pedestrian/crosswalk message. We are out enforcing the crosswalk violators again. Although signs are not required, we have the pictured signs along Route 100. The fine for this violation is $50 plus additional costs. Here is the actual written law from Section 3542 of PA Vehicle Code. Right-of-way of pedestrians in crosswalks. (a) General rule.—When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalkor within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. Subsection (b) Exercise of care by pedestrian.--No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute a hazard.

A special thank you to Isabella and Ethan for making us a gift. You guys ROCK!

Officer Matthew Baxter and Sergeant Sam Howard of the Kissimmee Police Department were cowardly gunned down while investigating a call Friday evening. Macungie PD extends our condolences to the Kissimmee Police Department and the families of all involved in this horrible incident. May you rest in eternal peace.

The first round of weekend car shows has arrived. MPD would like to remind our residents and visitors that the NO PARKING signs and HANDICAPPED signs (East side Walnut St) are in place for a reason. Its a fairly cut/dry concept. No placard, no disabled plate...parking ticket will be issued. Be alert of the signs. Some of the frequent problems we see is vehicles near corners, specifically Main and Church, Main and Lea and Main and Poplar. The extended no parking areas are needed for motorists to have a clear view of approaching vehicles. A second concern is motorists NOT YIELDING to pedestrians in crosswalks. Take the extra 10 seconds to stop! We hope all our visitors and residents enjoy the weekend.

**UPDATE** The railroad crossing has been repaired. Use caution at the Main St railroad crossing. The gate arm on Route 100 N/B has detached from the base. Norfolk Southern will be in the area making repairs.