Hellertown Police Department

  • Agency: Hellertown Police Department
  • Address: 685 Main St, Hellertown, 18055 PA
  • Chief: Robert Shupp (Chief of Police)
Phone: 610-330-2200
Fax: 610-838-9532

Hellertown Police Department is located at 685 Main St, Hellertown, 18055 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Shupp. The Hellertown Police Department phone number is 610-330-2200.

Hellertown Police Department News

Everyone loves fireworks, there has been recent modifications to PA fireworks law allowing for the usage of some pyrotechnics previously prohibited. Please familiarize yourself with the current laws governing fireworks, be cognizant and courteous regarding one's neighbors and have a safe summer holiday season!! Please review the following information before you purchase your consumer fireworks so you can ensure you're sending them up lawfully. Section 2404. Use of consumer fireworks. (a) Conditions.—A person who is at least 18 years of age and meets the requirements of this article may purchase, possess and use consumer fireworks. (b) Prohibitions.—A person may not intentionally ignite or discharge: (1) Consumer fireworks on public or private property without the express permission of the owner. (2) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices within, or throw consumer fireworks or sparkling devices from, a motor vehicle or building. (3) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices into or at a motor vehicle or buildings or at another person (4) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug. (5) Consumer fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure**. ** “Occupied structure” A structure, vehicle or place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons or for conducting business whether or not a person is actually present. Section 2414. Penalties. The following shall apply: (1) A person using consumer fireworks in violation of the provisions of this article commits a summary offense and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00 (2) A person selling consumer fireworks in violation of the provisions of this act commits a misdemeanor of the second degree. (3) A person selling display fireworks in violation of the provisions of this act commits a felony of the third degree. (4) A person selling federally illegal explosives such as devices as described in 49 CFR 173.54 (relating to forbidden explosives) or those devices that have not been tested, approved and labeled by the United States Department of Transportation, including, but not limited to, those devices commonly referred to as “M-80”, “M-100”, “blockbuster”, “cherry bomb” or “quarter or half stick” explosive devices, in violation of the provisions of this act commits a felony of the third degree. To see the entire revision of the new Pennsylvania Fireworks Law click on the following link: www.agriculture.pa.gov

With the growing popularity of UAV's or "Drone" aircraft, we have had several questions and reports since the beginning of the year regarding their operation. Our resident pilots have been operating responsibly and within the bounds of FAA regulations and federal law. The following link may answer any questions or concerns involving drones.

The Hellertown Police Race Team reigned supreme of all other police departments being the ONLY PD to make it to the finals of the SteelStacks Grand Prix! The team consisted of Ofc. Kevin “Lightning” McCartney(Team Captain), Sgt. Jeff “Surge” Johnston, Ofc. Carl “Dr. DRE” Fischer, Ofc. Tim “Polish Hammer” Piotrowski and Det. Mike “Ponch” Dattilio! We surprised a few folks and turned a few heads today, just wait til next year!! Shout out and thank you to Mr. Barry Bartokovitz and Mr. James “The Judge” Stocklas for the invite! https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2018/06/watch_steel-side_race_track_re.html

For those interested in sponsorship for the 2018 National Night Out

Join us for fun and festivities at the 35th annual National Night Out! We hope to see you there.

Many thanks for the invitation to this wonderful event!! For more information on Girls On The Run access the following link https://www.girlsontherun.org/What-We-Do/3rd-5th-Grade-Program

Thank you for the invite, Officer Fouts was happy to receive a warm reception and was impressed with the good behavior of St. Theresa's students.

UPDATE 6/1/2018: This fella has been accepted by Peaceable Kingdom out of Whitehall, Pa. They will attempt to find him a loving home. This wonderful, lovable guy has remained unclaimed and is now up for adoption. He could use a little training but besides that he is in great shape and wants a loving home! Please contact Hellertown Borough at 610-838-7041 if you are interested.

Was a pleasure to assist Tails of Valor in desensitizing two of their dogs in training today by exposure to emergency lights and sirens. Rivers and Nick did extraordinarily well in keeping calm among the chaos. www.tailsofvalor.org provides training of service dogs for Veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI and Physical Disabilities at no cost to the recipients and is 100% privately funded.

UPDATE: This wonderful, lovable guy has remained unclaimed and is now up for adoption. He could use a little training but besides that he is in great shape and wants a loving home! See new post... FOUND: Brown and White male Pit Bull Terrier. Very friendly boy, green camouflage collar with no tag. Located in the grist mill park area, to claim him please call Hellertown Borough at 610-838-7041.

Our page friends and followers may remember on 3/19/2018, a shoebox containing a newborn litter of 5 puppies were anonymously left on the rear doorstep the Hellertown Police Department without notification. Once discovered, our officers on duty worked quickly and frantically to locate veterinary assistance. William Penn VeterinaryHospital answered our call for help and the newborns were immediately transported to their facility. While the puppies were being cared for over the next few weeks, HPD worked to identify the individual who abandoned these pups, and they were appropriately charged with criminal offense(s) for their actions. Today, HPD is happy to announce that all 5 puppies have survived and doing fantastic. They have all been adopted out to loving and verified homes. Thank you everyone for your concerns, offers for assistance and interest in the welfare of these animals!

Hellertown Police invites everyone to celebrate National Police Week 2018 with us!! Please also visit the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Website in remembering local fallen officers and those across the nation. http://www.nleomf.org/programs/policeweek/

With severe weather in our area today, please use caution when travelling. http://www.wfmz.com/weather/tornado-warning-for-part-of-region-until-5-pm-tuesday/742193306

Coffee with Cops at Mountain View Moravian Church was a success! Thank you to all who attended. Please see the attach photo for information on their clothing donation effort.

FYI: Please plan allowing for alternate routes and delays in helping to keep our traffic-ways safe.

Thank you for the shout-out Mr. Fluck, congratulations on receiving the lifetime achievement award!!

With a heavy heart and great sorrow, the Hellertown Police Department lost a beloved brother yesterday. Sgt. Robert "Sarge" Gori (Ret.) served the citizens of Hellertown Borough well with vigilance and determination. He took pride in his work and his uniform, but more so the meaning behind both as he braved conflict and made sacrifices in the performance of his duties as is ever so commonplace in law enforcement. He retired with honor and remained close with his bretheren, and even though his service had ceased our comradery never faded. We will miss our friend.

Public info release from PSP


HPD congratulates Thomas Barndt as the newly appointed police Chief of Lower Saucon Township’s police department! https://sauconsource.com/2018/01/17/lower-saucon-township-names-new-police-chief/