Hellam Township Police Department

  • Agency: Hellam Township Police Department
  • Address: 44 Walnut Springs Rd, York, 17406 PA
  • Chief: Terence Inch (Commissioner Of Police)

Hellam Township Police Department is located at 44 Walnut Springs Rd, York, 17406 PA. The Commissioner Of Police of the department is Terence Inch. The Hellam Township Police Department phone number is 717-252-3714.

Hellam Township Police Department News

STOP THE BLEED is a National Program. Susquehanna Valley EMS and Hellam Township Police Department, want YOU to be prepared. This is a FREE event open to all. Register at www.svems.org under the education tab.

Thank you to all of our residents for the fun events this past week and half. We started the Halloween season with a total of seven hundred and twenty five cups and after two trunk or treat events (Kreutz Creek Elementary School and Mt. Pisgah Church) and trick or treat night in Hallam Borough they are all gone along with approximately fifteen large bags of candy! All of the Hellam Township Police Officers had a great time at all three events, and appreciate that Kreutz Creek Elementary, Mt. Pisgah Church and the Borough of Hallam invited us to be a part of them! Thank you to the Hellam Fire Department and the Susquehanna Valley EMS Crew for keeping our citizens safe Halloween night. Thank you, everyone!

Hellam Township police are currently investigating a criminal mischief in the 400 block of East Market Street in Hellam Borough. This is the vehicle suspected to be involved. Anyone with any information is requested to contact the Hellam Township Police at 717-434-1310 or through York County 911 at 717-840-2971. This just occurred at 5:40pm today.

The Hellam Township Police Department is hosting a critical incident debriefing for any civilian or first responder who was involved in the fatal crash that took place late Friday night on Route 30. A counselor from Wellspan will be here on Wednesday, November 1st at 4pm. There is no cost to anyone who wishes to attend, if you were there, and you are struggling with any part of this traumatic experience you should attend this event. If you should have any questions, please phone the Police Department at 717-434-1310. Again, this is for ONLY those who were there.

Tonight is the Hallam Borough and Hellam Township Trick or Treat Night from 6pm - 8pm. Please come out to visit with your Hellam Township Police Department Officers. They will be set up at Jan's Auto - 120 East Market Street in the Borough. Please be safe tonight, watch for oncoming traffic and BE visible to others!

Thank you to Mt Pisgah Trinity United Methodist Church and to the community for a successful Trunk or Treat. A night of fall fun included trunk or treating, hot dogs, s’mores, hot chocolate, bonfire and hayrides. The Hellam Township Police Department enjoys giving back to the community it serves. We hope to make this an annual event.

The Hellam Township Police Department had a great evening participating at the Trunk or Treat event and meeting all of the children and their families. Please have a safe and fun Halloween!

Staff Sergeant Drew Heistand was this year’s recipient of the York Police Heritage Museum Officer of the Year award. SSgt Heistand has played a major role in the rapid forward movement of the Hellam Township Police Department, more than he knows or is willingly take credit for! SSgt Heistand is a hardworking, humble, and quiet professional who prefers not to be recognized for his contributions to the departments success. SSgt Heistand was nominated for an award that he was most deserving of and board members of the Police Heritage Museum agreed and voted to make him the York County Officer of the year! Congratulations SSgt Heistand and Thank you for all of your hard work! The event was made even more special when he discovered that former co-worker (Hellam Twp PD) Officer Josh Poplin was the first runner up, and their awards were being presented by Cpl. Jim Thomas from the neighboring department Lower Windsor Township Police.

Hellam Township Police would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to a Hellam Township resident and Angler Eric Koller, for taking time out of his leisurely activity to assist in attempting to locate a boat from another township resident that had drifted away on the Susquehanna River during the storm. Your efforts to take your own time to assist your community do not go unnoticed! You will receive a challenge coin for your efforts.

The Hellam Township and Wrightsville Police Departments would like to thank all of those that came out and supported our National Night Out event. It was a fun night for all involved and a pleasure spending the evening with people from the local communities. We would also like to thank all of the businesses and other groups that supported the event through monetary, food donation, and volunteer help. Without your assistance none of this would have been possible and we would like to acknowledge each of you that helped.

Reminder for National Night Out! Fun for the WHOLE Family!

Mark your calendar for National Night Out. August 1, 2017 from 6-8 pm Rain or shine...... Location: Barshinger Soccer Fields - Accomac Rd. Fun for the WHOLE family......

The Hellam Township Police Department would like to give a big thank you to Jason and The Cycle Works for making the two bike safety events a success! We had two events, one at Kreutz Creek Elementary School and the other at WrightsvilleElementarySchool where we taught and tested students on bicycle safety. The weather did not cooperate, but it still went very well. We would also like to thank Safe Kids York County PA and the York County, PA Sheriff's for letting us use their supplies. Oh and thanks to Officer Wilson from Wrightsville Borough Police!

The Hellam Township Police Department adopts a new mission and vision statement.

Hellam Township's finest are recognized for all of their above and beyond performances in the year 2016 during the Thursday nights board meeting. Back Row (Left to Right) – Detective Test; Sergeant Golder; Officer Smith; Officer Mills; Officer Gingrich Front Row (Left to Right) – Chief Pollock; Officer McFadden; Officer Reed; Staff Sergeant Heistand

On 1-19-17 Hellam Township Police Department recognized their officers for outstanding efforts in 2016. Among those, Chief Pollock presented Officer Tim Gingrich with the Officer of the Year Award. This award goes to the officer who embodies a high moral character and demonstrates exemplary performance in all areas of police work, and more importantly, strives to help the community in which they serve. This officer gives more of himself than asked, and often makes sacrifices to benefit the greater good, without expectation of acknowledgement. During the past 12 months, Officer Gingrich handled 1,044 incidents and investigated 22 traffic accidents. In addition, he filed 15 felony, 108 misdemeanor, and 569 summary charges. He conducted 614 traffic stops and arrested 54 motorists for DUI. On top of his staggering statistics, Officer Gingrich took on the role of Evidence Custodian, helping modernize the department's evidence system. He also maintains the mobile recording system and the portable breath testers for the department. Additionally, he attended and passed the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) certifying him as an official motor carrier inspector. Most significantly, Officer Gingrich somehow found time to volunteer for almost all the community events where the Hellam Township Police Department attended. THANK YOU OFFICER GINGRICH FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND SERVICE BEFORE SELF ADDITUDE. Congratulations to all the other officers who received awards, they were all well-deserved!

Officers receive a variety of ribbons for different accomplishments. Some ribbons are for doing a good job, some ribbons are for going above and beyond the call of duty. Officers must complete 12 months of service to receive the Good Conduct ribbon. Officers Reed and Smith have only been with the department for 7 months, but have acted professionally since they joined the department and are expected to receive this ribbon at next years ceremony.

Officer Smith graduated from the Teaching, Educating, And Mentoring (T.E.A.M.) School Liaison Program, developed by the Michigan State Police (MSP) to teach personal safety lessons in schools. The T.E.A.M. program is a proactive effort to make schools and communities safer by promoting an understanding of social rules, the consequences of unlawful behavior and students’ responsibilities as good citizens. The T.E.A.M. training allows officers to teach at any of the three levels of education, including elementary, middle or high school. Today Officer Smith taught in one of Kreutz Creek Elementary’ s second-grade classes. The elementary school curriculum teaches students basic safety rules such as bullying, bicycle and pedestrian safety, the proper use of 911, fire and gun prevention and being safe on the Internet. THANK YOU OFFICER SMITH!!!!

Thank you to all the police officers from multiple jurisdictions, including a special thank you to Lancaster City's K9, who helped with the incident this frigid cold morning. Early Sunday morning a Hellam Township Officer attempted to pull over a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 30 East. The operator, later identified as Theron Robinson 24, of York, failed to stop for the officer. Robinson continued through Wrightsville and across the 462 Bridge into Columbia traveling over 100 mph. He lost control of the vehicle and smashed into the side of the Catholic War Veterans building at 631 Locust Street. Robinson and his two passengers fled on foot. The officer located Robison underneath an SUV in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. Robinson was stuck and needed to pulled out from under the SUV. Several departments from Lancaster and York searched the area for the others. One of the passengers, Jashoad Crews, 22 of Lancaster, was located in the 600 block of Locust Street. A Hi-Point .40 caliber handgun was located within the vicinity of the accident. The third passenger was not found. The incident is still under investigation.

Early Friday morning a Hellam Township Officer came across an accident at West Market Street and Claire Avenue in Hallam Borough. It appeared the car lost control in the snow, and crashed into an embankment. The driver, Alexander Baker, 19 of Marietta had two male juveniles with him. During the officer's investigation, it was determined Baker was DUI - drug related. He was taken into custody and searched. The officer found several .223 rounds in Baker's pockets. The officer found a AR-15 rifle in the brush close to the accident. Baker later admitted to hiding it there. In the car, the officer found a loaded Walther pistol with the serial numbers scratched off, along with drug paraphernalia. One of the juveniles was carrying a big knife in a black sheath. All admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. Baker was charged with three felonies and five misdemeanors.