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

Last evening, the Hellam Township Police Department welcomed its newest member, Officer Joshua Phillips. Officer Phillips was sworn in by Chairman of the Board, Galen Weibley. Officer Phillips served with the York City Police Department for two and half years, prior to that he served with the York County Sheriff’s Office for two years. Officer Phillips is also a veteran of the US Army Reserves where he served as a communications sergeant. Officer Phillips is a Hallam Borough resident where he lives with his wife and eight month son. Welcome aboard, Officer Phillips!

Please Slow Down. This snow is creating very difficult traveling conditions.

Please see below, the document sent out by the Eastern School District office about today's early dismissal.

On Thursday March 1, 2018 The Hellam Township Police Department hosted its second annual awards ceremony. Every officer was recognized for an incident where they went above and beyond the call of duty to assist a victim of a crime, a township resident or someone who was just passing through Hellam Township. Officers were also recognized for their hard work with difficult investigations which eventually lead to the arrest of a suspect. We also recognized the efforts of Acting Chief Adam Schaum (Wrightsville Borough Police) with his assistance in catching and individual who displayed a gun during a road rage incident, and Officer Mike Carpenter (Wrightsville Borough Police) for assisting the department with collecting critical evidence from a violent sexual assault. We would like to thank our special guest, State Representative Keith Gillespie for attending the ceremony and presenting Staff Sergeant Drew Heistand with a state citation for being the York County Officer of the Year, Officer Seth Reed with a state citation for being the Hellam Township Officer of the year, and Officer Tim Gingrich with a state citation for being a top producer with Penn Dots aggressive driver campaign on US Route 30. We couldn’t be more proud of these officers, and the things that this department does every day.

Solicitation Permit: If a solicitor comes to your door it is advised to request to see their permit. The solicitor will be required to complete an application and pass a criminal history check before the permit is approved and issued. Please notify the Hellam Township Police if the vendor does not have a permit. The permit is the size of a business card and will include an expiration date. See below for the Township and Borough Permits.

Chief Pollock and Officer Gingrich, with the Hellam Township Police Department, recently visited Kreutz Creek Elementary School, where they read to the 1st and 4th graders for National Read Across America Day. It is always a pleasure to interact with the children. Participating in programs like this allows us to continue building a positive rapport with our community.

Watch for trees and wires in the roadway while traveling today. Township and Hellam Fire crews currently working to clear Strickler Ln.

Last night, Susquehanna Valley EMS along with Hellam Township Police Department, taught York Cub Scout Pack 25 - Webelos Den, the STOP THE BLEED program. The boys learned proper bleeding control techniques that can save lives in an emergency. The boys are preparing for an upcoming camping trip where these skills could potentially come in handy. Thank you to Chief Pollock, Captain Marden, EMT’s Pollock, Walburn and Pierre for taking the time for teaching the boys these life saving techniques! If you are interested in learning STOP THE BLEED or would like to inquire about EMS training, please contact Susquehanna Valley EMS at www.svems.org

Don't forget to sign up! Susquehanna Valley EMS and the Hellam Township Police Department want you to be prepared and know how to STOP THE BLEED. Join us for this FREE event at the Hellam Township Public Works Building on January 13 from 2:00-4:00pm. Learn the hands-on techniques to control bleeding & help save lives. Register at https://www.svems.org/stop-the-bleed-registration/

Video Credit (HTPD Officer Mills)

The Hellam Township Police Department wraps up our second no shave November fund raiser, we started this last year in support of Sgt. Golder who is a cancer survivor. This year we raised $1,200.00 which we donated to the York County Veterans Outreach Group. The two men pictured who are not in uniform are volunteer members of the board for this charity. The man on the left in the white shirt is Kevin Eck who works for PA State Representative Stan Saylor, and the man on the right in the suit is Bob Reilly from US Congressman Scott Perry’s office who are both active board members with the Veterans Outreach Group charity.

Tomorrow, November 15th, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Ssgt Heistand will be at the Kreutz Creek Valley Library giving a presentation on crimes against those over 50 years old in the East York Area. He will provide an awareness on the newest tactics criminals use and ways to prevent from being a victim.

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. “A Pennsylvania State Police corporal 'saved his own life' after a wild shootout during a traffic stop on Route 33 in Plainfield Township, Pennsylvania, just west of the New Jersey border in Warren County. The Corporal carries a tourniquet on his duty belt and used that after he was shot multiple times.” Get involved today in the STOP THE BLEED campaign by registering at www.svems.org under the education tab.

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.

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.