Pottstown Police Department

  • Agency: Pottstown Police Department
  • Address: 100 E. High St., Pottstown , 19464 PA
  • Chief: Mark D Flanders (Chief of Police)
Phone: 610-970-6570
Fax: 610-970-6588

Pottstown Police Department is located at 100 E. High St., Pottstown , 19464 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark D Flanders. The Pottstown Police Department phone number is 610-970-6570.

Pottstown Police Department News

Wishing everyone very Happy Holidays!!

Lower Pottsgrove Police released the following in regard to a credit card skimmer scam:

UPDATE: This subject has been identified. Thank you for your assistance.

On December 2, 2017, through the Fallen Officer Wreath Program, a wreath was dedicated to fallen Pottstown Police Officer Thomas W. Corum at his final resting place at the Limerick Garden of Memories. Officer Corum joined the Pottstown Police Department on June 5, 1945 and worked there for 18 years. Prior to joining the police department, he was employed in manufacturing. He was a volunteer and was active with the Local Boy Scouts. On January 20, 1964, Officer Thomas Corum encountered two brothers, Paul Davis and Charles Davis, who was armed with a club. Off. Corum attempted to arrest the brothers for assault charges and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, Off. Corum suffered a fatal heart attack and later died. He was 58 years old at the time of his death and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter. His name is also memorialized on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Anyone with information related to this incident, please contact Det. Fisher at 610-970-6578. Thank you.


ARMED ROBBERY On Saturday November 18, 2017 at approximately 2:11pm, the below pictured subject robbed the America's Best Value Inn in Pottstown at gunpoint. If anyone has information regarding the identity of this subject, please contact detectives at 610-970-6574. Thank you for your assistance.

ATTEMPT TO ID The Pottstown Police Department is attempting to identify the pictured male. He is the suspect in a burglary that occurred at 238 E High Street in Pottstown on October 9, 2017. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this male, please contact Detective Glauner at 610-970-6574. Thank you.

ARMED ROBBERY On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at approximately 8:59pm, a black male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tan Timberland style boots entered the Rite Aid store at High and Evans Street. The subject proceeded to the pharmacy, where he pulled a mask over his face, brandished a handgun, and demanded Percocet pills. After the robbery, the suspect ran from Rite Aid, eastbound in Apple Alley. Rite Aid has offered a reward of up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect. If you have any information relating to this incident, please contact Det. Wickersham at 610-970-6579. Thank you.

Police Civil Service Process PPD LogoBorough of Pottstown Pottstown Police Department Civil Service Testing The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Pottstown will be conducting a Written Examination for Pottstown Police Officer Candidates. Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 Time: 8:30am - Registration begins at 7:30am ** Location: Pottstown Senior High School (Washington Street Entrance), 748 N. Washington Street **Persons not registered by 8:30am will be ineligible for testing. No one will be permitted to enter the testing area after 8:30am. Written Examination Requirements & Rules: •Photo Identification - Current Driver's License Preferred •Two #2 pencils •No hats, gloves, electronic devices, backpacks, purses, etc. permitted in testing area •Please refer to the Borough of Pottstown Civil Service Commission's Rules and Regulations for full details on the process Written Examination Application Process •Applications and payment MUST be submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted. •A fee of $35.00 is due at the time of application •Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on Friday, November 3, 2017. No exceptions. •Note: Time of receipt of application and payment will be the determining factor in the case of a tied score. General Requirements Candidate must: •Be a United States Citizen •Be 18 years of age or older •Possess a High School Diploma or GED •Be physically and mentally fit to perform full duties of a Police Officer •Possess a valid PA Driver’s License prior to appointment •Successfully pass medical and psychological screening, drug and alcohol testing, and a polygraph examination prior to appointment •Establish permanent bona fide residence within FIFTEEN (15) miles of any legal boundary of the Borough of Pottstown within nine (9) months of completing the probationary period Rate of Pay and Benefits The 2017 starting rate of pay for a Pottstown Police Officer is $27.48 hourly. Benefits include, but are not limited to: • Major medical, hospitalization, dental, prescription, and vision • Life Insurance • Pension Plan • Paid vacation, paid holidays, personal time, sick leave time •Opportunity for advancement, development, and specialization Civil Service Process •Application for written examination •Written examination •Invitation to Physical Fitness Examination •Invitation to Oral Examination •Background Investigation •Creation of Eligibility List •Position offered for Police Officer A full description of testing requirements and processes can be found in the Borough of Pottstown Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. Questions? Email cservice@pottstown.org. The Borough of Pottstown is located in the western end of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Borough is an urban setting comprised of 5.5 square miles with a population of 22,500. The Borough offers a wide and diverse range of housing, employment, cultural, and recreation opportunities.

UPDATE: Alexander Thorpe was found safe and is with his family.

MISSING ELDERLY MALE 75-year-old Alexander Thorpe of Pottstown has been reported as missing. Mr. Thorpe is a black male, 5’10,’’ 180 lbs, brown eyes and graying brown hair. He was last seen driving a black Acura RL, which displays PA registration # DXA-8526. He suffers from signs of dementia and has medical needs which need to be addressed several times a week. Mr. Thorpe was last seen on Monday October 2 at 5:30pm. When he left in his vehicle, he was wearing a black spring jacket, flannel shirt, jeans, and a black hat. He also wears glasses. If anyone knows Mr. Thorpe's current location, please call 911. If anyone has seen Mr. Thorpe since Monday, but does not know his present location, please contact the Pottstown Police at 610-970-6570. Thank you.

Come out and join us for another installment of “Coffee With A Cop!” The “Coffee with a Cop” program serves to familiarize communities with its local law enforcement officers. The next event in Pottstown will be on Wednesday October 4, 2017 from 9am to 11am. This will be held at the Connections on High Café located at 238 E High Street in Pottstown. Please stop by for free coffee and conversation, and show support for the program!