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

Since 2001, when the Pottstown Police Department re-instituted its K9 program, Dr. Mark Hanlon and the staff at the Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital have been providing exceptional care to our K9s. Dr. Hanlon and his staff have provided training to the K9 handlers on administering first aid treatment to their partners and have donated first aid kits and Naloxone in case the K9s should need it. The Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital has also purchased emergency canine stretchers to assist with the transportation of a K9, should they be injured. The pictures below show Dr. Hanlon donating and demonstrating the emergency canine stretcher with K9 Kato. Furthermore, Dr. Hanlon and his staff sold pet first aid kits as a fundraiser for the Pottstown Police Department K9 Unit. The money from this fundraiser will be used to send our K9 teams to a National Training Workshop presented by the North American Police Work Dog Association, which they otherwise would not be able to attend. Any money left over will be used to purchase additional equipment for the K9 Unit. The Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital staff has and continues to provide the Pottstown Police K9s with incomparable service and we thank them for everything they do!

**Pottstown Police Department to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative** The Pottstown Police Department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 235 municipal agencies to conduct the second targeted aggressive driving enforcement wave from March 19 to April 29, 2018. As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the second wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the State. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a citation. The enforcement wave will focus on speeding, work zones safety violations and keeping right-passing left. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited. Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 44,610 aggressive-driving related citations, including 27,017 for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs resulted in 2,493 citations. Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 33 felony arrests, 94 fugitives apprehended, 137 impaired driving arrests and 1,203 occupant protection citations. The aggressive driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Please visit penndot.gov/safety for more information.

**SEARCH FOR WITNESSES** On January 16, 2018 at approximately 6:07pm, a 11-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the area of The Rickett’s Center in Pottstown (located at 658 Beech Street). After striking the pedestrian, the vehicle proceeded eastbound from the scene. It is possible that the operator of the vehicle did not realize he or she struck the pedestrian. The striking vehicle was described as a dark colored sedan. The Pottstown Police Department is asking for the operator of the vehicle to come forward, as well as any potential witnesses who may have witnessed or have knowledge of the accident. Please contact Officer Coffland at 610-970-6570 if you have any information. Thank you for any assistance.

**ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY** The following subjects are all suspects in separate investigations of identity theft, credit card fraud, and/or check fraud. If you recognize any of these subjects, please contact Det. Fisher at 610-970-6578. Thank you.

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.