John Mack - Newtown Supervisor
February 2019 Police Report

February 2019 Police Report

Newly-hired Police Chief John Hearn presented the Calls Report for February 2019 at the March 13, 2019, Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting. In February, the Newtown Police Department responded to 1,386 total calls, 257 (19%) of which were in Wrightstown Township (Newtown Police provides services to both Newtown Township and Wrightstown). See a summary of the report below. Note: Not all calls are listed.

Traffic Citations/Accidents

There were 109 traffic citations in Newtown in February, 2019. 46 (42%) of those involved speeding, which is a perennial problem that residents are concerned about. Eleven (24%) were on Linton Hill Road, 11 (24%) on Lower Dolington Road, 5 (11%) on Newtown Bypass, and 4 (9%) on Swamp Road.

Unused Drug Take Back Program

Chief Hearn announced that National Drug Take Back Day is April 27, 2019. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Residents can drop off their unused drugs between 10 AM and 2 PM in the lobby of the Municipal Building at 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA.

Chief Hearn also mentioned that residents can also deposit their unused pills Monday through Friday, during normal business hours (8 AM to 4:30 PM). When queried by Supervisor Mack about access after hours and on the weekend, Chief Hearn confirmed that the 24/7 policy remains in place. That is, outside of normal office hours residents can use the red call box on the front porch of police headquarters to summon an officer who will respond and provide access to the dropoff box.

School Safety Community Forum

Chief Hearn also reminded residents about the School Safety Community Forum, which will take place at the Newtown Middle School, 116 Richboro Newtown Rd, Newtown, PA  18940, beginning at 7 PM.

The School Safety Community Forum will provide the CR school community with a comprehensive overview of the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) active shooter avoidance method and updates on other pertinent CR safety initiatives underway.

Posted on 14 Mar 2019, 12:05 - Category: Crime

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