Chief’s Welcome Message:
Welcome to the web site of the newly established Eastern Berks Regional Police Department, and thank you for your interest in the department and the community we serve. The department was created by ordinances and an intergovernmental agreement jointly adopted by the Colebrookdale Township Board of Commissioners, and Boyertown Borough Council on December 2, 2019, to replace the police departments of the two municipalities. This was a visionary and courageous commitment. The elected governing bodies of the two municipalities recognized the challenges of maintaining professional, modern police service that would continue to meet the needs of the community in a changing society well into the future, and they as well recognized the potential benefits of inter-municipal cooperation as a means of achieving that end. The Borough and the Township share substantial common borders and make an ideal geographic and logistical fit for service by a single policing entity. The Department is overseen by a Regional Police Commission with elected and appointed representation from both municipalities. The Police Commission first met and organized on January 8th, 2020, and the Department went in service and took over policing the combined jurisdiction on June 1, 2020. The new department is headquartered at 16 W. Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, and maintained the telephone numbers from both the former Boyertown and Colebrookdale Departments. The police vehicles, uniforms, and building signs got a new look to go along with the new name as we created our new identity, while the dedicated officers from both the former departments continue working together as a single, cohesive unit, to continue serving and protecting Colebrookdale Township and the Boroughs of Boyertown and Bechtelsville. Feel free to check back here for updates. Residents of the community are also welcome to call me with questions, concerns, or suggestions relative to the Department and the service we provide. We appreciate your support and look forward to learning, growing, and serving with all of you.
Barry Leatherman, Chief