POLICE IN THE PARKS 2021

Since the turnouts last year were so amazing, we decided to host Police in the Parks again this year. We hope you come spend an afternoon with our officers !! 

This year's Police in the Parks events will be held at the following:

July 10th, 1pm - 4pm - Rohrbach Pavillion (Boyertown Park)

August 14th, 1pm - 4pm - Liberty Park (Colebrookdale Twp) 

September 18th, 1pm - 4pm - Bechtelsville Park 

More information to follow.......




Announcement

The Eastern Berks Regional Police Department is excited to announce the arrival of bike uniforms for its 3 officers that are certified by the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA). Starting this week residents of Boyertown Borough, Colebrookdale Township, and Bechtelsville Borough will begin to see these officers conducting bike patrol through their neighborhoods. Please feel free to flag them down to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, or to merely say hello! This marks one more step towards providing quality service to our residents, and to continue building on to the positive community relations we strive to build.

We also want to thank the Berks County Community Foundation for their award to us of a $5,000 grant from their Boyertown Area Charitable Giving Program, for the purchase of four new patrol bikes! This grant will enable us to expand and continue our bicycle patrol program into the foreseeable future.

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.


Sincerely,
Barry Leatherman, Chief