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Posted on: November 16, 2022

ROAD RULES: FALL DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

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As weather changes, so do the road conditions.  The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway.  When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, maki...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Come Join Our Team!

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The West Goshen Police Department is accepting resumes for the position of Police Officer until noon on Dec 16th. All candidates must be Act 120 certified by Jan. 20th and will be required to pass a physical fitness test. Please visit our website, which d...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Congratulations Sergeant Stephen Peacock on Your Retirement

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Congratulations to Sergeant Stephen Peacock on his retirement from the West Goshen Township Police Department. Steve served with the department from June 4th, 1990 - September 27th, 2022.Sergeant Peacock started his law enforcement career with th...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Remembering Sgt. Anthony DiRocco

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Anthony F. DiRocco, Jr. loved West Goshen Township. Born March 12, 1937, Tony grew up in the area and went to West Chester High School before working for the West Goshen Police Department for 38 years while achieving the rank of Sergeant. Upon retiring fr...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Road Rules: Anti-Texting Law

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Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Save the Date: National Night Out Against Crime

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Save the date for National Night Out Against Crime on August 2, 2022 at Henderson High School.

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Beware of Mail Theft

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We are seeing a significant increase in check theft from personal, business, and even some blue standalone mail collection boxes. The stolen checks are altered and then cashed by the suspects.United States Postal Service recommendations:- If possible, dep...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Junior Gumshoe Camp

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To sign-up email smyers@westgoshen.org

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Community Conversation Event

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The West Goshen Police Department is inviting its residents and other interested stakeholders to join us for a Community Conversation. Join us on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6PM .We look forward to a good exchange of ideas and to providing information and...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Congratulations Detective Torres

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We would like to congratulate Detective Jose Torres for being this year’s recipient of the Peggy Gusz Victims Advocacy Legacy Award. This award is presented annually by the Crime Victims Center Board of Directors to an individual, organization, ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

We Remember: Chief Edwin Draper Fox

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We Remember:
On March 2, in 1907, West Goshen Police Chief Edwin Draper Fox was born in Easttown Township. He was the youngest of six children born to Hilburn and Marietta (Manley) Fox. His father worked on various farms in Delaware and Chester co...
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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Road Rules: Anti-Texting Law

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Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

We Remember: Chief Dunn

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Twenty-one years ago today, Chief of Police (Retired) Michael Francis Dunn died while vacationing in Florida. Chief Dunn served the residents of West Goshen Township from 1976 to 1988. He was hired by the West Goshen Board of Supervisors due to his commit...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Road Rules: Get Ready For Winter

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Regardless of whether there’s snow on the ground, you can take steps to prepare yourself for winter and all that it brings. Feel free to use the information below as you prepare yourself for winter travel.

Preparation is key to successfully navig...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

West Goshen Police Department Officer and Citizen Awards Recognition

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The West Goshen Police Department presented its annual awards to officers and citizens at the township meeting last night. We are proud to recognize the following:

  • Officer Scott Myers received the Departmental Service Award. This award recognized his tirel...
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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Road Rules: Increased Deer Activity on the Roadway

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With autumn among us and the earlier onset of nightfall, motorists should be prepared for the increase in deer activity and watch carefully for deer darting across the roadways.  Deer movement increases during the fall breeding season, making it ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Road Rules: Fall Driving Safety Tips

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As weather changes, so do the road conditions.  The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway.  When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, maki...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Junior Gumshoe Camp Success

The summer of 2021 marked the return of the West Goshen Police Department Junior Gumshoes Camp! The second annual camp provided 87 fourth grade students from throughout the West Chester School District the chance to put on their detective hat. In this imm...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Flood Safety Driving Reminder

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Given the storms of the past month, especially Ida, it's important to remember to avoid driving through standing water. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Road Rules: Back to School Traffic Safety Tips

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With a new school year approaching, motorists are reminded to be vigilant of school children and school buses.  Here are some important safety tips when sharing the road with school buses:

  • It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load...
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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Road Rules: Four Foot Passing Law (Bicycles)

 

The law requires that:

  • Bicycles must be operated in the right hand lane, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of roadway.

  • This does not apply to a bicycle using any portion of the road due to unsafe surface conditions...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

The West Goshen Township Police Department has joined Neighbors by Ring

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What is Neighbors?

Neighbors is Ring’s free, app-based neighborhood watch feature that alerts you to crime and safety events in a radius of up to 5 miles around your home. You don’t need any Ring devices to use Neighbors because the company also offers a s...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Road Rules: Aggressive Driving

What is aggressive driving?

Aggressive driving includes speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors.  In Pennsylvania, these behaviors are some of the leading factors of highway crashes and fatalities.  In the year 2019 alone, there w...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Returning This Summer: Junior Gumshoes Camp!

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The West Goshen Police Department is excited to announce that the Junior Gumshoes Camp will be returning for the summer of 2021! The camp is open to 4th grade students entering the 5th grade in the fall of 2021. In this immersive camp experience students ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Road Rules: Motorcycle Safety

As the warm weather approaches, the West Goshen Police Department Traffic Safety Division would like to remind you to be aware of motorcycles on the roadway.  The following are some safety tips and facts to help keep our roadways safe for everyon...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Road Rules: COVID-19 Travel Regulations

On March 16th, Governor Wolf issued a shut down order for the entire state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 outbreak with few exemptions for essential travel

Allowable Essential Travel

  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mention...
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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Road Rules: Pickup Truck Safety

Please be aware of  and follow all regulations when driving your pickup truck vehicle. Federal standards require that vehicle occupant compartments be designed to protect occupants during a crash. Pickup truck beds are designed to carry cargo, no...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Road Rules: Steer Clear Law

In September of 2006, Pennsylvania passed a law in which motorist are required to move over to the far lane or slow to a safe speed when approaching an emergency response area.   The law is under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3327- Duty o...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Road Rules: Anti-Texting law

Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.  The law can be found under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3316- Prohibiting text-based communications.  ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Township Chief of Police Search Begins

The Township has begun a search for the next Chief of Police.

Chief of Police Search Press Release

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Road Rules: Construction Safety

With the many roadway improvement projects being conducted on the area roadways, drivers are reminded to use caution in active work zones. An “Active Work Zone is defined by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code as the portion of a work zone where const...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Police Department Promotion and New Officer

Police Department Promotion and New Officer:

On Friday July 31, 2020, West Goshen Police Department promoted Wesley Holman to Sergeant, filling in the vacancy made after the retirement of 40-year veteran Sergeant Anthony Storti. Also, filling the rank and ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Road Rules: Fall Driving Safety Tips

As weather changes, so do the road conditions. The autumn leaves are a staple of the season and can create hazardous conditions on the roadway. When leaves accumulate on the roadway and become wet, they can get extremely slippery, making the driving condi...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Emergency Contact Information - PennDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has a website designed to allow Pennsylvania driver's license and identification (ID) holders the opportunity to easily and immediately upload their emergency contact information to ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

West Goshen Township Selects Michael P. Carroll as Next Chief of Police

The West Goshen Township Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the selection of Michael P. Carroll as the next Chief of Police for the Township’s Police Department. The decision was made after a rigorous selection process begun in September 2020, fo...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

West Goshen Township Police Department’s Body-worn Camera Program

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You may notice that all of our uniformed Officers will be wearing a body-worn camera on their persons.  This is the culmination of a long process and we are proud to give you a little insight into how it all came about.  Ultimately, we f...

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