Fee For Pennsylvania State Troopers On The Radar

English: Pennsylvania county map

English: Pennsylvania county map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A crash occurs on Route 183 in Penn Township.  State troopers who usually respond in that area are tied up elsewhere.

What’s a police chief in the small neighboring borough of Bernville going to do?

“As soon as I hear about an incident I’m going to respond,” Chief Brian Thumm said.

He won’t ignore a call nearby just because it’s outside his borough in state police territory.

While that’s the right thing to do, Thumm said, Bernville taxpayers are picking up the cost.

He’d like to see neighboring municipalities join with Bernville in providing local police coverage.  If that’s not an option, he’d at least like to see municipalities that rely only on state police pay for the service.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=450168

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Hearing Monday On Proposed Changes To State Police In Lancaster County

Editor’s note:  This is only the beginning….not a good thing!

…Under the current plan, scheduled to be implemented within the next year, the troopers now stationed at the Lancaster barracks would report to Troop L in Reading, though they would continue to be based here.

The Ephrata station, which patrols Elizabeth, Brecknock, Caernarvon and the northern part of Salisbury townships, would be closed.

Specialized units from Lancaster, such as fire marshals, drug investigators and accident units, would shift to Reading…

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/644183_Hearing-Monday-on-proposed-changes-to-State-Police-in-Lancaster-County.html#ixzz1uKQ17WL0