Chesco Sheriff’s Office Comfort/K-9 1st in nation to achieve national police canine therapy certification

Sgt. Janis Pickell and Comfort K-9 Marley WEST CHESTER — On June 4, Comfort K-9 Marley and his handler Sgt. Janis Pickell of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) became the nation’s first canine team to achieve Police Service Therapy/Comfort K-9 certification through the United States Police Canine Association, Inc. (USPCA). The accreditation incorporates the first national standards and...

Chester County Sheriff’s Office leads kids ‘Safely Home’

Students from the Garage Community Youth Center in Kennett Square boarded their school bus and headed “safety home” thanks to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Unionville Presbyterian Church and the Iota Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alphoa Sorority, Inc. Pictured left to right are Rev. Annalie Korengel, Unionville Presbyterian Church; Nelson and Cassandra, students at the Garage; Kristin...

Chesco Sheriff holds K-9 Unit graduation

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office graduates its second K-9 training class. On Friday, May 19, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office heralded the graduates of the county’s second K-9 patrol and narcotics training course during a 45-minute ceremony filled with pomp –and the dogs’ periodic panting. Addressing an audience of nearly 100, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh said...

Members of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office present plaques to doctors at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern. WEST CHESTER — A group of doctors at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern received an unexpected tribute from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, April 26 – a gesture with unlikely ties to a 2014 firebombing. The staff at the emergency and critical-care facility...

Sheriff welcomes new four-legged deputy

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh with her newest K-9 deputy, Melody. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh is welcoming a new four-legged deputy, Melody, to her office’s K-9 unit. Melody’s appointment within the office is to serve as a “comfort” dog in courtroom circumstances where she can help to ease the stress experienced by children...

American Legion, Chesco Sheriff’s Office & A. Duie Pyle to host wreath laying for fallen Veterans

Community is encouraged to donate and attend December 12 ceremony By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times OXFORD – The Oxford American Legion Post and Wreaths Across America (WAA) invites the Chester County Community to consider supporting the purchase of wreaths to be placed at the headstones of 1,200 fallen veterans and honor them with a wreath laying ceremony scheduled for December 12, at the...

Oxford Legion Post again plans Wreaths Across America event

Thanks to the efforts of various groups in the area, including the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, the graves of deceased veterans will again be honored in Oxford and elsewhere this December with a wreath laying, as seen here from the 2013 event. OXFORD —  The American Legion Roy W. Gibson Post 535 will again sponsor this year’s Wreaths Across America (WAA) event, planned for Saturday,...

Sheriff’s 3rd annual cruise night to benefit K-9, Friday

WESTTOWN — The Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit will host its third Annual “Cruise Night” from 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m, Friday evening at the Government Services Center Building located at 601 Westtown Road, just of US-202. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh and her deputies have organized the event to bring awareness to the six K-9 units in the Chester County Sheriff’s Office which...

Symbolic wreaths will pay tribute to veterans

Ceremony will take place at Oxford Cemetery on Saturday  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times On Saturday, Dec. 14, wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves in more than 850 communities across the country as part of the Wreaths Across America project. In Chester County, a ceremony will be held at Oxford Cemetery. Ask yourself what your life would be like were it not for the many...

Two injured in separate, 1-vehicle crashes

One occurred Friday in Thornbury, the other in Westtown Two serious one-vehicle accidents occurred on Thursday, Nov. 22, in southwestern Chester County, the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department reported.  At 7 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fox Meadow Lane in Thornbury Township for a single-vehicle crash, a department news release said. Officers learned that a 2005 Ford Escape...