Woodard receives scholarship for PA Act 120 Municipal Police Academy Training

Brian Woodard WEST CHESTER — In the year following the march by 4,000 people to the Historic Chester County Courthouse for a June 4, 2020 Black Lives Matter rally, positive changes continue. Brian Woodard is experiencing that change, as the second recipient of a Municipal Police Academy scholarship – a program created as a result of the march and that focuses on diversifying law enforcement in...

Letter: Race for Peace seeks to bridge gap between police and the community

To The Editor, Race for Peace Committee has made connections in Chester County including Chester County Commissioners, Tredyffrin Township Police Department along with Board of Supervisors. The Race for Peace Committee is a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Formed in 2016 to enrich the lives of residents in all communities through programs, resources and activities for the family, to reach an understanding...

DCCC staff joins police cadets on final run

College staff members Darren Lipscomb (in suit & tie) Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Enrollment Services; Sara Steinman (far left in gray t-shirt), Director of Wellness, Athletics and Recreation; Mitch Murtha, Vice President, Recruitment and Enrollment Management (right in blue t-shirt behind instructors in yellow t-shirts); and Simuelle Myers, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (right,...

Caln Police investigative gunfire, car, home damage

Sheriff police car at night with flashing light vector illustration. Police car with siren night, security and protection traffic patrol CALN — Township Police are investigating an incident involving gun fire striking numerous cars and a home, Wednesday. On May 5, at 11:12 p.m., Township Police were dispatched to Toth Avenue in the Brandywine Homes subdivision for a report of damage to a vehicle....

Coatesville police continue to deepen bond with community through training, engagement

Coatesville Police Corporal Brenden Boyle tickets a city youngster for good behavior, as part of the department’s community outreach program. COATESVILLE — As calls for police reform and sensitivity training have become a nationwide outcry, the City of Coatesville Police Department has taken an existing community engagement initiative a step further by blending time-tested training with new...

We need to have a real talk about race — and the police

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa It was a quiet night in Chester County, last night. Thankfully. But all around America, angry protests — and yes looting, burning and violence — broke out for another night over the police killing of George Floyd, captured on video that literally made it around the world. One of the officers involved was ultimately arrested and charged with third...

Six police officers may have been exposed to Coronavirus

The Chester County Commissioners and County Health officials announced Thursday the possible exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) of a small number of county-based law enforcement officials who were responding to an incident in West Chester on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Four West Goshen Police Officers and two Chester County Sheriff K-9 Deputies had direct contact with a K-9 Officer from Lower Providence...

Caln Police say pipe bomb found at 14th and Olive

CALN – The Township Police Department is investigating the discovery of a pipe bomb at 2:40PM today near the southwest corner of the intersection of 14th Avenue and Olive Street in the west end of the township. A postal carrier reportedly observed the device and contacted police. Officers, with the assistance of fire police, established a containment zone pending arrival of the Montgomery County...

Kennett Board of Supervisors thinking big, acting local

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Real estate developer John Lynch (standing, far left) and Kennett Township Chief of Police Lydell Nolt (seated, far right) discuss plans for the Sinclair Springs development with residents. KENNETT – The Board of Supervisors looked to the future during Wednesday night’s meeting as they agreed to move forward with some initiatives to enhance life in the township. Chief...

Kennett backs fight against Gerrymandering

Township swears in two new police officers By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Governor Tom Wolf presents Kennett Township staff with the 2017 Local Government Excellence in Building Community Partnerships award, in recognition of the creation of Barkingfield Park. Courtesy: Kennett Township. KENNETT  – The room was packed during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting as dozens of citizens...