Kennett swears in new part-time police officer

Southridge residents argue against emergency entrance By Kelly O’Hara, Correspondent, The Times New Kennett Township Police Officer Brandi McCoy is sworn in by District Justice Gwenn Knapp, Wednesday night, during the Board of Supervisors meeting. KENNETT — The  township welcomed a new part-time police officer to the force at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday. Officer Brandi McCoy,...

Police kickoff increased seatbelt enforcement

Eighty-seven municipal police departments across southeast Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State Police will conduct seat belt enforcement activities as part of a statewide Click It Or Ticket mobilization which runs from May 16 through June 5, and will include the Memorial holiday weekend. Municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties will focus on roadways with high...

Local police warn against ‘puffing’

The ice scraper being given out by local police to remind folks not to leave their cars running and unlocked to warm up. With some of the frigid temperatures seen in the county in recent weeks, it’s understandable wanting to start and pre-warm your car, but local police are warning about the risks of “puffing” to keep warm on a cold morning. Coatesville Police and the PA Auto Theft...

Shop With A Cop brings smiles, joy to local kids

As officers from several departments lined a hallway at Walmart, Officer Mike Caby from West Caln Police Department meets his first shopper. 13th Annual event pairs local police with kids to brighten holidays By Lauren Parker-Gill, Staff Writer, The Times COATESVILLE – Local police officers made quite an entrance when they arrived at the Walmart in Parkesburg Saturday, with two school buses full...

Regional police study to end

After four of seven towns discussing joining up drop out, economics no longer add up By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Long-standing discussions about forming a regional police force appear to be on hold, as all but three of the municipalities studying a merger of police services have dropped out of the process. While Kennett Square, Kennett Township and New Garden will continue to explore options...

Kennett supervisors salute McCarthy on retirement

Long-time police chief served area for 42 years By Jacquelyn Kennedy, Correspondent, The Times Retiring Kennett Police Chief Albert McCarthy (left) is saluted by the township’s Board of Supervisors (back from left, Robert Hammaker, Richard Leff and Scudder Stevens with Township Manager Lisa Moore) with acting township Police Chief Lydell Nolt (right). KENNETT — The township’s Board of Supervisors...

County dedicates new tactical village

Chester County Commissioners (center front, Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell), as well as elected officials and representatives from the first responder community, cut the ribbon to officially open the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus Tactical Village. SOUTH COATESVILLE — Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline were joined...

E. Marlborough swears in Clarke, dedicates new facility

Veteran officer formally takes reins at township department By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times East Marlrborough officials dedicated a new police trailer Saturday and swore in new Chief of Police Robert Clarke. EAST MARLBOROUGH – In true spirit of entering the police facilities, lots of donuts and coffee welcomed guests as they arrived to witness Robert Clarke, the second chief in East Marlborough...

Clarke named to head E. Marlborough PD

Veteran officer to replace retiring Gerald Davis By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – Robert Clarke, former township police lieutenant and officer, was appointed as the township’s new Police Chief at the regular monthly supervisor’s meeting on Monday night. Clarke’s predecessor, Gerald Davis — the township’s first-ever police chief — retired at the end of February. Clarke...

Costello focuses attention on human trafficking

Regional Law Enforcement & Homeland Security meet to combat ‘hidden’ crime By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Local law enforcement attendees receive intensive training on recognizing and responding to human trafficking. MALVERN – U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) brought together key experts from US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), regional law enforcement, and social services...