The North Middleton Township Police Department is committed to safeguarding the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the community to improve the quality of life through a community oriented/problem solving approach. Our mandate is to do so with service, honor, integrity and professionalism, while at all times maintaining the highest ethical standards to preserve public confidence.
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IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT AN OFFICER
CALL 911 FOR AN EMERGENCY
CALL 717-243-7910 FOR ALL NON-EMERGENCY CALLS
NEW INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS REGARDING STRAY DOGS/CATS
Residents who have a stray dog or feral cat should transport the animal to the Human Society facility located at 7790 Graystone Road in Harrisburg. Prior to transport, they must first respond to the Police Department and obtain either a “Humane Society Drop-off Authorization Form” or a “Spay/Neuter Voucher Form.” Before one of these forms is issued, proof of residency within the township in the form of a driver’s license must be displayed. The form must then accompany the animal to the facility. The Human Society will not accept an animal without one of the authorization forms. The resident will personally be responsible for the drop-off fee.
Feral (wild) cats can no longer be taken to the facility for euthanasia. Feral cats instead must be spayed or neutered and returned to their original location. This procedure has become necessary for the township to track the number of stray dogs and cats being dropped off for fiscal purposes.
If you have any questions, please call the police department at 243-7910, Monday through Friday from 7:00AM and 4:00PM
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Homeland Security Live Alert
A CHILD IS MISSING
A Child Is Missing (ACIM)
is a Fort Lauderdale-based non-profit organization founded in 1997. It was created because no community-based program existed for locating missing children, the disabled and elderly often (with Alzheimer's) during the crucial first hours of disappearance.
A child goes missing every 40 seconds in the United States. Your child has a 1 in 42 chance of going missing. We also address helping the Elderly, Alzheimer's and the Disabled.
ACIM can place 1,000 calls in sixty seconds, process multiple cases simultaneously, and can work without jurisdictional boundaries. ACIM has proven to be an effective tool in helping to find missing persons.
ACIM also has a sexual predator / offender program, offered in states that allow law enforcement to notify residents that a predator has moved into their neighborhood.
IF YOU RECEIVE A CALL FROM ACIM, THIS IS A LEGITIMATE CALL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
PARENTS, DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE?
THERE IS A CURFEW ORDINANCE IN EFFECT IN NORTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP. THE CURFEW AFFECTS MINORS (ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18) WHO ARE UNLAWFULLY IN A PUBLIC PLACE OR ANY ESTABLISHMENT BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 11:00PM AND 5:00AM. THE PROVISIONS SHALL NOT APPLY WHEN THE MINOR IS ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT, THE MINOR IS UPON AN ERRAND OR LEGITIMATE PURPOSE OR BUSINESS DIRECTED BY SUCH MINOR'S PARENT, ENGAGED IN LAWFUL
EMPLOYMENT, WHEN ATTENDING OR GOING TO OR RETURNING FROM A JUVENILE ACTIVITY OF A CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL, RELIGIOUS, SOCIAL, OR CIVIC ACTIVITY, WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY ANY ADULT OVER THE AGE OF 18 WITH THE EXPRESS VERBAL OR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE PARENT, WHEN THE MINOR IS
EXERCISING FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, WHEN THE MINOR IS EXCUSED BY REASON OF THE ACTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Why won't the police intervene in civil matters?
Pennsylvania police officers are not authorized by statute to enforce civil orders (with the exception of PFA orders). While the police will often try to mediate civil disputes such as child custody disputes and landlord / tenant issues, they cannot take enforcement action unless a criminal offense has occurred.
ATTENTION DOG OWNERS-------
NORTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT ENFORCES THE
TOWNSHIP ANIMAL ORDINANCE.
The ordinance covers dogs running at large, making loud or harsh
noises on a continuous basis, and urinating or defecating upon any
public sidewalk, walkway or property of any other person.
Fines can range from $200.00 to $600.00.
SUMMARY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA’S CHILD PASSENGER PROTECTION LAWS
(Act 53, 1983/Act 22, 1993/ Act 229,2002)
Section 4581 (a)(2) Restraint Systems
- Driver and all front seat passengers must be restrained.
Child Passenger Safety Laws
Section 4581 (a)(1) Restraint Systems
- All drivers are responsible to secure children from birth to age 4 in an approved child passenger restraint system.
FINE: Maximum fine of $100 plus court costs, CAT, EMS, JCP or proof of car seat purchase.
Section 4581 (a)(1.l)
- All drivers are responsible to secure children from 4 years of age up to 8 years of age in a seat belt system and an appropriately fitting child booster seat.
FINE: Maximum fine of $100 plus MCARE, EMS, JCP, or proof of car seat purchase.
Who can apply for a Pennsylvania License to Carry a Concealed Weapon?
An individual who is 21 years of age or older may apply for a license to carry firearms by submitting a completed Application for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms to the sheriff of the county
in which they reside or if a resident of a city of the first class, with the chief of police of that city along with the required fee.
Individuals who are 21 years of age or older and are NOT Pennsylvania residents may apply for a license by submitting a completed Application for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms to any Pennsylvania County Sheriff’s office along with the required fee. A Pennsylvania license cannot be issued to a resident of another state who does not possess a current license or permit or similar document to carry a firearm issued by their home state if a license is provided for by the laws of that state, as published annually in the Federal Register by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms of the Department of the Treasury.
The sheriff has 45 days to conduct an investigation to determine an individual's eligibility to be issued a license. Included in the investigation is a background check conducted on the individual through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) to determine if the records indicate the individual is prohibited by law. In accordance with 18 PA C.S. §6109, a sheriff may deny an individual the right to a License to Carry Firearms if there is reason to believe that the character and reputation of the individual are such that they would be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety.
If the PICS check is approved and the subject is of good character, the sheriff may issue a License to Carry Firearms. The issuance of a License to Carry Firearms allows individuals to carry a firearm concealed on or about their person, or in a vehicle throughout this Commonwealth. The license is valid for a period of five (5) years unless sooner revoked.
NOTE: A license to carry firearms is NOT a license to purchase. Individuals who purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer are required to have a background check conducted regardless of whether they have a license to carry firearms or not.
FOR INFORMATION ON THE PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU OF DOG LAW ENFORCEMENT, FOLLOW THE BELOW LINK.
A problem that law enforcement often encounters when they are called to investigate a property crime is that the victim lacks sufficient documentation to assist in the recovery of their property. My Property Locker allows citizens to create their own secure “locker” in which they can store encrypted information about their valuable serialized property. Once the locker is created citizens can upload important investigation information such as:
- Serial numbers
- Model numbers
- Dates purchased
- Purchase prices
- Photographs of the products and of receipts
The purpose of this is to provide Patrol Officers and
Detectives with real time ownership information of serialized products in the
event that they are stolen. If you document your serialized property through
the use of this web site, please advise the police officer if you have done so.