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Police Department

Contact the West Pottsgrove Police Department by phone at (610) 323-2090 or by email at [email protected] If this is an emergency please call 911 immediately.

Mission Statement

“The mission of the West Pottsgrove Township Police Department is to work in partnership with the community to protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life within our Township. We will serve the people within this Township with respect and fairness, and we will hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.”

Our History

The West Pottsgrove Township Police Department was started in the early 1950s. At that time the Police Department consisted of only (1) person. Today the Police Department consists of (8) full-time and (3) part-time officers.

All of the officers have extensive training in one or more specialized areas of police work including:

  • Accident investigation
  • D.U.I. enforcement
  • Firearms instruction
  • Narcotics investigations & identification
  • Child abuse
  • Sex crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Community policing
  • Child safety seat instruction

Departmental Goals

  • Reduce crime, the fear of crime, and improve the quality of life of West Pottsgrove Township residents.
  • Improve the trust and collaboration between residents, businesses, and the Police Department.
  • Remain on the cutting edge of best practices that promote safe and viable neighborhoods and businesses.

Personnel

Chief of Police
Joseph F. Sokolofski became West Pottsgrove Township’s Chief of Police on August 4th, 2021. Chief Sokolofski is a 30-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and has an extensive resume that reflects both field and leadership assignments in all aspects of law enforcement. He retired from the PSP as a Captain, and as the Commanding Officer of Troop M, which provides police service to Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks Counties. Chief Sokolofski holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Organizational Leadership and is a 2016 graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Sergeant
Steven Ziegler

Detective
Timothy Roeder

Police Officers
Andrew Peifer
Robert Stoudt
Robert Radswillas
Adam Zieske

Administrative Assistant
Jeff Kazmierczak

Resources

Domestic Violence
The following agencies can assist victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault with or without police involvement:

Laurel House 24 Hour Domestic Abuse Response Team- (215) 852-9826
Women’s Center of Montgomery County 24 Hour Hotline- (800) 773-2424
Victim’s Service Center – 24-Hour Crisis Hotline (888) 521-0983
Sexual Violence Hotline – (610) 277-5200

These agencies can assist with places to stay, provide legal guidance, and help with contacting the local Police Departments.

Child Abuse or Neglect – Montgomery County Children and Youth Services will help investigate reports of child abuse or help children who may be innocent victims of crimes or domestic violence. Children & Youth | Montgomery County, PA their telephone number is (610) 278-5800  The official website is montcopa.org. To report child abuse call the childline at (800) 932-0313 or file electronically at http://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis

Drug & Alcohol – Anyone can contact Gaudenzia if they need assistance with substance abuse at (833) 976-4357.

Fraud & Credit Card Theft – People who have reported being a victim of fraud or credit card theft, should also contact their bank to cancel all credit cards and have new ones issued. An ID Theft Affidavit booklet with important instructions and contact information can be found below.

Mental Health – The MontCo Mobile Crisis team is available 24/7 at (855) 634-HOPE (4673)

Driver Licensing & Testing Information – The PA Department of Transportation is charged with testing and issuing driver licenses to new drivers, new residents moving into the community or re-examination of already licensed drivers.  You can also usually renew your registration and driver’s license online.  Additional information can be found on the PennDOT Driver & Vehicle webpage or by calling 1-800-932-4600.

Body-Worn-Cameras – This order establishes guidelines for the proper use, training, and care of the Body-Worn Camera system (BWC) and establishes policy regarding the retention, storage, and release of mobile digital video files and images. You can read the order here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pay a traffic citation?
You should pay a traffic citation within (10) days in person or by mailing to:

District Court 38-1-11
1 Security Plaza
Suite 101
Pottstown, PA 19464 (Google Maps)

Do you do vacation checks if I’m away from home?
Yes, just come to the station and fill out a vacation form. This form contains information such as where you’re going, how long you’ll be gone, and contact information for you and a responder should there be a problem.

How do I get a copy of a police report?
You can contact the Police Department at (610) 323-2090 or come in person and verify that the report is able to be released. You will then be given other information on what is needed to obtain the report.

How do I get a Protection from Abuse Order (P.F.A.)?
You go to the Prothonotary’s Office at the Montgomery County Courthouse. They will provide you with the necessary information. The Prothonotary’s Office can be reached at (610) 278-3360, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 4:15 p.m. If it’s after hours a West Pottsgrove Police Officer can assist you with obtaining an emergency P.F.A. if the proper criteria are met.

Is there a curfew in West Pottsgrove Township?
Yes, under section 13-19 of the West Pottsgrove Township Ordinances it states:
It shall be unlawful for any person 16 years of age and under to be, or remain in, or upon any of the streets, highways, alleys, parks, or other public places in the Township at any time between the hours of 9:30 pm and 5:00 am during the period from September 30, to March 1, inclusive, and from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am during all remaining months, unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of such minor.

Links

Montgomery County PA. Gun Permit
Megan’s Law
Right to Know Law
Pennsylvania State Police

Forms

Right to Know Request Form