Collingdale Police Department
 

Promotions

Monday, June 5, 2017  Collingdale Mayor Frank Kelly, Borough Council and Chief Adams announced that Officer William Carter and Officer Patrick Kilroy will be promoted to the rank of Corporal at the June 5 council meeting. Ofc. Carter had been full-time since 1999 and Ofc. Kilroy has been full-time since 2007. The officers of the department want to congratulate Bill and Pat and look forward to working with them.

   


 

Operation Clean Streets

Monday, May 22, 2017  Members of the police department accompanied by Chief Robert Adams and council members attended the Borough's Operation Clean Streets on Saturday May 20, 2017. The day started out a bit damp from the rain. The entire day was a huge success as a large dumpster was filled to capacity with electronic recyclables. There was also a shredder truck and a medication drop off for residents. A big thanks to President of Council Munro, Administrative Assistant Bernadette Hennessey, Clerk Tina Lare and Police Secretary Diane Alper for making lunch for all those that participated and to Borough John Hewlings for all his help.

   


 

Officer's Moving On

Monday, May 1, 2017  Collingdale Police would like to wish Ofc. Carl White good luck. He has accepted a full time position in the medical sector. Carl was with the department for several years. Ofc. Nick Goss has accepted a full time position with the Mount Joy Police Department in Lancaster. The officers of the department wish both the best.

   


 

Officer Additions

Friday, February 17, 2017  Collingdale Mayor Frank Kelly and Borough Council have added Officer Donald Beese as a full time officer. Don's promotion was effective June 2016. Ofc. Thayer McCauley will be promoted to full time as of the March 6, 2017 council meeting. These two officers replace Cpl. Ed Robinson who was injured in November 2013 car accident and Ofc. Dan Leicht, Sr who was injured after being assaulted while on duty in May 2014. Council has also authorized the hiring of two part time officers. Ofc. Mary Worrell and Ofc. Anthony Kyne have started training with the department and we look forward to serving with them.

   


 

New Officers

Friday, October 14, 2016  Collingdale Police would like to welcome two new officers to the department. Ofc. Vincent Procopio and Ofc. Jerome Kennard were recently hired. Both officers are currently in training and will be on the street soon. Ofc. Kevin Haelle has resigned to take a full time position with the SEPTA Transit Police. Kevin worked for Collingdale for several years and will be missed. Good luck and be safe to the officers.

   


 

Patriot's Day

Saturday, September 10, 2016  Collingdale Borough will celebrate Patriot's Day on Saturday September 10, 2016. The event will run from 10am to 2pm. There will be a 30 minute service at noon to remember all those lost in the war on terrorism and to remember all emergency service workers who have died in the line of duty protecting Collingdale. There will be a moon bounce, pretzels, hot dogs and drinks all free. We will also have a free bike raffle for the children. Officer Carter will be also be collecting gently used clothing to help homeless veterans. There will be fire trucks and a fire prevention display for all to see. If you would like to put up a table for your organization please contact Chief Adams or Sgt. Felker at 610-586-0502. All spots are free, we ask that you bring a table.

   


 

New Officers

Monday, February 29, 2016  Collingdale Police would like to welcome two new officers to the department. Ofc. Michael Grimm and Ofc. Nicholas Goss. Both reside in Glenolden and have been training. They will both be on the street soon, just in time for spring.

   


 

Remembering Officer Harry Kitchen

Monday, December 7, 2015  The Collingdale Police Department wish to remember Officer Harry B. Kitchens of the Collingdale Police Department. Officer Kitchens was killed in the line of duty on December 7, 1932. Ofc. Kitchens was directing traffic at the present day MacDade Blvd and Chester Pike. He was struck and killed by a trolley. We would like to remember the sacrifice he made and thank him.

     



 

Phone Scams

Friday, November 6, 2015  Numerous police agencies in the county have been taking reports of phone scams targeting the elderly. We are requesting residents speak to their elderly family members and warn them. Here are a few of the scams.

1. Someone has been arrested out of state or out of country. The caller tells the person to purchase Green Dot prepaid card and call a phone number back with the card numbers.

2. The elderly person owes back taxes and if they don't make a "deposit" a warrant will be issued for their arrest. The caller advises the person to purchase a prepaid money card and to call back with the number.

3. The person missed jury duty and if they don't pay a fine, a warrant will be issued for their arrest. The caller then instructs the person to purchase a prepaid card and call back with the number.

Usually by the time law enforcement gets involved the number is already disconnected. Collingdale Police took a report yesterday from an elderly resident who received such a call. An alert CVS employee questioned the elderly female why she was buying such a large amount of Green Dot cards and she told her. The employee told her it was a scam and to call the police. The resident did and it was confirmed to be a scam. If you have any similar incident please contact your local police agency.

   


 

House Fire

Friday, October 16, 2015  On October 16, 2015 at 1138pm Collingdale Police responded along with the fire companies to a report of a house fire at 217 Collingdale Avenue in Collingdale. On arrival Collingdale Officers Carter, Christie and Gerrity with assistance from Sharon Hill Sgt. Faulkner and Ofc. Johnson and Folcroft Officer Mackey rescued a woman trapped on the porch roof. Officers then attempted to enter the burning home for a male occupant who was missing. The officers were driven back by smoke and flames. The fire companies responded quickly and the fire was extinguished. Unfortunately the male was discovered deceased in the home. The officers showed true professionalism and are a credit to their departments. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

   


 
 
 

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