Collingdale Police Department

Operation Clean Streets

Saturday, October 10, 2015  The Borough will again be holding Operation Clean Streets this Saturday October 10, 2015. Anyone participating is asked to register in the lower level of Borough Hall at 930am. Free T-shirt and lunch to all who help out. This is a great chance to spend an hour or two helping the community. Hope to see you there. Any questions please contact Borough Hall at 610-586-0500.



Patriot's Day

Saturday, September 12, 2015  Collingdale Borough celebrated Patriot's Day on Saturday September 12, 2015. Numerous organizations participated in a fun filled day. Veteran's from several groups including the Second Brigade motorcycle club along with Darby VFW provided a 21-gun salute and playing of taps. Ofc. Jim Gallagher, FF John Ellis(Collingdale 1) and Assistant Chief Bill Wentzel(Collingdale 2) raised the flag. Ofc. Bill Carter and Councilman Tom Heckman played the bag pipes for the crowd. Emcee Bill Garrity, a 50 year member of Collingdale 1, moved the ceremony along. Mayor Frank Kelly led the pledge of allegiance and said a few remarks. Pastor's Perry Messick and Donna Sarog gave the invocation and benediction. The Church of the Nazarene Praise Band provided music for the ceremony. Fran Sankey played the acoustic guitar for the crowd prior to the ceremony. Everyone enjoyed free hot dogs and pretzels provided by Franklin Mint Credit Union. Swiss Farms form Sharon Hill donated 300 drinks which were given away. The high light was a free raffle of 4 bicycles donated by Franklin Mint Credit Union. The bikes brought smiles to the children's faces. A BBQ grill was also raffled and the money from that will be donated to a Bullet Proof Vest fund being started by Ofc. Marc Hanly from the Ridley Park Police Department and the Chief of Collingdale 1. During the event Ofc. Bill Carter found out he is being awarded a Liberty Medal for his work with veteran's with PTSD and a clothing drive for homeless veterans. Ofc. Carter also organizes a Toys for Tots drive.  Thanks to everyone for making it a great day. A special thank you to Anne Neborak for the photographs.

George Barbine and his wife Joanne

George Barbine and his wife Joanne

Ofc. Carter and the Vets

Ofc. Carter and the Vets


Welcome Back Ofc. Marc Hanly

Wednesday, September 2, 2015  The Mayor, Council members and the Collingdale Police Department want to congratulate Ridley Park Police Officer Marc Hanly on his return to duty on Monday November 2, 2015. Ofc. Hanly was injured in the line of duty in August. Good luck Marc and stay safe.



New Hires

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  Collingdale Police would like to welcome three new part time officers. Officer Dan Scanlan, Officer Daniel Gerrity and Officer Daniel Ervin. Both Officers Scanlan and Gerrity come from families of law enforcement and Officer Ervin is a military veteran. All three officers are currently training and should be on the street soon. Good luck!!



Officers leaving

Monday, August 31, 2015  Collingdale Police would like to wish two officers good luck on there leaving. Ofc. Robert Pradella accepted a position with the Bethel Township Police Department. Ofc. Mike Coverdale was promoted to full time at the Nether Providence Police Department. Both officers will be missed and we wish them the best.



Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2015  Members of the Collingdale Police Department attended the borough Memorial Day Services held on May 25, 2015. Mayor Frank Kelly and members of Borough Council greeted numerous organizations during the ceremony. Each organization placed a wreath at the All Wars Memorial located in front of Borough Hall. The fire companies and the police department did lay a wreath at the Police/Fire/EMS Memorial also.

Chief Adams and Ofc. Kilroy

Chief Adams and Ofc. Kilroy


Passing of Retired Officer

Monday, May 4, 2015  It is with deep regret that the Collingdale Police Department announce the death of retired Cpl. John Singley. John served the department for over 30 years retiring in 1997. Please keep John's family in your prayers.



Operation Clean Street

Saturday, April 18, 2015  On April 18, 2015 Collingdale Borough held "Operation Clean Streets". The event was well attended by numerous borough organizations, churches and residents. Collingdale Police Department was represented by several officers. The officers picked up trash along Roberta Avenue and Beechwood Avenue all the way to Clifton Avenue. The below picture is of the following from left to right:

Ofc. Mike Coverdale, Chief Adams, Council President Kate Munro(standing in for Mayor Kelly who was ill), Police Secretary Diane Alper, Sgt. Ken Felker and his son Kenny, Ofc. TJ McCauley, Ofc. Anthony Hughes, Turnkey Anthony Pisani and Heather.



Abandon Cars

Friday, February 27, 2015  The Collingdale Police Department has added an email to report abandon cars in the borough. Go into the "Officers" tab and under investigations you will find "Abdandon Cars", click on that and you will be able to send an email. Please list the location, make of the car, the color and the Pennsylvania registration plate. You may even take a picture and attach it to the email. The information will be followed up on by an officer. We thank you for your help in locating abandon cars.



William Wiedner Award

Friday, January 23, 2015  On Wednesday June 19th, 1991 then Swarthmore Borough Plice Chief William G. Weidner, the dean of Delaware County police chiefs, died in a one-car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Weidner, 67, a police chief for 25 years, was pronounced dead at the scene."It's a tremendous shock to all of us," Delaware County Sheriff George Hill said. "He was well thought of and well-respected within the police community." Chief William Weidner, who joined the force in 1952, was looking forward to his 40-year pin. "It was a milestone . . . he was excited about." Smith said Weidner had taken a few days off to visit friends.Smith called Weidner "the consummate small-town police chief." "He knew when it was right to be stern and right to be soft," Smith said. ''He was both of those. He belonged in a small town. He loved being a policeman. He especially loved being chief. He enjoyed interacting with people." Weidner was secretary and a former president of the Delaware County Police Chief's Association. In 1976, Weidner was the founding chairman of the Police Chief Radio Committee, which was established to advise on procedures for police radio operations. This Award was established in 1991 by then President Martin Lauginiger and awarded to Harry Maitland. This years recipient comes from the same type of back ground, he grew up in a small town, stayed in a small town knows when it is right to be stern, however he is hardly that but mostly always mild mannered. He has been there in a minutes notice when I have called him whether for good or bad news. I have come to count on him in almost all aspects of my life, both professional and personal. Even though he was born in Sharon Hill he saw the light and moved to Collingdale in 1985 and has been involved with his church for the past 24 years serving the past 11 years as “Senior Pastor”. He is currently involved with the Delco FOP, Delco Police Chaplins Association, International Association of Police Chaplins, Collingdale Fire and Police Departments as their Chaplin, has traveled to New York to assist in the 9/11 events and I am sure is known and involved in many more Associations through out Delaware County, these United States and World. He is married to his life long sweet heart Debbie and between them they have raised two fine young men Christopher and Brian. Please help me in applauding this years recipient of the William G Weidner Award the consummate small-town Baptist Paster and truest friend anyone could have the Reverand Perry E Messick.



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