Chief Joseph Friel
890 West Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320
Phone: 610-384-8133 Fax: 610-384-1796
It is the Mission of the Valley Township Police Department to provide a safe and orderly environment in our township through professionalism, dedication and an active pursuit of apprehending and preventing violations of the law, while partnering with the community by maintaining a concern for individual dignity.
The Valley Township Police Department has five full-time officers and four part-time officers. Joe Friel was appointed Chief of Police on September 6, 2005. Chief Friel has been with the department for 20 years. The police department is a 24-hour department and responds to service calls 24 hours a day.
The police department offers crime prevention and home security advice, assistance with forming town watch groups and informational drug talks to youth organizations. The police department welcomes any comments or suggestions that the community may have to improve the policing in our township.
Town Watch meets the last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Township building. If you are interested in Town Watch, please stop by to one of the monthly meetings.
If you have an emergency and need to see a police officer you may dial 911 or 610-383-7000. If you would like to speak with an officer or leave a message for an officer dial 610-384-8133 or 610-384-8134. If you should have any questions about any of our police services please feel free to call.
Town Watch meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Valley Township building. Safety-minded neighbors help create safe neighborhoods. That concept underlies the formation of our Town Watch Program. Town Watch volunteers serve as trained “eyes and ears” for the Police Department. They routinely patrol their neighborhood streets keeping alert for suspicious activity. Our Town Watch volunteers do not confront suspects; instead, they are asked to immediately report the suspicious activity to Township Police via cellular phones. If you would like to join Town Watch you may contact the Police Department or simply attend a meeting. All are welcome.
It is unlawful for any person to permit any animal to run at-large upon any public thoroughfare, upon any public ground or to run at-large on any private property other than that of the owner. It is further unlawful to permit any animal on Township Park property except as posted.
Owners are responsible for immediately removing and disposing of all animal excreta from any public property or any private property other than that of the animal's owner.
Stray animals should be safely contained if possible until the arrival of the Police or Animal Control Officer. Please contact the Valley Township Police Department to report a stray at 610 384-8133.