Township Hires New Part-time Police Officers
Officers Jeff Canale (far left) and James Chieffo present Officer Vernon Garner with his badge. Officer Garner’s son held the bible as Judge Grover Koon administered the Oath of Office on March 1. (click on photo to enlarge)
Chief Joseph Friel (far left) and Officer Jeff Canale were present as Officer Raul Aponte-Rodriquez took the Oath of Office administered by Judge Koon on March 15. Also present were Officer Aponte-Rodriquez’ girlfriend, brother and sister-in-law. (click on photo to enlarge)
On April 5, 2016, Gregory Hines, Jr. , was sworn in as a part-time Police Officer. Administering the Oath of Office was his father, The Honorable Gregory V. Hines, Jr. (District Justice, 15-1-03) as his mother, Delores, holds the Bible. (click on photo to enlarge)
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.
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.
Motion detectors are available at the Township Office for $6.00 Smoke detectors are available, one per household, free of charge.