On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the Springfield Township Police Department, in conjunction with the TargetCorporation, will again sponsor the annual “Crime Prevention and National Night Out” celebration. National Night out is designed to:
1. Heighten crime and drug prevention;
2. Generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts;
3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police-Community partnerships; and
4. Send a message to criminals letting them know Springfield residents are organized and committed to keeping Springfield Township a safe place to live and work.
On the evening of August 7th from 6 PM to 9 PM, area residents are reminded to lock their doors, turn on exterior lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and Police Officers. This event will be held at the Springfield Township Country Club Pool located at 400 West Sproul Road.
Please note the pool will be open this night to members of the pool only.
Follow us on twitter (SPD91_Delco) during the evening #SpringfieldNNO18.
If there any questions regarding this event, please contact Officer Andrew Graff, Event Coordinator, by calling 610-544-1100, ext. 423, or by e-mail at [email protected].
Scenic Hills 2nd Grade Visit April 19, 2018
OFFERUP Meeting Spot
The police department has partnered with OfferUp to provide a designated secure transaction location for all your on-line marketplace transactions. The idea is to create an environment for our community to feel safe when completing an in-person transaction. MeetUp Spots are areas for buyers and sellers from on-line and mobile marketplaces to meet and exchange. We hope this is a positive experience and takes some of the anxiety away from dealing in the unknown.
Our MeetUp Spot is located in the police department and township building parking lot on the hill side. It is desiganated by a green sign and yellow pole. It is well lit and surveillance cameras are present. Visit www.facebook.com/offerup www.twitter.com/offerup. (posted 10-31-17)
Detective Nutley and Officers Shull and Graff were awarded Commendations of Merit for their effort tracking down a burglary suspect who had committed multiple burglaries at nightime throughout the Township in May and June.
Officers DiRemigio, Shull and Prendergast were awarded Commendations of Merit for stopping a burglary in progress which lead to the arrest of two suspects after a brief vehicle pursuit in June.
Scenic Hills 2nd Graders spent some time with us April 27, 2017
Forty students from the Sabold Elementary School 2nd and 3rd grades, under the direction of their teacher Christina Slavin, have started a club in which they make posters on behalf of animals who are in need of adoption. More information about these animals can be found on the Providence Animal Center website www.providenceac.org or by calling them at 610.566.1370. The posters from the students at Sabold can be found by clicking on the menu to the left Animal Club Sabold. (posted 2-8-17)
Important Information from the IRS
The IRS has published information regarding the recent annoying phones our residents have been receiving. Clink on the following link to read the information.IRS (posted August 18, 2016)
We are looking for information regarding a burglary that occurred at a business on N. Brookside Rd. during the early morning of February 13. Please view the video. Contact our Detective Division at 610.544.1200 with any information. Thank you. (posted 2-18-16) https://www.youtube/Q1dkQ1juLsU
IRS Phishing Scam
Click on the link for important information about a phishing scam using the IRS. (posted 1-25-16)
We have added a section on the web site to publish our department press releases. Click on the records division tab. (posted 1-16-16)
It was a pleasure to host the 2015 National Night Out on August 4. We again thank our partners and sponsors without whom we could not put on this great night. Take a look at some pictures of the event courtesy of our friend Mark Sherwood from Springfield Fire Company.#spdnno15
Squad 2 took a break from the heat on Memorial Park Dr. and enjoyed some iced tea prepared by Matt, Kim, and Quinn. Thanks kids for the treat. (7-23-15)
Welcome to Twitter
Springfield Police is happy to announce that it has joined Twitter. We will use this account to keep the public informed as much as we can. Follow us@SPD91_Delco (posted 3-17-15)
Springfield Police thanks Mrs. Mullen's 4th grade class at St. Francis of Assisi for the delicious treats and thank you cards that we received as part of their community service project.(post 1-30-15)
The Police Department was honored to be a part of the Target Store Helpers and Heroes Program on December 11, 2014. We thank Target and their staff for their tremendous support to our community.
Green Dot MoneyPak Card Scams
Residents of Springfield Township and surrounding communities have been recipients of phone calls from scam artists attemtping to obtain money via Green Dot MoneyPak cards by telling the phone call recipients they are in arrears for some type of payment. Please click on the following link for important information.moneypakscaminfo (posted 10-20-14)
Delaware County Hero Scholarship Fund Run for Heroes
The 14th Annual Run for Heroes will take place Sunday October 12, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the SpringfieldTownship Building 50 Powell Rd. The event raises money for the scholarship fund which benefits the children of Police, Firefighters, and Emergency Responders who have dies in the line of duty. For more information click on the link www.delcorunforheroes.com.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has launched a website designed to allow Pennsylvania driver's license and identification holders the opportunity to easily and immediately upload their emergency contact information to an online database accessible only to law enforcement and emergency personnel. The system was developed to ultimately save lives by cutting down on the time needed to locate an emergency contact for individuals involved in situations that render themselves unable to communicate. Click on www.dmv.state.pa.us and click on the Emergency Contact Information button. (posted 12-2-12)
Discount Prescription Drug Costs
The Delaware County Council recently approved an agreement with TrustScripts LLC to make available prescription discount cards for use by individuals and families. TrustScripts is a free discount prescription card program that is accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies including independent pharmacies and major chains such as Walmart and CVS. These cards are free and require no sign up.
Click on the link www.trustscripts.comfor more information or visit the Delaware County government website. One has the ability to print a card directly from the County website. (posted 6-25-12)
Pennsylvania New Teen Driving Law
Please click on the following links for important information pertaining to the new teen driving law which took effect December 27, 2011. There is also a short video from the PA DUI Association for your convenience. (posted Jan. 15, 2012)
New Procedure for Reporting Lost or Found Dogs in Springfield Township
As of January 1, 2012 there is a new Animal Control Policy in Delaware County. Springfield Township is part of the new procedure for handling lost or found dogs. Click on the following link for more information. lostorfounddogs. (posted 1-1-12)
Attention Business and Commercial Owners
All business and commercial property owners please update your emergency contact information, and new business owners please provide your emergency contact information. Click on Contact Us on the menu bar then department forms; print the form, complete, and fax to the police department 610.544.6219. This information is very important for the department to effectively handle emergency situations at your business in a timely manner. (posted 11-24-11)
Using False Identification to Obtain Alcoholic Beverages
The Police Department has investigated two incidents involving underage persons using false identification to obtain liquor at the Wine and Spirits Store on Baltimore Pk. Both subjects, a 19 yr. old male and 19 yr. old female, attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages from the store and presented counterfeit Pennsylvania Driver's License identification cards. The cards were found to be fraudulent and had been obtained from the internet. Both subjects were charged with multiple crimes including misdemeanors offenses. The Department will take a hard stance against anyone who uses or attempts to use a fraudulent identification card to purchase liquor or any other alcoholic beverage. Along with the numerous summaryoffenses that will be charged, one may also be charged with the misdemeanor crimes of Possessing Counterfeit Documents and Identity Theft. The summary offenses of Underage Drinking, Misrepresenting Age to Secure Liquor, and Carrying FalseIdentification Card carry fines of $500.00 and license suspensions of 90 days for the first offense, 1yr. second offense, and 2yrs. third offense. The misdemeanor crimes carry a term of imprisonment of 1yr. for third degree and 5 yrs. for first degree. (posted 4-10-11)
Springfield Township Community Watch Program
The police department is in the process of implementing a community watch program for the township residents. This is a program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with the police department to reduce crime, solve problems, and improve the quality of life in the township. The police department is looking for residents of the township who would be interested in volunteering some time to the program to read the Community Watch Information page on the website, and if interested, complete a Community Watch Application. Those residents who are deemed qualified will be contacted by Community Watch Officer Patrick McKenna with more information. Click on the Community Watch button on the webiste menu for more information. (posted 7-14-10)
PA SAVIN Program for Victims of Crime
Delaware County Council and District Attorney Michael Green announced on 2-16-10 that Delaware County has joined the Pennsylvania Automated Victim Information and Notification System. This is a free, confidential, automated phone system which serves to notify victims of an offender's prison release, transfer, or escape from county correctional facilities located within Pennsylvania. Victims and members of their families can register for free and will be notified by phone or email of an offender's change in prison status. This notification can take place 24 hrs. a day 7 days a week. The program serves to empower victims of crime and ensure their continued safety. Information brochures and reminder notepads, written in English and Spanish, are available in the Springfield Police Dept. public lobby. You can also click on the links tab and Crime Victims for the link to the Pennsylvania website. (posted 4-11-10)
Identity Theft Information
LATEST IDENTITY THEFT SCAM TRENDS: Type: U.S. Census Scam Method of Delivery: In Person Primary Region Effected: All Regions (National) Source: Better Business Bureau (www.BBB.org) Scam Characteristics: Beginning March of this year the U.S. Census Bureau's will send out a short questionnaire to every household in the U.S. and Puerto Rico in an effort to collect important demographic data. As a citizen, you are required by law to respond to the 10 short questions. From April to July, those that haven't completed their census will receive a visit at their home address from a census taker.
Identity criminals are taking advantage of the census law and targeting unsuspecting victims in an attempt to steal sensitive information. The scams perpetrated range from fraudulent emails designed to obtain sensitive information to attempts to impersonate census collectors.
Most Citizens don't think twice about sharing personal information with a census worker, and that's why these scams can be very effective. It's important to remember there are distinct differences between a real census worker and an identity thief posing as a census worker.
U.S. Census workers will have identification, a handheld device and a confidentiality notice. But these things can be easily fabricated, so it's important to know what census workers will not do:
• They will not ask for your Social Security number or financial information, e.g. bank or credit card accounts. • They will not ask you for money or say that you owe money. • They will not harass or intimidate you. • They will notcontact you by email- only by phone, by mail, or in person.
For more information on this scam or variations of it visit the Social Security Administration’s website at www.ssa.gov. Use the search function and enter keywords "email scam".