Mission


MISSION
The mission of the Beaver Borough Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in Beaver Borough, Vanport and Industry borough by working in partnership with our communities to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. The Department is committed to accomplishing its mission to protect the lives and property of all citizens by treating every citizen with courtesy, professionalism, and respect, and to enforce the laws impartially, fighting crime both through deterrence and the relentless pursuit of criminals.


Our Police Department provides the following services:


Patrol Services

The patrol service is the most critical and visible aspect of the Police Department. Patrol Officers respond to crimes in progress, traffic accidents, reports of suspicious activity and requests for assistance ranging from medical help to crime prevention. Patrol officers conduct initial investigations of all crimes dispatched within our three jurisdictions. The primary objective of the patrol service is to assure the safety of all members of the community.


Police Bicycle Patrol

Our Bicycle Patrol is a specialized unit that assists patrol units with law enforcement and community relations.

K-9 Enforcement Team
The Department’s K-9 Enforcement Team’s mission is to provide a reliable patrol dog capability through the employment of trained officer/canine teams to aid law enforcement patrol units. Currently, the department has one active K-9 team in service. The K-9 team is highly skilled and trained in the following:

    Handler Protection
    Tracking
    Crowd Control
    Narcotic Searches

Citizens Police Academy

The Department offers a free ten-week class that covers various aspects of police duties in a professional manner that explains our day to day duties.The role of Police has always been an interest to the average Citizen. The television media has capitalized upon this curiosity with shows such as “Cops”, “America’s Most Wanted”, and “Stories of the Highway Patrol”. Each week, real police action is broadcast into the living rooms of millions of Americans.

Our agency formed the Citizen Police Academy program to create an open the line of communication between the Community and the Police Department. To the Citizen, it may frequently appear that the police are not doing their job or are exceeding their boundaries. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at what rules, regulations and policies the police follow, some of the misunderstandings may be alleviated.

The objective of the Citizen Police Academy is not to train an individual to be a “Reserve Police Officer” but to produce informed citizens. The Citizens and Police Officers meet each other face to face in a neutral, friendly setting and each becomes a person to the other.