No. The police department is manned by clerical staff Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, excluding holidays. Officers are routinely on patrol and not at the station. Therefore, phones will generally not be answered outside of normal business hours.
If you have an emergency or observe a crime in progress, dial 9-1-1. If you have a non-emergency or are in search of information, please call 215-348-3524. The dispatcher will either help you or direct your call to the proper person or agency.
Traffic crash reports are available 7-10 business days after the date of the crash, unless the crash involves a fatality or is being reconstructed (allow for 30 days).
To obtain a crash report visit www.crashdocs.org
You must be the complainant (caller) to obtain a copy of investigative reports. If you are not the complainant, a court-issued subpoena is required. These reports must be obtained in person during normal business hours and proper identification is required. Requests will not be processed until payment is received.
No. This department will not investigate a traffic crash that occurred outside of our jurisdiction, after the date it occurred or if the vehicle was moved a substantial distance from the scene. PennDot form MV-600 should be obtained for these instances and submitted by the requestor.
Township issued parking tickets may be submitted in person at the police station during normal business hours, dropped in the mail slot in front of the police station outside of normal business hours or sent via U.S. Mail. If you do not respond to the township issued parking ticket within 72 hours, a state citation will be filed and you will incur further costs. Checks are payable to "New Britain Township Police Department."
Traffic citations and Non-traffic citations are to be remitted and/or paid for at District Court #07-2-08. The District Court office is located at 962 Town Center, New Britain, PA, 18901 (behind the shopping center at RT 202 & Lenape Drive). All questions regarding citations should be directed to District Court at (215) 230-7265.
Yes, Calls of stray dogs, or animals that appear sick/rabid and pose a threat to persons or property. All sick or rabid animals which pose a threat to persons or property should be reported. Officers will only transport stray dogs to a kennel for lodging. Dog owners will be cited for loose running dogs and/or failure to have the dog registered with the county.
Solicitor's permits are required when an individual or group goes house to house or business to business without invitation, or upon the public streets or highways of the Township, engaging in peddling, canvassing, soliciting, hawking, vending, taking orders, selling, or offering for sale any commercial services, goods, wares, merchandise, printed matter, or food products. Religious & Political organizations/individuals are exempt. Solicitor's permits are issued by the Police Department and can be applied for in person during normal business hours or via U.S. Mail. Applications will not be processed until payment is received.
Yes, registration forms are available at the New Britain Township Police Department or online at the Township's website.
Under the PA Vehicle Code, an abandoned vehicle is defined as a vehicle which,
The Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit will investigate vehicles which fall under the abandoned vehicle criteria above, except for vehicles which are on private property. Removal of vehicles on private property shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner, lessee or person in control of said property.
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