Making our community safe and aware

Date: February 11, 2019

 

Ferguson Township Police Department officers and staff are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property, and are pleased to offer informative programs and services to our community. Each of our highly trained officers is dedicated to the philosophy of partnership with the community.  Working in partnership, we strive to improve the quality of life throughout the Township. Below, we've highlighted some of our recent community relations initiatives, in addition to recognition for one of our officers.

(Left) The PA Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program (PADEEP) recognized Ferguson Township Police Officer Dan Lewis with an award for his efforts during the 2017 - 2018 fiscal year. PADEEP provides traffic safety grants to local governments to improve highway safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries as the result of crashes. Between October 2017 and September 2018, when the FTPD’s aggressive driving enforcement efforts were supported by a PADEEP grant, Officer Lewis worked 20.5 extra hours as a speed-timing operator. Because of his efforts, other officers were able to stop 80 aggressive drivers and issue 76 traffic citations.

(Center) Members of this local Girl Scout Daisy troop were earning their badges on respecting authority. Ferguson Township Police Sergeant Shawn Morrison spoke to the troop about listening to parents, teachers, and police, as well as general safety issues, such as how to identify a police officer, what to do if you get lost, when to call 9-1-1, and how to deal with strangers.

(Right) Morrison also teaches a class in crime scene investigation (CSI) forensics for participants of the Citizens Police Academy and other local organizations. Last week he spoke to a Girl Scout troop about the techniques and processes police use to collect and develop evidence, then let them dust for and lift their own fingerprints.