Police News

  • Feb 15 2019
    Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, February 17 - 23, is an opportunity for drivers to review and obey driver safety laws that may not be well known to the general public. Please drive safely for your own safety, and help keep our road workers, first responders, trash and recycling haulers, mail carriers, tow truck drivers, and your fellow motorists safe on the road. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has compiled this summary of statewide laws. Please review: 1. Au... details
  • Feb 11 2019
    Ferguson Township s new Ordinance Officer Stacey Mayes was sworn in Thursday, February 7. He succeeds Serina Weaver. Mayes comes to the Township after a career of nearly six years as an intelligence specialist in the U.S. Navy and 23 years as a corrections officer at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview. This is a new chapter in my life, he said. The job calls for him to work 20 25 hours a week and be on the road 95 percent of the time responding to calls, monito... details
  • Feb 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 ... details
  • Feb 7 2019
    Pennsylvania has a new law that makes a third DUI offense a felony. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 153 of 2018 on October 24, 2018. The law took effect December 23, 2018. Until this law, Pennsylvania was one of four states that treated repeated DUI offenses as misdemeanors, regardless of how many convictions the offender had. The law also imposes stiffer penalties for aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence if also convicted of related offenses such as drivin... details
  • Feb 5 2019
    Ferguson Township Police are available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. But if you re wondering when it s appropriate to call the police and which number to call to reach an officer, we have answers for you. WHEN TO CALL 9-1-1 When you need help or your gut tells you to report something, consider it an emergency If you need to report a crime, suspicious vehicles or activity, car crash, an injured person or animal, someone in harm s way, or something you... details
  • Jan 31 2019
    The National Weather Service (NWS) refers to winter storms as the deceptive killers because most deaths are actually indirectly related to storms. People are injured or killed in traffic accidents on icy roads, or suffer from hypothermia due to prolonged exposure to the cold. Another major danger associated with winter storms is their ability to knock out heat, power, and communications, sometimes for days at a time. Winter Preparation Ensure you have sufficient heating fuel. You may... details
  • Jan 30 2019
    If you knew Jean Tuggy, or live in the village where she lived and died at the hands of a killer three years ago on January 20, you may be able to help Ferguson Township Police solve her murder. For the first time in the Ferguson Township Police Department s history, police have dedicated a cold case team to investigate three unsolved cases, including the homicide of Tuggy, a 60-year-old resident of Pine Grove Mills, and the disappearances of Jennifer Cahill Shadle and Cindy Song. Detectives... details
  • Jan 29 2019
    Pennsylvania dog owners are reminded that Libre s Law -- named for this puppy that was rescued from a Lancaster farm -- prohibits owners from tethering dogs outdoors for more than 30 minutes in temperatures below 32 degrees in the winter and above 90 degrees during the summer months. Violations can result in fines and jail time. Learn more about how you can protect your pets in this weather. Dog owners also must provide a sanitary shelter to keep your pet dry and help maintain its normal ... details
  • Jan 14 2019
    Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) graduating class, January 2019 Local police and other first responders concluded the 17th session of a specialized 40-hour crisis intervention training program on Friday, January 18. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a partnership of police, emergency medical services (EMS), emergency communications, mental health agencies, advocates, and correctional facilities that provides a law enforcement-based crisis intervention and de-escalation response to ... details
  • Dec 13 2018
    Ferguson Township Police responded to a call for help at Tudek Park early this morning. A 23-year-old male called the 9-1-1 call center to report that he was at the park with a gun and intended to harm himself. FTPD and trained negotiators including officers from Patton Township, Penn State University Police and Public Safety, and State College Police isolated the area to ensure that no one visiting the park at the time was in danger. While negotiators were attempting to help the victim, he s... details
  • Dec 11 2018
    Ferguson Township Police crash reports are now available online, thanks to an agreement with CARFAX for police. The cost is $15 per report, payable at the crashdocs.org website. The new service is a convenience for those who previously had to pick up a report in person at the Ferguson Township Police Department. Connect with crashdocs.org, then select Pennsylvania as your state and Ferguson Township Police Department as your agency. Click Find a Report to continue. ... details