Police News

  • Apr 19 2019
    The Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) on Thursday, April 18, promoted Corporal Eric Albright to Sergeant. He took the oath of office at a swearing in by Magisterial District Judge Casey M. McClain. Sergeant Albright started with the FTPD in 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Penn State University and began his law enforcement career at the Centre County Sheriff s Office. As a sheriff's deputy, Corporal Albright managed 1,5... details
  • Apr 11 2019
    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. ~ Fred Rogers, host of Mister Rogers Neighborhood You can see Ferguson Township police officers filling in as crossing guards at Ferguson Township Elementary School; talking with students, teachers and parents, and teaching people of all ages how to Run, Hide, Fight should they encounter an active shooter. Our police also ... details
  • Apr 2 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have observed that ride services like Uber and Lyft have helped to significantly reduce the number of driving under the influence (DUI) violations on weekends when people are drinking heavily. But they advise caution when using these services, particularly when alcohol may impair judgment and cognitive skills. Last fall, the State College Police Department reported two sexual assaults by a man posing as an Uber driver. Last month in South Carolina, a student who acce... details
  • Mar 20 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have joined the Pennsylvania State Police and more than 215 municipal agencies conducting the second targeted aggressive driving enforcement wave that began March 18 and continues through April 28. As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the second wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the state. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a citation. ... details
  • Mar 19 2019
    Pennsylvania law makes it illegal to pass a stopped school bus. Yet local school bus drivers continue to report motorists driving through flashing red lights and the extended stop arm even as students have started crossing the street to board them. All buses now are equipped with cameras to monitor whether drivers are obeying the law. Watch video, below Placeholder for video content Local school bus violations doubled between the ... 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 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