Police News

  • Feb 13 2018
    Ferguson Township Police Detective Caleb Clouse was recognized on February 13 with an award for his efforts in the 2017 wave of aggressive driving operations. The award is from the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP), a statewide initiative that uses crash data to identify aggressive driving locations. Officers participating in aggressive driving details conduct high visibility target enforcement, training, and coordinated public awareness on these roa... details
  • Feb 2 2018
    Dog owners are reminded that Pennsylvania now has a law designed to protect animals from being tethered outside in cold weather. Enacted in August, it’s called Libre’s Law, named for a puppy that was rescued from a Lancaster County farm last year. The law prohibits dog 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. Dog owners also must... details
  • Jan 15 2018
    On Friday, January 12, 2018, local police and other first responders concluded the 15th session of a specialized 40-hour crisis intervention training program. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a partnership that includes police, emergency medical services (EMS), emergency communications, mental health agencies, advocates, and correctional facilities. This partnership provides a law enforcement-based crisis invention and de-escalation response to situations involving persons in crisis. ... details
  • Jan 11 2018
    Looking back at the Ferguson Township Police Department's achievements in 2017 Arrests In 2017, Ferguson Township Police investigated and obtained arrest warrants for two of the three men suspected in the West Aaron Drive Uni-mart robbery, and arrested a man in the SPE Credit Union robbery and Wal-Mart bomb threats. His co-conspirator in the crime was arrested in Virginia. Saving Lives Officers made 51 DUI arrests, administered Narcan (Naloxone) to save the lives of four individual... details
  • Jan 11 2018
    Ferguson Township Police encourage residents to be aware of scams. Attempts to scam people out of their money are made throughout the year. There are numerous scam variations that involve the phrase, Accidentally sent too much money. If you as a consumer hear that phrase, immediately be suspicious about the transaction. Home or Apartment In this scam, the con artist pretending to be a landlord will list a home or apartment at an unbelievably great price, featuring photos of an ideal pl... details
  • Jan 10 2018
    On Friday, January 12, 2018, local police and other first responders concluded the 15th session of a specialized 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training program. Ferguson Township Police Officer Brian Wakefield completed this week's training. In December of 2010, Centre County received a grant award to help establish this nationally recognized program in Centre County. CIT's goal is to improve safety for all those involved and to either divert, or lessen, the impact of the criminal justi... details
  • Dec 27 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) has welcomed two new officers to its ranks. Lauren Neely and Skyler Ososkie both graduated from the police academy at the Harrisburg Area Community College on November 29 and took the oath of office December 4 at a swearing in by Magisterial District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker. Raised in Altoona, Officer Neely earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from West Virginia University. Before joining the FTPD, she worked as a line officer ... details
  • Dec 9 2017
    The winter season can be detrimental to your vehicles, so it's important for drivers to prepare well in advance of the harshest conditions. Here are five ways to make sure your car is ready to withstand cold weather for a safe driving experience: Check tire tread and monitor tire pressure A tire is only as good as its tread and pressure. Proper tire tread is essential during winter weather. The change in temperature changes your tire pressure. Proper tire pressure is critical for gett... details
  • Nov 27 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) arrested 20-year-old Yassine Bricha and 20-year-old Kenneth Chan at approximately 12:53 am on Nov 25 in the Park at State College student complex. Police officers responded to a report from a resident who advised that two males had just entered her apartment. Officers from Ferguson and Patton Townships arrived and set up a perimeter to look for the males. Both males ran when they observed officers and were apprehended quickly without incident by... details