Police News

  • Oct 18 2018
    Our students' safety, health and well being should be everyone s priority. Ferguson Township Police have compiled a safety checklist for students, parents, and anyone who is responsible for keeping kids safe on their way to and from school. Protecting students who are taking the bus to school, walking, riding bikes, or riding in cars In Pennsylvania, buses transport more than 1.5 million students each school day. It s human for motorists who are following school buses to feel some impat... details
  • Oct 17 2018
    Local school bus violations have doubled since 2015-2016 The State College Area School District and local police are teaming to stop a dangerous and illegal act: driving past school buses when students are boarding or disembarking. During Operation Safe Stop on October 24, officers from the Ferguson Township, Patton Township and State College police departments will monitor bus stops across the district for drivers violating Pennsylvania s Meeting or Overtaking a School Bus Law. The ef... details
  • Oct 16 2018
    Domestic violence is defined as physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse. These abusive behaviors can take many forms: name calling, humiliating remarks or jokes at the victim s expense; yelling and screaming; coercion, manipulation, isolation, silent treatment, threatening looks, constant monitoring such as stalking, incessant texting and keeping tabs online; economic exploitation; physical violence such as slaps, punches and kicks; rape; sexual abuse, and homicid... details
  • Oct 12 2018
    This motorcycle safety video featuring a message from motorcyclists to drivers illustrates why it's critical to be aware of each other on the road. Motorcyclists appreciate drivers who: Don't follow too closely Use your turn signals Look twice before you turn Put your phones away Make eye contact with passing motorcyclists Don't speed Drive sober Watch out for motorcycles All these behaviors help keep motorcyclists safe on the road. The National S... details
  • Oct 2 2018
    AEDs are lifesaving portable devices that can restore normal rhythm to the heart in the critical minutes after sudden cardiac arrest occurs. No public facility should be without one. The AED allows even a non-medical practitioner to respond immediately in an SCA crisis, when brain death can occur within 4 to 6 minutes. According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, the response time from discovering the SCA, calling 9-1-1, and an ambulance reaching the patient is no less than 8 minutes.... details
  • Oct 1 2018
    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 football fans are drinking heavily. But they advise caution when using these services, particularly when alcohol may impair judgment and cognitive skills. Last weekend, the State College Police Department reported two sexual assaults by a man posing as an Uber driver. The SCPD reportedly believe one suspec... details
  • Sep 21 2018
    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging motorists to take advantage of safety seat check resources across the state during National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 23 - 29. Learn more Ferguson Township Police have certified officers who are trained to properly inspect and install child safety seats. To schedule an appointment for a child safety seat inspection and installation, the Department asks that you compl... details
  • Sep 19 2018
    Ferguson Township Police will be participating as instructors in the Citizens' Police Academy, a free series of eight hands-on training sessions that give the public an opportunity to learn about local policing in a fun and safe environment. Sessions will meet on Monday nights October 15 through December 10 and take place at various locations that will include the Ferguson Township Municipal Building. Ferguson Township Police Sergeant Ryan Hendrick will be teaching a session on Drivin... details
  • Aug 28 2018
    Ferguson Township Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred in the 1700 block of West Whitehall Road on Saturday, August 25, 2018. At approximately 9:00 AM, a silver Chevrolet sedan struck two mailboxes and a Columbia Gas meter before fleeing the scene. Moderate damage should be visible to the front of the vehicle. The driver was a Caucasian female in her late 30s to early 40s, and described as having a thin build and blond hair. A male aged 10 - 12 years was a passenge... details
  • Aug 20 2018
    Centre County Alcohol Task Force officers that include our FTPD will conduct checkpoints as well as roving DUI patrols throughout the semester. These officers are dedicated to keeping our streets clear of impaired drivers. The Task Force includes officers from Ferguson Township, Patton Township, Spring Township, State College Borough, Bellefonte Borough, Centre County Sheriffs and Penn State University working in collaboration with each other to strictly enforce all drug and alcohol relate... details
  • Aug 7 2018
    Chapter 15 of the Ferguson Township Code of Ordinances aims to preserve the quiet and sanctity of our neighborhoods and keep streets accessible for our residents. Part 4, General Parking Regulations, 15-409, Residential Permit Parking,designates the following as residential permit parking areas: Both sides of West Beaver Avenue The entire length of West Beaver Avenue in Ferguson Township Both sides of Hoy Street from West College to West Beaver avenues Both sides of Osmond Stre... details
  • May 11 2018
    When our residents praise Ferguson Township as a safe place to live, work and do business, they re recognizing the power of community. The definition of community policing is working with the community to solve problems. Helping people trying to find answers to their problems, or putting them in touch with someone who can help, is what we do every day, said Ferguson Township Chief of Police Chris Albright. The department s officers work in partnership with mental health and other comm... details