Police News

  • Aug 20 2018
    With fall classes starting today, the Centre County Alcohol Task Force would like to remind students and residents that our 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 related vehicle crimes. Office... details
  • Aug 17 2018
    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
  • 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
  • Jul 13 2018
    Ferguson Township Police are conducting enforcement details in participation with Wave 3 of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program through August 26. The details began July 9. In all, 232 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police are scheduled to participate with the goal of reducing aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths throughout the state. The focus for this Summer Drive Time 7-week enforcement Wave will be on red ... details
  • Jul 2 2018
    Ferguson Township Police Officer Skyler Ososkie, congratulated by Ferguson Township Chief of Police Chris Albright, graduates from the Centre County Crisis Intervention Training Program. Local police and other first responders concluded the 16th session of a specialized 40-hour crisis intervention training program on Friday, June 29. Local police chiefs including Ferguson Township's Chief Chris Albright and all three County Commissioners attended the graduation ceremony for the class of... details
  • Jun 18 2018
    Ferguson Township Police are now wearing body cameras to record every official interaction with the public, from routine traffic stops to arrests. The FTPD is the first municipality in the Centre Region to begin using both body and vehicle cameras; State College and Patton Township Police Departments were the first in the area to use vehicle cameras. We are policing ourselves, said Ferguson Township Chief of Police Chris Albright, for the protection of our citizens and our officer... details
  • Jun 11 2018
    Ferguson Township Police are asking anyone who has information about Jennifer Cahill Shadle's disappearance to contact the department. You may have a piece of information that becomes the tipping point police need to solve her case. No matter how small the information appears to be, if you know her or knew her, please contact the FTPD at (800) 479-0050 or email police@twp.ferguson.pa.us Those with tips may send them anonymously to this link. ... details
  • Jun 8 2018
    Ferguson Township Police encourages residents to register your bicycles with the Penn State University Parking Office, which serves as a central bike registration site for the Centre Region. Registering your bicycles will help police recover them in the event they are lost or stolen. You can register your bike online at no charge to you. A current Centre Region permit will be mailed the following day to your local address. If you are not affiliated with the University, click the Guest a... details
  • Jun 1 2018
    Ferguson Township Police Sergeant Ryan Hendrick, Detective Caleb Clouse and Officers Bill Chambers and Lauren Neely, joined by Administrative Assistant Kara Holliday and Communications Coordinator Diana Griffith, participated in the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The torch run unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in support of Special Olympics. The three-day, 150-mile Torch Run began Tuesday, M... 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