Police News

  • Jul 20 2017
    Ferguson Township Police welcome Officer Brian Wakefield, who comes to the Department after serving 25 years with the Pennsylvania State Police. During his tenure with the State Police, Brian worked patrol, vice/narcotics and criminal investigations, and was a criminal investigator for 11 years. Officer Wakefield was the primary investigator of incidents involving property crimes, robberies, sexual assaults, and homicides. Officer Wakefield served in the Navy. He currently resides in the B... details
  • Jul 17 2017
    Living in Ferguson Township means you have many beautiful streets and parks where you and your dog can enjoy walks together. Be considerate of your fellow residents by controlling and picking up after your dog. The Ferguson Township Code of Ordinances states that it is unlawful to allow a dog, cat or any other animal considered a pet to run at large in the Township. In addition, in accordance with Pennsylvania state law, the Code of Ordinances requires you to clean up after your pets, sta... details
  • Jul 14 2017
    Ferguson Township Police are conducting enforcement details in participation with Wave 3 of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program. 206 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police are scheduled to participate in this program to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries and deaths throughout the State. The focus for this Summer Drive Time 8-week enforcement Wave will be on Red Light Running, Tailgating, Steer Clear... details
  • Jul 13 2017
    On July 11, 2017, Ferguson Township Police were dispatched to a local car dealership for a suspicious package found inside a vehicle. As the dealership staff inspected a newly delivered vehicle, they discovered a strange package in the spare tire storage compartment. Ferguson Police officers discovered that the package contained 25 pounds of marijuana. The new vehicle is connected to a shipment of cars from an assembly plant in Mexico. Thirteen other cars, distributed across the United ... details
  • Jul 6 2017
    Ferguson Township Police Officer Travis Park represented the department at First Responders Night, which was celebrated at the State College Spikes game on July 3. Officer Park joined a procession of first responders who drove onto Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to be honored by those in attendance at Monday night's game vs. Batavia. The State College, Penn State, and Bellefonte police departments, as well as the Centre County Sheriff's Office, were among the first responders who were... details
  • Jul 2 2017
    The Centre County DUI Task Force conducted a DUI checkpoint as well as DUI roving patrols on Saturday, July 1 into Sunday, July 2. These enforcement efforts resulted in seven DUI arrests. The Centre County DUI Task Force remains committed to keeping the streets of Centre County safer and will arrest anyone who is impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of both. If you are going out this holiday weekend you need to have a plan for getting home safely. Whether it's a friend, family memb... details
  • Jun 30 2017
    Ferguson Township has a newly sworn Chief of Police, who started Friday, June 30. Chief Chris Albright, a 25-year veteran of the Ferguson Township Police Department, was officially sworn in by Centre County Court of Common Please Judge Katie Oliver on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Chief Albright was named to the position at the June 19, 2017 meeting of the Board of Supervisors. He succeeds retired Chief Diane Conrad. Albright, who had been serving as Sergeant Albright, second in command of the D... details
  • Jun 30 2017
    Retired Chief of Police Diane Conrad was honored by the Ferguson Township Police Department, Township staff and community colleagues at a reception on Wednesday, June 28. Chief Conrad served 28 years with the Borough of State College prior to becoming the Chief of Police at Ferguson Township, where she served an additional 12 years. Her successor, Chief of Police Chris Albright, was sworn in on Thursday, June 29. As Chief, her department excelled at promoting community relations in the Town... details
  • Jun 12 2017
    (Left to right) Bud Yohe, Bob McCool, Scott Spears, Rhonda Spears, Sergeant Devon Moran, Commander Rich Seifert, George Fye, and Jim DeWolfe. American Legion Post No. 245 has donated eight medical backpacks to the Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) one for each of the Department's patrol vehicles. Ferguson Township Police Sergeant Devon Moran accepted the donation from Commander Richard Seifert and other members of Post 245, located at 1950 Pine Hall Road in the Township. ... details
  • Jun 9 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) has been recommended for accreditation by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission s (PLEAC) assessing team. Accreditation demonstrates to the community, Township management and Police Department staff that an independent body has reviewed the department s essential policies and practices and found they comply with currently recommended best practice standards. Accreditation by the PLEAC requires a police department to adop... details
  • Jun 3 2017
    Ferguson Township Police conducted several traffic details and patrols in conjunction with the 2017 May-June Click It or Ticket mobilization. The details and patrols resulted in 48 vehicles being stopped for various vehicle code violations, such as speeding, running red lights, improper turns, and not wearing seat belts. Police issued 22 traffic citations and 26 warnings. Remember: Click It or Ticket Day and Night! ... details
  • Jun 2 2017
    Ferguson Township Police encourage residents to be aware of scams: Calls from an 814 area code claiming to be the Marriott, offering a complimentary one-night's stay. A phishing scheme that claims to be from Lowe's, offering a $50 coupon to Facebook users who complete a survey. Information is collected from those who take the survey. A call with static in the background, and the caller asking Can you hear me? If you answer yes, your affirmation is recorded as tacit permissi... details
  • Jun 1 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department is one of seven year-round prescription drop-off sites in Centre County. The Ferguson Township collection site located in the Police Department office at 3147 Research Drive provides a safe, convenient, responsible and confidential way to dispose of prescription drugs. The new site is part of a local law enforcement and community initiative to educate the general public about the current opioid addiction crisis and the potential for abuse of medications... details
  • May 24 2017
    UPDATE: May 25, 2017 - Mr. Silvasy has been located. He is safe. Ferguson Township Police are investigating a report of a missing person. Patrick Silvasy, a 67-year-old white male, was reported missing May 24 by his employer, Weis Market at 1471 Martin Street. Silvasy was last seen by the Weis Market staff about 4:00PM on May 21. Silvasy was scheduled to work at 8:00AM on May 23, and at 3:00PM on May 24, but his employer told police that he never showed up. Silvasy is described... details
  • Apr 26 2017
    The Centre County Alcohol Task Force conducted DUI roving patrols from Friday, April 21 through Sunday April 23, 2017. Six drivers were arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In addition, one drug possession arrest was made and nine traffic citations were issued. Sixty-five (65) people were warned about various traffic infractions. The Centre County Alcohol Task Force would like to remind everyone that buzzed driving is drunk driving and you will be... details