WELCOME TO THE BOROUGH OF WYOMISSING POLICE DEPARTMENT PAGE!

The Wyomissing Borough Police Department is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve and protect life and property of residents, business owners, and visitors of the Borough. We promote public safety by preventing crime, stopping crimes in progress, criminal investigations, patrolling, and responding to emergent and non-emergent calls. We also strive to educate our community not only on our programs and services, but with resources to promote self-awareness and personal safety.

Contact the Police Department:

22 Reading Boulevard
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Office Hours: Mon. through Fri. 7AM- 3:30PM

Emergencies: 9-1-1
To request a police officer: 9-1-1
Business Phone: 610-375-6102

If you have a question about the Department’s operations, wish to commend, or make a complaint about a Department employee, or if you would like to make a recommendation on how we can improve police service, please complete and submit the Citizen Comment Form to the address listed above, c/o Police Chief, or you may call the above phone number to discuss your comments.

POLICE NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Phillips Named Chief of Police

On February 9th, Borough Council approved the promoting of Sergeant John Phillips to Chief of Police.  Chief Phillips has been a police officer for 25 years, 24 of which have been with Wyomissing.  We all look forward to Chief Phillips continued service with the Borough.

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Tips to Prevent Package Thefts

  The Wyomissing Police Department would like our residents to be aware that we have received a report of delivered packages left on a porch that were opened. Though there was no theft of merchandise, during this upcoming holiday season and the COVID- 19 pandemic, we ask all to be vigilant in their neighborhoods. The police department suggests the following to prevent these thefts that can spoil the upcoming holiday season:  
  • Install security cameras,
  • Use a third party mail location,
  • Upgrade your mailbox area to allow for packages,
  • Network with neighbors to assist in receiving packages,
  • Add a smart doorbell
  • Pick up packages in person or have them delivered when you are home, or
  • Have it delivered to a work address.
Please assist the police department in looking out for one another to make this holiday season joyous and safe for all!

POLICE NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome Officer Barr!

Mayor Fred Levering on November 2nd, swore in the newest Wyomissing police officer, Shannon L. Barr. Welcome to Officer Barr and we wish her well as she begins her law enforcement service to the Borough of Wyomissing!

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BE AWARE OF SCAMMING

As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer. Look, normally we’d wait to know what the payment plan looks like before we put out a message like this. But these aren’t normal times. And we predict that the scammers are gearing up to take advantage of this. So, remember: no matter what this payment winds up being, only scammers will ask you to pay to get it. If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint. We’re doing our best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help. Keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related scams at www.ftc.gov/coronavirus or by signing up to get these consumer alerts.

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CRIMEWATCH ONLINE INCIDENT REPORTING

The Wyomissing Police Department during the COVID-19 crisis is offering an on-line police incident reporting system as a way to adhere to the CDC recommendation of social distancing and limiting personal contact. This new online reporting system is being offered free of charge during the crisis by Crimewatch, by clicking the Crimewatch logo below. You are able to report non- emergency issues, such as identity theft, lost/ missing property, criminal mischief/ vandalism, harassment by communication, thefts under $1000, hit & run to unoccupied property, traffic complaints, and non- active suspicious activity. In an emergency situation or when in doubt call the Wyomissing Police Department at 610-655-4911 or 911
 

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REMINDER: LEASHING YOUR DOGS

As the COVID-19 situation goes on, I want the residents to know, that the Wyomissing Police Department is continuing to do their job and police the community. However, we are asking for your help. As the weather begins to break and people are tired of being cooped up; we have noticed more and more people using the parkland area to get some much-needed sunshine and exercise. Unfortunately, there are those visitors who are violating parkland rules by allowing dogs to run off leash. Not only have our officers taken notice, but we are receiving an increasing amount of complaints. Borough Ordinance#1246 prohibits owners from running their dogs off leash. That includes circumventing the rule by allowing the dog to run free with a leash attached. Additionally, all dogs are prohibited from playground facilities, leashed or not. Officers have been instructed to enforce the ordinance and issue appropriate warnings and citations. On a side note, when using the parkland system, please park responsibly and make sure your vehicle is always locked. Thank you for your understanding and continued cooperation as we slowly get back to normal. Maintain social distancing, use a mask, and wash your hands. Stay safe!