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 NOTICES

No Shave November!

This November, members of the Wyomissing Police Department will once again be participating in No Shave November.  This year all monies raised will be donated to Laney’s Legacy of Hope.  This organization is dedicated to supporting research projects and treatment options for pediatric high risk cancer patients.  Donations can either be mailed to or dropped off at the Wyomissing Police Department, 22 Reading Blvd., Wyomissing, PA., 19610.  Checks should be made out to the Wyomissing Police Labor Organization, please write No Shave in the memo portion of the check.  Donations of any size will be accepted and greatly appreciated. Wyomissing’s Chief of Police, John Phillips, will be posting photos of himself on the Department Crimewatch page at berks.crimewatchpa.com/wyomissingpd, so that the growth of his beard can be monitored by the public. 

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The Borough of Wyomissing Police Department welcomes Samuel L. Bryant The Wyomissing Police Department would like to welcome its newest Officer, Samuel L. Bryant.  Officer Bryant is seen here with Mayor Fred Levering after being sworn in on October 4, 2021.  We wish Officer Bryant well in his service to the citizens and businesses of Wyomissing.
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Development in the Berkshire Heights Section of the Borough

There has been recent commercial and infrastructure development in the Berkshire Heights section of the Borough that includes the opening of the Drexel University College of Medicine, that is a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University.   The next generation of doctors will be trained right here in Wyomissing.  Also to help alleviate the traffic congestion during the morning and evening rush hour on Park Road North, 4th street now connects to Innovation Way which allows for non-stop travel between Park Road North and North Wyomissing Blvd. for easier access to and from RT 422.  Please remember that the speed limit is 25 MPH on this portion of the roadway.  Traffic patterns have changed on both Park Road North and North Wyomissing Blvd., please pay attention while traveling on these roadways to insure everyone remains safe.  

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Wyomissing Police Chief Gets Dunked!!!

On Thursday July 15, 2021, the Wyomissing Recreation department held a carnival at the Happy Hollow playground for all the kids, and their families, in the Borough that participate in the playground program.  Chief of Police, John Phillips, joined in the fun by entering the dunk tank.  A cool way to spend a hot summer evening!!!
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Wyomissing Police Bike Registration held at the Wyomissing Playground Program

Officers from the Wyomissing Police Department recently conducted a bike registration at both the Wyomissing Hills and Happy Hollow Playgrounds.  Officers also discussed with the children bicycle safety, displayed a Wyomissing patrol vehicle and the Berks County Emergency Response Team’s Bearcat.  Some kids even decided to see what dressing like a tactical officer is like.  A fun day for not only the kids but the Officers as well!!!

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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!

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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!