the Towamencin Township Police Department
Township Police Department began operation on January 1, 1975 under the command of the first Chief of Police Jack D. Rearick.
The department started with a total compliment of a Chief of Police, 6 officers and 1 clerk.
Joseph Kirschner was appointed Chief of Police in 1977. Today, the Towamencin
Township Police Department is organized into two major divisions: The Patrol Services Division; and, The Criminal Investigation
and Support Services Division.
The Patrol Services Division is responsible for all primary uniformed and plainclothes
patrol duties in the department, including marked and unmarked vehicle patrols, bicycle patrols, routine traffic enforcement,
accident investigation, emergency response and tactical operations. The Towamencin Township Police Department is a member of the North Penn Area Tactical Response Team. The Team was initially formed in 1982 and is now comprised of officers from eleven local police departments
representing thirteen municipalities, and includes tactical medical personnel.
Response Team is designed to respond to many types of high-risk situations that require a specialized response. The members of the Tactical Response Team are highly trained police officers whose training sessions involve
physical training, weapons training, entry and arrest techniques, crisis negotiations, and much more.
Investigation and Support Services Division of the Towamencin Township Police Department is composed of the Criminal Investigation
Unit, School Resource Unit, Technical Services Unit and the Administrative Support and Records Unit.
Investigation Unit is responsible for criminal investigations, forensics, crime scene processing, drug investigations, criminal
intelligence, evidence management, applicant background checks, and the investigation of juvenile crime.