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The Patton Township Police Department is responsible for public safety and law enforcement in the Township. The Department currently has a force of 18 sworn personnel: a chief, three full-time detectives, a half-time designated crime prevention officer , three patrol sergeants, and 9.5 FTE patrol officers.  There are two full-time civilian employees in the police department.  

EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND PATROL    

Emergency Response and Patrol are the basic functions of the Patton Township Police Department.  The department provides response to calls for assistance from Township residents, businesses and the public, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  Examples of calls to 911 include crimes-in-progress, serious traffic accidents, assistance at fire/ambulance scenes, and enforcement of Township ordinances such as weed violations, parking, dogs at large, and sidewalk obstruction (failure to remove snow/ice) violations.  In addition to emergency response, patrol officers conduct neighborhood patrol, traffic enforcement, follow-up investigations, school walkthroughs, home vacation and business checks, child seat checks, and warrant details. 

Another element of Emergency Response is critical incident intervention.  Township officers may respond to incidents in PattonTownship or in other Centre Region jurisdictions.  The Patton Township Police Department has joined with other area agencies to mutually equip and train special response personnel to respond to any type of critical incident including hostage or high risk warrant situations.  

CRIME PREVENTION / COMMUNITY RELATIONS  

The primary functions of the crime prevention/community relations division include working with businesses and homeowners on crime prevention and security, instructing bank employees and other local businesses on how to deal with robberies and potential fraud, Project KidCare, Junior Police Academy, Patton Township Safety Fair, and Citizens’ Police Academy.

 A police officer is assigned, half-time, to crime prevention/community relation activities.  The balance of this officer’s time is charged to the Emergency Response/Patrol section.   The crime prevention/community relations officer has a strong and amicable relationship with the Patton Township Business Association.  

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION         

This division is comprised of three full-time detectives assigned to investigations.   Detectives usually work in ‘plain clothes’ and are responsible for the investigation of most crime reported in the Township.   Major investigations requiring extensive work hours, special technical capabilities, etc. are coordinated with outside agencies such as the State Police, FBI and State Attorney General’s office.  

 

 

Upcoming Events

Jan
21
January 21
Monday
Jan
23
January 23
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Township Bldg
Jan
30
January 30
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Patton Township seeks your input and invites you to a collaborative
session regarding the Scotia Road/Circleville Road Intersection
Alternatives Analysis project. The Township and project consultant,
ELA Group, Inc., will be presenting initial background information on
the project and welcomes your input and insight on the intersection,
which will help guide the planning and alternatives analysis for the
project moving forward.
Township Building, Lower Level
Jan
30
January 30
Wednesday 7:00 PM
SCASD High School (South Bldg)
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Jan
31
January 31
Thursday 6:00 PM
Penn State, in cooperation with ClearWater Conservancy, is seeking input from the local community about University land near Musser Gap and Rothrock State Forest in Ferguson Township.

The survey asks respondents about concerns, recreational opportunities and possible conservation measures for the property. The survey will help drive discussion at the first community forum, set for 6 to 8 pm on January 31st at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in State College.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in State College
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFLZWYqmitEAFF1r8kyguBnEBslTPa3irIO69voYv1PrroMQ/viewform
Feb
01
February 01
Friday 6:00 PM
Toftrees Resort
Feb
04
February 04
Monday 7:00 PM
Feb
11
February 11
Monday 7:00 PM
Feb
18
February 18
Monday
Feb
19
February 19
Tuesday 7:00 PM

Contact Us

100 Patton Plaza
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

Telephone:  

814-234-0271 (general)

814-234-0273 (police)

814-234-6617 (tax)

Fax:  814-238-7790

Office Hours:  
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 1 pm and Holidays.


Emergency Assistance:  911

Non-Emergency Dispatch:  
1-800-479-0050

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