Author: Skyler Sterner

June 2019 Minutes

SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL POLICE BOARD

June 12, 2019 – 7:00 PM

 

Meeting called to order by Chairman M. Bollinger at 7:00 pm.  The following were in attendance:

  1. Shearer – North Codorus Twp. (NCT)
  2. Bollinger (Chairman), D. Schmidt – Heidelberg Twp. (HT)
  3. Miller (Vice-Chairman), S. Stambaugh (Secretary) – Manheim Twp. (MT)
  4. Hilt, R. Whyland – Spring Grove Borough (SGB)
  5. Stalcup – Sergeant, Officer In Charge (OIC)
  6. Nickell – Police Administrator
  7. Tilley – Solicitor

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  L. Lehman (NCT resident) asked how much has been spent due to the NCT intent to withdraw.  V. Nickell stated $2,476.50 in 2019.  She does not have the figure for 2018 but estimated a total of $3,200 so far.

 

MINUTES:  Review of the minutes May 8, 2019.  Motion by R. Whyland, second by B. Hilt to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  (Attachment A) Treasurer’s Report was presented.  V. Nickell informed the Board that there are two (2) officers that need to be paid out for their vacation and sick time, and there is not enough money in the Sick & Vacation Liability bank account to pay them. The amount due is $62,530 and there is $22,842 in that account.  She requested direction from the Board of where to withdraw the $39,688 she is short from.  L. Miller asked for the balances in the Reserve and Health Insurance Reimbursement accounts – $151,280.25 and $170,485.10 respectively.  The cost of the health insurance is decreasing due to officers leaving.  Motion by R. Whyland, second by S. Stambaugh to approve taking 50% from each bank account (Reserve and Health Insurance Reimbursement) to make up the $39,688 funding shortfall for sick and vacation pay outs.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Schmidt asked if the expense for NCT withdrawal is a separate line item in the budget. V. Nickell replied she is tracking the legal fees separately, and she will create new accounts to track additional costs as needed. He suggested creating an account entitled “NCT Withdrawal”.  Motion by L. Miller, second by R. Whyland to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented.  Motion carried with one (1) Nay, R. Shearer.

 

 

OIC REPORT:

 

Sgt. Stalcup stated there were 352 calls for service in May and 153 traffic stops.  A total of 70 criminal charges were filed on 19 offenders.  HT had (49) charges, with most going to one (1) offender.  The officer filed a separate charge for each piece of drug paraphernalia and “baggie” in the offender’s possession.  Normally they file one (1) charge per ten (10) items; he is not sure why the officer chose to do this.  This was not improper, but a little unconventional.  M. Bollinger asked if the offender was extremely disorderly.  Sgt. Stalcup stated that, in his opinion that should not matter; the behavior is the behavior, regardless of how they treat the officer.  He has not had an opportunity to speak with this officer, but ultimately it is up to the DA’s office to move forward with the charges filed as is.

 

Year-to-date there have been a total of 1,695 calls for service with 16 outside our jurisdiction.  There have been 195 arrest charges filed so far this year.  The Board did not have any questions regarding the information presented.

 

News Report (Attachment B):  The News Report was presented by Sergeant Stalcup as attached with the following additional comments:

 

  • Officer Brandon Nolan has resigned his position with the Department; his last day was June 11. August would have marked eleven (11) years with the Department.  Officer Nolan was hired by Spring Garden Township as a Patrol Officer.
  • Part-time police officers – points to consider:
    • Interviews will need to be conducted.
    • Pre-employment psychiatric and physical tests will be needed.
    • Uniforms and equipment for each officer will need to be purchased.
    • Skill and field training will be required before they can work on their own.
    • Do we want experienced officers or officers that have just graduated from the Police Academy (HACC)? Once the Memorandum of Understanding is complete he will send a promotional flyer to York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lancaster County 9-1-1 centers for e-mail distribution to each police department within their County.  This is a very effective way to get the information out.
    • If the Board considers hiring inexperienced officers, HACC has a class graduating at the end of June. He can forward a flyer to them and they will post it; graduates are always eager to see employment opportunities – full or part-time.  If the Board wants, he can take the time to drive up and conduct a presentation to the graduating class.  The Board has always hired officers that are already Act 120 certified, as there is a cost and time investment involved with non-certified candidates.  There is also the risk of the candidate not graduating or working out as an employee.
  • Officer Harrison – The trial was scheduled for early July, has now been pushed to September.
  • Grass Mowing – There have been problems with our current provider over the years. They broke a sand mound pipe a few years ago, they acknowledged they broke it and promised to repair it for six (6) months; eventually we fixed it and forwarded the bill to them.  Recently an employee’s vehicle was damaged while they were mowing.  The business owner spoke with all his employees that worked that day; they all denied causing the damage.  Our video monitoring did not capture it happening, the camera angle was off.  Maybe they did it, maybe not.  Their response to multiple requests to trim bushes and weed has been terrible.    Nickell stated that they approached an officer the last time they were mowing, stating they needed to schedule trimming the bushes.  They have not called to schedule.  When Sgt. Stalcup tried to call them to discuss the damaged vehicle the voicemail was full, he couldn’t leave a message for several hours.  They are very cumbersome to work with.  M. Bollinger asked if the billing issue mentioned in a previous meeting had been addressed.  V. Nickell stated she is holding payment on two (2) invoices because there is a duplicate charge on one of them and two  dates listed on these invoices are only two days apart.  She has notified them in writing of this issue, and the issue of being invoiced in a more timely manner, i.e., within the same year the work was performed.  To-date she has not had any response.  The Board requested V. Nickell e-mail the Building & Grounds Committee and ask they begin searching for a new landscaping company.   V. Nickell commented we also have a sink hole that needs to be addressed, she will include this information in the e-mail.  D. Schmidt asked if the Board would then approve the new company at the next Board meeting.  M. Bollinger stated yes, the Building & Grounds Committee will bring a few landscapers to the building, get some quotes, and then present them to the Board for a decision.   R. Shearer asked if this needs to be advertised and bid out like municipalities do.  W. Tilley replied only if the contract would be over the bid threshold of $19,000; he doubts it would be that high.  Anything under the bid threshold requires three (3) quotes.  V. Nickell confirmed that we do not spend $19,000 annually on mowing.  She will research what has been spent in the past and inform the Board at the next meeting.  R. Whyland commented that landscaping and lawn mowing are two different services, they should be separate.  M. Bollinger clarified the Building and Grounds Committee will take care of finding another lawn care provider; Sgt. Stalcup does not need to be involved.

 

Sgt. Stalcup stated his intent is to include a summary of notable incidents, any “Use of Force” incidents, high-speed pursuits and training updates each month.  He thinks it is important to inform the Board and public of these occurrences.

 

Notable/High Profile Investigations:

  1. Investigation continues on the home invasion that occurred in NCT on April 15, 2019. There were aggravated injuries to two (2) victims; they were threatened with guns and a gun was fired within the residence.  Stalcup presented a high stack of paperwork, indicating it was twenty (20) search warrants that have been filed to-date.   Each search warrant was signed by a County judge; and they weren’t all done at one time.  The officer files four (4) or five (5) at a time, as layers of the investigation are conducted.  To file a search warrant the officer transports the paperwork (an application for a search warrant) to York County Court, and then waits until a Judge is available to read the search warrant/s and then sign or deny them.  As each layer of the investigation reveals what needs a search warrant, the officer has to go through the entire process each time – it is extremely time-consuming.  Once the officer receives the search warrants they have to be sent to the various company headquarters that have the records (i.e. FaceBook) – California, Washington, Tennessee.  Once this is done you wait again for the response.  When the results are received the officer has to process them; understand them and search for the items relevant to the investigation.  The records can be very complicated, i.e. de-coding documents.  Another complication to these particular search warrants – they had to be sealed to maintain investigative integrity.   The officer must justify this need in the probable cause, an additional time-consuming step.  Thus far a house in York City was searched on June 4th  and on June 10th two (2) officers went to Camp Hill to interview a suspect who is incarcerated at the prison.  A second interview will probably be conducted with the suspect’s attorney present.
  2. Sexual Assault Investigations – When Sgt./Detective Layden resigned her position she passed twelve (12) open juvenile sexual assault investigations on to Sgt. Stalcup. These investigations are very time-consuming, each one requires:
  • Going to York County DA office to sit in on an interview of the victim. These interviews are scheduled Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Interviewing witnesses and suspects.
  • Search Warrants for computers, electronic devices (phone and social media records) must be obtained.
  • Evidence (blankets, clothing, rape kits) must be prepared and taken to the State Police Lab in Harrisburg and/or Hershey.
  • Wait at least a month, then evidence must be picked up at the lab after processing. Nickell usually does the evidence transporting to and from the lab.  Depending on her workload, it can be weeks before she can get away to do it.
  • Any electronic devices need to have the data downloaded in a court defensible process – a York County Detective with specific training and equipment has to do it (a wait of 1-4 weeks); then they give the information to us on a dvd and we have to review the contents – usually tens of thousands of pictures and/or text messages have to be reviewed.

 

Press Releases:

  1. 5/10/19 – Burglary and Theft of Motorcycle, NCT – officer caught offenders in the act, case solved.
  2. 5/28/19 – Two Stolen Vehicles, NCT.
  3. 5/31/19 – Update, Two Stolen Vehicles (located), NCT – one had minor damage, charges to be filed.
  4. 5/31/19 – Residence Damaged by Bullets, MT – still being investigated.
  5. 6/10/19 – 2019 SWRPD Community Satisfaction Survey Now Available (added to website).

 

Police Board Questions/Comments:

  • Hilt commented that Sgt. Stalcup had told her and R. Whyland that attending the interview for the juvenile sexual assault cases takes approximately three (3) hours each time. The new mandated reporting laws have also increased the number of cases being reported.   These interviews can result in an “unfounded” case dispositon, so this time-consuming process does not always result in an arrest.  Sgt. Stalcup commented that sometimes you have to interview the same victim several times due to them being very young (i.e. 4-years old) and it is difficult for them to communicate what happened, thus it cannot go to court.
  • Shearer stated that he thought he had heard the department is receiving one (1) juvenile sexual assault case each day, with an average of nine (9) hours spent on investigating each day.  B. Hilt stated that Sgt. Stalcup had stated that when he took over for Sgt.-Detective Layden he was receiving one (1) case a day for the first week and a half.   Sgt. Stalcup clarified that  he received four (4) new cases in five (5) days the first week.   R. Shearer stated he thought he had said we were investigating 400 cases a year.  R. Whyland responded that he does not recollect ever hearing or stating that, but if the cases had continued coming in as they did in the beginning it would have been 400.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – W. Tilley reported that he has e-mailed a draft of the MOU to the Police Board and has spoken with the Police Association’s attorney, Ed Paske.  There is one issue he needs to discuss during Executive Session.  They are close to clearing it up; it has been difficult to communicate because Attorney Paske has been in Harrisburg attending a trial.  He recommends the Board re-convene after Executive Session and authorize B. Hilt, R. Whyland and M. Bollinger to continue negotiating this one issue, and upon resolving said issue, authorize M. Bollinger and V. Nickell to sign it.  This would allow the hiring of part-time officers to begin immediately.  The Board can then review and accept the MOU at the next Police Board meeting, or wait if they are uncomfortable in doing that.  They would then have to defer hiring part-time officers until the next Board meeting when the MOU is approved and signed.  Another option is once the one item is resolved, advertise and conduct a Special Meeting to approve and sign it.

 

  1. Miller asked if it can be discussed in public yet; W. Tilley replied no, except to say that it is basically covering the terms and conditions (pay and benefits) of hiring part-time officers. The reason we need an MOU is the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) specifies the compensation (salary and benefits) for full-time officers only.  R. Shearer asked what the length of the MOU is.   W. Tilley explained there are two (2) ways to measure it – one is a maximum of twelve (12) months from the date it is signed, or (2) until specified events occur.  Some paragraphs apply only when there is an OIC and will expire when an interim or permanent Chief is appointed.  There are other provisions that take effect when the department is staffed at eleven (11) full-time officers.  None of the provisions extend past twelve (12) months.  R. Shearer asked how this would affect the budget after twelve (12) months.  W. Tilley replied that the budget is a separate issue and you will need to estimate what the staffing costs will be.  L. Miller clarified R. Shearer’s point being how do you make a budget for 2020 when staffing is going to change completely in the middle of the year.  W. Tilley stated that you can still project what your staffing will be and the costs on that basis.  B. Hilt stated that the goal is to get to eleven (11)full-time officers.  W. Tilley stated we will be incurring costs for the part-time officers, so there won’t be a huge gap in costs when we get up to eleven (11) full-time officers.   M. Bollinger stated that the budget would include the cost of eleven (11) officers, even though we are at nine (9) now.   R. Whyland stated we would just be over-budgeting with the budget presented in March; but we would have the foundation for an eleven-officer police force.  R. Shearer stated that he is still confused; he thought the budget presented in March had part-time officers in it.  B. Hilt stated that the MOU is needed in order to keep the Department going.   Another officer is getting ready to resign, and that will put us down to eight (8) officers working, we will not be able to function if another officers leaves or would get injured.   R. Shearer replied that he understands that, but he thought we would need part-time officers when staffed at eleven (11).  B. Hilt replied that originally the reason to go down to eleven (11) was to decrease costs, and with all that has transpired the last two (2) months there isn’t any choice but to hire part-time officers now.  M. Bollinger stated that we cannot hire full-time officers to get up to eleven (11); so in the interim we need to get part-time officers.  R. Shearer asked if we go back to the original CBA when the MOU expires.  W. Tilley replied yes, when the MOU expires it contemplates there will be eleven (11) full-time officers.  R. Shearer stated we can’t have 11.5- hour shifts if we have eleven (11) officers.  Sgt. Stalcup stated he didn’t see any reason why we couldn’t.  R. Shearer asked why we are going to 12-hour shifts now if we have eleven (11) officers?  R. Whyland replied that we do not have eleven (11) officers; we have no idea how to staff the department because we don’t know what NCT is doing.  We have to go to 12-hour shifts and use part-time officers until we know what our staffing needs are.  R. Shearer stated that if this MOU is just a “patch”, then we’re nowhere.   If we go back to eleven (11) officers, we can go back to the CBA we are under now?   W. Tilley replied yes, the existing CBA will be in effect with the MOU expires.  It is his understanding that when the department is staffed at eleven (11) officers the 11.5-hour schedule will work.  Sgt. Stalcup stated the reason for going to a 12-hour shift is because when we are down to eight (8) officers, there is a two-hour gap that needs to be filled with overtime; the 12-hour shift eliminates the gap.  R. Shearer stated that the budget for 2020 with eleven (11) officers is with 12-hour shifts and the Chief filling in from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  From 6:00 am to 8:00 am there would only be one (1) officer on duty; this is how he remembers it.  R. Whyland stated there were about four (4) proposals on the table and R. Shearer is mixing them all together.    L. Miller disagreed; he stated there was one (eleven officer proposal) where the Chief was going to work two (2) hours a day.  R. Shearer asked if anyone has a copy of the schedule proposal; nobody had a copy.

 

  1. Bollinger recognized M. Muir (MT Supervisor and resident) in the audience. He asked for clarification of what the provisions are if an interim Chief is hired. W. Tilley replied that certain provisions end when and interim or permanent Chief is hired.  M. Muir stated that in observing the Police Board over the years, they seem to just keep kicking issues down the road and nothing is ever resolved.  Just name Sgt. Stalcup Chief now, what will be different in a year?  Instead of the MOU, just open the contract and change whatever needs to be changed.  M. Bollinger replied that he agrees, but it costs money to renegotiate the CBA, the MOU can be extended if necessary.  M. Muir stated they need to stop kicking the can down the road and just get it done.  M. Bollinger stated he doesn’t think we have the finances to fight that fight right now.  The best time to negotiate is when the contract is up; last year the Police Board approved a CBA.  M. Muir stated that his understanding is that the whole contract doesn’t need to be re-negotiated, just the part-time officers.  Sgt. Stalcup stated that using the MOU is prudent.  M. Muir may not be aware, but the CBA excludes the Chief from filling shifts, so if the Police Board makes him or another officer the acting Chief, they will not be able to fill shifts.  M. Muir replied that is one of the things they could change if they open up the CBA.  It is his understanding that the officers really want this to move forward.  The budget hasn’t been approved in two (2) years, it’s time to stop wasting time and move forward.

 

  1. Bollinger stated there are many different aspects coming at the Police Board; right now they are moving forward with NCT leaving. If NCT is leaving (and they haven’t said otherwise), then to make any changes to the CBA we would have to possibly do it twice.  When the Separation Agreement is completed we can move on to the next step.  It is his understanding that we can extend the MOU up to an additional six (6) months, if needed.  There’s a barrier right now between all parties.  M. Muir replied that there is a barrier at the Township level also, not knowing what their budgets are going to be.  It’s time for this to either move forward or not.  The constant not knowing what is going on is frustrating at a Township level.  What’s it look like if NCT leaves?  MT has been asking this question since September.   At the last MT meeting Sgt. Stalcup said he’ll have that budget when he can, he didn’t make any promises, which was appreciated.   Everyone is frustrated with kicking the can down the road; if we are going to open the CBA, let’s do it and get it done.

 

  1. Tilley replied that the Police Board does not have any choice; opening the CBA is something the Officers’ Association has to agree to, we do not have the right to open the CBA. The MOU is what the Offices’ Association has agreed to.   We have to abide by the law (PA Labor Relations Act).   M. Muir stated he can feel the pain of having to abide by the law, but at some point if the Township Supervisors are expected to make changes then the officers need to have some give and take also.   R. Whyland stated that the Police Board doesn’t disagree; we were promised by June 1st we would know the answer about NCT withdrawing from the Department.  His intention was to work diligently to give the answers he is looking for, but we still don’t know what NCT is doing.   M. Muir stated that they should assume that they know the answer, he doesn’t think anything changes.   R. Whyland stated they have done that, but at this point it is not a fact.  R. Shearer stated they did not say there would be an answer by June 1st, they said “June”.   They have been waiting for the changes in the MOU, but if it expires in twelve (12) months, we are back to where we were.  R. Whyland asked what going back to the CBA has to do with the costs of the Department?   R. Shearer replied that the 2020 budget proposal they gave in March included the schedule previously discussed.  R. Whyland stated that the schedule was not created by him or B. Hilt, he has not seen it.   M. Bollinger stated that the budget they were working on (that changed multiple times) was an idea that took the Department down to eleven (11) full-time officers.   The Budget Committee (elected officials on the Police Board) still needs to look at the budget in July.   The outcome of their fine-tuning will be the official budget proposal.  Until the Budget Committee decides how they want to wrap up the 2020 budget and bring it back to the Police Board, there isn’t an official budget proposal.   W. Tilley stated that his understanding of the budget discussed in March was for eleven (11) full-time officers for the entire year; but the costs will be lower if part of the year there are part-time officers filling in until more full-time officers can be hired.   R. Shearer stated that once the MOU expires you aren’t at eleven (11) officers.  W. Tilley stated that the goal of the MOU is to get a Chief appointed and eleven (11) full-time officers within a 12-month period.   The 2020 budget assumes there will be eleven (11) full-time officers for the year, but you will have until June or July to get there.  That is the plan – you may not have the budget down to the penny, but you do have numbers to work with.  R. Shearer asked what that budget number is – what budget is he talking about?   M. Bollinger stated that what B. Hilt and R. Whyland basically did was answer the question, “how do we save money?”.  The answer was by going to eleven (11) officers if NCT stays, reducing hours and changing health insurance plans.  Those were the ideas of saving money.  The part-time officers are only to help get us through until we can get back up to eleven (11) officers.  R. Whyland stated that they had the assurance from the Police Association that when we get to ten (10) months and still are not up to eleven (11) officers, they would extend it.  He is now nervous about the Police Association following through on that promise; he needs to ask that question.  S. Stambaugh asked what it takes to enact the 11-officer force, can we get it done?  M. Bollinger stated that if NCT says they are going to stay and the Department has some stability, we will be able to hire full-time officers and get the force up to eleven (11).   He then asked if we are obligated to get the force up to fourteen (14) when the MOU expires.  M. Bollinger replied no; at that point we will go to an eight (8) officer department, if NCT goes through with the withdrawal.   R. Shearer asked what the budget figure is.  R. Whyland replied it’s the number they were given in March, and it was stated in last month’s Police Board meeting; it is in the minutes.  T. Zeigler (NCT resident) stated it is listed on the front page of the NCT Newsletter.

 

  1. King (HT resident) asked if two (2) part-time officers can be used to fill one (1) full-time position; hire enough part-time officer to get the force up to eleven (11) full-time positions. W. Tilley replied the MOU allows two (2) part-time officers to fill one (1) 12-hour shift, the same as one (1) full-time officer would. It doesn’t allow the hiring of two (2) part-time to equal a full-time officer.  The goal of the part-time officers is to fill in the gaps when the full-time officers are not available to work.   The goal is to have eleven (11) full-time officers at the end of the 12-month period.  P. King stated the use of part-time officers gives the Department the flexibility needed, depending on what NCT does.  That way you haven’t hired several full-time officers you end up not needing and can use the part-time officers as needed.   W. Tilley stated that is correct, and the MOU extends past January 1st so at that point we will know if NCT is in or out and can staff the Department accordingly.  The purpose of the MOU is to get us through the transition period until we know what we’re doing.   L. Miller asked if the part-time officers go away when the MOU expires.  W. Tilley replied “yes”.  M. Bollinger stated that there is the possibility that some of the part-time officers could be hired as full-time officers; it would save the cost and time of starting with a new officer from scratch.  M. Muir stated that he thought the part-time officers were going to be kept in order to give the flexibility of covering overtime shifts.  W. Tilley replied that the Police Association did not agree to that, although it was in the original proposal.  M. Muir stated this does not sound like an Association that wants to do everything they can to save the Department.  W. Tilley stated that may be, but the CBA and State law does not permit the Police Board to open the contract for negotiations.  M. Muir asked when is the earliest the contract can be opened.   In 3-1/2 years, when the present CBA is up.  The Association can begin negotiating earlier, but they have to be the ones to do it.   Agreeing to the MOU is a start; B. Hilt and R. Whyland have worked hard to accomplish this.  M. Muir stated he is not faulting the negotiations, it just seems that the Police Board is the ones that keep giving, and the officers aren’t.

 

  1. Bollinger stated another item has come up; Southern Regional Police Department has reached out and wants to discuss merging our departments together. He would like to form a committee to begin talking to Southern Regional. Merging the departments could possibly cause the negotiating of a new CBA.    B. Hilt addressed why the Police Association is against keeping part-time officers; they don’t stay so you are then in a position of constantly training new officers.  This takes a lot of time, and is a constant cost to the Police Board to continually be outfitting new officers.   M. Bollinger stated that Sgt. Stalcup has told him he is having difficulty in finding other police departments that have part-time officers.   Part-timers are very short-lived, unless it is somebody who has retired from another department.   The risk in hiring retirees is they are burned-out and grouchy.  Sgt. Stalcup stated there is some truth in that, but there are some young people that come out of the academy willing to work part-time positions as a stepping stone to full-time positions.  York County does not have a part-time police officer culture; Southern Regional is pretty exclusive in the fact that they have one (1) part-time officer who’s been there about twenty (20) years.  He is the Chief of Codorus State Park.  Adams County utilizes part-time officers more, but have fallen away from it also.  Gettysburg had thirteen (13) part-time officers at one time, they now have four (4).  Part-time positions tend to become a revolving door.  The process of seeking candidates, interviewing them, the uncertainty of whether they will stay, the investment of equipment and training, all makes him question the value of maintaining a part-time contingent.   It looks good because of the reduction in salary and benefit costs, but how much are you pulling away from the administrative staff and the officers to train them?   There is also the heightened liability of using part-time officer.  If you do utilize part-time officers, you need to have them on a regimented schedule.  If they are not here on a regular basis (each week) they are not going to be up-to-date on policies or things that have been happening within the department.  This causes extra work for the officer working with them, as you feel you have to hold their hand all night.  If you go to part-time you need to make the officers a part of the culture of the department so they are fluent with the policies; they know the officers and the area.  There is a trust factor – officers trust each other with their life – this kind of trust takes time to build.   L. Miller stated that is exactly what he and the MT supervisors have in mind.  They don’t want someone you just throw in when you need them, it needs to be someone who is a regular employee and built into the schedule.  Then they will stay and become an asset to the department.   M. Muir stated that the 55-year-old retiree who isn’t ready to sit at home and watch the grass grow is the perfect candidate.  That type of person is more likely to stay and work for several years.  Sgt. Stalcup stated that all sounds good, this is the time to do it – we are down to eight (8) or nine (9) officers.   The concern is that we become a department of part-time officers – nobody wants that.  It’s all about how we utilize part-time.  W. Tilley stated it is very complicated; it sounds great to say we are going to take a retired police officer and bring them in and let them contribute.  But, the pension law says that if they are collecting their pension they have to be retired as a police officer.  The question is, can you get around that pension law language.  There is a lot to work through – the Board needs to realize the number of needles that need to be threaded in order to accomplish this.  We have Act 111, Act 120, the CBA, State labor laws and pension laws that we need to abide by.  Also we are trying to make this as predictable as possible and trying to project a budget with the staffing needed to provide the service needed to the community.   D. Schmidt stated that if we can cultivate part-time officers, they could then become full-time officers.  During the hiring process we should be looking for that motivated person who would want to work here full-time.  He has been listening to the Police Board since January, and has come to realize that things are never linear.  There are always many items to address in order to get things done, and it takes time.   He has heard so many times “this can’t happen until this legality is addressed; that can’t happen until they make a decision,” etc.   He gets the sense that things are moving along pretty well, could they move faster – probably, but things are moving as fast as they can under the circumstances.    R. Whyland stated the complications in getting the MOU done has been astounding.  They started with one (1) page, and now are up to three (3).  It is because of the complexities of the laws of the Commonwealth of PA.

 

  1. Shearer asked if West York has part-time officers – he thought they had about fifteen (15). Sgt. Stalcup stated they used to, but he doesn’t think they have any at all now. He will look into it and find out if they are still using them.

 

  1. Lehman, NCT resident, stated he is hearing a lot of good ideas tonight, but nothing is going to get accomplished until the turmoil created by NCT is resolved. You’re not going to be able to hire full or part-time officers while this is going on.  The voters of NCT resolved this issue, but apparently the NCT Board didn’t get the memo yet.   R. Shearer replied, no, they didn’t.  L. Lehman stated that the results of the survey and the election sent a message of what the residents want.   R. Shearer stated he is trying to understand – this department can cover shifts with eight (8) officers?  Yes, if it’s just HT, MT and SGB.   He stated that he was told it would take eleven (11).   M. Bollinger explained that the eleven (11) officer department gives NCT 190 hours a week.  Northern Regional’s proposal of 170 hours gives you half as many officers in NCT than what they receive now.  Right now they get 0.8 officers per 1,000 residents, with Northern Regional they will get 0.4 officers.  Northern Regional put out a bulletin last week – they are hiring patrol officers, they will make $96,000 a year; at the end of this CBA our officers will be making $82,000 (year 2022).   It now takes an officer seven (7) years to get to 100% of the base salary, as opposed to five (5) years in the previous CBA’s.   Northern cut the price down because they cut the hours way down.  There won’t be any proactive policing – they’ll roll in and roll right back out.   R. Shearer disagreed – they aren’t doing that in Jackson Township.  M. Bollinger stated there’s a difference; they have the school district.  M. Bollinger asked if the time counting and calls for service are tracked separately for the school; R. Shearer replied that it is tracked separately.

 

  1. Shearer stated he was told this Department needs eleven (11) full-time officers, whether it’s three (3) municipalities or four (4). M. Bollinger replied that we are functioning now with eight (8) officers; there’s a lot of overtime involved.  Sgt. Stalcup stated that we will cover the shifts with eight (8) officers because if we are down to three (3) municipalities we will only have one (1) officer working per shift.

 

Building Agreement – Appraisal:  W. Tilley reported he received an e-mail from the NCT solicitor asking who the Police Board wants the appraiser (Mid Atlantic Valuations) to contact to get information about the building for the appraisal.  The consensus of the Board was to have them contact V. Nickell.  The Police Board still needs to get an appraisal done; B. Hilt stated the SGB manager will e-mail the name of the appraiser they used recently. M. Muir suggested Rory Hertzog in Hanover, a lot of the banks use him for appraisals.   Motion by R. Whyland, second by L. Miller to authorize D. Schmidt to interview appraisers and bring price proposals back to the Police Board at the next Board Meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

2020 Budget Proposal:  V. Nickell reported that the Budget Committee (comprised of the elected officials) needs to set up a budget meeting.  L. Miller stated that he is resigning from the Police Board and next month a different MT Supervisor will be assigned to the Police Board.  Serving fourteen (14) years is long enough for him.  The Police Board and audience expressed their appreciation for his service.  The Police Board will need to vote for a new Vice-Chairman once the new MT member is seated.  M. Bollinger will not be able to attend the next Police Board meeting, S. Stambaugh will have to run the July 10th meeting.  J. Rebert asked if the budget meeting is a public meeting.  W. Tilley explained that the budget meeting is a workshop and not a public meeting.  There isn’t a quorum, so no action can be taken.  If the public were to show up, and the Committee agrees, they can then sit in on the workshop.  The workshop was set for Monday, July 1 at 6:00 pm.  L. Miller stated he will inform the new MT representative.

 

Health Insurance:  The Police Board needs to make a formal motion if they want to go through with the letter to withdraw from the current health insurance provider, Benecon.  V. Nickell informed the Board they have until November to renege the decision to withdraw; if the 2020 quote from Glatfelter doesn’t suit they can change their mind.  R. Whyland asked if we will have the 2020 quotes by the October meeting.  V. Nickell was hopeful.  Motion by L. Miller, second by S. Stambaugh to notify Benecon that Southwestern Regional Police is withdrawing effective January 1, 2020.  R. Whyland asked who should sign the letter; L. Miller thinks it should be the Police Board Secretary, S. Stambaugh.  V. Nickell stated she would research the Plan Agreement to see if it specifies who it should be.

 

Separation Agreement (SA):  W. Tilley stated that at last month’s Police Board Meeting he was authorized to contact the NCT solicitor about the SA.  He e-mailed the approved SA draft to their solicitor and explained that we would be meeting tonight and would appreciate a response so we could move forward.  He has not received any response.  He called him this afternoon and left a voicemail reminding him that the Police Board was meeting tonight, could he give us some guidance.  He received an e-mail from him at 6:00 pm acknowledging he had received the draft but needs to discuss it with the NCT Supervisors.  When was the draft e-mailed?  May 9th.  R. Shearer stated NCT has not discussed it as a Board, they are waiting to see if there is any resolution with the  MOU.  J. Rebert, NCT resident, stated that NCT hired an attorney at $250 an hour to review the SA.

 

  1. Tilley read the e-mail he sent to the NCT solicitor (Andy Miller) on May 9th as follows:

“At its meeting last night the Board asked me to contact you to open discussions about the proposed withdrawal agreement.  I presented the agreement, which is attached to this e-mail, to the Board last month.  The Board members agreed that they would take this agreement to their respective municipalities for comment.  SGB and HT have approved the agreement.  MT did not take official action but Larry Miller, a Board member, indicated their solicitor approved the agreement and he expects their board to approve it officially at some point.  Because the Board did not receive any response from NCT, I was asked to contact you as the solicitor to obtain a response to the proposed agreement.”

 

He then explained his four (4) goals to Solicitor Miller as follows:

  1. Get an agreement early to reduce the tension among the municipalities.
  2. Create a predictable financial consequence for the withdrawal so that the Department and each of the municipalities can have the financial information they need to develop their budgets and plan for the withdrawal.
  3. Keep the transition as seamless as possible – for example, spread the withdrawal costs over the 2020 calendar year, just as they would be paid if they were still a member.
  4. Keep it flexible and provide for subsequent agreements that allow us to resolve issues now that can be resolved while deferring the discussion of other matters to a later date when we have more complete information. For example, we can establish the on-going costs for 2020’s budget process while deferring until the end of the year the reimbursement component for the costs of the withdrawal (i.e. legal costs).

He then asks him to review the agreement and provide any comments in an effort to reach an amicable resolution of the issues associated with NCT’s withdrawal from the Department.  He also asked him to share his analysis and any documents relevant to the analysis of his calculation of the withdrawal costs, because we don’t have any information on NCT’s calculation of what the withdrawal costs would be.  Thus far, Solicitor Miller has not shared any information with W. Tilley.

 

  1. Whyland asked W. Tilley to share the correspondence of May 21st. W. Tilley explained that in order to calculate the withdrawal costs, there are Exhibits attached to the Articles of Agreement showing what each municipality contributed to the start-up costs of the Department. These start-up costs are to be used in the calculation of the penalty if they withdrew, less the depreciation on whatever it was that was purchased with that money.  On May 21st Solicitor Miller wrote to W. Tilley and asked him for the Exhibits to the Articles of Agreement because he did not have them to do the calculation.  Later that day W. Tilley e-mailed the Exhibits to him.  That was the only response he received prior to 6:00 pm this evening.

 

W.Tilley suggested that the Police Board wait to see if there is a response from Solicitor Miller before they take any action on the SA.   If they do not receive a response by next month, the Police Board should look at some alternatives, you can’t let it go on forever.  The alternative that he has explored briefly is something called a “Declaratory Judgement Action”.   That’s like a lawsuit – it takes the contract to the Court and asks them to tell the parties what their obligations are.  In particular, we would ask the Court to tell NCT by Court Order what their obligations are according to the contract with respect to withdrawal.   We would then force the calculation to occur.  The reason we need to do it soon is because if you’re going to get a Court Order it takes some time to process; you have to file it and then you have to wait for NCT to respond to the filing and then it has to be submitted to the Court (a judge) for a decision.  The reason he started the SA early; getting it to the Police Board in March, was because he would really like to avoid this, he would much rather come to an agreement.  A lawsuit would be expensive and contentious; it needs to be avoided.  If we don’t get a response, the Police Board needs to do something in order to get the ball rolling.  R. Shearer assured W. Tilley he would have a response before the next Police Board meeting.  J. Rebert asked if the calculation will include how much it has cost the Department for NCT to withdraw.  W. Tilley replied it would be a calculation of the operating expenses, it would not include the on-going legal, appraisal and accounting fees that will be accruing through the end of the year.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Bollinger stated that he would like to get a committee together to start talking with Southern Regional Police (SRPD) about merging. L. Miller stated he thinks you should wait until July to do this; we need to know for sure what NCT is doing and allow the new MT Supervisor on the Police Board an opportunity to discuss it.  B. Hilt stated she would like to know where SRPD is coming from.  D. Schmidt said it would be worthwhile to find out what they are thinking.  Not to commit to anything, just see where they’re at so we can at least have that information while it’s fresh on their minds.  He doesn’t see any problem with fact-finding.  M. Bollinger stated that no matter what officially happens with NCT, merging together would ultimately be something everyone should be thinking about.  We’ve been trying to merge and/or have other municipalities join the Department for quite awhile.  Motion by R.Whyland, second by L. Miller to appoint B. Hilt and D. Schmidt to a committee to speak with SRPD about merging.  M. Bollinger stated that if the new MT representative wants to join in they would be more than welcome.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

OTHER ITEMS:

 

  1. Miller stated that last month M. Bollinger stated that R. Shearer should bring any requests for information to the Police Board. This was not voted on and he is tired of decisions being made on an individual level instead of the Police Board voting.  M. Bollinger stated that L. Miller should have said something at the time; he responded he was too angry and didn’t want to say anything he would regret.  M. Bollinger stated that the regular business of the Department is not being completed and the rest of the Police Board isn’t getting what they pay for because so much time is dedicated to these special projects.  He has concerns of V. Nickell being too stressed out; there isn’t enough time to get regular things done, and all the extra projects are becoming overwhelming.  All V. Nickell is doing is working to fulfill NCT requests.  R. Shearer asked what he requested that she has been putting all of her time on.  He made a request about time tracking; that’s the only request he has made.  M. Bollinger stated there were e-mail requests from the NCT manager, he is responding to what appears to be a lot of requests.  L. Miller stated, “Who are you?  You are not the Board.”.  M. Bollinger responded he is the Chairman of this Board, and he can state his opinion as much as anyone else can.  This subject was discussed last month, and if L. Miller had a problem with it he should have spoken up then.  He is bringing his concerns now, which is great, but he (M. Bollinger) still thinks requests for information should come to the Board.  L. Miller asked if any requests from anybody or just from R. Shearer.  M. Bollinger responded – requests in regard to NCT withdrawing should be brought to the Board.  R. Shearer stated the request had nothing to do with the separation, it was about time tracking.  He doesn’t understand how the Department is supplying all the time to the municipalities with the number of officers we have.  The Chief had told him there were many times we didn’t fulfill the time obligation in the past seventeen (17) years.  Yet when you look at the time tracking, it’s right on the money every month.  In 2016 or 2017 we were down four (4) officers.  M. Bollinger stated he was not aware of the time tracking request; he is aware of multiple e-mails over the past six (6) months.  V. Nickell confirmed that there have been a lot of e-mails and requests.  The time-tracking request was put on the back-burner per instruction from the Chief.  The reason the time tracking always comes out “on the money” is because the time an officer is absent is charged to “Admin” time; this has been done since the time we began counting time.  R. Shearer stated that if an officer isn’t on the payroll their time shouldn’t be counted.  V. Nickell stated that if the officer is still an employee she has to count them.   M. Bollinger suggested R. Shearer come in and sit down with Sgt. Stalcup and discuss his concerns.  This Board needs to start working together.  Blame him for this, but in January they had an opportunity to elect a new Chairman, but nobody else wanted to do it.  The request to have requests for information to be made in public session was a reasonable request.  L. Miller stated it wasn’t a request, M. Bollinger instructed him to bring it to the Board.  D. Schmidt stated that he has observed a lot going on over the past six (6) months.  NCT’s intent to withdraw, Chief Bean leaving, most of it flows through V. Nickell.  His understanding is that with all the things she has to keep up on it was becoming overwhelming.  It seemed reasonable to him to say “bring the requests to the Board”.  That way requests can be staggered and V. Nickell will be able to get her business done.   M. Bollinger stated that he made the request, and if the Board doesn’t like it they can refute it now.  He believes the public wants to hear what the requests are.  R. Shearer said this should apply to the entire Board, not just him.

 

  1. Miller agreed and stated he requested the same thing from V. Nickell regarding the time counting because there was a question at the MT Board. He asked her how many hours an officer was actually in MT since the beginning of the year. The response he got was that she only had tracking through May 10th (understandable); which was nineteen (19) weeks.  She took the nineteen (19) weeks multiplied by the 85.351494 hours they are paying for each week which comes to 1,621.67 hours.  He asked how many hours were spent in MT – the response was: patrol time 906.5 hours; investigative time 430.68 hours; admin time 284.5.  Strangely enough that adds up to 1,621.68 hours.  That’s not what he asked for; he asked how many hours an officer was actually in MT.  V. Nickell stated she must have misunderstood the request, the patrol time is the actual time the officers are in their township (906.5 hours).   The investigative time can take place within the township, at the court, in the office.  The admin time is to account for the officers that are not working, on vacation, etc.  The patrol and investigative time combined is the time an officer was actually working for MT (1,337.18 hours).

 

  1. Bollinger asked if the Board wants to change anything regarding the flow of information. L. Miller said it should be rescinded unless it applies to everyone on the Board. D. Schmidt stated that he thinks information requests that go to V. Nickell need to have a reasonable timeline.   Depending on what’s going on it could takes two (2) – three (3) weeks to get the information.  There needs to be some discretion when requests go to her.  M. Bollinger stated he thinks all information requests should come through the Board.  L. Miller stated he thinks it was very seldom that there was a timeline given for the information requests; it was up to her time availability and schedule.  Also, if requests have to come through the Board, you are slowing everything down by pushing it back another month.  The person has to wait a month to get the information, and then they have to wait another month to use it, so you’re delaying things two (2) months.   M. Bollinger suggested requests be presented to the Board through e-mail instead of waiting for a Board meeting.  That way it’s not delayed and everyone is aware of what requests have been made.   M. Muir stated that then the public isn’t aware.   With no intention to disparage M. Bollinger; this situation goes back to when Paul Keiser was the Chairman; he was also on the Police Board at that time.  He cannot tell you how many decisions were made between the Chief and Paul Keiser that the Township never heard.  M. Bollinger asked what decisions is he making?  M. Muir answered he isn’t disparaging him, the point he thinks L. Miller is trying to make is decisions are made between a couple Board members instead of the entire Board.  That is the root of this problem.  M. Bollinger stated that a month ago R. Shearer stood in front of the television camera and said “They better get moving because we’re running out of time and we need something fast.”.   In response four (4) Board members got together and formed a response; in the midst of that they decided we need to get some stability and direction.  Half this Board, even though it’s not a quorum, feels that way.  If the other half of the Board doesn’t feel that way, that’s fine.  M. Muir asked how the Board could make a decision without a quorum.  M. Bollinger replied it was four (4) people getting together and saying, “something needs to happen here.”.    M. Muir asked how can you say you didn’t make a decision when you came up with a decision that one (1) member of the Board cannot ask V. Nickell for information, while L. Miller can call her and that’s ok.  M. Bollinger replied that this month it’s been clarified, that it’s not ok.

 

  1. Bollinger recognized T. Zeigler, NCT resident. He stated this is the most ridiculous thing to be arguing about. There were comments back and forth between T. Zeigler and M. Muir; order was called.  T. Zeigler continued – if a Board member is opposed to something they should speak up at the time; if nothing is said you can only assume they are ok with it.  There are much bigger issues to address than a statement that the Chairman made last month that nobody objected to at the time it was made.  M. Bollinger replied that this is the instability of this Police Department.  It starts at the very top and rolls all the way down to the officers; it is why we are having so much trouble gaining any momentum to do anything.  The officers do not trust this Board – he wouldn’t either.  He doesn’t know how to fix it.  M. Muir stated he did not accuse him of doing things; he said he doesn’t want to go back to those days; he’s sorry if it came across the other way, it isn’t what he meant.  What he meant was back then a lot of decisions were made and then after the decisions were made it was brought to the Police Board.  That’s what’s unacceptable to the Townships; he is not saying M. Bollinger is doing that, he is saying that is not what we want to get to.  J. Rebert stated that was then, this is now.   He stated that he had told R. Shearer he deserves to get that information and if he can’t get it he needs to ask W. Tilley for it.  NCT pays 48% of the budget and they deserve to have that amount of time.  M. Bollinger agreed; it wasn’t intended to limit the information they get, it was meant to keep everyone up to date by bringing it through the Board.  He has heard many times that everything should come through this Board, and that should come through the Board as well.  Apparently we can pick and choose what comes through the Board.  D. Schmidt stated that his understanding was it was meant to control the flow of information, not limit it.  The Board has a mission – it’s got to move on, like a lot of the great comments he hears from the people that attend the meetings.  There are checks and balances; we need to hear the opinions but at some point in time we have to say we heard it and we need to move on.  Every month there is a lot of important business that has to get done here.

 

  1. Whyland stated that he and B. Hilt have been conducting exit interviews with each officer that has resigned their position with the Department. They have gone very well, B. Hilt is very good at doing this. Some interesting things have come forward, and once they are done and have their notes made they will present the results to the Board.

 

Sgt. Stalcup requested clarification of something regarding requests for information.  At the MT meeting last month there was a request that the 2020 budget numbers without NCT be presented to MT.  He doesn’t know the protocol; he had replied to MT that maybe L. Miller (who wasn’t in attendance at said meeting) could make a motion requesting this.  L. Miller stated this is a very good point and made a motion that the Police Board instruct the Personnel Committee to assemble a budget of what it looks like with three (3) municipalities; motion was seconded by R. Whyland.  Motion passed unanimously.   L. Miller then stated he is not sure who will actually be doing it – V. Nickell raised her hand.  She then stated that the Board needs to be aware that she has twelve (12) weeks of vacation on the books because she hasn’t been able to take a vacation in three (3) years.  W. Tilley stated the budget would be made by the Budget Committee – V. Nickell replied the Budget Committee gets the budget information from her.  R. Whyland stated that V. Nickell is the Budget Committee.

 

  1. Zeigler was recognized by M. Bollinger. He stated that it is his understanding that the purpose of the MOU is to allow the use of part-time officers. The department is at a critical point and is in need of part-time officers in order to continue, and he hopes the Board doesn’t lose focus of that.  He doesn’t think the public should attend any budget meetings – it is not an advertised public meeting, there isn’t a quorum.  In his opinion if anyone from the public shows up the Committee should turn them away.  He thanked L. Miller for his fourteen (14) years of service.  Mr. Zeigler was here until 2007, and it appears that time has stood still since then.  He understands there are a lot of challenges right now and he appreciates everything the Police Board is doing.  Lastly, he apologized for speaking out of turn when he replied to R. Shearer asking what the 11-officer budget looked like.

 

The Board recessed into Executive Session at 9:15 pm to discuss the personnel mattetrs with action expected upon reconvening.

 

Board reconvened into Public Session at 10:40 pm.  Motion by S. Stambaugh, second by B. Hilt to authorize V. Nickell to instruct The Standard to proceed with the actuarial study for the early retirement of two (2) officers.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Shearer asked why the time counting can’t be done without including the time of the officers that have resigned. V. Nickell replied that the budget is based on that time; it needs to match the budget. Admin time is used to account for vacation, training, hearings; any time an officer isn’t actually filling a shift.  B. Hilt stated that the time is being paid for, so it needs to be counted.  R. Shearer stated that he is being misunderstood – what he’s saying is if the budget is built around fourteen (14) officers and you are down to ten (10), there’s no way you are coming up with 523 hours a week; it should be 400 hours.  The extra hours aren’t admin time because it isn’t being paid out to anybody.  W. Tilley asked if the time is being made up by having officers work overtime.  V. Nickell replied there are still two (2) officers working each shift but there is no longer a cover shift.   R. Shearer stated that he doesn’t have any problem with counting admin time of officers that still work here, just the ones that are no longer actually working and being paid.  Sgt. Stalcup asked for clarification for the time of Officer Harrison, as he is still an employee.  Due to the fact he is not receiving a paycheck, the consensus of the Board was not to count his time.  L. Miller stated that MT wants to know how many hours they are actually getting; everything is working fine and they want to know how many hours that takes.  After further discussion the Police Board requested the time counting be recalculated back to the beginning of the year without counting the officers that have resigned or are not being paid.  R. Whyland stated that the reason the time for officers no longer working was being counted was because it ties back to the budget; it is how we calculate the hourly rate.  M. Bollinger stated that the hourly rate should then be calculated on the “new budget”; what is actually being spent.

 

  1. Hilt asked if we are able to hire full-time officers to get the force back up to eleven (11), even though we are going to hire part-time. M. Bollinger answered no, with NCT on their way out, anyone you hire would only work until the end of the year.  L. Miller asked how many officers we have now.  Sgt. Stalcup replied there are nine (9) working and one (1) on administrative leave (unpaid).  Officer Matthews is expecting to resign by July 1st, which will put the force down to eight (8) officers working.   L. Miller stated that if two (2) officers take the early retirement you could hire two (2) full-time officers to replace them.

 

Sgt. Stalcup stated his number one goal is for NCT to rescind the Letter to Withdraw; his number two goal is for good press to come out of the Police Board.  It is difficult to sell the department to perspective employees.  B. Hilt commented that it may be better to hire officers that have just graduated from the academy; they would probably take a full-time position even if it were only for a year.  Sgt. Stalcup stated that this is the direction he needs from the Board; he also is in favor of part-time officers becoming full-time officers when the time comes to fill full-time positions – “I get to date you before I marry you”.   Also, the Board needs to decide if they want an officer with no experience.  M. Bollinger replied yes, if they are an outstanding graduate.  Sgt. Stalcup stated that hiring is always a crap-shoot; it is difficult to find the right person.  Having someone work with us part-time for six (6) months gives him a chance to see if they are a good officer, it’s much better than hiring cold.  L. Miller asked if it is possible to hire a part-time officer that is collecting a pension out-of-state, i.e. Maryland.  There are a lot of retired Baltimore officers living in the area.  W. Tilley stated he thinks it only applies to a Pennsylvania pension.   Sgt. Stalcup stated that they will have to be motivated; they will need to take a test and get compliance certified in PA. W. Tilley stated he isn’t entirely sure if a retired officer collecting a pension can’t work part-time, he recommended asking a pension attorney and offered to recommend one.  The reason he knows this is an issue is because West Manheim just had to deal with the situation of an officer collecting a pension and working full-time – the answer was no, you cannot do that.  He is not sure about part-time because they are not offered a pension benefit in the MOU and they are not contributing to it.  Sgt. Stalcup stated that Chief Bean was collecting a pension the entire time he worked here.  W. Tilley stated that was ok because it was from Florida; he isn’t sure if they are collecting a pension from Pennsylvania.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:04 pm.

 

Submitted by:

 

V. Nickell

Police Administrator

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June 2019

SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL POLICE

CALLS FOR SERVICE – TRAFFIC – ARRESTS

                                                 June, 2019

 

CALLS FOR SERVICE:

 

North Codorus                                                                                                             126

Heidelberg                                                                                                                      52

Manheim                                                                                                                        51

Spring Grove                                                                                                                  87

Outside Jurisdictions                                                                                                         0

Total Calls for Service:                                                                                             316

 

 

OUTSIDE JURISDICTION DETAIL:

 

None

 

TRAFFIC  ENFORCEMENT:

 

North Codorus

Tickets                                                                                                                             5

Written Warnings                                                                                                            15

 

Heidelberg

Tickets                                                                                                                             6

Written Warnings                                                                                                              9

 

Manheim

Tickets                                                                                                                           30

Written Warnings                                                                                                             5

Spring Grove

Tickets                                                                                                                            1

Written Warnings                                                                                                              5

 

ARREST CHARGES:

 

North Codorus                                                                                           9 (6 Offenders)

Heidelberg                                                                                                  6 (2 Offenders)

Manheim                                                                                                   11 (6 Offenders)

Spring Grove                                                                                            10 (6 Offenders)

 

 


 

ARREST CHARGES DETAIL:

 

North Codorus – (1) Theft; (1) Stalking; (1) DUI; (1) Possession/Drugs; (1) Pos- session/Paraphernalia; (1) Defiant Trespassing; (3) Harassment

 

Heidelberg – (1) Unauthorized Use of MV; (1) Accident Involving Death/Injury While Not Properly Licensed; (1) Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Unattended);  (1) Failure to Notify PD of Accident;(1) Driving While DUI Suspended; (1) Scattering Rubbish

 

Manheim – (1) Theft by Unlawful Taking; (1) Theft by Deception; (1) Receiving Stolen Property; (1) Theft by Failure to Make Requ’d Deposit; (1) Deceitful Business Practices; (1) Home Improvement Fraud; (1) Defiant Trespassing; (1) DUI; (1) Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Attended); (1) Harassment; (1) Disorderly Conduct

 

Spring Grove – (1) Theft; (1) Stalking; (1) Terroristic Threats; (1) Defiant Trespassing; (1) Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Attended) (1) Public Drunkenness; (2) Harassment; (2) Disorderly Conduct

 

TIME COUNTING (as of 06/28/2019): 

 

Hours Since 1/1/2005:

 

Allocated Hrs.           Hrs To-Date                 % (+) or (-)

 

North Codorus             183,812.01             183,807.35           -0.000025% (Under 4.66 Hrs)

Heidelberg                      69,381.97               69,409.68              +0.04% (Over 27.71 Hrs)

Manheim                        63,704.83               63,732.06             +0.04% (Over 27.23 Hrs)

Spring Grove                  61,835.70               61,785.41              -0.07% (Under 50.29 Hrs)

 

2019 Hours:

Allocated Hrs.           Hrs To-Date                 % (+) or (-)

 

North Codorus                  5,566.60                5,520.03            -0.837% (Under 46.57 Hrs)

Heidelberg                         2,108.97                 2,057.41            -2.444% (Under 51.55 Hrs)

Manheim                           1.874.80                 1,973.00            +5.238% (Over 98.21 Hrs)

Spring Grove                     1,943.14                 1,943.05             -0.004% (Under 0.08 Hrs)

 

YEAR-TO-DATE HOURS

Patrol                 Investigative             Admin             Total

North Codorus             2,997.62            1,958.10                  564.31            5,520.03

Heidelberg                    1,213.65               627.45                  216.31            2,057.41

Manheim                      1,162.13               624.61                  186.26            1,973.00

Spring Grove                   913.85               833.09                  196.11            1,943.05

 

 

 

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May 2019 Minutes

SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL POLICE BOARD

May 8, 2019 – 7:00 PM

 

Meeting called to order by Chairman M. Bollinger at 7:00 pm.  The following were in attendance:

  1. Shearer, R. Lint – North Codorus Twp. (NCT)
  2. Bollinger (Chairman), D. Schmidt – Heidelberg Twp. (HT)
  3. Miller (Vice-Chairman) – Manheim Twp. (MT)
  4. Hilt, R. Whyland – Spring Grove Borough (SGB)
  5. Bean – Chief of Police
  6. Nickell – Police Administrator
  7. Tilley – Solicitor

 

YORK COLLEGE SURVEY PRESENTATION:  A panel of three (3) York College students, assisted by Dr. Witherup, presented the results of the survey they performed.  The following highlights were presented:

  • 1,526 surveys were mailed, 557 were returned (a higher return rate than normal).
    • 260 from NCT; 89 from HT; 73 from MT; 76 from SGB, 59 didn’t indicate which municipality they live in
  • 55% of respondents were male, 45% female.
  • The average age of respondents was 60 (range 26 – 96).
  • Majority of respondents own their home, reside with a spouse and/or children.
  • Average income over $65,000
  • 50% do not use the police department’s website
  • Majority feel safe in their home at all times and walking during the day (decreases at night).
  • Would feel safer with more patrols and visibility.
  • Majority feel that SWRPD is professional.
  • Majority feel officers are approachable.
  • Majority feel police presence is appropriate.
  • Things respondents like about SWRPD: Professionalism; Approachability; Fast Response Time; Dependability.
  • What could be improved: More patrols; Treating every call with equal importance; More speed and traffic control.
  • 87% of respondents indicated they were satisfied or highly satisfied with the department; 10% were neutral; 3% were dissatisfied or highly dissatisfied.
  • When asked about interactions with police, 27% stated they had no interaction; 12% in the past six (6) months; 13% in the past six (6) to twelve (12) months; 32% in the past one (1) to five (5) years; 16 % more than five (5) years ago.
  • 35% interacted due to medical incidents or house alarms; 15% were due to neighborhood concerns; 9% were victims of a crime (majority theft or robbery), 7% were involved in traffic accidents; 6% were involved in traffic violations, and 6% were victims of vandalism; 3% had “casual” contact, ie, asking an officer a question;  8% did not wish to  state what type of encounter they had; 14% had multiple types of encounters.
    • An overwhelming majority of those who had interaction with the police rated the experience as satisfied/highly satisfied.
    • Less than 1% rated the experience as dissatisfied/highly dissatisfied.
  • The website was utilized to 1) Check local reports; 2) Obtain contact information; 3) Check recent and upcoming events
  • The survey panel concluded:
    • Majority of the respondents appreciate the proximity and fast response time of SWRPD.
    • Officers are approachable and friendly.
    • An increase in visible presence will contribute to a greater feeling of safety at night.

The following questions were asked:

  1. Stalcup asked if the survey defined what “control of the officer” meant (one of the questions asked for those who had interaction with the department.) The survey asks if the officer had control of the situation.  A separate section addressed the demeanor of the officer, i.e. how were they dressed, professionalism.
  2. LeFever asked how were the surveys sent; what determined who they were sent to? The address labels were printed from a random, computer generated listing provided by the York County Tax Bureau, which came from their property owner database.  Several senior citizens from the Windy Hill Senior Center then stuffed and stamped the envelopes.  The Manager of Spring Grove Borough provided a separate list of rental property addresses so renters could be included, due to the fact they have a lot of rental properties.  The number of surveys sent in each municipality was based on the budget percentage they pay (i.e., 48.43% of the 1,526 surveys went to NCT residents).
  3. Whyland asked about one of the bullet points in the slides, that stated the residents do not want to lose the police department. Was this an actual question on the survey, or was it in the open response/comment section?   It was an overwhelming response written in the comment section.
  4. Schmidt thanked the college for all the data they gathered and analyzed, and asked the following:
    1. It was mentioned several times that a majority of those surveyed do not use the website – does that mean specifically the police department website or the internet in general? Specifically the police website.
    2. He has sent out various business correspondences and received much less of a response than the 36% return for this survey. Is this a typical response for police department surveys, or is this a higher than normal rate due to residents’ emotions?  Typically they receive a lower response rate than 36% for police department surveys.  A community with a strong positive or negative opinion can result in a higher return rate.  Witherup stated she was very happy with the high return rate, as it makes for a much smaller margin of error and they can speak confidently about the results.
  5. Chief asked if it was possible to get the detailed results of the survey as presented in the slide show. Witherup stated she would be providing the Powerpoint presentation and all of the survey data to him on a flash drive.
  6. What recommendation do they have to make people more aware of our website? Mail postcards, since the main reason they are not aware is because they do not use a computer.

 

BENECON HEALTH INSURANCE PRESENTATION :  V. Nickell introduced Jonathan Ebersole, our account representative from Benecon/Intergovernmental Insurance Cooperative (IIC).  Due to the fact the Police Board is considering changing health insurance providers, Mr. Ebersole wanted an opportunity to present the current health insurance benefit we have and answer questions. The following points were presented:

  • There are currently 58 member municipalities in the ICC in York and Lancaster Counties.
  • The ICC is able to get lower rates due to the number of people insured, and by being self-insured.
  • Being a part of the IIC allows the department to be self-insured without the risk.
  • We are able to design the health insurance plan to our own specifications, i.e. the co-pays and deductibles.
  • The ICC is totally transparent about costs – every invoice shows a concise break down of where the money goes.
  • The ICC Board is comprised of seven (7) local government managers that use the product.
  • The ICC plan is the most efficient way to fund health care over time. You can go directly to Highmark or Capital Blue Cross and get a lower rate for a year or two, but in the long term being self-insured is more efficient and effective.
  • Health insurance offered in the market place has up to a 20% administrative cost, ICC’s administrative cost is 4-5%.
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of the money we pay to Benecon goes directly into the claim fund “checking account”. Anything not used during a claim year is returned.
  • The ICC eliminates the insurance company profit margin and the risk charges.
  • The ICC has over twenty-six (26) years of experience.
  • The ICC is modeled to benefit the members, not the insurance company.
  • The ICC is one of fifteen (15) cooperatives Benecon manages across the country.
  • Benecon has a full compliance staff comprised of attorneys to help members stay compliant with federal health care reform.
  • Any individual who goes over $45,000 in a claim year goes to re-insurance – 21% of our premium goes to re-insurance.
  • The Highmark administration fee is 0.7% of our premium. They were able to negotiate a low admin fee by allowing them to keep any prescription rebates.
  • The Benecon administration fee is 1.3% – for a total of 3% administration fee; vs. up to 20% in the marketplace.
  • If the department spends everything in its claim fund “checking account” they do not re-assess us and charge more; we are protected by the re-insurance and a cross-claim fee all the members pay to protect one another.
  • Since 1991 almost $77 million has been returned to the ICC members
  • Health care inflation is typically 8-10% a year. Their average renewal in 2019 was 4.5%.
  • On average ICC members get money back five (5) out of seven (7) years – we have done better than average and received money back over the past six (6) years – a total of $621,000.
  • ICC members receive the added benefit of Connect Care 3 – a free service offered for those having difficulty with a diagnosis and request assistance in finding the best doctors for care. Nickell stated she used this service a few years ago, and they saved her life.
  • Schmidt asked the following questions:
    • What percentage of health care plans are self-funded vs. traditional (marketplace). Of the larger the groups (over 1,000), 80-88% self-fund; smaller groups have a very low percentage; they cannot afford the risk.  That is the advantage of being a part of the ICC, as a small group we can still self-fund.
    • Are the refunds distributed annually? Yes, once the year is closed out 50% of the refund is sent out, the remaining is usually sent out in July. (We recently received our first 50% for 2018).
    • What is the risk with self-funding? When you insure directly through the marketplace you pay the premium to the provider (i.e. Highmark) and they assume all the risk.  They are not in business to lose money, so they will make sure they charge enough to cover their costs; they keep any funds left over.  When you self-fund through the IIC they cap the risk at $45,000 per participant (stop-loss insurance) and the municipality gets money back in the good years.  We receive a volume discount on the stop-loss insurance by being a member of the IIC.
  • Whyland asked the following:
    • What were our claims for 2018? We paid $338,000 into the claim fund, paid out $354,000 in claims.  Because of the reinsurance we are getting $50,000 back even though we paid out more in claims than we deposited.
    • What can the department do to save money in the IIC? Changing the plan design by raising the deductible and/or co-pays is the easiest way to save money.  Jonathan stated he ran some numbers in changing the co-pays to match another quote we had received and it realized an annual savings of $13,000-$15,000.
  • Nickell asked what the process is if the Police Board decides to withdraw from the ICC? What run-out claims would the department be responsible for?   The department has to notify Benecon of their intent to leave by June 30th.   Because we are self-funded, we would be responsible for any unpaid claims if we move to a traditional health insurance plan.  It typically takes 30-60 days for a claim to be invoiced out for payment, so any claims that occur in November and December are typically paid in January and February and would be the department’s responsibility.  New insurance companies coming in know they will not be required to pay these claims, and will factor this into the quote, resulting in a lower cost to the department the first year.
  • The department would be responsible for any invoice that has not been paid by December 31, 2019. Sometimes invoices take longer than two (2) months to process (i.e. hospital bills), so we need to be aware of the possible bills the department would be responsible for.
  • Benecon has a 98% retention rate of its members, so they do not have an extensive history of how long the run-out claims go. Jonathan stated that the department should expect between $25,000 – $50,000 in run-out claims if they decide to leave.
  • Schmidt asked if the program has a strong wellness component. Yes, ConnectCare3 provides registered nurses to assist in getting patients to the best specialists to get the best end result.  This lowers the chance of re-admittance and/or a bad outcome.  The employee gets back to work faster.  They also provide certified health coaches to assist patients in achieving wellness goals, i.e., lose weight.  All preventive care is covered at no cost to the patient.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTT. Zeigler, NCT resident, asked if the survey results would be posted on the website – Chief responded yes, he would post whatever the college provides him.

 

  1. LeFever, NCT resident, thanked the Board for the recognition event conducted last evening for Chief Bean. She noticed D. Schmidt had added “Heidelberg Township” to his nameplate and requested the rest of the Board do the same. It is very helpful to know which municipality they represent.   She requested that Board members speak a little louder, they are difficult to hear at times and the residents really want to hear what they have to say.   Last month she was encouraged by the discussion of NCT possibly contracting services from SWRPD.  However, the more she has learned and heard other perspectives she has become aware that it wouldn’t be in everyone’s best interest to do so.  She understands that the Police Board must continue to prepare for NCT’s withdrawal but she hopes the community will continue to communicate their wishes to the NCT Supervisors.

 

  1. Emenheiser, NCT resident, asked if the Board is going to solicit other municipalities to join the department. Chief Bean stated they have spent a lot of time in doing this; selling hours to other municipalities is the easiest way to cut costs. About three (3) years ago Chairman Bollinger sent letters to thirteen (13) municipalities; the response was a couple of phone calls.  This past Fall a couple of Board members and Chief attended several municipalities’ board meetings and made a presentation informing them of services we could offer them.  Follow-up phone calls have been made, but to-date there hasn’t been any serious interest.   Once the department stabilizes it might be feasible to try again, as he believes it is the best way to reduce costs.

 

  1. Dennis, NCT resident, asked what an employee pays out of pocket for health insurance. Employees pay $45 per pay plus a deductible of $500 (individual)/$1000 (family). This is the same whether it’s a family or individual policy.

 

MINUTES:  Review of the minutes of April 10 and April 23, 2019.  Motion by L. Miller, second by D. Schmidt to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  (Attachment A) Treasurer’s Report was presented.  R. Shearer asked why there wasn’t an invoice for Stock & Leader.  V. Nickell stated she would check into it and let the Board know the status.  Motion by L. Miller, second by R. Whyland to to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

CHIEF’S REPORT:

 

Chief’s Notes (Attachment B):  The Chief’s Notes were presented as attached with the following additional comments:

 

Chief acknowledged this would be his last meeting and estimated we have conducted 209 meetings since the creation of the department.  One of our founding members, Dave O’Brien, was in attendance tonight.  Chief stated he has missed approximately six (6) meetings in seventeen (17) years.  Things are going well in getting Sgt. Stalcup acclimated to being the Officer In Charge.

 

Use of the website has been growing.  The end of 2018 showed six (6) people visited the website over a two-week period; in February 106 people visited over a two-week period.  Posting the crime stats is a time-consuming endeavor, which is why we are behind in posting them.  He and Sgt. Stalcup have been discussing this and may have another employee assist with the upkeep of the website.

 

There were five (5) press releases this past month, most notable was a home invasion in the Bahn development in NCT which is still being investigated.

 

There were 347 calls for service during the month of April, 135 traffic contacts and 23 people were arrested with 35 charges filed.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Contracting Services:  M. Bollinger stated that after last month’s special meeting he felt it prudent to read through the minutes, listen to comments from Board members at SGB and his colleague at HT in addition to an e-mail from a resident.  He took everything in and composed the following response:

It is the consensus between HT and SGB that after reviewing all the minutes, statements and financial documents we decline at this time to move in the direction of contracting police services for the following reasons:

  • Past attempts to offer contracting were best if we all stayed together and we were to save money as a group. It also offers stability for other municipalities to come on board.
  • There seems to be conflicting statements between MT and NCT regarding the contracting scenario, especially in regard to assets. MT thought it prudent to possibly give up assets and exit the contract and NCT objected.   Or they wanted us to give them pricing and then they would negotiate.
  • Someone in the audience at the special meeting overheard the NCT Manager state that they had no intentions of giving assets back. This alone leaves HT and SGB at a significant crossroad in which we have no idea of how to proceed.
  • In matters involving the hard work Board members have put forth in the budget preparation as well as many other things to only be told “nothing has been done for months to fix the problems” has left HT and SGB to pull back slightly.
  • If MT and NCT want to change moving forward we suggest you design the strategy and bring it back to us for negotiation, but only after this department’s stabilization occurs.

 

Moving forward, at least for now, this Board should be following the Articles of Agreement that were set in place until such a time where the department has again stabilized and to allow a thorough and detailed review of all matters that need to change.

Since HT, SGB and MT may be left with a police department, why wouldn’t we want to protect ourselves as well?  As stated, this would include NCT staying and being part of the Board, and having opportunity to build the department up to a point were other policing options can be discussed for all of our benefit.  But now is not a good time for any of the stated above.  Further, regarding stability, contracting police services would require a significant contract of at least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years, with even steeper penalties for early termination of the contract.

 

HT and SGB again ask, will you stay and help us to help you?  If the answer is “no”, then we ask that you allow from this point forward the process for departure to seamlessly take place so the remaining municipalities may seek to pick up the pieces and move forward.  We do hope that you will stay on board.

 

Again, we decline to discuss contracting options at this time, but in no way are we permanently closing the door to future productive ideas that benefit all of us, to include contracting services.

 

There was no comment from any Board members regarding Chairman Bollinger’s statement at this time.

 

The 2020 budget was distributed and offered as a working document moving forward.  M. Bollinger stated that the Board could approve it tonight, if they want.  The hours of service for this proposed budget were stated as follows:

  • NCT 194 hours a week
  • HT – 73.85 hours a week
  • MT – 65.65 hours a week
  • SGB – 68 hours a week
  • The cost per hour is $85.44

The budget has had a major overhaul, with adjustments to increases that haven’t occurred over the last two (2) years.   According to documents that he has regarding offers to contract police services in 2016 the cost was $83-$84 per hour.  There was no further discussion of the 2020 budget.

 

Articles of Agreement:  The only time they should be opened would be to change things if NCT exits the department.

 

Separation Agreement:  A draft of the Separation Agreement was distributed last month to all the municipalities; he has not seen any comments from anyone to-date.  He is more interested in seeing the final document and executing it within thirty (30) days.

 

Chairman Bollinger invited B. Hilt, R. Whyland and D. Schmidt for any comments on all the aforementioned.   D. Schmidt stated it is time to get the show on the road and move things along.  B. Hilt stated that SGB agrees with everything Chairman Bollinger stated.

 

Motion by R. Whyland, second by B. Hilt to finalize the Separation Agreement and begin the conversation.  B. Hilt requested the motion be amended to state who would be contacting who.  Motion was amended to state W. Tilley will contact the NCT attorney.

 

  1. Miller asked how can the Police Board be acting on a Separation Agreement when they haven’t received any input from the municipalities yet. He took it to MT and gave it directly to their solicitor to review and make sure it suits MT.  The MT Board hasn’t had time to act on it, but they did receive a letter from their solicitor approving it, and he doesn’t see a problem with MT approving it at their next meeting.  But in the meantime, this Board is moving on with an agreement that hasn’t been approved by the municipalities yet.  B. Hilt stated the SGB solicitor reviewed it and their Board discussed it and they are fine with it.   L. Miller asked if they took official action, B. Hilt replied yes.  M. Bollinger stated that HT is more concerned with what the final agreement looks like; they did not have any issues with the draft.   There was no feedback in thirty (30) days – the motion last month was to take it back to the municipalities and get comments for tonight’s meeting, that’s why this motion is on the floor.  L. Miller was satisfied with this explanation.

 

The motion was voted upon and carried unanimously.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Sgt. Stalcup – Officer In Charge (OIC) Pay Rate:  In accordance with the CBA, the OIC pay rate is an additional 5% to the officer’s current pay.   M. Bollinger wanted everyone to be aware of this, and as of June 6th Sgt. Stalcup will realize a 5% increase in his pay rate.

 

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):  R. Whyland stated they received a copy back from the Police Association’s solicitor today, but it still needs some work.  W. Tilley asked if the Police Board wanted to authorize him to work with R. Whyland and B. Hilt to clean up the MOU.  L. Miller stated it’s not really up to the Police Board, it depends on what R. Whyland and B. Hilt want.  R. Whyland stated they need W. Tilley’s input and they have already asked him a few questions.   B. Hilt stated they need assistance with the verbiage and making sure it is legally sound.   M. Bollinger stated he thinks it would go more smoothly if W. Tilley has had input and agrees with it prior to the Police Board seeing it.  B. Hilt stated that they need to get things moving and suggested they recess instead of adjourning tonight so they can meet again to discuss it.  W. Tilley stated that they can meet in Executive Session any time between meetings, and then adopt the document in Public Session.   W. Tilley stated that if the Board approves, he would then meet with R. Whyland and B. Hilt and give his input on the MOU, then R. Whyland and B. Hilt can meet with the Association to present changes suggested by W. Tilley, and continue going back and forth until the next Board Meeting and then report on where they are in the process at that time.  R. Whyland stated that one of the issues he has is the document names the OIC, he doesn’t want the Board limited to only one (1) person.

 

Motion by L. Miller, second by D. Schmidt authorizing W. Tilley to work on the MOU with R. Whyland and B. Hilt.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Building Agreement:  M. Bollinger stated there had been a motion in a previous meeting for the managers to get together on this, but he doesn’t think it ever occurred.  SGB just had a large commercial property appraised and he suggests this information be e-mailed to the Police Board members for their review.   B. Hilt asked if NCT had anybody in mind.  R. Shearer replied that they had discussed a local appraiser, but he does not have the name with him tonight, he will get the information to the Board members.

 

2020 Budget Proposal:  Already distributed and discussed.

 

OTHER ITEMS:                           

 

  1. Bollinger stated that NCT has made many requests for information from the office staff (rightfully so) but due to the amount of time required to fulfill these requests, he asked in future if these requests be made on a monthly basis and brought to the Police Board for approval. R. Shearer stated there would not be a need for any further requests for information at this time.

 

Meeting adjourned into Executive Session at 8:45 pm to discuss a personnel issue with no action to be taken afterwards.

  1. Tilley advised that if any additional Executive Sessions are conducted before the next Board meeting, they will be announced at the beginning of the next meeting, and any action to be taken will be done at that time.

 

Submitted by:

 

V. Nickell

Police Administrator

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May 2019

SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL POLICE

CALLS FOR SERVICE – TRAFFIC – ARRESTS

                                                  May, 2019

 

CALLS FOR SERVICE:

 

North Codorus                                                                                                             145

Heidelberg                                                                                                                      75

Manheim                                                                                                                        55

Spring Grove                                                                                                                  73

Outside Jurisdictions                                                                                                         4

Total Calls for Service:                                                                                             352

 

 

OUTSIDE JURISDICTION DETAIL:

 

West Manchester Township                                                                                              2

West Manheim Township                                                                                                 1

Penn Township                                                                                                                 1

 

TRAFFIC  ENFORCEMENT:

 

North Codorus

Tickets                                                                                                                           32

Written Warnings                                                                                                            27

 

Heidelberg

Tickets                                                                                                                             4

Written Warnings                                                                                                              6

 

Manheim

Tickets                                                                                                                           38

Written Warnings                                                                                                             9

Spring Grove

Tickets                                                                                                                          29

Written Warnings                                                                                                              8

 

ARREST CHARGES:

 

North Codorus                                                                                         10 (6 Offenders)

Heidelberg                                                                                                49 (4 Offenders)

Manheim                                                                                                     4 (2 Offenders)

Spring Grove                                                                                              7 (7 Offenders)

 

 


 

ARREST CHARGES DETAIL:

 

North Codorus – (1) Burglary; (1) Receiving Stolen Property; (1) Theft By Unlawful Taking; (1) Criminal Trespassing; (1) Defiant Trespassing; (1) Forgery; (1) Access Device Fraud; (1) DUI; (2) Harassment

 

Heidelberg – (1) Unauthorized Use of MV; (1) DUI; (33) Possession/Paraphernalia; (12) Possession w/Intent to Deliver; (1) Criminal Mischief; (1) Harassment

 

Manheim – (1) Stalking; (1) Defiant Trespassing; (1) Harassment; (1) Confinement of Dogs

 

Spring Grove – (1) Simple Assault; (1) Retail Theft; (1) Criminal Mischief; (2) Harassment; (2) Disorderly Conduct

 

TIME COUNTING (as of 05/31/2019): 

 

Hours Since 1/1/2005:

 

Allocated Hrs.           Hrs To-Date                 % (+) or (-)

 

North Codorus             183,820.72             183,828.79               +0.00004% (Over 7.42 Hrs)

Heidelberg                      69,385.27               69,429.88              +0.06% (Over 44.61 Hrs)

Manheim                        63,707.77               63,722.36             +0.02% (Over 14.59 Hrs)

Spring Grove                  61,838.74               61,772.12              -0.11% (Under 66.62 Hrs)

 

2019 Hours:

Allocated Hrs.           Hrs To-Date                 % (+) or (-)

 

North Codorus                  5,575.32                5,540.83            -0.619% (Under 34.49 Hrs)

Heidelberg                         2,112.27                 2,077.61            -1.641% (Under 34.66 Hrs)

Manheim                           1.877.73                 1,963.30            +4.557% (Over 85.57 Hrs)

Spring Grove                     1,946.18                 1,929.76             -0.843% (Under 16.42 Hrs)

 

Patrol Time YTD          Investigative Time YTD

 

North Codorus             61.0041%                    38.9959%

Heidelberg                    66.2668%                    33.7332%

Manheim                      66.6404%                    33.3596%

Spring Grove                53.8218%                    46.1782%

 

Patrol Time ’09-‘19      Investigative Time ’09-‘19

 

North Codorus             59.4766%                    40.5234%

Heidelberg                    60.1385%                    39.8615%

Manheim                      59.5109%                    40.4891%

Spring Grove                51.1024%                    48.8976%

 

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April 2019

SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL POLICE

CALLS FOR SERVICE – TRAFFIC – ARRESTS

                                                 April, 2019

 

CALLS FOR SERVICE:

 

North Codorus                                                                                                             152

Heidelberg                                                                                                                      66

Manheim                                                                                                                        44

Spring Grove                                                                                                                  83

Outside Jurisdictions                                                                                                         2

Total Calls for Service:                                                                                             347

 

 

OUTSIDE JURISDICTION DETAIL:

 

West Manchester Township                                                                                              1

Northern Regional                                                                                                            1

 

TRAFFIC  ENFORCEMENT:

 

North Codorus

Tickets                                                                                                                           16

Written Warnings                                                                                                            22

 

Heidelberg

Tickets                                                                                                                           12

Written Warnings                                                                                                            10

 

Manheim

Tickets                                                                                                                           36

Written Warnings                                                                                                           16

Spring Grove

Tickets                                                                                                                          17

Written Warnings                                                                                                              5

 

ARREST CHARGES:

 

North Codorus                                                                                           8 (4 Offenders)

Heidelberg                                                                                                  4 (3 Offenders)

Manheim                                                                                                     5 (3 Offenders)

Spring Grove                                                                                          18 (13 Offenders)

 

 


 

ARREST CHARGES DETAIL:

 

North Codorus – (2) Theft; (2) Receiving Stolen Property; (2) DUI; (1) Possession/ Paraphernalia; (1) Defiant Trespassing

 

Heidelberg – (1) Simple Assault; (1) Public Drunkenness; (1) Defiant Trespassing; (1) Harassment

 

Manheim – (1) Theft; (1) Receiving Stolen Property; (1) DUI; (1)Possession/Drugs; (1) Possession/Paraphernalia;

 

Spring Grove – (1) Strangulation; (2) Simple Assault; (1) Criminal Mischief; (6) Disorderly Conduct; (2) Harassment; (4) Possession w/Intent to Deliver; (2) Possession/ Paraphernalia

 

TIME COUNTING (as of 03/29/2019): 

 

Hours Since 1/1/2005:

 

Allocated Hrs.           Hrs To-Date                 % (+) or (-)

 

North Codorus             181,539.91             181,536.79                -0.0017% (Under 3.12 Hrs)

Heidelberg                      68,521.16               68,584.81               +0.09% (Over 63.65 Hrs)

Manheim                        62,939.61               62,942.42              +0.0004% (Over 2.81 Hrs)

Spring Grove                  61,042.58               60,979.23              -0.10% (Under 63.35 Hrs)

 

2019 Hours:

Allocated Hrs.           Hrs To-Date                 % (+) or (-)

 

North Codorus                  3,294.51                3,249.48            -1.367% (Under 45.02 Hrs)

Heidelberg                         1,248.16                 1,232.54            -1.252% (Under 15.62 Hrs)

Manheim                           1.109.57                 1,183.36            +6.650% (Over 73.79 Hrs)

Spring Grove                     1,150.02                 1,136.87             -1.143% (Under 13.14 Hrs)

 

Patrol Time YTD          Investigative Time YTD

 

North Codorus             64.9490%                    35.0510%

Heidelberg                    67.6167%                    32.3833%

Manheim                      66.3697%                    33.6303%

Spring Grove                54.7971%                    45.2029%

 

Patrol Time ’09-‘19      Investigative Time ’09-‘19

 

North Codorus             59.5723%                    40.4277%

Heidelberg                    60.0663%                    39.9337%

Manheim                      59.3613%                    40.6387%

Spring Grove                51.0810%                    48.9190%

 

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March 2019

SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL POLICE

CALLS FOR SERVICE – TRAFFIC – ARRESTS

                                                March, 2019

 

CALLS FOR SERVICE:

 

North Codorus                                                                                                             143

Heidelberg                                                                                                                      77

Manheim                                                                                                                        36

Spring Grove                                                                                                                  77

Outside Jurisdictions                                                                                                         6

Total Calls for Service:                                                                                             339

 

 

OUTSIDE JURISDICTION DETAIL:

 

West Manheim Township                                                                                                 2

Penn Township                                                                                                                 1

PA State Police                                                                                                                3

 

TRAFFIC  ENFORCEMENT:

 

North Codorus

Tickets                                                                                                                           19

Written Warnings                                                                                                            40

 

Heidelberg

Tickets                                                                                                                           25

Written Warnings                                                                                                            12

 

Manheim

Tickets                                                                                                                           20

Written Warnings                                                                                                           22

Spring Grove

Tickets                                                                                                                          11

Written Warnings                                                                                                              5

 

ARREST CHARGES:

 

North Codorus                                                                                       16 (10 Offenders)

Heidelberg                                                                                                  9 (4 Offenders)

Manheim                                                                                                   12 (3 Offenders)

Spring Grove                                                                                              4 (3 Offenders)

 

 


 

ARREST CHARGES DETAIL:

 

North Codorus – (1) Terroristic Threats; (3) Simple Assault; (3) Trespassing; (1) DUI; (1) Underage Drinking; (7) Harassment

 

Heidelberg – (1) Terroristic Threats; (1) Theft; (1) Criminal Trespassing; (1) Possession/ Drugs; (1) Possession Paraphernalia; (1) Harassment; (1) Disorderly Conduct; (1) Loitering & Prowling; (1) Confinement of Dogs

 

Manheim – (1) Aggravated Assault with Motor Vehicle while DUI; (1) Endangering the Welfare of Child; (1) Reckless Endangerment; (1) Corruption of Minors; (1) DUI; (1) Theft; (1) Receiving Stolen Property; (1) Possession/Drugs; (1) Possession/Paraphernalia; (1) Leaving the Scene of an Accident; (1) Failure to Render Aid; (1) Failure to Report Accident

 

Spring Grove – (1) Possession/Drugs; (1) Possession/Paraphernalia; (1) Access Device Fraud; (1) Receiving Stolen Property

 

TIME COUNTING (as of 03/29/2019): 

 

Hours Since 1/1/2005:

 

Allocated Hrs.           Hrs To-Date                 % (+) or (-)

 

North Codorus             181,539.91             181,536.79                -0.0017% (Under 3.12 Hrs)

Heidelberg                      68,521.16               68,584.81               +0.09% (Over 63.65 Hrs)

Manheim                        62,939.61               62,942.42              +0.0004% (Over 2.81 Hrs)

Spring Grove                  61,042.58               60,979.23              -0.10% (Under 63.35 Hrs)

 

2019 Hours:

Allocated Hrs.           Hrs To-Date                 % (+) or (-)

 

North Codorus                  3,294.51                3,249.48            -1.367% (Under 45.02 Hrs)

Heidelberg                         1,248.16                 1,232.54            -1.252% (Under 15.62 Hrs)

Manheim                           1.109.57                 1,183.36            +6.650% (Over 73.79 Hrs)

Spring Grove                     1,150.02                 1,136.87             -1.143% (Under 13.14 Hrs)

 

Patrol Time YTD          Investigative Time YTD

 

North Codorus             64.9490%                    35.0510%

Heidelberg                    67.6167%                    32.3833%

Manheim                      66.3697%                    33.6303%

Spring Grove                54.7971%                    45.2029%

 

Patrol Time ’09-‘19      Investigative Time ’09-‘19

 

North Codorus             59.5723%                    40.4277%

Heidelberg                    60.0663%                    39.9337%

Manheim                      59.3613%                    40.6387%

Spring Grove                51.0810%                    48.9190%

 

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April 2019 Minutes (Special Meeting)

SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL POLICE BOARD

Special Meeting

April 23, 2019 – 6:00 PM

 

Meeting called to order by Chairman M. Bollinger at 6:00 pm.  The following were in attendance:

  1. Shearer, R. Lint – North Codorus Twp. (NCT)
  2. Bollinger (Chairman), D. Schmidt – Heidelberg Twp. (HT)
  3. Miller (Vice-Chairman), S. Stambaugh (Secretary) – Manheim Twp. (MT)
  4. Hilt, R. Whyland – Spring Grove Borough (SGB)
  5. Nickell – Police Administrator
  6. Tilley – Solicitor

 

  1. Bollinger announced the Executive Session will be conducted at the end of the meeting.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  W. LeFever (NCT resident) stated she was travelling on Sunnyside Road in NCT today where the speed limit is 25 mph.  She was traveling about 27-29 mph when a pickup truck recklessly passed her on a solid line, yanked back into her lane to avoid hitting an oncoming car and almost lost control.  Right behind the car he almost hit was a motorcyclist without a helmet.  This really shook her up.  She caught up to him at a stop sign and wrote down his license plate number.  Can a resident perform a citizen’s arrest in these instances?  If NCT loses this police department, the residents may have to help in the policing of their Township.  M. Bollinger advised she should call the police department and speak with an officer; they can file a citation on the driver.

 

  1. Knouse (SWRPD retired officer) asked if NCT separates from the department, and then MT follows and the remaining two (2) municipalities cannot maintain the police department, what are the provisions for the pension plan? M. Bollinger stated this is a question for our solicitor, but he believes all four (4) municipalities are still under a legal obligation to provide the pension, regardless. W. Tilley stated he didn’t know if it is an obligation of the municipalities.  A private pension has an insurance similar to a bank’s FDIC insurance; he is not sure if municipal pensions have this insurance because he does not do pension work.  He thinks there is some type of protection for people in this position.  If the police department ceases to exist it will affect its assets but he doesn’t think it will affect the payments officers receive from the pension.  J. Knouse stated his greatest concern is, if there isn’t a department who is going to manage their pension?  W. Tilley stated that issue would be addressed if the police department dissolves.  J. Knouse requested the Board consider these issues moving forward.

 

  1. Bogue (428 El Vista Dr., Hanover) asked how much money is needed to save the department. M. Bollinger stated he does not know, NCT requested this meeting to come to the drawing board to listen and see what we need to fix it. We need to see what NCT has to say tonight.

 

  1. Snyder (6167 E. Hill Top Dr., Spring Grove) stated he has been led to believe by someone who is well connected politically that this is not about money; NCT Supervisors want Northern Regional as their police department. He sees this as “the elephant in the room”, if that’s true. M. Bollinger replied that there have been many theories going around.  NCT has received some pricing, according to the newspaper, from two (2) different agencies, and has revealed that pricing.  He is hopeful that they can begin to resolve things tonight.  C. Snyder stated he is under the impression that this is all about personalities, and if that’s true it’s disgusting.  M. Bollinger stated there are many aspects to the situation and we are here to see what NCT has to say.

 

  1. Ziegler (NCT resident) stated that at the last Police Board meeting R. Shearer stated he had two (2) pages of comments/reasons NCT was withdrawing from the department. He did not read them due to time constraints and stated he would share them at the next NCT Board meeting. L. Miller had told R. Shearer it was his decision of whether he wanted to read the list at the NCT meeting or the Police Board meeting.  Last week a lot of people at the NCT meeting were expecting to hear what the reasons were, and when questioned R. Shearer stated the Southwestern Regional Police Department did not want him to share the list with the public.  Is that true – did the Police Board take that position?    M. Bollinger replied that the decision was left up to R. Shearer.  Chief Bean had requested R. Shearer read it during the Police Board meeting so he could respond, but it was Mr. Shearer’s decision of how and where he wanted to share it.  It was not discussed in Executive Session.

 

  1. Bogue (428 El Vista Dr., Hanover) asked if the Police Board has tried to get donations from Utz or Hanover Foods to replace the revenue from NCT. Would this police department continue to provide service to NCT? M. Bollinger stated yes, if they decide to stay with the department.

 

  1. Ambrosius (MT resident) stated she thinks they need a better quality of policing, better personnel. It’s time people really look into this matter.

 

RESIGNATION OF CHIEF BEAN – M. Bollinger reported that Chief Bean turned in his resignation last week.  L. Miller asked W. Tilley if this should be discussed in Public or Executive Session.  He replied that discussion of the resignation itself is usually done in Executive Session, but a motion to accept the resignation should be done in Public Session.  R. Whyland stated this should be tabled until after Executive Session.

 

NCT INTENT TO WITHDRAW –  R. Shearer reported that the Negotiating Committee met with the President of the Police Officers’ Association and their attorney last night to discuss a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  He was a little disappointed that the MOU is only in effect until the end of 2019.  That means the budget proposed in 2020 doesn’t have a chance to survive.  That is not favorable at all and doesn’t give them any movement.  In a previous Police Board meeting W. Tilley had made a comment in response to a question from W. LeFever that the Police Board could sell NCT police services (contract services).  This is what the Police Board had attempted to do with Codorus Township and some other municipalities.  Is this something the Police Board would consider?   M. Bollinger replied that he can’t speak for the entire Board, but he thinks it’s worth discussing.  R. Shearer stated that a proposal had been put together for other municipalities at $75 an hour and NCT would be very interested in looking at something like that.  The only thing that would have to be worked out is NCT’s interest in the building.  The Board had the following comments/questions:

  • Stambaugh – what timeframe are they looking at?
  • Miller – MT has been asking since September what the police department would look like without NCT, and have yet to receive an answer.
  • Bollinger stated that the Sergeants and the Chief have been working on that budget, and he thinks they just completed it. As far as he is aware, there was no increase to the remaining three (3) Municipalities at the 2020 rate.
  • Miller asked for clarification – does he mean the 2020 budget with eleven (11) officers, or the original budget with fourteen (14)? M. Bollinger replied it is with eight (8) officers but there would have to be four (4) part time officers.
  • Miller stated he has heard that HT and SGB are committed to saving the police department no matter what – is that true? M. Bollinger stated absolutely, both Municipalities were willing to give their savings in the proposed 2020 budget to NCT and MT in order to keep the department together.
  • Miller stated that if they can’t give NCT or MT the answers they need, why not contract services? Contract 190 hours a week to NCT and 65 hours a week to MT at $75-$80 an hour.  HT and SGB know how much they can spend in their budget; from there they can build the police department into whatever they want.
  • Shearer stated that would be something fast, you wouldn’t have to negotiate a contract, and he thinks it should be something very simple. In order for NCT to stay, the 2020 budget needs further reductions and in order to do that you need to change the CBA and there are things in the Articles of Agreement they would want changed, i.e. the municipality’s voting power would be equal to the amount contributed to the budget.  The Articles of Agreement need some changes; they are so complex three (3) attorneys can’t figure them out.
  • Northern Regional’s proposal to NCT is for contracted services. They can attend the Police Board meetings and give their input but they cannot vote.  If they contracted services here it would be the same.
  • Bollinger stated he is open to discussing contracting services, S. Stambaugh agreed. M. Bollinger said he has not seen the budget with three (3) municipalities; he was given some rough numbers.  In an effort to avoid confusion with multiple versions of the budget being circulated, it has not been shared as it was very rough and preliminary.
  • Tilley needs to explain the legal aspect of two (2) municipalities wanting to contract services. What would the exit fees be?  L. Miller stated the Articles of Agreement would have to be changed, creating a new exit strategy.  They need changed anyway; the way they are written now they are not favorable for any new Municipality to join the department.
  • Shearer stated he was not involved in composing the proposal to the other municipalities (i.e. Codorus Township), but he heard it was a three-year contract and a two-year notice if they wanted to leave. M. Bollinger stated there would have been a 10% buy-in of the total worth of the department, and the Member Municipalities would have gotten a credit in accordance with the percentage they paid of the budget.  He agreed with L. Miller – the way the Articles of Agreement are written is prohibitive to others wanting to join the department.  It may be better to charge a flat fee to buy-in with no rights to the assets of the department.
  • Schmidt asked what the difference is between being a full-fledged member with voting rights versus just buying police service? M. Bollinger answered the benefit of being a full-fledged member is you have voting rights, if you contract you are taking the politics out of it.  He replied that contracting services to other municipalities makes sense to him.
  • Hilt stated the main purpose of the MOU with the Police Association is the enable the department to use part time officers to get them through this period of being short-staffed until 2020. R. Shearer thought they were also trying to get changes to the CBA in order to implement the proposed 2020 budget with all four (4) of the municipalities.  B. Hilt replied the MOU was so they can make immediate, temporary changes to get through 2019.   M. Bollinger added that changing the contract is a three (3) to four (4) month process; a MOU is a quick way to make temporary changes as needed.  He would think the hang-up the officers might have is they want some reassurance that they don’t go to the time, effort and expense of changing the contract and then NCT and perhaps MT withdraw.  B. Hilt added that the MOU buys them some time, it doesn’t mean the contract can’t be opened at a later time; it gives us what we need to keep the department operational.
  • Tilley stated that he hears R. Shearer saying what L. Miller was – we need to get to an end-game. R. Shearer agreed, stating we are seven (7) to eight (8) months into this and they don’t have anything.
  • Tilley stated that the issue the Board is facing is there are so many moving parts, you can’t make any final decisions until you know what the outcome is going to look like for NCT and MT, and the Police Association can’t either. He has been involved in negotiations like this before, where everyone has to move and take a position so the other parties know how to react.  For example, NCT says they are interested in contracting for 190 hours/week for service and then the next step is to find out what the costs look like.   Then the Board can put together a proposal; if it looks acceptable to NCT you go into the assumptions, i.e., we can do this if the Police Association does certain things.   You keep moving forward in pieces.  R. Shearer replied, everyone needs to understand the first piece didn’t move for four (4) months.  S. Stambaugh asked how long the other departments are asking for to prepare to provide service to NCT?  R. Shearer replied three (3) months.
  • How many hours does NCT want? After some discussion it was decided 170 hours a week, as this is what the proposals from other departments are for.
  • Miller pointed out that if the MOU is in effect until the end of the year, the Negotiating Committee needs to start negotiating the changes needed in 2020 now.
  • Bollinger asked what kind of term is NCT looking for? R. Shearer stated they want the same thing that was offered to Codorus Township, and he wants to see the proposal they had.  R. Whyland stated that $75 an hour is not a realistic number, it’s closer to $85 an hour.  He cannot give a precise figure tonight.
  • Miller stated that four (4) municipalities are having trouble figuring out how to keep the department together – contract to two (2) of them and the remaining two (2) should be able to figure it out.
  • How many hours does MT receive now? 84-85 a week, they are proposing to contract at 60.
  • Hilt commented that the officers would have to agree to the changes needed in the CBA in order to contract services to NCT and MT. L. Miller agreed, and that is why you need to start negotiation the CBA now.  B. Hilt replied that it only makes sense to start negotiating if NCT is going to stay in some capacity.  M. Bollinger understands the point of starting the negotiations because we are headed down that road anyway.
  • Schmidt commented that things shift with every new piece of information; he can understand why this is taking a fair amount of time.
  • Bollinger stated this is a bend in the road he can follow; he has been given something definitive that he can work on (not him, the staff).
  • Whyland stated that if he is given the task of working a budget without NCT he can do that, but nobody has told him to do that. D. Schmidt asked would you need a budget with three (3) municipalities or two (2) plus contracting services?  M. Bollinger stated he thinks that is the way to go, L. Miller confirmed.
  • Whyland pointed out they already worked out a budget with all four (4) municipalities that reduced the number of officers, the hours of service, and the cost, but it was not acceptable.
  • Bollinger stated that if NCT and MT stay with the department, but as contracted municipalities; we are already at a place in personnel where it is financially feasible with part time officers on board. D. Schmidt asked for clarification – is that with the eleven (11) officer budget or the (8) eight officer budget?   He replied the budget with HT, MT and SGB – but that wouldn’t be a consideration if we contract services to NCT and MT.
  • After continued discussion, it was summarized that in order to start contracting services, the Board will need to:
    • Figure out how many full time and part time officers would be needed.
    • Calculate an hourly rate.
    • Re-write the Articles of Agreement.
    • HT and SGB will have to decide how many hours of service they want, and then they can build the budget to include the contracted hours to NCT and MT.
  • Whyland asked if the Articles of Agreement are changed, would it be retroactive? The four (4) Municipal Members are obligated to the current Articles of Agreement.  W. Tilley stated that the only retroactivity he would see would be waiving the requirement for the one (1) year notice for MT.  R. Whyland responded that MT hasn’t even discussed leaving.  W. Tilley pointed out that if you are discussing contracting services, you are discussing changing the relationship.   He stated that it would be a forward-moving agreement; it would take effect January 1, 2020.
  • Miller stated that it would be an easier way to make everything work. Since the building is part of the Articles of Agreement, maybe they will just leave their share in it.  W. Tilley stated that the building is a separate agreement, not part of the Articles of Agreement.  The municipalities would have to look at the Building Agreement and amend it (or not).  The police department is not a part of that agreement, so the Police Board would not have any role in that discussion unless the four (4) municipalities want them to.
  • Bollinger asked if it would be acceptable if they were to amend the Building Agreement that if the exiting fees are waived for NCT and MT in the Articles of Agreement they would give up their interest in the building. R. Shearer responded that first a proposal for contracting services needs to be submitted, then you can negotiate off of that.  If the building appraisal shows NCT’s share to be between $500,000 – $800,000 they would have to negotiate that. They would have to claim some interest if the department were to dissolve and the building is sold.  They would have to discuss this in detail with their solicitor.
  • There was additional discussion regarding the amount of the penalty for NCT, i.e. $1,000,000 vs. a cost analysis hasn’t been done yet to get a precise number.
  • Tilley pointed out it is the fiduciary responsibility of any municipality and Police Board member to know what the penalty is if it is being waived – it needs to be defined. So far all we have had to work with is an estimate; it would be helpful if NCT shared their calculations.
  • Miller stated that if the exit fee is going away, it doesn’t need to be calculated.
  • Shearer responded that they are trying to make this easy and work this out – why talk about exit fees? L. Miller agreed, why talk about exit fees when they are trying to repair  the department and nobody is leaving?
  • Bollinger stated he was asking for it because it needs to be used as a lever against the value of the building. But if the Board wants to contract services, then we need to move forward with a proposal.
  • Schmidt asked who would draft this proposal, what is the time table? The Budget Committee (elected officials, L. Miller, B. Hilt, R. Shearer, M. Bollinger) would be tasked with drafting the proposal, and it needs to be done asap.
  • What about the changes needed to the Articles of Agreement for a new exit strategy?
    • Tilley stated they would be minimal, and could be accomplished with an Amendment.
    • If the remaining two (2) municipalities want to change the Articles, i.e. requirements of new municipal members, they can do that later.
    • Have the Budget Committee come up with the proposal to contract services, share it with everyone, and once it is agreed upon have the attorneys draw up a legal contract.
  • Hilt stated that if it would save the department SGB would be open to discussing contracting services; M. Bollinger stated HT would probably follow suit.
  • Whyland stated we cannot offer contracting services to a Municipality in order for them to get out of an exit fee. We need a commitment from them.  S. Stambaugh stated you would have to put a term on the contract plus the interest in the building.
  • Tilley stated that since there is already a contract template from Codorus Township, all the Budget Committee needs to do is a cost analysis based on the number of hours (170 for NCT; 65 for MT) and have someone familiar with the scheduling figure out how many officers it would take.
  • Whyland said that is what he and B. Hilt just did to calculate the 2020 budget with the 25% savings. NCT was down to 185 hours, MT 72 hours.

 

Motion by L. Miller, second by S. Stambaugh authorizing the Budget Committee to work on a proposal for contracting services for Manheim Township and North Codorus Township.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

REQUEST FROM BENECON – V. Nickell reported that Jonathan Ebersole, our representative from our health insurance co-op (Benecon), has requested an opportunity to come to the next Board meeting and give a presentation  explaining what happens when we exit out of our contract with them.  He is also working on a proposal that matches the same benefits we received in the quote from Glatfelter Insurance.  The Board directed her to go ahead and have him come to the next Board meeting.

 

BANK ACCOUNT SIGNATURE REGULATIONS – V. Nickell reported that Peoples Bank has a new process for changing the signatories on the bank accounts.  Due to the resignation of Chief Bean, the Board has to pass a motion taking him off and approving the officer taking over his duties.  The motion also needs to approve Scott Stambaugh because as the Board Secretary he is to have the ability to sign checks.  She then has to accompany the new signatories to the bank with a letter stating the Board made the motion to make the change.  The motion will be made after Executive Session, where the Board will discuss who is taking over the Chief’s duties.

 

The Board recessed into Executive Session at 6:57 pm with action to be taken upon reconvening into Public Session.

 

The Board reconvened into Public Session at 7:36 pm.

 

Motion by L. Miller, second by B Hilt to accept Chief Gregory Bean’s offer of resignation effective June 5, 2019.  His last day of work shall be May 15, 2019 and his duties until that time shall be to train Jamie Stalcup to assume the functions of the office of the Chief.  Chief Bean will have no further duties to attend the public meetings of the Police Board or the Municipalities; those functions will be assigned to other department representatives.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion by M. Bollinger, second by L. Miller to remove Chief Gregory Bean as a signatory from the Peoples bank accounts and to add Sergeant Jamie Stalcup and Board Secretary Scot Stambaugh.  This is to be accomplished as quickly as possible.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT – R. Smith (MT resident) asked where we are at now.  M. Bollinger replied the Budget Committee is going to be looking at the Articles of Agreement to make the wording more acceptable for Municipalities to contract services and make the department more attractive to bring in additional Municipal Members.  The Personnel Committee is going to start looking at some budget numbers as well as conducting incoming and exit interviews.  The Budget Committee is going to start putting together the numbers for contracting services to NCT and MT.  Was a timeframe set up?  MT has already been waiting for six (6) months.  M. Bollinger replied he understands, they are going to move along as quickly as possible.

 

  1. Snyder, HT resident, asked if the Board was going to pass some kind of Resolution of Appreciation for Chief Bean in recognition of all his years of quality service. M. Bollinger stated that this will probably be done at the next Police Board meeting, May 8th.

 

  1. Ziegler (NCT resident) asked for clarification. Is MT withdrawing from the police department? L. Miller said no.  Then why are you talking about contracting services?   L. Miller replied because it would make things easier.  Then MT is thinking about withdrawing?  No, they are just trying to make things clearer and work smoother, and it appears to him it would.

 

  1. LeFever (NCT resident) commended the Board, stating she was very impressed with the respectful and civil manner in which they conducted themselves tonight. She is very encouraged. M. Bollinger added that no matter how it seems they are getting along, they are all professionals, they can get heated with one another sometimes but they all need to have a professional relationship and be able to communicate.

 

  1. Whyland thanked all the residents for attending the meeting and reminded them to keep coming.

 

  1. Rhimeld (NCT resident) stated contracting hours is a new concept to him – how would that work? What happens if a contracting Municipality has a big event, ie. a murder investigation? M. Bollinger replied that the officers would then scale back on the time they spend patrolling that Municipality until they are caught up on their time count.  It is the same thing we do to manage our time now.
  2. Ambrosius (MT resident) stated that the County comes during big events. A crime lab comes in; they had a murder in their area and the County did the work. T. Crawford (NCT) disputed this statement, saying the County comes in to assist only; the local police department does the actual investigation and has to put all the hours in to solve the crime and attend any and all legal proceedings; the County provides minimal assistance.

 

Meeting adjourned 7:45 pm.

 

Submitted by:

 

V. Nickell

Police Administrator

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April 2019 Minutes

SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL POLICE BOARD

April 10, 2019 – 7:00 PM

 

Meeting called to order by Chairman M. Bollinger at 7:00 pm.  The following were in attendance:

  1. Shearer, R. Lint – North Codorus Twp. (NCT)
  2. Bollinger (Chairman), D. Schmidt – Heidelberg Twp. (HT)
  3. Miller (Vice-Chairman), S. Stambaugh (Secretary) – Manheim Twp. (MT)
  4. Hilt – Spring Grove Borough (SGB)
  5. Bean – Chief of Police
  6. Nickell – Police Administrator
  7. Tilley – Solicitor

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:  B. Keiser (NCT resident) stated that the newspaper asked NCT manager, Sharon Kerchner, the reasons NCT filed the Letter of Intent to Withdraw.  She stated that the department is spending too much money on cars and hiring officers.  Who is responsible for the purchasing of cars and hiring officers?  M. Bollinger replied that the purchase of vehicles is a line item on the police department’s budget and officers are recommended for hire to the Police Board by the Chief of Police.  B. Keiser stated the newspaper article was contradictory; the NCT manager stated one thing and then later in the article it says the Police Board buys the vehicles, not the Township.

 

  1. Rebert (NCT resident) thanked B. Hilt, R. Whyland and V. Nickell for making the effort to calculate a budget for 2020 that resulted in a 25% savings for all the municipalities. He wishes a NCT Board member would have been involved in comprising this budget. Also, two officers have left the department, to include the Sergeant-Detective, and nothing has been mentioned at these meetings.  Sergeant-Detective Lisa Layden left to take a position as Chief of Police in Lancaster County; this should be celebrated.  The Police Board should be congratulating her.  Chief Bean replied that he distributed a press release that was published in the York and Lancaster newspapers, and he is very proud of Sergeant-Detective Layden’s accomplishment.  She competed with over 100 other officers for the position; her achievement of obtaining the position of Chief of Police was very impressive to everyone.  Yesterday was her last day; the department provided her a plaque with her badge and a luncheon.  Her absence from the department has created a large vacuum within the organization.   Sergeant Jamie Stalcup will be assuming her duties.  J. Rebert stated in the past the Police Board recognized those that served on the Board at the meetings.  Chief explained the timing of her leaving did not allow recognition during a Board meeting – she resigned after the last meeting and her last day was yesterday.   R. Shearer stated that her departure from the department was no surprise; she was planning to leave some time this year.  She has been talking about it for two (2) years.   Her leaving had nothing to do with what is going on with NCT.  M. Bollinger stated that they have known for some time that she was aspiring to move higher in her career, coinciding with her education and abilities.   J. Rebert stated that Sergeant Detective Layden’s accomplishment is indicative to the quality of the officers in this department.  There are a lot of people in the audience tonight, and he believes a lot of them don’t even know who she is; the Board should make some kind of presentation/recognition.  Chief Bean stated that the press release went out to all the Board members.

 

  1. LeFever (NCT resident) expressed her appreciation to B. Hilt, R. Whyland and V. Nickell for all the hours put into the 2020 budget project. She thanked all those present for their efforts in keeping the department intact.

 

  1. Muir (MT resident & supervisor) made the following comments:
  • No doubt the department has some quality officers, but as a father & brother, he is not impressed with a lot of them.
  • In the early years, MT did not have any issues with the police department. They complained about the cost, but that was just complaining.
  • Ove the years things have happened that have been glossed over. Between that and some of the things the Chief has said, MT now has issues with the department.
  • Two officers have been charged with assault, one was for domestic abuse; and he did not miss a day without pay. Chief Bean replied that was not true at all.  Muir continued, saying that the fact that this officer still has a job and continues to serve the municipalities as an officer is sickening.
  • One officer shot someone in the leg while he was handcuffed in the back of a car; this officer was in charge of weapons training for the department.
  • There were officers telling non-truths to the point that the Chief apologized at a MT board meeting for what they did.
  • Everything he has said is on the internet; he encouraged everyone to do their homework and google it.
  • One officer cannot qualify with a long gun.

Chief Bean made the following response:

  • Police officers are no different from others; they make mistakes.
  • He investigates any issue that comes up; whether intentional or accidental.
  • An officer was involved in a domestic situation. There was a thorough internal affairs investigation performed by this department; as well as a criminal investigation by the York County District Attorney (DA).  The results of that investigation showed the incident did not rise to the level that would prevent the officer from working.  This was not a decision by the Police Board; it was a legal decision from the DA’s office.  In this case the officer was given a summary offense which is like a ticket; that is the way the DA settled it.  Pennsylvania employment law says that if someone is convicted of a summary offense they can continue to work as a police officer.  This officer lost six (6) months of pay but retained his position.  That was not our decision, it was employment law.  He has done a stellar job since then.
  • Another officer, who by all accounts, including the DA’s investigation, made a mistake and never intended to hurt anybody or use his firearm. In the heat of wrestling with a suspect the officer reached for the wrong weapon.  This happens throughout the U.S.; it’s horrible, but it is a mistake.  Some people say an officer is given some kind of grace because they are an officer; he believes an officer goes through more because of their position of trust in the community.
  • This officer has been off without pay since December. Our police department and our Board does everything we can by the book, with no malice or prejudice in any way, shape or form, just like any employer would do.  Officers do have advantages; with their job they do have certain rights that maybe the person at Rutter’s doesn’t have, that’s just the way it is.  The department works within those bounds; we have not given any of our employees special advantages in any way.  We are waiting to see what is happening with this officer who is out on charges.  If the DA’s office decides after a thorough investigation that the charges do not rise to the level that the officer can be terminated, then they will be back.  If it does rise to the level where they can be terminated, then they won’t be back.
  • In regard to the comment that Chief apologized at a MT meeting; he apologized for the fact it has caused a lot of friction between the two groups. His role for seventeen (17) years has been to not cause friction and to solve problems – he believes the Police Board would agree with this.  He does not like the fact that it has caused friction – that is not his intent or what he wants.  We have a disagreement; officers have the right to say “this is what’s going on” and then people decide what side of the fence they are on.  There are strict rules of what they can do while on duty, and he has made sure these rules are being followed.  We do not have a renegade group of officers here at all; it’s a good group.  If you talk to our peers within York County we have a very, very good reputation.  He is regarded as a strict Chief as opposed to many others.  Employees have a Code of Conduct, and if they violate it, they are in trouble.  Employees are held to a strict standard and we’ve never varied from that.
  1. Bollinger stated that there is no doubt there is a lot of turmoil and friction in every direction you look. M. Muir had no response to the Chief’s comments.

 

  1. Rebert stated that he understands the point, but if these are the type of things that are happening, it has to be brought before the public. He doesn’t read the paper or get on the computer every day, and there are a lot of people like him, who are concerned about what happens in their community. If they don’t hear it here or in their municipality’s board meetings, they don’t know what is going on.  Chief Bean asked what we could improve on.  J. Rebert said he knows you can’t give names but it could be reported at the Police Board meetings, maybe in the Chief’s Notes.  There needs to be better communication between the public and the municipal and police boards.  He realizes everyone is very busy doing many different things, but this is a very important issue in everybody’s life in all four (4) of our municipalities.  If the residents are not aware of what is going on they cannot draw a conclusion other than “I haven’t heard anything so I have a lot of respect for the officers that I know.”    He is aware that some things have happened in the past that were taken lightly, in his opinion.  It’s a difficult job, but he thinks there needs to be better communication.  R. Shearer stated that J. Rebert created the Personnel Committee when he was serving on the Police Board.  This committee was supposed to take care of exit interviews and other issues related to personnel; presently that committee is not used for that at all.  The Police Board found out Lisa Layden was leaving the same way the media did – through a press release.  Officer Johnson left in May of 2018, he found out through the Treasurer’s Report, and he was on the Personnel Committee at that time.  This is one of NCT’s biggest issues; we have an 8-member Police Board and it’s often one or two people making decisions.  J. Rebert stated that another thing he doesn’t see the Police Board doing is accepting the employee’s resignation; he has yet to see that on any agenda.  Isn’t that necessary anymore?   Chief Bean replied that when an employee provides him with a letter of resignation they tell him what their last day will be.  There isn’t any stipulation of how a police department handles that, other than he lets the Police Board know as soon as the letter is submitted to him.  There isn’t a formal process of accepting a resignation – we don’t really have a choice, other than to accept it.  We are very open about everything that we can be.  The Chief’s Notes contain more detail; they are intended for the Police Board.  Maybe they could be posted on-line, we have not had that request so did not see any need to do so.

 

  1. Miller stated when J. Rebert was on the Police Board; all the decisions came through the Police Board. He doesn’t understand how things are being done now. One way to catch up on what is going on in the Department is to go on the newspaper website and search “Southwestern Regional Police” – the articles will give you all the information you need.

 

  1. Zeigler (NCT resident) asked the following questions, answers given by W. Tilley:
  • It is his understanding that an actuarial study needs to be done in order to determine the cost of NCT withdrawing.
    • An actuarial will be done if the withdrawal causes consequences to the pension, but it isn’t known yet if that is the case.
  • Will there be some kind of study or calculation done to determine what cost, if any, to NCT?
    • Maybe, he cannot answer definitively.
  • If it is determined a calculation is needed who would do it, NCT or the Police Board?
    • The way he is expecting it to work is that the Police Board would retain someone to perform the calculation.
  • Who would bear the cost of the study?
    • Initially the Police Board, but under the Articles of Agreement NCT would be required to reimburse them.
  • If the calculation is required, is there any idea/timeline of when it will be done?
    • We would have to see if there are consequences to the pension and that is when we would see what the effects are on personnel, i.e. if there is a reduction and early retirement. We need to see how it all plays out.
  • Will building depreciation be considered as well?
    • The building would need to be appraised.
  • Is there a timeline to begin the process?
    • We have had discussions with an accounting firm about what might need to be done. It’s premature to say whether anything is needed at this point in time.
  • As a resident, he (and many others) is very interested to know what the cost to NCT will be to withdraw.
    • The estimate all along has been somewhere around $1,000,000. This is based on the current budget, what the anticipated expenses will be, and the reimbursement component.
  • Who will pay for the legal expense to withdraw; NCT or the Police Board?
    • The department is paying them initially; the expenses are being segregated for reimbursement from NCT, which will probably be done early in 2020.
  • While reading through the minutes, he saw there was discussion (November) regarding whether NCT would participate in Executive Session regarding their intent to withdraw, and W. Tilley was going to write a letter to the State Ethics Committee. What was the outcome of that?
    • The Police Board has determined that NCT would participate in the Executive Sessions.
  1. Shearer requested clarification. He thought the Police Board had approved W. Tilley to begin the process – has this been done? W. Tilley replied yes.  R. Shearer asked why W. Tilley just said he didn’t know if it would have to be started.  W. Tilley replied no, he was referring to an actuary study; the nature of the expenses will still have to be determined; he doesn’t want to say NCT will have to pay for an actuary study because we don’t know that yet.  If there are consequences to the pension, then we will need one.  W. Tilley said the Police Board approved him to start negotiating the Separation Agreement, he has one to present tonight.

 

  1. Lehman (NCT resident) stated that he and his wife have been attending the Police Board and NCT meetings and are very frustrated with the Boards not sharing the facts. When questions are asked they hear “there are things going on that you aren’t being told”. Why aren’t they being told?  Residents cannot make an informed decision without the facts.  He encouraged everyone on the Boards to be open with the people they are working for.  L. Miller asked him what his questions are.  L. Lehman asked where the money will come from if NCT has to pay a $1,000,000 penalty.  When the NCT supervisors are asked this, they do not give an answer.  M. Bollinger replied there is only one person on the Police Board that can answer that question, R. Shearer.  R. Shearer replied that he has told him before, the $1,000,000 is a figure somebody pulled out of a hat; they do not know what the penalty will be.   There are credits for start-up costs and the building that need to be calculated before we know what the penalty will be.  NCT put $900,000 into the pension fund; it’s difficult to say where the money is going to come from because we do not know how much will be needed.  NCT legal counsel assures them it will not be anywhere close to $1,000,000.   L. Lehman stated, even if it’s $500,000 the Township should know where that money is coming from.  Residents have told NCT Supervisors they want a survey done, but they won’t listen.  They should call a special meeting and have the Supervisors and the Police Board there to answer all the residents’ questions.  R. Shearer replied they tried that years ago at Grace Fellowship Church and it is very difficult to do – people talk over one another and you can’t hear what they are saying.  The money would come from the interest they have in the building and the savings they would get by going with another police department.  L. Lehman asked how can they know how much they will save when they don’t even have a figure yet.  R. Shearer replied that he does have the figures and he will be announcing them at the next NCT meeting.

 

  1. Ziegler (NCT resident) asked when they can expect to hear from the Police Board what NCT will be assessed to leave the police department. With all due respect, the solicitor spoke, but he didn’t get an answer. It is concerning to him that January 1, 2020 is eight months away and there isn’t even a time table.  He isn’t asking for a specific date, but he would think by now you would have a general idea of a deadline; ie., by July 1.  W. Tilley replied that the Articles of Agreement state the numbers are calculated at the effective date of the withdrawal.  He thinks we will know sooner than that, but he cannot say precisely when because it depends on how the negotiations go.  For example, he has estimated the cost to be $1,000,000 – Mr. Shearer has said his legal counsel has said it is much less.  He has disclosed where his calculation came from (the current budget, what the anticipated expenses will be, and the reimbursement component); Mr. Shearer has not disclosed where his calculation is coming from, so he doesn’t know what they are saying and why.  Without that information it is very difficult for him to come up with a number and say whether they can agree or disagree.  Without being able to engage in that interactive process it is very hard to have a time line because he doesn’t know when he will get the information from them or when they will come to an agreement on a number.  When he receives that information from them we can start that discussion.  At the March meeting the Board asked him to draft a Separation Agreement to start the discussion process of coming up with exactly what he is asking for.  The draft of the agreement will be distributed and discussed during the public session tonight.  Those in attendance tonight will know just as much as the Police Board knows, they will learn it as the Board learns it.  T. Ziegler thanked W. Tilley and expressed hope that NCT will share what they know at their next Board meeting.

 

  1. Shearer stated that he is confused; W. Tilley had stated he would be contacting the NCT solicitor to get the process started and he is not aware that this has happened. They cannot answer if nobody has asked. He asked for clarification – is NCT hiring an auditor or the Police Board?   W. Tilley replied that the Police Board will retain an auditor and if NCT reviews their report and are satisfied with it they won’t need to hire anyone; if they aren’t satisfied then they can have a separate audit performed.  He has been communicating with RKL to see what might be needed to be done.  It’s premature; they have not been engaged for any purpose, they have just been telling him what might be needed.   R. Shearer stated he was confused, he thought we (NCT and the Police Board) were going to agree upon one auditor to do the audit so two different ones wouldn’t have to be done and they wouldn’t be going back and forth about the numbers.  He hopes it doesn’t drag out – NCT gave the Police Board a “heads up” in September of 2018 that they weren’t happy with the way things were going.  They were told that NCT wanted something to look at by November.  November came, December came and they still hadn’t been provided anything.  Nothing was provided until B. Hilt and R. Whyland sat down and put the 2020 budget proposal together.

 

  1. Rebert (NCT resident) stated that he understands what R. Shearer is saying, but NCT rejected the 2020 budget proposal before they ever discussed it in public at a NCT meeting. R. Shearer stated that was not true. M. Bollinger stated that it is true R. Shearer said something in September, but then in October they submitted the Letter of Intent to Withdraw (LIW).  That caused a lot of extra work, so of course the November date couldn’t be met.  J. Rebert clarified, he is talking about the 2020 budget proposal, not the LIW.  There was never any discussion of this budget proposal in a public meeting.  R. Shearer stated they sent a letter stating they were going to continue to move forward, not that they were done.  J. Rebert said this budget should have been discussed in public at NCT and they should have looked into it in depth to see if anything else could have been cut.  R. Shearer replied that tonight they will be discussing some things that will save money; one that NCT proposed many years ago.  The LIW was to make the Police Board understand that they were not threatening; they are serious about it.  The LIW did not go into effect until January 1, 2019; the Board had until January 1st to reduce the budget.  W. Tilley stated that was not correct, NCT passed a Resolution.  R. Shearer disputed this, stating W. Tilley better find the LIW and read it because it said it goes into effect January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 would be their last day.  W. Tilley located the LIW and stated it said NCT had passed a Resolution to withdraw from the police department effective January 1, 2020.  It does not say there will be a waiting period or anything like that.  The letter said a Resolution had been passed and a decision had been made.  R. Shearer stated you have one year, and that’s what they did, it went into effect January 1, 2019.  W. Tilley disagreed, saying it went into effect the date of the LIW, October 9th.  R. Shearer stated if that’s the case, they will be out of here October 9, 2019.   W. Tilley stated no, the LIW stated January 1, 2020.  R. Shearer replied that this is exactly why he has wanted somebody else for the Police Board legal counsel.

 

  1. Rebert asked for clarification – is the Police Board going to do an actuarial study or not? L. Miller stated that it would only be needed for pension purposes. J. Rebert asked how can you determine what kind of credit NCT has coming without doing the study?  He knows that in the beginning they overfunded the pension.   W. Tilley stated this is not what the Articles of Agreement says; it says only specific capital contributions can be considered for reimbursement (credit).  Capital contributions are Exhibits “B” and “C” to the Articles of Agreement.  The paperwork he has been given shows payments of $124,000 in capital contributions; items that have all been depreciated out.  Based on the information that he has, he does not see any credit for the initial capital contribution coming back to NCT.  That is why he is curious to hear from NCT what they are basing their calculations on; when he gets that information he can then make an evaluation on what they are saying – obviously he has a different perspective than they have.

 

  1. Hilt pointed out that on page three of the minutes from last month’s meeting it says, “What is the status of the actuarial study of the police pension? V. Nickell replied that the study has been ordered and she was told it would take at least three (3) months to complete. She informed the pension provider that was too long, and they said they would try to get it done as quickly as possible; she doesn’t expect to see it any earlier than two (2) months though (April)”.

The actuary study referred to was ordered as part of the 2020 budget proposal.  J. Rebert asked if it is still going on.  V. Nickell replied yes, they had told her at least three (3) months; it is being done by the pension provider, The Standard.   M. Bollinger stated that this actuary is the result of the 2020 budget proposal, not the LIW.  R. Shearer disputed this, asking what event caused the 2020 budget proposal?  M. Bollinger said his point is it wasn’t something legal counsel ordered in response to the LIW.

 

  1. Tilley stated the next step is to review the Separation Agreement he drafted and then have the elected Board representatives take it back to their respective municipalities for their input. Next month each municipal representative can then present what their Board had to say and the discussion can be continued.   The Police Board authorized him to draft the Separation Agreement last month in an effort to keep things moving forward.  In previous months the Board had been trying to prevent NCT from leaving and that is why the actuarial study of the police pension was ordered (to see if officers could retire early and apply those savings to the 2020 budget proposal).  We received a letter dated March 6th from NCT saying that although they appreciated the efforts that were made to achieve the cost reductions, they did not change their decision to proceed with leaving the police department.  That meant that we had to move forward and start the Separation Agreement.  This wasn’t done prior because it would have been a waste of money if NCT had then reversed their decision to withdraw.  The goal is to start the discussion.  He is trying to make the process non-contentious, bring everything out in the open, that is why he is prepared to present the draft tonight.  R. Shearer stated that if that’s the case, why did the Board go into Executive Session in October with only four (4) Board members to begin the process?  He doesn’t want to hear that it was because the LIW said a proposed Separation Agreement was requested in 30 days; W. Tilley had commented at the October meeting that the Board was not required to abide by the 30 day time line.  W. Tilley responded he still had to get Board authority to respond to the LIW.  R. Shearer stated that he should have gotten the authority from the majority of the Board, not four (4) members.  W. Tilley stated it was the majority of the six (6) members that were not conflicted out, in his opinion.   R. Shearer stated NCT was conflicted out because it was W. Tilley’s opinion, not a legal opinion.  W. Tilley stated that they did it because the LIW, dated October 9, 2019 said we had thirty (30) days to respond, decisions had to be made that night.  R. Shearer continued to disagree with W. Tilley on this point for an extended time.  W. Tilley stated that he advised the Board they didn’t have to respond in 30 days but he needed to hear from the Board whether or not they wanted to; there wasn’t a legal requirement but they had to develop a legal strategy of responding to the letter, which was asking for a response within 30 days.  He thinks it was appropriate to ask the Board how they wanted to respond.

 

  1. LeFever (NCT resident) stated that she has been attending every NCT and SWRPD meeting for many months, and as she is trying to piece all of this together. She sees a need to improve communications between the Boards and the residents.  Perhaps putting the Chief’s Notes on the website, or videotaping the meetings and posting them on the website would be helpful.  B. Hilt asked the Chief how many people look at our website.  Chief replied that we started a new website about six (6) weeks ago.  It has the ability to tell us how many people visit and what they look at, but he has not been in charge of it; one of the patrol officers has been handling the new website, so he is unable to answer.  His policy has always been to share as much information as possible; a daily call log and the crime stats are posted on the website as well as the minutes of the Board meetings.  He would have no problem with starting to post the Chief’s Notes too.  B. Hilt stated that it would be good to know; if not many people use the website it wouldn’t be worth the cost to post videos of the meetings.   D. Schmidt stated that if it is found the website is not being utilized much, we could start posting things on the “Nextdoor”  app.  He has used it to post photos and it may have the capability of posting videos.  It is free to use.  Chief stated we have received 25,000-35,000 hits on FaceBook, so we know it can reach a lot of people that way also.

 

MINUTES:  Review of the minutes of March 13, 2019.  Motion by L. Miller, second by B. Hilt to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  (Attachment A) Treasurer’s Report was presented.  V. Nickell noted that two (2) transfers (total of $67,000) were made out of the Reserve Fund to cover expenses until the 2nd quarter payments come in from the municipalities.  The $67,000 and any other funds needed will be transferred back into the Reserve Fund when all the quarterly payments have been received.  She also pointed out that the Sick & Vacation Liability account has been drawn down to $44,000 and the payout for Sgt. Detective Layden has not occurred yet.  She expects the account to be down to around $22,000 after that has been paid out.  That account is being drained down.  B. Hilt asked about all of the repairs for vehicle 126 ($1,880 year-to-date).  This is the vehicle that we spent over $10,000 on last year; it has over 100,000 miles on it.  Chief responded we put an average of 30,000 miles a year on the vehicles and we have the oldest fleets in York County.  Older cars take more money to keep them running, but we have spent less on keeping this vehicle on the road than buying a new car at $39,000.    We haven’t changed the budget since 2017, so we haven’t purchased any vehicles since then.  We have always maintained the fleet by purchasing (1) one vehicle a year and retiring one.  Now that we are not doing that the cost to maintain the vehicles will increase.  R. Shearer asked if any of the vehicles have been paid off since 2017.   If there was money in the 2017 budget for vehicles and some of them have been paid off, could that money be used to purchase a new vehicle?  Chief Bean replied that the problem is we are being funded at the 2017 level, but the officers are being paid at the 2019 level per the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).  We need to save money where we can in order to be able to pay our expenses.  He has brought the issue of buying a vehicle before the Board many times, and each time he was told to “put it on hold”.  R. Shearer responded that according to the Treasurer’s report a lot of the line items are under 25%  being spent to-date and we are a quarter of the way through the year.  Chief stated that some invoices have not come in yet and by December 31st we will be short on money; you cannot continue to operate on a 2017 budget and pay 2019 rates.   Each quarter we have to borrow from the Reserve Funds to pay obligations and will probably use Reserve Funds for sick and vacation pay outs as officers leave.  That wasn’t supposed to happen, but it is because of the instability of the department.  R. Shearer stated that only one (1) officer has left because of the instability of the department (Poplin).  Chief replied that Sergeant/Detective Lisa Layden left because of the instability of the department.  If you were to talk with her, she would tell you she planned to stay here until she earned her doctorate, which is at least a year away.   When the LIW was received in October everybody started looking for a job.  Six (6) officers took the York County Consortium test and they are still in the running to get jobs with other departments.   Sgt./

Detective Layden left because of NCT leaving the department; she never would have even looked at the job market if it wasn’t for that.  To-date two (2) officers have left due to the instability of the department, and he could list three (3) or four (4) others that are possibly going to leave.  L. Miller stated that he spoke to Sergeant/Detective Layden at the Turkey Hill in West York last summer, and she told him at that time she wasn’t planning to stay with the department for more than a year.  Chief Bean stated that her plans changed and she would have never put in for the position with West Hempfield Township Police Department if it hadn’t been for the fact that our department would either dramatically cut personnel or fold.   On top of fighting crime he has had to deal with employees that don’t want to be here.  V. Nickell stated that Sgt./Detective Layden’s plan was to seek employment as a professor, but not until she had her doctorate, so she did leave early.  Motion by B. Hilt, second by S. Stambaugh to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented.  R. Shearer noted that we are paying M&T Lawn Care for mowing performed in October.  V. Nickell verified that they are way behind on their billing, as she also received an invoice for the same time period for work done at her home.  R. Shearer stated that we shouldn’t be paying bills in March for work done in October.  Motion carried unanimously.  M. Bollinger asked if R. Shearer wants to get some quotes for the lawn care.  He stated no, but can’t we talk to them and request they invoice us for everything by the end of the year; if they don’t send the invoice by the end of the year we won’t pay it.  V. Nickell stated she would call them and discuss.

 

CHIEF’S REPORT:

 

Chief’s Notes (Attachment B):  The Chief’s Notes were presented as attached with the following additional comments:

 

Chief stated there were two (2) things that need to be addressed.  One issue deals with how to manage the department if more officers leave, as he believes there to be a potential for this to happen.  The current CBA will be discussed in Executive Session but he wants to present ideas of what needs to be changed in order to continue with less officers.  For example, scheduling – the number of officers allowed to be off on leave per day.  Chief has given the Board members an outline of the items needed to be addressed in Executive Session.

 

The second thing he needs to present is the hiring of part time officers.  We are ok with the number of officers we have but the difficulty comes when officers take time off, are sick, or injured.  We have stopped training because of the personnel shortage.  He doesn’t think we are able to hire any full time officers due to the instability of the department, so to fill shifts when the unexpected happens he has been looking into the hiring of part time officers.  He has spoken to different Chiefs that utilize part time officers and he thinks he can find some that are already certified and experienced.  We can cover the normal shifts now, but if somebody has to take time off or cannot work for any reason it creates overtime and the officers you have are so busy filling shifts they have little time for anything else. He is hoping to get an answer from the Board tonight.  M. Bollinger stated that he believes the CBA would need to be changed in order to hire part time officers.  Is the Chief just asking the Board if they are ok with changing the contract?  Chief replied that legally there are just a couple of words that need to be changed and he thinks the Police Association will be cooperative.  They have said at several meetings if the Board tells them what they want they will work it out.   R. Shearer stated that he is surprised because in the last two (2) contract negotiations they tried to get the language changed regarding part time officers and it was never even considered.  L. Miller stated that he has always been a proponent of it.  M. Bollinger and the rest of the Board agreed.   It will need to be brought to the Police Association by the Negotiating Committee for approval.  The question came up as to who was the chairman of the Negotiating Committee, the consensus was to appoint R. Whyland.

 

Chief distributed two (2) thank you letters to the Board. One was from a father whose 35 year-old son suddenly collapsed at home of a massive heart attack.  He was grateful for Officers Harrison and Rowland, who performed CPR on him; unfortunately he did not survive.  The second letter was from a woman who expressed her appreciation for her municipal police who showed up quickly when her house was being broken into on two (2) separate occasions.  She states the first time was 1986 (not SWRPD at that time) and the second was 2017.

 

There were five (5) press releases this past month:

  • The 2018 Annual Report is available
  • The York College Survey was mailed (14 senior citizens from Windy Hill assisted in stuffing, sealing and stamping the envelopes).
  • There was an attempted child luring in NCT on March 27 – no suspect information at this time and there have been no additional reports of any more incidents.
  • Detective Lisa Layden hired as Police Chief at West Hempfield Township.
  • Decisions made by the Police Board in the prior month.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Health Insurance:  V. Nickell reported that the Negotiating Committee has been presented with the information pertaining to the proposed health insurance plan from Glatfelter Insurance.  A representative from Glatfelter was present to answer any questions.  The Police Association will be presented with this information on Sunday evening.  R. Shearer stated it is a very worthwhile insurance plan, it will save a lot of money and should have been done years ago.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Draft Separation Agreement (SA) – W. Tilley distributed a copy of the draft SA to the Board members.  He explained that there are three (3) separate parts pertaining to NCT separating from the police department: 1) ongoing costs; 2) lump sum costs (legal and accounting fees); 3) the Building Agreement.  He thinks there is enough information to discuss as least one (1) of those tonight.  He continued with an explanation of the SA as follows:

  • Paragraph I identifies the parties of the SA (NCT; HT; MT; SGB and the Police Board)
  • The Recitals summarize the Articles of Agreement and the five (5) Amendments. The relevant provisions for withdrawal are found in the original Articles of Agreement, Article 13 ¶B.
  • The next Recitals state that on October 9, 2018 NCT gave official notice of its intent to withdraw effective January 1, 2020. This was confirmed with a subsequent letter dated March 6, 2019.  The Articles of Agreement were adopted on July 17, 200 and provide for the withdrawal of a Municipal Member.  It includes the rights and obligations of that withdrawing Member as follows:
    • “The proportionate share of any continuing obligation and liabilities assumed by the remaining Municipal Members, which are attributable to the withdrawing Municipality’s participation, shall be paid by the withdrawing Municipality”.
    • “The withdrawing Municipality shall receive, in cash or in kind, as determined by the Police Board an amount equal to its capital contributions reflected in Exhibits “B” or “C” to the Articles of Agreement, subject to deduction or adjustment for depreciation and obsolescence.” The capital contributions do not include the building, and everything listed as capital contribution has been completely depreciated or replaced.  His analysis shows that no refund is due for capital contributions.  This is why the next paragraph of the SA states, “the parties hereto wish to confirm the manner in which NCT will pay its proportionate share of the continuing obligations and liabilities that assumed by the remaining municipalities.”
  • At the bottom of page three (3): “NCT shall pay its proportionate share, which is currently 48.4326% of the 2020 budget adopted and approved by the Board and by the remaining Member Municipalities.  The payments shall be made in quarterly installments on or before the dates (by month and day) of its quarterly payments in calendar year 2018.”  It will follow that same schedule of payments it followed in past practice.  The quarterly payments will not exceed the amount of the 2018 payments.  This prevents the Police Board from creating a budget that provides Cadillac Escalades for patrol vehicles.
  • The other costs and obligations (accounting and legal fees) are not presently known and will be handled by a separate agreement. He is trying to create some predictability for all of the municipalities and the department by saying there will be an ongoing quarterly payment for 2020.

 

  1. Tilley stated that each municipal Board member should take this draft back to their respective Boards for review and return next month with their comments. R. Shearer asked if their solicitor should look at it now or wait until the other municipalities come back with their comments. W. Tilley stated the NCT solicitor should review it now.  R. Shearer stated their solicitor will have to review the comments of the other municipalities, so why do it twice.  W. Tilley stated there will be some back and forth, but he doesn’t want to go another month without some feedback from NCT.  He thinks the other municipalities will be very interested to see what NCT has to say about the SA.  Everyone needs to be moving forward together, the conversation has to start somewhere.  The draft SA is what he was able to derive from the Articles of Agreement and the information he has in his possession.  He is hoping that if NCT has something different in their possession that they will bring it forward so there isn’t a delay.  From what he’s heard tonight, the Board members as well as the public are anxious to see how this is going to turn out.  Everybody needs to get everything out on the table as quickly as they can so this can be settled.  He doesn’t want this to be a contentious process and is hoping for an open sharing of information so we can come to an agreement.  That would work best and least expensively so it doesn’t lead to disputes or even litigation.  D. Schmidt stated it makes sense to move forward in this way so all the municipalities can then get together and decide which way to go.  W. Tilley suggested each municipality share what their thoughts are before the next Police Board meeting so everyone has the opportunity to digest all the comments.  That way everyone can have an idea of where they want to go prior to sitting down at the next Police Board meeting.    S. Stambaugh asked how the SA gets approved – by a majority vote of the Police Board?   W. Tilley stated he doesn’t know precisely, but his vision is that it would be done the same as an Amendment to the Articles of Agreement – the Police Board approves it with a majority vote, and then each Municipal Board does the same.   The Articles of Agreement state the SA is between the withdrawing Municipality and the Police Board only, but since the department would continue to be funded by the remaining municipalities he doesn’t think that makes sense.  He thinks it is best done with all the participating municipalities signing off on it.  Since everyone will be paying into the 2020 budget and will have to include it in their municipal budgets he thinks it is best to have all the member municipalities approve the SA.  R. Shearer asked if the Articles of Agreement will need to be changed in order to do this.  W. Tilley stated that the Articles of Agreement will need to be changed to reflect the new funding percentages and an Amendment would be done between the remaining three (3) municipalities.   R. Shearer stated that all of the current member municipalities are needed to change the Articles of Agreement to allow all the municipalities sign off on the SA.

 

  1. Shearer asked if NCT has to go to the remaining three (3) municipalities to settle the value of the building. W. Tilley stated yes, the Building Agreement is between the municipalities and not the Police Board. He can draft an agreement if the Police Board wants him to.  The reason he didn’t go ahead and draft that separate agreement is because there isn’t an appraisal on the building.  There isn’t really anything to discuss, it is all laid out in the Building Agreement; the main thing to do is have an appraisal done.  He suggested everyone go back to their municipalities and get a recommendation for an appraiser and then the four (4) can agree on one appraiser.  If not, NCT could get a separate appraisal done.  The Building Agreement says it is a ten (10) year pay out, so all that needs to be done is an appraisal.  He recommended that process be started asap, this time of year they are very busy and he wouldn’t be surprised if it takes a couple of months to get it done.  Also, the cost of a commercial appraisal will probably run around $5,000.   D. Schmidt stated that if this makes sense to everyone they should all go back to their solicitors and get the ball rolling.   S. Stambaugh suggested keeping the solicitors out of it and have the municipal managers handle it.  L. Miller stated it is a decision that needs to be made at a Municipal Board level, not by the Police Board.  Each municipality needs to take the SA back to their solicitors for review.  W. Tilley had suggested each Municipality communicate their thoughts to one another before the next Police Board meeting, how can they do this properly (without violating the Sunshine Law).   W. Tilley stated the comments can be put in writing and e-mailed to each Police Board member, but the discussion on it would be conducted in a public Police Board meeting.  The e-mail is just providing information, not deliberating it.  D. Schmidt stated that due to being new on the Board he is not sure of how things get accomplished between meetings; there has to be forward movement between meetings.  W. Tilley stated it would be the same as the Chief’s Notes – he does his work during the month and provides the report prior to the meeting for each Board member to read; then it is discussed in a public meeting.  Board members cannot talk among themselves, any deliberation has to be done in a public meeting.  Board members do not want to be reading the reports (e-mails) at the meeting while people are waiting to hear their thoughts on the issue at hand.  The public needs the confidence that decisions are being made here and they are witnessing it as they are being made.

 

Motion by L. Miller, second by D. Schmidt that each elected official take the Separation Agreement as presented back to their respective Boards for discussion.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

OTHER ITEMS:                           

 

  1. Shearer stated that he had two (2) pages of items to read about why NCT submitted the LIW. Due to the fact there is a lot of work to be done in Executive Session, he will wait and read it at the next NCT meeting, since the NCT residents are the ones that asked. Chief Bean asked if it wouldn’t be fair for the Police Board, with whom he shares service, know what his issues are.  R. Shearer stated that he thinks they already know what they are.   For example, part time officers.  In seventeen (17) years the department was rarely at full staff and it would have saved a lot of money to use part time officers, it was never even considered.  Chief Bean disputed this, stating it was discussed a lot at the Board meetings.  It didn’t make sense when we had fourteen (14) full time officers, plus the CBA didn’t allow it.  Now, things are much different and it makes sense to do it.  Chief stated if R. Shearer is going to speak badly about the department, it should be done here.  R. Shearer stated he isn’t going to be talking bad, he is making points.  Chief Bean asked for an explanation.  R. Shearer stated he doesn’t need to explain anything to the Chief, and that is what the Chief doesn’t understand in the whole situation.  The Chief doesn’t explain himself; at the last NCT meeting he told a resident that there are four (4) police officers in NCT during school hours, and that isn’t anywhere near true.   R. Shearer stated that Chief told him he made a mistake, he thought they asked how many officers are on duty.  R. Shearer stated they have no idea how many hours they are getting now that staffing is down to eleven (11) officers – are they getting their 253 hours a week?   Chief Bean stated that issues with the police department should be discussed at the Police Board meeting, not the Municipal meetings – in an effort to be transparent and fair it needs to be discussed in front of this Board.  L. Miller stated it is up to R. Shearer in how he wants to handle this with his residents.  R. Shearer stated he is not here to argue.  At the last NCT meeting the residents said he has a personal vendetta against the department and/or the Chief.  He spoke with the Chief about it the other day, and Chief said he doesn’t feel that – is that still true?  Chief stated he doesn’t feel there is a personal vendetta, but anyone attending these meetings would think there is a lot of friction between NCT and the police department, because bad things are said about the police department.  R. Shearer had suggested to him that he was fueling it or the police officers were and he told him that was not the case.  R. Shearer stated that doesn’t make it personal; he has issues with the department but it isn’t personal – it’s him standing up and representing the residents of NCT.    Chief stated that R. Shearer asked him why people think it’s a personal issue against him and Chief said he didn’t know, the residents decided that on their own.

 

  1. Lehman (NCT) stated: All three municipalities were in favor of cost cutting, why wouldn’t NCT consider the proposed 2020 budget? R. Shearer stated they did consider it.  L. Lehman responded they didn’t; they said “no”.  R. Shearer stated they looked at it and the numbers aren’t where they should be.  They didn’t have the proposals from the other departments, how could they give an answer?  NCT does not think they can provide service with 11 officers, and the Chief cannot fill a shift, unless something has changed.  L. Lehman stated the Board is trying to change the contract with part time officers, so why couldn’t that be changed too?  As long as the Board and the Police Association agree, the CBA can be changed.  R. Shearer responded that’s why in July of 2017 after one (1) month of negotiation they received a letter of arbitration.  R. Shearer reiterated what he said at that meeting – the only control the Municipalities have over costs is through the budget.  They have no control of the CBA because the officers will go to arbitration and they will get what they want.

 

Meeting adjourned into Executive Session at 8:47 pm with no action to be taken afterwards.

 

Submitted by:

 

V. Nickell

Police Administrator

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03/04/2019 – 03/17/2019

SUSPICIOUS

03/04/2019 02:36

SOUTH EAST

Suspicious person in the first block of S East St, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/04/2019 05:56

OLD JOSEPH

 

Traffic complaint in the area of Old Joseph Road and Hampden Drive, North

Codorus Township.

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

 

03/04/2019 09:57

YORK

Erratic river complaint in the area of York Rd near Colonial Valley Rd.

 

 

NARCOTICS-POSSESSION-MARIJUANA,ETC.

03/04/2019 13:17

EAST COLLEGE

Drug violation in the 100 block of East College Avenue, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/04/2019 13:45

COUNTRY RIDGE

 

Unattended death in the 200 block of Country Manor Dr.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-RESIDENCE

03/04/2019 14:22

 

MYERS

Residential alarm in the 2300 block of Myers Rd.

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

03/04/2019 16:03

PORTERS

Assist Hanover Boro PD on Porters Rd

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-MISCELLANEOUS

03/04/2019 16:03

MESSERSMITH

 

Confidential

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

03/04/2019 17:03

 

W COLLEGE

Reportable accident on Trinity Rd

 

TRAFFIC RELATED – SIGNALS-SIGNS OUT

03/04/2019 17:50

SEVEN VALLEYS

Stop sign run over at the intersection of Green Valley & Seven Valleys Rd

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/04/2019 18:17

FIRE HALL

 

Suspicious circumstance in the 1400 block of Fire Hall Rd

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER AGENCY

 

03/04/2019 18:39

BLOOMING GROVE

Assist park units at Blooming Grove @ Dubs Church

 

 

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – STRAY ANIMALS

03/04/2019 20:15

SOUTH EAST

Loose dog reported in the 100 block of S East St

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/04/2019 23:26

TIMBER CREST

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/05/2019 09:05

 

CLINTON

Suspicious circumstance in the 1000 block of Clinton Ct.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/05/2019 10:25

GLATFELTERS STA

Suspicious activity reported in the 6200 block of Glatfelter Station Road,

North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/05/2019 10:43

THIRD

 

Ambulance assist in the Spring Hollow Apartments.

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-OTHER INVESTIGATIONS

 

03/05/2019 13:50

THOMAN

Police information in the Spring Grove Area.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

03/05/2019 13:55

  1. THIRD

Assisted other police in the first block of East Third Avenue, Spring Grove

Borough.

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

03/05/2019 18:37

NOSS

 

Domestic at 2000 blk of Noss Rd

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/05/2019 21:13

 

 

Ambulance assist at 200 blk of S. Main St

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/05/2019 22:36

STERNER

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC

03/06/2019 01:44

STRICKHOUSER

 

Police information at 2200 blk fo Strickhouser

 

 

 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF TO AUTOMOBILES

 

03/06/2019 04:41

W CONSTITUTION

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/06/2019 12:11

GROTHY

 

Assisted Tri-Community Ambulance in the 4000blk of Grothey Rd, North Codorus

Twp

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/06/2019 13:22

 

YORK

Assisted Spring Grove ambulance in the 100blk of York Ave, Spring Grove

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/06/2019 16:05

SPRING FORGE

School bus violation reported in the 400blk of Spring Forge Dr. Spring Grove.

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC RELATED – OTHER TRAFFIC

03/06/2019 16:30

GRAVE RUN

 

Traffic crash reported on Grave Run Road at Brodbekcs Road, Manheim Township.

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

 

03/06/2019 17:05

STOVERSTOWN

Hit and Run accident reported in the 2800blk of Stoverstown Rd, North Codorus

Twp

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/06/2019 17:05

STOVERSTOWN

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST ANIMAL

03/06/2019 17:43

 

JACKSON

Dog at large in the 200 block of West Jackson Street, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-WIRES, TREES  AND POLES

03/07/2019 09:37

LINEBORO

Wires down in the 7100blk of Lineboro Rd, Manheim Twp

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/07/2019 09:57

TRINITY

 

Traffic complaint in the 900blk of Trinity Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

FRAUD

 

03/07/2019 10:22

N MAIN

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-WIRES, TREES  AND POLES

03/07/2019 11:11

  1. JOHNS

Wire/pole down in the 7100blk of St. Johns Rd, Manheim Twp

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC RELATED – OTHER TRAFFIC

03/07/2019 16:20

HANOVER

 

Possible impaired driving in the first block of West Hanover Street, Spring

Grove Borough.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

03/07/2019 21:45

YORK

Suspicious vehicle report in the area of York Rd and Ambau Rd, North Codorus

Twp.

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

03/08/2019 00:00

CEDAR

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/08/2019 09:10

N MAIN

 

Ambulance assist in the 400 block of N Main St.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-BUSINESS

03/08/2019 09:24

 

SOUTH WATER

Business alarm in the first block of S Water St.

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

03/08/2019 09:52

GLATFELTERS STA

Assisted person in the 5900 block of Gladfelter Station Road, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/08/2019 10:26

HEATHER

 

Ambulance assist in the 3400 block of Heather Dr.

 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

 

03/08/2019 11:00

THOMAN

Assist peron in the 6100 block of Thoman Dr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARASSMENT

03/08/2019 11:08

CANNON

Adrian Fisher of Cannon Ln cited for Harassment.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

03/08/2019 11:51

 

THOMAN

Assist person 6100 block of Thoman Dr

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/08/2019 11:55

POTTER

Suspicious phone calls in the 6500 block of Potter Ct

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

03/08/2019 13:47

HOKES

 

Assist fire dept in the 6600 block of Hokes Rd

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

 

03/08/2019 15:33

SEVEN VALLEYS

Single vehicle accident in the area of Seven Valleys Rd near Grothey Rd.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER AGENCY

03/08/2019 15:35

OLD HANOVER

Wanted person in the 6000 block of Old Hanover Road, Heidelberg Township.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

03/08/2019 18:05

COLONIAL VALLEY

 

Report of Harassment in the 5900 block of Colonial Valley rd

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/08/2019 19:10

 

OLD HANOVER

Suspicious activity reported in the 6000 block of Old Hanover Rd

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/08/2019 20:32

SEVEN VALLEYS

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL – FIELD CONTACTS

03/08/2019 20:56

MOULSTOWN

 

Field contact at Moulstown Rd @ Glatco Lodge

 

 

 

ALL OTHERS – PROTECTIVE ORDERS

 

03/08/2019 21:56

OLD HANOVER

PFA service at 6300 blk of Old Hanover Rd

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER AGENCY

03/09/2019 00:00

LOUVAIN

Assist other police at 100 blk of Louvain Dr.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/09/2019 01:37

N HIGH

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

03/09/2019 05:22

 

SLAGEL

Domestic in the 2000 block of Slagel Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

03/09/2019 06:22

N MAIN

Non reportable accident in the area of North Main Street and Roth’s Church

Road, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/09/2019 10:16

TRINITY

 

Traffic/parking issue in the 900 block of Trinity Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

03/09/2019 15:04

OLD HANOVER

Suspicious vehicle and person in the area of Old Hanover Road and Colonial

Valleys Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/09/2019 16:04

OLD HANOVER

Traffic complaint in the 6000 block of Old Hanover Rd.

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/09/2019 17:30

YORK

 

Traffic complaint at York @ Smith Station Rd

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/09/2019 19:24

 

RIDGE

Suspicious subject in the 2000 block of Ridge Rd

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/10/2019 08:44

ALLISON MILL

Assisted ambulance in the 4700 block of Allison Mill Road, Manheim Township.

 

 

 

 

HARASSMENT

03/10/2019 12:25

COUNTRY RIDGE

 

Mark Gleeson of Country Ridge Dr cited for 2 counts of Harassment.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-RESIDENCE

 

03/10/2019 14:19

BLOOMING GROVE

Alarm in the 4700 block of Blooming Grove Road, Manheim Township.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC

03/10/2019 19:06

WHYTE

 

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

03/10/2019 20:30

 

JEFFERSON

 

 

HARASSMENT

03/10/2019 22:37

WALTERS HATCHER

Harassment reported in the 4500 block of Waltershatchery Rd

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

03/11/2019 00:00

RESERVOIR

 

SUPPLEMENTAL 03/11/2019 18:32 – 05    SGT LISA LAYDEN

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

 

03/11/2019 00:00

RESERVOIR

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

03/11/2019 02:36

MOULSTOWN

 

 

 

 

OFFENSES AGAINST FAMILY-CHILD ABUSE

03/11/2019 09:00

SOUTH MAIN

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

03/11/2019 13:00

 

LAKE

Fraudulent charges on Lake Drive, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

03/11/2019 13:00

LAKE

 

 

 

 

FORGERY

03/11/2019 13:45

BENTZ

 

Theft/Forgery reported in the 4700blk of Bentz Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

FORGERY

03/11/2019 13:45

 

BENTZ

 

 

FORGERY

03/11/2019 13:45

BENTZ

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/11/2019 15:08

WEST HANOVER

 

Erratic driver in the area of W. Hanover St, Spring Grove

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

 

03/11/2019 16:48

SOUTH MAIN

Dispute in the 100blk of S. Main St, Spring Grove

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/11/2019 21:13

SOUTH MAIN

EMS call in the 100 block of S Main St.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

03/12/2019 01:12

OLD HANOVER

 

Disabled vehicle on Old Hanover Rd near Jacob’s Mill Rd, Heidelberg Twp.

 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

03/12/2019 08:15

 

THOMAN

Assist person with fingerprinting.

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

03/12/2019 13:30

YORK

PFA issue in the 6100 block of York Road, Heidelberg Township.

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC OFFENSES

03/12/2019 14:00

COLONIAL VALLEY

 

Trespass by motor vehicle in the 5800 block of Colonial Valley Road, North

Codorus Township.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

 

03/12/2019 17:36

MACKENZIE

Assist EMS in the 3000 blk of Mackenzi Ln, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF TO AUTOMOBILES

03/12/2019 18:34

JACOBS MILLS

Criminal mischief in the 1600 block of Jacobs Mill Road.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-911 HANG UP

03/12/2019 21:03

CANNON

 

911 hang up call in the 3800 blk of Cannon Ln, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/13/2019 00:30

 

LYNWOOD

Traffic problem in the 4400 block of Lynwood Rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-INVESTIGATE OPEN

03/13/2019 03:58

N MAIN

Open door in the 400 blk of N Main St, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/13/2019 07:00

SHERWOOD

 

Assisted ambulance in the 3900 block of Sherwood Drive, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

 

03/13/2019 08:01

YORK

Reportable accident in the 5800 block of York Rd.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-RESIDENCE

03/13/2019 10:02

BLACK ROCK

Residential alarm in the 2900 block of Black Rock Rd.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/13/2019 10:19

N MAIN

 

Assisted ambulance in the first block of North Main Street, Spring Grove

Borough.

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – OTHER

03/13/2019 11:37

 

LEHMAN

Animal complaint in the 5300 block of Lehman Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC

03/13/2019 12:15

SUNSET

Police info in the 2300 block of Sunset Cir.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

 

03/13/2019 13:32

N MAIN

Ambulance assist in the 400 block of N Main St.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-911 HANG UP

03/13/2019 13:57

INTERSECTION

911 hang up call in the 8100 block of Intersection Rd.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

03/13/2019 14:40

YORK

 

Attempt to contact in the 6100 block of York Rd.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER AGENCY

03/13/2019 16:02

 

AMBAU

Welfare check in the 5600 block of Ambua Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

HARASSMENT

03/13/2019 19:33

HANOVER

Harassment comp in Jefferson Boro.

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC RELATED – OTHER TRAFFIC

03/13/2019 19:57

W CONSTITUTION

 

Report of a vehicle with expired inspection in the 1st block of W Constitution

Ave.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

 

03/13/2019 20:15

YORK

Disabled vehicle York Rd near Gitts Run

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/13/2019 22:53

PALMER

Suspicious vehicle in the 4000 block of Palmer Ave

 

 

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH

03/14/2019 00:09

BENTZ

 

Mental health incident in the 4500 block of Bentz Rd

 

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – REPORTS

03/14/2019 03:15

 

YORK

Animal complaint at York Rd near Mill Rd

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/14/2019 06:09

SHERWOOD

Assisted ambulance in the 3900 block of Sherwood Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER AGENCY

03/14/2019 10:44

SOUTH MAIN

 

Attempted to locate a missing juvenile in the first block of South Main Street,

Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

03/14/2019 13:11

SEVEN VALLEYS

Assist fire department in the 1300 block of Seven Valleys Rd.

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/14/2019 13:53

SALEM

Traffic complaint in the area of Salem Road and Country Manor Driver, North

Codorus Township.

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

03/14/2019 17:30

CAMPWOODS

 

Domestic argument over a family dog in the 4900 block of Campwoods Road, MT

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/14/2019 22:43

 

THIRD

Suspicious circumstance at 100 blk of E. Third Ave

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/14/2019 23:29

N MAIN

Ambulance assist at 100 blk of N. Main St

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/14/2019 23:52

CLAYAMA

 

Ambulance assist at 1400 blk of Clayoma

 

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – OTHER

 

03/15/2019 10:23

MOULSTOWN

Animal complaint in the 6500blk of Moulstown Rd, Heidelberg Twp

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-RESIDENCE

03/15/2019 10:44

HERSHEY

Alarm in the 3400 block of Indian Rock Dam Road

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/15/2019 11:28

HERSHEY

 

EMS call in the 7100 block of Hershey Road.

 

 

 

OFFENSES AGAINST FAMILY-CHILD ABUSE

03/15/2019 12:00

 

WEST HIGHLAND

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER AGENCY

03/15/2019 12:15

COLLEGE

Confidential

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/15/2019 12:28

COLONIAL VALLEY

 

Suspicious persons in the 5900 block of Colonial Valley Road.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

 

03/15/2019 12:50

THOMAN

Assist other police in the 6100 block of Thoman Dr.

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC-CHILD CUSTODY

03/15/2019 17:56

CEDAR

Child custody issue in the 1900 blk of Cedar Dr, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

 

TRESPASSING OF REAL PROPERTY

03/15/2019 18:17

SENFT

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/15/2019 20:21

PAMADEVA

 

Suspicious person in the 6400 blk of Pamadeva Rd, Heidelberg Twp.

 

 

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT

 

03/15/2019 20:48

N MAIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/16/2019 00:43

 

N MAIN

Traffic problem in the area of N Main and Roth’s Church Rds, Spring Grove

Borough.

 

 

LOST & FOUND – FOUND ARTICLES

03/17/2019 12:00

N MAIN

Found property at 420 N. Main St, Spring Grove Rutter’s

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING INJURY

03/17/2019 14:26

BLOOMING GROVE

Reportable vehicle accident in the 6400blk of Blooming Grove Rd, Manheim Twp

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC OFFENSES

03/17/2019 14:26

BLOOMING GROVE

 

Charges filed against Nelson W. Shunk, of Echo Ln, Manheim Twp after a

reportable vehicle accident in the 6400blk of Blooming Grove Rd.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/17/2019 15:07

LISCHEYS CHURCH

Medical emergency in the 5600 block of Lischey’s Church Road, North Codorus

Township

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

03/17/2019 15:40

YORK

 

Disabled vehicle on York Road in the area of Menges Mill Road, Heidelberg

Township.

 

 

PUBLIC

 

03/17/2019 17:30

MACKENZIE

Police info in the 3000 blk of Mackenzi Ln, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

03/17/2019 19:29

SEVEN VALLEYS

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/17/2019 20:13

WEST HANOVER

 

Suspicious circumstances in the 100 blk of W Hanover St, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING INJURY

03/17/2019 22:58

 

SEVEN VALLEYS

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

03/17/2019 23:49

GREEN VALLEY

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SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

02/18/2019 07:25

LINEBORO

Assist fire dept in the 6100 blk of Lineboro Rd.

 

 

DEATHS – SUICIDES

02/18/2019 07:53

COUNTRY MANOR

 

Death investigation in the 1700 block of Country Manor Drive, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

02/18/2019 11:52

N MAIN

Suspicious circumstances in the area of the traffic circle, Spring Grove

Borough.

 

 

 

FRAUD

02/18/2019 12:05

JEFFERSON

Fraud report in the 2000 block of Jefferson Rd.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

02/18/2019 15:56

BLOOMING GROVE

 

Disabled vehicle on Blooming Grove Rd near Smoketown Rd. The vehicle was GOA

when PD arrived.

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – STRAY ANIMALS

02/18/2019 16:30

 

N MAIN

Report of a loose dog in the 300 block of North Main Street, SGB

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

02/18/2019 19:13

CEMETERY

Harassing text messages in the 1900 block of Cemetery Rd

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-BUSINESS

02/18/2019 19:42

N MAIN

Bank alarm at 200 blk of N. Main St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC

 

02/18/2019 22:43

YORK

Road conditions at 5900 blk of York Rd

 

 

 

TRAFFIC RELATED -IMPOUNDED,ABANDON

02/18/2019 23:41

STOVERSTOWN

Abandoned vehicle at Stoverstown @ Salem Rd

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/19/2019 01:56

 

PATRIOT

Ambulance assist at 2000 blk of Patriot St

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/19/2019 08:49

MOULSTOWN

Disabled vehicle in the area of Moulstown Rd near Trolley Rd.

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/19/2019 13:42

GLATCO LODGE

 

Vehicle stuck in a field off Glatco Lodge Rd

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

02/19/2019 14:45

SEVEN VALLEYS

Suspicious circumstances in the 1300 block of Seven Valleys Rd

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/19/2019 14:53

SENFT

Ambulance assist in the 5600 block of Senft Rd

 

 

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – STRAY ANIMALS

02/19/2019 15:28

STOVERSTOWN

 

Found dog in the 1900 block of Stoverstown Rd

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/19/2019 16:33

 

N MAIN

Erratic driver complaint in the area of N Main St and W Hanover St.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/19/2019 17:30

HOFF

Suspicious circumstance at 6000 blk of Hoff Rd

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/19/2019 18:04

ZIEGLERS CHURCH

 

Missing person report in the 4800 block of Zeiglers Church rd

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

02/19/2019 18:52

 

YORK

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/19/2019 21:21

W LONGVIEW

 

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

02/20/2019 09:35

BLUE HILL

 

Reportable vehicle accident in the 5900blk of Blue Hill Rd, Manheim Twp

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

 

02/20/2019 10:44

TRINITY

Disabled vehicle in the area of Trinity and West College Avenue, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/20/2019 11:31

INDIAN ROCK DAM

10 disabled vehicles on Indian Road Dam Road and Heather Drive, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

02/20/2019 12:09

CLEARVIEW

 

Assisted North Codorus Twp fire department with a barn fire in the 2400blk of

Clearview Ln, North Codorus Twp

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/20/2019 12:44

 

STOVERSTOWN

Disabled vehicle report in the area of Stoverstown at Rockville Road, North

Codorus Township.

 

 

FRAUD

02/20/2019 15:00

ORCHARD VIEW

Fraud reported in the 3800blk of Orchard View Dr, Manheim Twp

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

02/20/2019 17:15

WILDASIN

 

Neighbor dispute on Wildasin Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

 

02/21/2019 00:25

MOULSTOWN

Disabled vehicle in the area of Moulstown Road and Packinghouse Road.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/21/2019 01:23

SPRING FORGE

Assist EMS in the 400 blk of Spring Forge Dr, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

02/21/2019 07:30

MACKENZI

 

Assist Other Police Department in the 3000blk of Mackenzi Ln. North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-OTHER INVESTIGATIONS

02/21/2019 13:00

 

ROCKVILLE

Check welfare in the 1800blk of Rockville Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRUG EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS

02/21/2019 13:45

ARMORY

Maurice Allen, of York, was charged with possession of marijuana after a

violation of his parole, in the 3500blk of Armory Ct, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

 

02/21/2019 15:30

MAIN

Private property two vehicle crash in the 500 block of North Main Street,

Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/21/2019 17:39

GLATCO LODGE

Suspicious circumstances in the 1200 blk of Glatco Lodge Rd, Heidelberg Twp.

 

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL – FIELD CONTACTS

02/22/2019 09:21

N MAIN

 

Field contact in the 400 block of N Main St.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-RESIDENCE

02/22/2019 09:59

 

N MAIN

Alarm in the first block of North Main Street, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-OTHER INVESTIGATIONS

02/22/2019 09:59

OLD JOSEPH

Non criminal investigation in the 3800 block of Old Joseph Road, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

 

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

02/22/2019 14:00

BLACK ROCK

 

Glenville man cited for Disorderly Conduct in the 5700 block of Black Rock Rd

 

 

 

FRAUD

 

02/22/2019 14:46

WOOL MILL

Fraud Report in the 6300 block of Wool Mill Rd.

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/22/2019 15:38

SALEM

Suspicious circumstance in the 3700 block of Salem Rd.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

02/22/2019 19:58

WOODCLIFF

 

Assist another dept in the 4000 Block of Woodcliff Cir

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/22/2019 20:30

 

N MAIN

Ambulance assist at 100 blk of N. Main St

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/22/2019 23:58

N MAIN

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/22/2019 23:58

N MAIN

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/23/2019 07:31

HIGH ROCK

 

Tree down on wires in the 600 block of High Rock Rd.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

02/23/2019 09:35

 

N MAIN

Assist other police in the 500 block of N Main St.

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/23/2019 13:11

YORK

Erratic driver in the 5900 block of YOrk Rd.

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/23/2019 14:36

SEVEN VALLEYS

 

Traffic complaint in the 1500 block of Seven Valleys Rd.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

 

02/23/2019 15:58

SOUTH EAST

Ambulance assist in the first block of S East St.

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/23/2019 18:16

SOUTH EAST

Suspicious circumstance at 100 blk of S. East St

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

02/23/2019 21:02

 

OLD HANOVER

Disabled vehicle at Old Hanover @ Sycamore.

 

NON-CRIMINAL – FIELD CONTACTS

02/23/2019 21:25

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

02/23/2019 23:22

TUNNEL HILL

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – OTHER

 

02/24/2019 04:20

ELM

Animal complaint at N. Elm @ W. Hanover St

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

02/24/2019 08:59

PARK

Neighbor dispute in the 1800 block of Park Rd.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-RESIDENCE

02/24/2019 13:48

INDIAN ROCK DAM

 

alarm in the 3400 block of Indian Rock Dam rd

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/24/2019 14:11

 

MOULSTOWN

Traffic complaint in the area of Moulstown Rd near Glatco Lodge Rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/24/2019 16:09

GLATCO LODGE

Erratic driver complaint in the area of Glatco Lodge Rd near Moulstown Rd.

 

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL – FIELD CONTACTS

02/24/2019 19:06

PORTERS

 

Field contact at Porters Rd near Marburg Rd

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL – FIELD CONTACTS

 

02/24/2019 20:06

YORK

Field contact at 5500 blk of York Rd

 

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-WIRES, TREES AND POLES

02/24/2019 20:17

SEVEN VALLEYS

Tree down at Seven Valleys @ Zeiglers Church Rd

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/24/2019 21:33

WALTERSDORFF

 

Parking issue at 5000 blk of Waltersdorff Rd

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

02/24/2019 23:23

 

BLOOMING GROVE

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-WIRES, TREES AND POLES

02/25/2019 01:16

INDIAN ROCK DAM

Tree down at 3400 blk of Indian Rock Dam Rd

 

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-WIRES, TREES AND POLES

02/25/2019 02:11

SEVEN VALLEYS

 

Tree down Seven Valleys Rd

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

 

02/25/2019 02:26

WALTERSDORFF

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-WIRES, TREES AND POLES

02/25/2019 05:05

SKYVIEW

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-WIRES, TREES AND POLES

02/25/2019 05:21

SKYVIEW

 

Tree down in the 4100 block of Skyview Road, Manheim Township.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

02/25/2019 11:09

 

SLAGEL

Assisted North Codorus Fire Department in the 2100blk of Slagel Rd, North

Codorus Twp

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

02/25/2019 13:20

BLACK ROCK

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC OFFENSES

02/25/2019 14:55

TRINITY

 

Brian Richard Redding, of York, was charged with leaving the scene of an

accident in the 9002blk of Trinity Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING INJURY

02/25/2019 14:55

TRINITY

 

Reportable vehicle accident in the 900blk of Trinity Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH

02/25/2019 16:29

EAST

Welfare check in the 100 block of Southeast Street, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – OTHER

02/25/2019 17:36

SEVEN VALLEYS

 

Struck deer in the 2300 blk of Seven Valleys Rd, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/25/2019 19:45

YORK

Erratic driver in the area of York Road and Hilltop Drive.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

02/25/2019 20:00

YORK

 

Disabled vehicle in the area of Jefferson Rd and York Rd, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL – FIELD CONTACTS

02/25/2019 20:04

 

WEST HANOVER

Field contact in the first block of W Hanover St.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/25/2019 23:22

N MAIN

Erratic driver report in the 500 blk of N Main St, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/25/2019 23:47

WEST HIGHLAND

 

Assist EMS in the 100 blk of W Highland Ave, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-OTHER INVESTIGATIONS

 

02/26/2019 07:30

NOSS

Non-criminal other in the 2000blk of Noss Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

SIMPLE PHYSICAL ASSAULTS

02/26/2019 09:00

MESSERSMITH

 

 

 

 

LIQUOR LAW-ALL OTHER VIOLATIONS

02/26/2019 09:00

 

TRINITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFENSES AGAINST FAMILY-CHILD ABUSE

 

02/26/2019 09:00

EAST

 

 

 

OTHER ASSAULTS – NOT AGGRAVATED

02/26/2019 09:00

 

BERLIN

 

 

 

WARRANTS-LOCAL-CRIMINAL

 

02/26/2019 10:25

ALDINGER

Warrant service in the 3400blk of Aldinger Ln, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

02/26/2019 13:13

MESSERSMITH

Noise complaint in the 3300blk of Messerssmith Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

 

DRUG INVESTIGATION

02/26/2019 13:15

College

 

 

TRAFFIC ACC. INVOLVING PROPERTY

02/26/2019 17:30

N MAIN

Non-Reportable, private property accident in the Kennie’s Market parking lot on

  1. Main Street, SGB

 

 

 

DRUG INVESTIGATION

02/26/2019 18:00

COLLEGE

 

MENTAL HEALTH

02/26/2019 18:25

WOODLAND

Mental health in the 9000 blk of Woodland Dr, Heidelberg Twp.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/26/2019 19:05

THOMAN

 

EMS call in the 6100 block of Thoman Drive.

 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

02/26/2019 20:24

 

SEVEN VALLEYS

Assist person in the 1600 block of Seven Valleys Road.

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

02/27/2019 00:26

N MAIN

MVA in the 400 block of N Main St.

 

 

HARASSMENT

02/27/2019 01:20

GLATFELTERS STATION

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH

02/27/2019 07:58

E CONSTITUTION

Mental health call in the area of E Constitution at Hosiery Ave.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/27/2019 10:10

MANOR

 

Assisted ambulance in the 6600 block of Manor Drive, Heidelberg Township.

 

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING INJURY

02/27/2019 13:10

 

YORK

Reportable vehicle accident in the 6800 block of York Road, Heidelberg

Township.

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

02/27/2019 13:50

SINSHEIM

Harassment in the 1600 block of Sinsheim Rd

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING INJURY

02/27/2019 14:49

SEVEN VALLEYS

 

Reportable vehicle accident in the area of Seven Valleys Rd near Green Valley

Rd.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

02/27/2019 17:56

SENFT

Report of an IRS scam in the 5600 block of Senft Rd

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/27/2019 18:12

BLOOMING GROVE

Ambulance assist at 5700 blk of Blooming Grove Rd

 

 

 

 

THEFT-$200 & OVER-ALL OTHER

02/27/2019 20:11

STOVERSTOWN

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

02/27/2019 20:32

WEST SIDE

Suspicious circumstance in the 1800 block of West Side Ln

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC RELATED – OTHER TRAFFIC

02/27/2019 21:19

YORK

 

Erratic driver on York rd

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/27/2019 21:45

 

CEDAR

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/27/2019 21:45

CEDAR

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

02/27/2019 23:40

THIRD

 

Domestic at 100 blk of Third Ave

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

 

02/28/2019 03:01

LEHMAN

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/28/2019 09:06

MARBURG

Ambulance assist in the 1300 block of Marburg Rd.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-911 HANG UP

02/28/2019 09:19

E THIRD

 

911 hang up in the Spring Hollow Apartments.

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC-CHILD CUSTODY

02/28/2019 10:05

 

SOUTH MAIN

Welfare check of juveniles in the first block of South Main Street, Spring

Grove Borough.

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

02/28/2019 10:24

OLD HANOVER

Erratic driver in the area of Old Hanover Rd and Iron Ridge Rd.

 

 

PUBLIC

02/28/2019 12:00

JEFFERSON

 

Rec’d vehicle repo information for the 2200 block of Jefferson Road, NCT

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-OTHER INVESTIGATIONS

 

02/28/2019 12:45

ZIEGLERS CHURCH

Civil dispute in the 4600 block of Zeiglers Church Road, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

 

TRAFFIC RELATED – OTHER TRAFFIC

02/28/2019 13:19

SOUTH MAIN

Parking complaint in the 100 block of S Main St

 

 

 

 

THEFT – UNDER $50 – FROM BUILDINGS

02/28/2019 13:30

TUNNEL HILL

 

Theft report in the 3900 block of Tunnel Hill Rd.

 

 

 

PUBLIC

02/28/2019 14:10

SIMPSON

Police info in the 7300 block of Simpson Road, Manheim Township.

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/28/2019 14:18

THIRD

 

Assisted ambulance in the first block of East Third Avenue, Spring Grove

Borough.

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

 

02/28/2019 14:33

ZIEGLERS CHURCH

Domestic in the 4300 block of Zeiglers Church Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC RELATED – OTHER TRAFFIC

02/28/2019 17:26

YORK

Parking complaint in the first block of York Ave

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/28/2019 21:37

GLATFELTERS STA

 

Ambulance assist 6100 Glatfelter Station Rd.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

02/28/2019 21:37

 

GLATFELTERS STA

 

 

SERVICE CALL-MISCELLANEOUS

02/28/2019 22:17

BLACK ROCK

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/01/2019 02:14

GITTS RUN

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

03/01/2019 02:24

MARKLE

Suspicious vehicle on Markle Rd near Days Mill

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/01/2019 04:44

PAMADEVA

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-RESIDENCE

03/01/2019 06:26

DAYS MILL

 

Alarm located in the 3400 block of Days Mill Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

03/01/2019 09:08

 

YORK

Disabled vehicle in the area of York Rd and Gitts Run Rd, Heidelberg Twp

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

03/01/2019 12:35

SALEM

Disabled vehicle in the area of Salem and Joseph Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

03/01/2019 14:10

STOVERSTOWN

 

Erratic driver in the area of Stoverstown at Lehman Roads, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

 

03/01/2019 15:56

TROLLEY

Assisted Penn twp ambulance in the 1500blk of Trolley Rd, Heidelberg Twp

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/01/2019 19:59

INDIAN ROCK DAM

Suspicious circumstances in the 3300 blk of Indian Rock Dam Rd, North Codorus

Twp.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/02/2019 10:04

JAMESTOWN

 

Assisted Tri-Community ambulance in the 1900blk of Jamestown Ln, North Codorus

Twp

 

 

THEFT-$200 & OVER-FROM AUTO (EXCPT

03/02/2019 10:26

 

JACOBS MILLS

Theft in the 1400 block of Jacobs Mill, Heidelberg Township.

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

03/02/2019 10:55

YORK

Assisted person in the 5800blk of York Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ACC. INVOLVING PROPERTY

03/02/2019 11:17

SEVEN VALLEYS

 

Vehicle into building in the 1400 block of Seven Valleys Road, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

03/02/2019 18:29

GREEN VALLEY

Suspicious circumstance in the 3800 block of Green Valley Rd.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/02/2019 20:20

SHEFFER

EMS call in the 4900 block of Sheffer Ln.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

03/02/2019 20:49

BROWNSTONE

 

EMS call in the 2200 block of Brownstone Ln.

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/02/2019 23:05

 

SOUTH WATER

Harassment in the first block of S Water St.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER POLICE

03/02/2019 23:50

MOULSTOWN

Assist PD in the area of Moulstown Rd and Youngs Rd, Heidelberg Twp.

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

03/03/2019 01:08

MACKENZIE

 

Domestic in the 3000 block of Mackenzi Ln.

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

 

03/03/2019 18:57

THOMAN

MVA in the area of Thoman Drive and Locust Road.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

03/03/2019 19:45

SEVEN VALLEYS

Assist motorist in the area of Seven Valleys Rd and Fair Ln, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

03/03/2019 19:53

GLATFELTERS STA

 

Assist FD in the 6200 blk of Glatfelter’s Station Rd, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

03/03/2019 20:03

 

MOULSTOWN

Disabled vehicle in the area of Moulstown Road and Trolley Road.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

03/03/2019 20:19

WEST JACKSON

Welfare check in the 200 blk of W Jackson St, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

03/03/2019 23:15

YORK

 

Disabled vehicle on York Rd near Mill Rd, Heidelberg Twp.

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

 

03/03/2019 23:51

KITZMILLER

MVA in the area of Kitzmiller Road and Pentland Road.

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