Category: Police

Citizens Police Academy

Participants Wanted for Second Annual Citizens Police Academy

Yeadon Police Department proudly presents the Second Annual Citizens Police Academy beginning March 4, 2020 and ending with a graduation on April 16, 2020. Classes will be held at Yeadon Borough Hall, every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The academy is free, and class size is limited to 20 residents of Yeadon. Applications from outside jurisdictions will be accepted on an available seating basis.

The Yeadon Citizens Police Academy will create a challenging atmosphere, and provide residents/cadets with an inside look at what it takes to be a police officer. This program will create confidence, self-discipline, physical security and fitness awareness, and foster team-building mindsets, while bringing you into the world of policing. Instructors are police officers with a strong desire to open lines of communication with those we swear to protect and serve, to create positive police and public interactions, so that a deeper understanding of policing can serve to foster a stronger bond with citizens and their police officers.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, February 18, 2019 for consideration. Hard copies are available at Yeadon Police HQ. Once registered, you will be notified of your approval for the course, a week prior to the class start date.

To learn more, download the complete course program, terms, and application.

Applications may be submitted via emailto or drop off your application in person to Yeadon Borough Police Headquarters.

Questions about the program? Please contact Chief Paparo at 610-623-7611.

Deadline for applications is Monday, February 24, 2020

YPD Full Time Police Officer Position

Employment Opportunity: Full-Time Police Officer

The Borough of Yeadon is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications can be obtained from the Yeadon Borough Police Department located on the first floor of the Yeadon Municipal Building or downloaded here. The applications will be available from 12:00 noon Friday, October 4, 2019 through 4:30 pm Friday, November 8, 2019, during regular business hours Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or online until applications are due to be returned.

All completed applications must be returned in person no later than 4:30 pm Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Yeadon Borough Police Department.

LOVE is the Answer

Yeadon Police Host National Day of Reconciliation Event

Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo invites residents to take part in the National Day of Reconciliation on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The event is a day of communication and healing between police and people of color in the United States. Locally, the Yeadon event takes place from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Yeadon Borough Hall and will feature community members watching a healing film (Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. is the Answer) and having healing discussions.

This event is free, and seating is limited. Registration is required.

Be part of the change, be part of a new direction for police and community members to rebuild trust, change hearts, restore faith, and heal one another.

Yeadon Police

Yeadon Police Host Second Annual Youth Police Academy

Yeadon Police proudly announces its Second Annual Youth Police Academy. The program will run eight weeks, beginning October 2, 2019 ending with a graduation during the borough council meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Youth Police Academy Classes will be held at Yeadon Borough Hall, every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm unless otherwise noted in the schedule. The academy is free, and class size is limited to 12 high school (grades 9-12) students residing in the William Penn School District. The application can be found here.

Aggressive Driving Initiative

Yeadon Police Department to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative

The Yeadon Police Department is among 64 departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties who will join Pennsylvania State Police in conducting aggressive-driving enforcement activities to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths on roadways as part of a statewide mobilization that runs through August 25, 2019.

As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the third wave will focus on running red lights, the Steer Clear law, tailgating, and heavy trucks. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as distracted driving, speeding, and failing to stop at stop signs will also be cited.

According to 2017 PennDOT data, there were 1,482 aggressive-driving related crashes and 17 fatalities in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 50,707 aggressive-driving related citations statewide, including 30,197 for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs resulted in 3,657 citations.

Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 68 felony arrests, 142 fugitives apprehended, 200 impaired driving arrests, and 1,259 occupant protection citations.

The aggressive-driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

To learn more about aggressive driving and other PennDOT safety initiatives visit

Yeadon Police Chief for a Day

Yeadon Police Announce “Chief for a Day” Contest for WPSD Students

Students of the William Penn School District are invited to take part in Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo’s Police Chief for a Day contest.

All you have to do is take a picture of you showing or doing something positive. Get creative, use your imagination. Post the pic using the hashtag #YeadonPDContest

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The top three (3) pictures posted will win a day with Chief Paparo learning about what it takes to be Chief of Police. Winners will be contacted with a reply to their post, so watch closely to see if you have won. Contest is open to all students of the William Penn School District. Contest starts on March 21, 2019. Contest will end on April 21, 2019 with winners announced April 22, 2019. The winners will come to work on National Take Your Kid to Work Day, Thursday, April 25, 2019 to celebrate this positive national initiative (unless your parent is taking you to work, then we will set up another day!).

Winners will receive a Yeadon Police T-Shirt, patches, and lunch with the Chief, as well other prizes for their efforts. So get out there, do something positive and take a pic to show it, and/or get a pic with an Officer, and then post it to one of our pages. You might just have what it takes to be Chief of Police for a day.

Anthony Paparo

Operation House Call: A Message from the Chief of Police

Hey Yeadon Residents! Who remembers back in the day when you could call the doctor and he/she came to your home and made you feel better?

Well, I’m not a doctor, but I have an idea. I call it Operation House Call. Here’s what I’m thinking. Too often the only time people have contact with police it’s negative; because they are in trouble, are having a problem that they need our intervention with to help, or they may be a victim of a crime or accident.

So here’s what I’m offering you – the residents of this town that I call home too: Instead of coffee with a cop where you have to come to me, how about I make a house-call to you when you want to voice a concern, get to meet me or say hello, have a question about police, or even think you might want to do a ride-a-long with me?

I am frequently on patrol, so why not give you access to your department that you might not be used to. So if you just want to talk, have a question, have a concern, are interested in a ride-a-long, anything, I want you to have a positive experience with us.

On those days that I am available, because I do take off every now and then (LOL), I will post that Operation House Call is in effect. Once you see that post, send me a private message with your address or phone, a good time to stop by, and I will respond back as soon as I get it, and stop by to meet you! Let’s do something positive together, because I truly believe that together we can do great and positive things.

What do you think Yeadonites, are you ready for a House Call?