Category: Police

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?

Cam Saw It

Own a Surveillance Camera? Register with the Police Department’s Cam Saw It! Program

Today, no matter where you go, what you do, at some point your activity is caught on camera. This video can at times provide law enforcement with crucial evidence, or help identify a potential suspect in a crime. Whether you own cameras for a business or residence, your voluntary participation with crime fighting can help make a difference when you provide video surveillance to law enforcement for investigative purposes. Yeadon’s Cam Saw It! (CSI) program is one more partnership with our community to help deter and solve crime. The CSI program is voluntary and your registration does not authorize Yeadon Police or any other law enforcement agency to enter your home or access your camera system without your expressed permission or knowledge.

To register your camera with the Yeadon Police Department’s Cam Saw It! Program, please download the complete application and terms and return when completed to Borough Hall or the Police Department.

– Chief Anthony Paparo

Cam Saw It! program application

Citizens Police Academy

Yeadon Police Department Accepting Applicants for Citizens Police Academy

Yeadon Police Department proudly presents a nine-week Citizens Police Academy beginning February 27, 2019 and ending with a graduation on April 18, 2019. 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.


Chief Paparo Announces Plans for #MissionLockitUp Decals

Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo has announced on Twitter that the department will soon be offering a reflective, weatherproof decal to place on car windows, front doors, and other locations to help remind residents to always lock their homes and vehicles. #MissionLockitUp is a reminder that the best way to prevent and deter thefts is to secure your property and keep valuables out of sight.

Chief Paparo discussed the program during a recent Fox29 news story. Watch below:

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1st Annual Youth Police Academy

Yeadon Police proudly announces its 1st Annual Youth Police Academy. The program will run (9) weeks, beginning September 19, 2018 ending with a graduation on November 14, 2018. 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 students of the William Penn School District grades 9-12. The application can be found here.

National Night Out

National Night Out at Evans Elementary School – Tuesday, August 7

Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo invites all residents to an evening of community building partnerships at the annual National Night Out taking place from 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 7.

The evening takes place at Evans Elementary School (900 Baily Road) and will feature:

  • Child ID Kits
  • Giveaways
  • Police SWAT Trucks
  • Fire Trucks
  • Public Safety Tips
  • Meet your Mayor, Council, Police Officers, Firefighters and Neighbors!

For more information, see the Event Flyer (PDF)