Category: Police


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)

Public Safety Announcement

Due to Wednesday’s impending storm, local public schools will be closed. Borough Hall will also be closed (for normal business as well as for all non-essential personnel).

Residents are advised if possible, to stay off the roads or to curtail travel in the interest of public safety. Snow Crews will be working throughout the storm to plow and salt streets, but an official emergency declaration will not be invoked – meaning cars may park on emergency streets, so long as they do not impede motor vehicle travel. Residents are advised that for emergencies, call 911.
For power outages, call PECO at 1-800-841-4141
For Emergency Management concerns, call 484-843-6872
Also please check the website for continuing updates.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we pull together to safely make it through this latest storm.

Mayor Hepkins

Youth Police Academy

Apply Now for Youth Police Academy

The police departments of Aldan, Clifton Heights, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne and Yeadon boroughs are holding a Youth Police Academy for ages 13 to 17. This eight-week police academy-style program meets on Thursday nights from March 1 through April 26, from 6 to 9 pm at the American Legion Post 1000, 106 Bonsall Avenue, Aldan, PA 19018. Participants learn about the U.S. Constitution and our legal system, as well as police practices and procedures.

The program is led by officers from all five departments, giving the police and young people a chance to get to know each other. There is a lot of practical, hands-on participation, and both officers and the participants will have a good time and learn a few things. For more information, please contact Bobbi Harris at the Lansdowne Police Department (610-623-0700), or download the 2018 Application Packet. This is a great program for young people who want to learn more about police work or are interested in a career in public safety.

Other resources:
Program Application
Program Flyer

Yeadon Police Chief: Kids Design Contest

Calling on ALL creative children in Yeadon! Police Chief Paparo needs your help!

Chief Paparo is searching for talented children who live in Yeadon to help change our police cars and uniform patches. The Chief is looking for a creative design that residents and visitors of Yeadon will think is really cool! Do you have what it takes? Would you like to win a prize? Winners’ artwork could end up on the side of our police cars and worn by every Yeadon Police Officer.

The top three designs will be considered in whole or in part for inclusion in the new look of our police cars and patches. Winners will receive the following:

First Place: $100 gift card
Second Place: $50 gift card
Third Place: $30 gift card

CONTEST deadline is Wednesday – February 28, 2018. Winners will be announced within a week of this deadline.

All entrants can submit their artwork and contact information to:

Police Chief Anthony Paparo
Yeadon Police Department
600 Church Lane, 1st Floor
Yeadon PA 19050

Police Alert: Car Break-Ins, January 25

A Message from Police Chief Anthony Paparo:

Overnight we had several cars broken into and ransacked. If your car was entered, please ensure you report this to us, regardless of the fact if nothing was taken. We are actively working to catch these criminals, but we need your help. I wish I could tell you we could be everywhere, but we all know that with other calls for service it only takes a few minutes for us to leave an area and this to occur. But together we can prevent it by reporting anything out of the ordinary by being vigilant. Don’t leave anything in view that may tempt someone to break in, and DONT HESITATE TO CALL US. If you think something is wrong CALL US. You are not bothering us, let me make that clear, not one call to us for service is bothering us. I hear that over and over again. Know I and the officers of YOUR Department will not rest until we catch and prosecute the thieves involved in this. If you have cameras about your property please review them for me, and if you have video of suspicious persons or vehicles that may help us identify them, please call me at 610-623-7611 so I can have an officer respond.

Stay safe, Chief Paparo