BOROUGH OF BANGOR

Settled 1760 Incorporated 1875

Police Department

For Emergencies dial 911     For non-emergencies dial 610-759-2200

https://twitter.com/BangorPD

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bangor Borough Police Department is to achieve a safe and crime-free community, while providing professional and prompt law enforcement and emergency services.

As members of the BPD, we commit ourselves to protecting, serving, and defending the residents of and visitors to Bangor Borough.  We recognize the diversity and challenges of policing in today’s age, and strive to enforce the law equally and fairly.  As proud members of the law enforcement profession, we endeavor to conduct ourselves in an honorable manner worthy of the community’s respect.

Outreach Programs

The Bangor Police Department offers a variety of FREE outreach programs for schools, families and other concerned citizens to take advantage of. These programs include: -Tours of the police station. -Trick or Treat Safety for Children -PennDOT approved program: Survival 101 -PennDOT approved program: the back is where it is at -School Bus Safety -Eddie Eagle Gun Safety -Car Seat Safety Programs for Parents and Caregivers. -Crime Prevention Programs -Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Program -Story time for Preschool and Kindergarten -Other programs can be tailored to your needs. To schedule a program for your group or organization please call the Bangor PD at 610-599-3338

About the Bangor Borough Police Department

The BPD is located on State Route 191 in Bangor Borough, Northampton County.  The BPD operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You may contact the BPD by calling the Northampton County Control Center at (610) 759-2200 for non emergencies.  For emergencies only dial 911.

The BPD is staffed by 6 full time patrol officers and 5 part-time patrol officers.  Each officer is involved in all aspects of modern law enforcement including, but not limited to: crime deterrence, investigation of criminal activity, apprehension and prosecution of criminal offenders, investigation of motor vehicle accidents, and the enforcement of Pennsylvania’s criminal and traffic laws.

In addition to the basic law enforcement duties described above, some officers participate in specialized assignments such as the inter-departmental Special Response Team, K9 Unit, Motor Carrier Enforcement, Accident Reconstruction, and the Northampton County Drug Task Force.

Patrol Division

Patrol is the backbone of any police department. The Bangor Borough Police Department runs a very aggressive patrol program. An aggressive patrol program results in higher crime deterrence, the discovery of in-progress criminal activity, and a higher rate of criminal offender apprehension. Ultimately, this leads to a lower crime rate and a better quality of life within the borough.  All police officers in the BPD perform duties in the Patrol Division.  The Patrol Division utilizes 4 marked police cars.

The vast majority of citizen contacts with the BPD are a result of a patrol function, be it responding to a call for service, a traffic stop, or investigating motor vehicle accidents.  As such, Patrol is the most highly visible portion of the BPD and the most easily recognized.

Each officer on duty is responsible for patrolling the entire borough, and responding to any and all emergencies or calls for service, as well as assisting neighboring police departments when requested.

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