Crime Watch Program:
The BPPD Crime Watch Program is coordinated by the department’s Crime Prevention Office at the direction of the Chief of Police. The Crime Watch program is one of many methods the department uses to disseminate and collect information. It is also used to educate our residents and, in turn, to be educated by them. We believe the best way to help prevent crime is through educating the community.
Historically, residents who volunteer their time as Crime Watch members seek greater interaction with the police department than the average resident. Therefore, the department has implemented various programs to accomplish this. These programs help members better understand the role of law enforcement in general, and of the BPPD in particular. With this information, as well as specific information as to ongoing criminal activity, they are better able to be the extra “eyes and ears” we need to more effectively police our community. The feedback we get from them is invaluable in helping us to better communicate with the municipality as a whole.
What can Crime Watch members do to help keep Bethel Park safe?
- Be Alert
- Know your neighborhoods and watch out for each other
- Report suspicious activities and crime to the police
- Stay up to date on crime and crime prevention strategies
A monthly Crime Watch meeting will be held at the Community Center at 7:00 p.m. These meetings will be hosted by the Chief of Police and Crime Prevention Officer to highlight current crime trends in Bethel Park and the surrounding communities. In addition, guest speakers will be invited to provide information on crime prevention and community resources. Crime Watch Meetings are typically scheduled:
- The 1st Monday of every month at 7 PM at the Community Center (except July, August, and September)
If you would like to be added to the Crime Watch email list, please forward your information to the Crime Prevention Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
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To report Crime or Suspicious Activity call 412-833-2000 to talk to Bethel Park Police Directly. If you dial 911 and are reporting a crime or suspicious activity in Bethel Park the 911 Dispatcher will transfer your call to the Bethel Park Police.
Anonymous Tips can be called into the hotline (412) 851-BPPD (or 2773) or emailed to email@example.com .
For more information about reporting suspicious activity click the link below;
See Something Say Something.