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Fri. Sep 1st 2017
Sergeant Jay Ruff's Last Shift

After 43 years of service to the Borough of Alburtis Police Department, Sergeant Jay Ruff worked his last shift from 7am to 3...

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Thu. Aug 31st 2017
Sergeant Jay Ruff's Retirement Party

On Thursday August 31, 2017, at 6pm a retirement party was held for Sergeant Jay Ruff at Lehigh Lodge #3262120 Route 100...

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Mon. Oct 31st 2016
Glowsticks provided to Alburtis Elementary School Students

Thanks to donations from KC Stoves & Fireplaces and Canns-Bilco Outdoor Power Equipment Distributor, the Alburtis Police ...

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2017:  A YEAR IN REVIEW

The year 2017 was a busy year for the Borough of Alburtis Police Department.  The police department saw some historic records in number of incidents (1,631 incidents) and traffic citations.  The police department issued 978 traffic citations during the course of the year, the previous high was in 2012 when the department issued 158 traffic citations.  The drastic increase in traffic citations was primarily due to tractor trailers that were over width/length traveling off their designated routes and into the borough.  The 978 traffic citations resulted in over $216,000 in fines being issued and other costs (fees, EMS Fund, etc.) assigned to the traffic citations totaling over $101,000.  

The department saw the departure of Senior Patrol Officer Cory Fluck, Officer Alexander Smith, and Officer Joseph Britt for other job opportunities and the retirement of Sergeant Jay Ruff.  Officers Troy Leonard and Broc Termini were hired in December 2017 to help fill the void.

The Alburtis Police Officers' Association conducted contract negotiations with the Borough of Alburtis beginning in June 2017.  Neither party were able to compromise on a contract and the contract went to arbitration in October 2017.  The arbitrators' decision should be announced in early 2018.

The police department conducted a First Responder/Military Appreciation Day, a Hawaiian Luau, and the National Night Out Event at the Alburtis Area Community Center's Pool as part of their continued summer Crime Prevention Program.  For safety the police department distributed over 650 glowsticks to students at the Alburtis Elementary School and various trick-or-treaters for Halloween.

The Borough of Alburtis Police Department looks forward to serving the community in 2018 and hopes everyone has a safe and healthy year.
         

SERGEANT JAY RUFF RETIRES!!!

  On September 1, 2017, Sergeant Jay Ruff worked his last shift, signing off the radio for the last time at 3pm.  "Uncle" Jay worked for the Borough of Alburtis Police Department for 43 years serving the police department, borough, and his country with honor, pride, and loyalty. We wish "Uncle" Jay the best of luck in his retirement years.

On Thursday August 31, 2017 a retirement party was held at Lehigh Lodge in Lower Macungie Township for Sergeant Ruff.  Sergeant Ruff received numerous citations from government officials and a crystal plaque from the Alburtis Police Department recognizing him for his dedicated service.

 

FIRST RESPONDER / MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

On Saturday June 24, 2017 the Alburtis Police Department and the Alburtis Area Community Center hosted a First Responder / Military Appreciation Day to honor and support our local heroes.   There were displays, raffles, games, food, vendors, bounce house, and lots of fun.  Thank you to everyone that participated!  

DONORS/SPONSORS:

     TURKEY HILL  
            (Drinks and Ice Cream)

     CHICK-FA-LA  
            (Basket for Raffle)
     LEHIGH VALLEY IRON PIGS
            (Tickets for Raffle)
     DORNEY PARK & WILDWATER KINGDOM
            (Tickets for Raffle)
     HATFIELD MEATS
            (Hot Dogs)

 

VENDORS/FOOD:

     TURKEY HILL
            (Free drinks and ice cream, while supplies last)

     ALBURTIS POLICE DEPARTMENT
            (Free Hot Dogs, while supplies last)
     ALBURTIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
            (Waffles and Ice Cream)
     BSA VENTURING CREW #77 & SEISHOLTZVILLE FIRE CO.
           (Funnel Cake)

 

 

2016 CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM DONORS

CORPORATE SPONSORS ($500.00 or more)
          Hatfield Quality Meats (Clemens Food Group) 
(website link)
          Norm's Shell Station

 

EVENT SPONSORS ($250.00 - $499.99)
          ESSA Bank & Trust
(website link)

 

DOOR PRIZE SPONSORS ($100.00 - $249.99)
          Chipotle Mexican Grill
          Embassy Bank  
(website link)

 

BASKET SPONSORS (Up to $99.99)

 

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR 2016 CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM DONORS, BECAUSE OF THEM WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL HAWAIIAN LUAU AND NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT!!!

 

MISSION STATEMENT

"To serve and protect the Borough of Alburtis by providing the highest quality police services that are responsive to the needs of the community. We will contribute to the safety and security of the community by developing partnerships with the community, while ensuring that our police services are fair, unbiased, judicious, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals".

We are committed to working together as a progressive Police Department, in a problem-solving partnership with community organizations, government agencies, private groups, and individual citizens to fight crime and improve the quality of life for the people of Alburtis.

 

 

 

 

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT

CIVILIAN ACTIVE SHOOTER VIDEO

With the recent attention being paid to active shooter incidents, the above YouTube video was produced by the City of Houston and endorsed by the Department of Homeland Security to give instructions to civilians on how to survive an active shooter incident.

 

DON'T WAIT, COMMUNICATE

VIDEO

A 30-second Public Service Announcement brought to you by the New York City Emergency Management and the Ad Council on the importance of creating a family emergency communication plan.

 

AARP FRAUD WATCH NETWORK
LINK TO WEBSITE
The AARP Fraud Watch Network provides information on various fraud scams currently taking place.

 

 

DID YOU RECEIVE A PHONE CALL FROM THE IRS??

IRS SCAM REPORTING

If you received a phone call from the IRS, it is probably a scam.  Please report this to the Treasury Department at the link above.  There is also a list of phone numbers being used by the scammers on the Treasury Department page.  Remember the IRS does not call you to say you owe money.  If you have any questions regarding this or if a relative calls saying they need money sent via Western Union or MoneyGram or any other wiring service, please contact the police department prior to sending any money, as these are various scams being used. 

 

 

 

 

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DID YOU KNOW.........

Ken Osmond (the actor who played Eddie Haskell in Leave it the Beaver) became a Los Angeles Police Officer after the show ended.  He ended up being shot in the line of duty and survived because of his bullet proof vest.  He is now retired.

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