DID YOU KNOW??
STOP SIGNS from the late 1920's until 1954 were Yellow
Yes, yellow was the standard color for stop signs for nearly 30 years. In fact, the red stop sign has only been the standard for the last 60 years. Before then, the octagonal traffic sign was yellow, with the word STOP in black letters. It wasn’t until 1954 that the stop sign became the bright red color, adorned with white letters that we now know today. This change also served to distinguish the regulatory stop sign from yellow warning signs, and also made the color consistent with that of red traffic signal indications, which for decades had used red to signal "stop". From Triviatoday.com
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.
The National Rifle Association's Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program
"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
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
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??
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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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.
As of 8/1/2016
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