Dispatcher: (610) 384-2300
Fax: (610) 384-4659
It is the mission of the City of Coatesville Police Department to serve and protect the persons and property within the corporate limits of the City of Coatesville and to enforce all state and local laws in a professional and courteous manner. We are active in community awareness to ensure every resident, business, and business owner are less likely to be victimized. Our police officers are determined to protect and support individual rights while providing for the security of persons and property. We will continue to do everything we can to minimize criminal activity, eradicate drug activity and provide a safer community. Remember to save a life and don’t drink and drive—and always wear your seatbelt!!
|Name||Title or Role||Phone|
|Jack Laufer, III||Chief of Police||610-384-2300 ext email@example.com|
|James Audette||Admin Sergeant||610-384-2300 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sandy Steen||Administrative Secretary||610-384-2300 ext email@example.com|
|Dan Kuhn||Records Clerk||610-384-2300 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ofc Rodger Ollis||Community Policing||610-384-2300 Ext.email@example.com|
|Juan Rivera||Parking Enforcement||610-384-2300|
Department History and Organization Overview
The Detective division is comprised of one Sergeant and five Detectives. These Detectives are all seasoned investigators with specialized training in a variety of areas relating to criminal investigations. The Detective Division is responsible for all criminal investigations that take place within the City of Coatesville. These investigations include, but are not limited to crimes against persons, crimes against property and juvenile crimes. The Division handles all high profile cases and works in conjunction with many outside agencies to successfully close and prosecute cases.Members of the Detective Division are assigned to specialized Task Forces such as the Chester County Municipal Drug Task Force, The Federal Bureau of Investigations Violent Crimes Task Force, and the United States Marshalls Fugitive Apprehension Task Force. These specialized units allow the Division to work hand in hand with local, State and Federal agencies bringing an abundance of resources to the City of Coatesville’s Police Department.
Narcotics enforcement within the City of Coatesville requires the efforts of all police personnel on a regular basis. There are however several highly trained detectives who specialize in narcotics investigations and fall within the Detective division. These Detectives utilize specialized equipment in conjunction with their training to work in a variety of ways to investigate narcotics activity. These Detectives work with local, State and Federal agencies to bring additional resources into the City that has allowed the department to gain firm ground in the daily war on drugs. Members of the narcotics division are assigned to work with outside agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Chester County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Task Force (HIDTA).
The Patrol Division is overseen by the Patrol Lieutenant and is comprised of 4 Sergeants, 4 Corporals, 12 Patrol Officers and a Community Policing Officer. The Patrol Officers are the first line of defense. They are assigned to work one of three patrol sectors that divide the City. Besides answering calls for service from our Citizens, Police Officers within this division are responsible for proactive intervention and enforcement as well as Community Policing. A large percentage of our officers also work in other specialized units such as Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT), the Chester County Municipal Drug Task Force, Major Incident Response Team (MIRT), and/or the Western Chester County Emergency Response Team (WCCERT). All the Police Officers regardless of their function attend continuing education and instruction through the year.
Community policing is a philosophy that promotes police department strategies. Through constructive interaction with members of the community, the partnerships and problem-solving techniques utilized can proactively address the concerns and conditions that give rise to public safety, crime, social disorder, quality of life issues and the fear of crime.
Community Policing Mission Statement:
The mission of the community policing division of the City of Coatesville Police Department is to promote positive change by serving as a partner with members of the community, businesses and organizations in an effort to address areas of concern.
The Community Partnerships and Collaboration:
The main areas of focus are Neighborhood Watch and Community Beautification. However, community policing doesn’t stop there. Much time is spent at schools, organizations, community events and residential areas. The objective is to reach as many people as possible while providing a positive interaction with police. By promoting safety, educating the public and listening to concerns, the police department and community work together to resolve issues and work toward making Coatesville a better place to visit, live, work and play.
Quality of Life Issues
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to remain in or upon any street, public place or establishment in the city between 9:00 p.m. prevailing time and 6:00 a.m. prevailing time, Sunday through Thursday and between 10:00 pm prevailing time and 6:00 am prevailing time, Friday and Saturday except when curfew hours established hereunder are temporarily suspended or modified by proclamation of the City Council of the City of Coatesville. In addition, for those children under the age of twelve (12), the foregoing prohibition against remaining in or upon any street, public place or established in the city, shall be effective between 9:00 pm prevailing time and 6:00 am prevailing time Sunday through Saturday.
It is the responsibility of the Parking Enforcement Officer to enforce the parking regulations within the City limits.For specific information of parking regulations please refer to Chapter 218 – Vehicles and Traffic in the City of Coatesville Ordinance.
The owner or lessee of any automatic protection device, by the installation thereof or by the continuance of the installation thereof as to any such device installed at the effective date of this chapter, shall be deemed to have consented to pay to the city twenty-five dollars ($25) for each false alarm after the first such alarm originating from said automatic protection device in any six-month period.
No person shall make or cause to be made or continued any noise disturbance between the hours of 9:00 pm and 8:00 am. Such violations will be subject to pay a fine of not more than $600 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. For more specific information please refer to chapter 161 -Noise of the City of Coatesville Ordinance.
Controlling litter on the streets of Coatesville is everyone’s responsibility. Maintaining our streets and keeping them free of litter increases community pride and contributes to a safer and more orderly environment. The Coatesville Police Department takes a zero tolerance approach to littering. Anyone caught littering in the City of Coatesville will be charged in accordance with local ordinance and State law. For more specific information please refer to Chapter 190-Solid Waste of the City of Coatesville Ordinance.
- DOT Person with Disability Parking Placard Application*mv-145a.pdf (140.79 KB)
- DOT Application for Disabled VA Plate / Severely Disabled VA Motorcycle Plate Decal*mv-145v.pdf (28.84 KB)
- Parking Ticket Complaint Formparking_tix_complaint.pdf (110.69 KB)
- Citizen’s Complaint Against Policepolice_citizen_complaint_against_police.pdf (25.37 KB)
- Handicapped Parking Sign Application Formpolice_handicapped_sign_initial_app.pdf (106.47 KB)
- Handicapped Parking Sign Renewal Formpolice_handicapped_sign_renewal.pdf (69.58 KB)
*For more information on this form, click here.
Report Fee Structure
The following table shows the commonly request reports or documentation from the Police Department and their associated fees as established by City Code.
|Fingerprinting of private citizen||$20|
|Jail cell rental||$100 per prisoner per day|
|Police presence at special events involving paid attendance||$155.48 (minimum of four hours presence |
for any event with up to 100 attendees)*
|Impound fee:||$30 per day, not to exceed $300|
*This amount will increase for every multiple of 100 attendees (or portion thereof) and will also be increased after the minimum four hours of presence at the applicable rate of $38.87 per man-hour per every multiple of 100 attendees (or portion thereof).