CHIEF OF POLICE - WILLIAM WIEGMAN
The Lower Southampton Township Police Department has proudly served residents and businesses continuously since 1951. Currently with thirty officers; the department provides twenty-four hour service to the community including emergency response, criminal investigations, domestic violence intervention, as well as a variety of community policing services
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Driver Responsibility - Very Important from the Police Department
SCHOOL BUS ………DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY
1. When a school bus operator activates the red signal and STOP sign arm, a driver of a vehicle, either approaching from the opposite direction or behind the school bus must stop at least 10 feet from the bus, remained stopped until the red lights are turned off.
2. When a school bus operator activates the yellow lights of the school bus he is notifying the driver that a Stop to either pick up or let off children will occur within 100 to 300 feet. Drivers observing the yellow flashing lights should proceed with caution and only proceed pass the bus if traveling in the opposite direction.
3. Remember the utmost caution must be used when a bus is picking up or unloading children. THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN MUST BE YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION.
4. VIOLATIONS OF THE RED SIGNAL/STOP ARM AT A SCHOOL BUS CARRIES A HEAVY PENALTY. FIVE (5) POINTS ON YOUR LICENSE, A HEFTY FINE AND A 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE.
The community policing concept grew from the need of local law enforcement agencies to enlist the help of the public in meeting the problems brought on by a rising crime rate. Simple law
enforcement was no longer enough to battle crime. Crime prevention and problem solving needed to be emphasized.
In an effort to better serve the community, Lower Southampton Police have developed the following community policing programs:
DARE – Drug Abuse Resistance Education
Home Security Surveys
Criminal Justice Explorer Post
Civilian Police Academy
Commercial/Retail Security Programs
Bicycle Safety Programs
Youth Aid Panel
Car Seat Safety Checks
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Officer Gerald Scott
Lower Southampton Police