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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: October 5, 2023 10:44 AM
From: Representative Barry J. Jozwiak
To: All House members
Subject: Elimination of Part-Time Police Departments
 
In the near future, I will introduce a package of legislation that will require police departments in boroughs, townships and cities in Pennsylvania to operate as full-time departments.
 
Throughout Pennsylvania, there are a number of police departments that operate only on a part-time basis. In many instances, this requires the Pennsylvania State Police to provide police coverage for a portion of the day in a specific area. This can create unnecessary inefficiencies and confusion in appropriate coverage and can hinder or slow ongoing criminal investigations.  
 
My package of legislation will help to remedy these issues by requiring police departments to operate on a full-time basis. A full-time police department will be defined as a police force that maintains 24-hour-per-day police coverage in its designated area.   Departments can be full time departments, ”regionalize,” to be a full time department, or townships, & boroughs can contract with full time police departments.   Importantly, nothing in this legislation will prohibit or limit full time police departments from utilizing part-time police officers.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation which is intended to strengthen police departments and increase public safety in police departments of the second class city.
 



Document #1

Introduced as HB2259

Description: Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation which is intended to strengthen police departments and increase public safety in police departments of the second class township.
 

Document #2

Introduced as HB2258

Description: Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation which is intended to strengthen police departments and increase public safety in police departments of the first class city.
 

Document #3

Introduced as HB2257

Description: Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation which is intended to strengthen police departments and increase public safety in police departments of the first class township.
 

Document #4

Introduced as HB2260

Description: Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation which is intended to strengthen police departments and increase public safety in police departments of the boroughs and incorporated towns and 11 cities.