The West Chester Police Department was established in 1967 and has grown from a small contingent of officers to a department of nearly 100 employees committed to keeping our community safe.
The West Chester Police Department, led by Police Chief Joel Herzog, is organized into three distinct bureaus, each with specific responsibilities designed to serve the community efficiently.
- Administration Bureau -
- Patrol Bureau -
- Support Bureau - The Support Bureau works behind-the-scenes to assist in day-to-day operations. Its responsibilities include criminal and internal investigations, surveillance, evidence collection and processing, case file management, youth aid and SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) operations; also school resource officers, Neighborhood Watch and similar activities.
The West Chester Police Department is funded through a separate tax levy approved by voters in 2010.
West Chester Police Tip Line
The West Chester Police Department recognizes the need for citizens to report observations about suspicious or unusual behavior of individuals in our community. If you witness a crime, or have knowledge of a crime, please call the West Chester Police Tip Line: (513) 759-7272. Your call is important to us!
Our tip line is monitored either by a detective or by police personnel. When leaving a voicemail callers are encouraged to leave as much detailed information as possible, including, names, addresses, vehicle license plates, descriptions of vehicles, and description of the suspicious activities. If you need to get in touch with an investigator immediately call West Chester Communications at (513) 777-2231.
All information is confidential and will be used to develop new cases or confirm cases already being investigated. Callers are also encouraged to leave information about any narcotic activities, or any other public safety concerns. Tip line callers may remain anonymous.