Divisions & Staff
The West Goshen Police Department is a full-service police agency that handles approximately 25,000 calls a year for service. The agency consists of 32 sworn officers, 2 of which we are proud to say have honorably served our country in the United States Marine Corps, 1 who served in the United States Army and 1 is currently serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as Captain.
Most officers within the agency are also members of the Municipal Drug Task Force.
In addition to the sworn personnel, we have 4 full-time civilian employees that provide police dispatch services Monday through Friday from 7 am to 11 pm and handle all clerical matters for the agency as our Police Administration.
The Criminal Investigations Division handles all criminal investigations and works closely with surrounding agencies and the District Attorney's office, as well as the Crime Victims Center of Chester County.
Juvenile & Community Relations
The department has 3 officers assigned to handle matters involving our Juveniles and Community Relations. These officers are in the schools every day of the school year.
Our Patrol Division consists of 4 platoons of officers that are on patrol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and a power shift that supplements the Patrol Division at high volume times.
The Traffic Division is responsible for the investigation of all serious traffic accidents, in addition to coordination of traffic and engineering studies to determine the proper regulations of local traffic issues.
Regional Emergency Response Team
The department is also an integral member of the West Chester Regional Emergency Response Team that is comprised of officers from 7 municipalities that are specially trained to handle critical incidents within those municipalities.