Township Police Visited Schools 12 Times in January

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Six different Lower Pottsgrove Police Department officers made a total of 12 visits over 20 school days during January 2022 in the Pottsgrove School District, police Chief Rick Bell notified the township Board of Commissioners last week during that governing body’s first February meeting.

Of the 12:

  • Three visits involved routine foot patrols of school properties. Five calls were for “selected patrols.” One was labeled as a “service call,” apparently for an unfounded or erroneous alarm.
  • One visit, on Jan. 14, was labeled as “disorderly conduct” and apparently involved alleged harassment at an unspecified building.
  • Two other visits, on Jan. 13 and 28, were in response to what were labeled as “disturbances.” Again, the buildings or student populations involved were not specified.

Three district buildings, Pottsgrove High, and Lower Pottsgrove and Ringing Rocks elementaries, are located within the township.

The labels identifying each visit correspond with Pennsylvania’s Uniform Crime Reporting System, the method by which the state tracks all statistics used “in law enforcement administration, operation, and management.” Each label bears a distinct and different definition in UCR compilations.

Uniform photo supplied by Lower Pottsgrove Police and edited by The Posts