Police Department

 

The Brighton Township Police Department is located at 1300 Brighton Road in the Municipal Building. The department consists of the following: Chief of Police Howard Blinn, Captain Peter Benedict, two Sergeants, one Corporal, three patrolmen and several part-time officers. The Department provides twenty-four hour patrol coverage.  All non-emergency calls to the department should be directed through the Emergency Services Center Dispatch in Beaver at 724-774-1789. All emergency calls are directed to 911. 

 

Police Department Launches Project Lifesaver

The Brighton Township Police Department is a certified and participating member agency of Project Lifesaver. This program is designed to help people in our community that have the tendency to wander and was created with two goals; to streamline search and rescue procedures and to help save lives. Designated officers of the Police Department have undergone an extensive training course covering Autism, Alzheimer’s, Down Syndrome and other cognitive conditions and are certified as electronic search specialists.

 

How does the program work?

Persons enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Brighton Township Police Department acting as the Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Program participants have found that most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes.

 

You can help with your donations.

Each bracelet costs $300. The Department is now accepting donations to assist program participants with a financial need. If you wish to make a donation, please contact Officer Eric Schwartz at 724-728-1134 Ext. 207 or by email at eschwartz@brightontwp.org. Click here to see Officer Schwartz’ letter and program equipment cost to help you decide on an appropriate donation.

 

 

HOUSE WATCH

If you are going to be away from your home for a period of time, the police department will make periodic checks on your residence while you are away. Prior to leaving, phone the department at 724-728-1134 with departure and return dates.

 

 

D.A.R.E. (DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION)

D.A.R.E. is a nationally recognized program that gives children the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teach children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. Brighton Township Police Sergeant Peter Benedict is a certified D.A.R.E. training officer and teaches the curriculum at the Dutch Ridge Elementary School.

 

 

 

Following a full day of activities during D.A.R.E. Days on May 30, 2017, officers of the Brighton Township Police Department
take a picture with the D.A.R.E. award winners for the 6th grade at the Dutch Ridge Elementary School.
 
Shown in the photo are Addison Stacy (Best Overall Book) and Emma Malagise (Best Overall Essay). Behind the students from the Brighton Township Police Department are Captain Benedict, Corporal Yates, Officer Curtaccio, Sergeant Gianvito, Officer Baer and Officer Schwartz.
 
The Township would like to thank the staff, teachers and administration of the Beaver Area School District for their continued
support of, and participation in, the D.A.R.E. program at Dutch Ridge Elementary School. At the year-end D.A.R.E. Days celebration students received a Certificate of Completion and D.A.R.E. T-shirt. The Rotary Club of Beaver provided financial support through a cash donation towards the purchase of the T-shirts.

 

The Township would like to thank the staff, teachers and administration of the Beaver Area School District for their support of, and participation in, the D.A.R.E. program at Dutch Ridge Elementary School. At the May 31st year-end celebration with over 180 student participants, during which each student received a Certificate of Completion and D.A.R.E. T-shirt. The Rotary Club of Beaver provided financial support through a cash donation for the purchase of the T-shirts.

 

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a nationally-recognized program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. D.A.R.E. is a police officer led series of classroom lessons that teach children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

 

 

BEAVER COUNTY CRIME SOLVERS

Beaver County Crime Solvers is used by local law enforcement agencies, including the Brighton Township Police Department, when a crime is committed and there are not eyewitnesses or suspect information. B.C. Crime Solvers posts the crime in various media in an effort to help solve crimes. Calls are made to a tip line, with the callers remaining completely confidential. Cash rewards are provided to callers providing information leading to an arrest for a crime committed in Beaver County. Funds are raised through donations, which are tax deductible.

 

Want More Information?

Check their website at www.beavercountycrimesolvers.com.