John T. Krimmel, Jr.
Chief of Police
The Lower Southampton Township Police Department has proudly served residents and businesses continuously since 1951. Currently with thirty officers; the department provides twenty-four hour service to the community including emergency response, criminal investigations, domestic violence intervention, as well as a variety of community policing services.
Free Car Seat Inspections
Lower Southampton Police Department conducts year round FREE Car Seat Safety Inspection Checks!
To reserve your appointment please email Officer Koehnlein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your appointment for car seat inspection can run around 45 minutes so please schedule your appointment when you have this time available.
Free Gun Locks
The Lower Southampton Township Police Department is a proud participant in Project ChildSafe, a program that distributes FREE cable style gun locks so gun owners can safely secure their firearms. The program was developed the National Shooting Sports Foundation. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide comprehensive firearm storage and save handling education. The FREE gun locks can be picked up at the Lower Southampton Township Police Department, Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
More information and ideas can be found by visiting www.projectchildsafe.org
Driver Responsibilities - School Bus Safety1. When a school bus operator activates the red signal and STOP sign arm, a driver of a vehicle, either approaching from the opposite direction or behind the school bus must stop at least 10 feet from the bus, remained stopped until the red lights are turned off.
2. When a school bus operator activates the yellow lights of the school bus he is notifying the driver that a Stop to either pick up or let off children will occur within 100 to 300 feet. Drivers observing the yellow flashing lights should proceed with caution and only proceed pass the bus if traveling in the opposite direction.
3. Remember the utmost caution must be used when a bus is picking up or unloading children. THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN MUST BE YOUR FIRST CONSIDERATION.
4. VIOLATIONS OF THE RED SIGNAL/STOP ARM AT A SCHOOL BUS CARRIES A HEAVY PENALTY. FIVE (5) POINTS ON YOUR LICENSE, A HEFTY FINE AND A 60 DAY SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE.
Community OutreachThe community policing concept grew from the need of local law enforcement agencies to enlist the help of the public in meeting the problems brought on by a rising crime rate. Simple law enforcement was no longer enough to battle crime. Crime prevention and problem solving needed to be emphasized.
In an effort to better serve the community, Lower Southampton Police have developed the following community policing programs:
- DARE – Drug Abuse Resistance Education
- Town Watch
- Home Security Surveys
- Criminal Justice Explorer Post
- Civilian Police Academy
- Commercial/Retail Security Programs
- Bicycle Safety Programs
- Youth Aid Panel
- Car Seat Safety Checks
NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance)Network of Victim Assistance NOVA is working to create safer communities in Bucks County. NOVA provides free and confidential advocacy and counseling support for crime victims, as well as safety awareness programs for community members. For more information, visit us online at www.novabucks.org. You can help to create a safer community and support victims of crime in Bucks County. Network of VictimAssistance NOVA is looking for volunteers for our Victim Support Hotline and our NOVA Thrift Shop in Fountainville. Contact Julie at 215-343-6543 email@example.com. Flexible schedule and plenty of opportunities to help.