The Support Services Bureau provides vital services to the Department and consists of the Traffic Safety, Communications, Records, Computer & Technology, Motor Unit, UTV, and Fleet Management.
Traffic Safety is responsible for investigating all serious motor vehicle accidents and any other accident that a supervisor deems necessary. Officers assigned to this section are also responsible for periodic traffic enforcement, education, engineering, and traffic studies. Officers in this unit received specialized training in Accident investigation and Reconstruction, including pedestrian, commercial, motorcycle. They have also received training in Traffic Engineering and work closely with the Borough Engineer. Traffic safety is also responsible for the Department vehicle fleet, our vehicles run twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and need to have all emergency equipment and supplies needed to respond to calls for service.
Communications is the lifeline between the public and the department. Ensuring radio, phone and data communications all operate properly, monitoring radio and telephone communications of law enforcement, other emergency responders, and the public.
Records personnel are responsible for organizing, filing and maintaining all official documents and reports of the department. They are also responsible for the dissemination of documents via discovery and OPRA requests.
Computer and Technology is responsible for overseeing, maintaining and ensuring integrity of the Department’s computer network, data systems and electronic information. This includes, but is not limited to all associated computer hardware, software, electronic files, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, and accessing information from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as well as a multitude of other law enforcement databases associated with the Department.
The Motor Unit is comprised of two Harley Davidson Motorcycles and currently has three officers who received specialized training in the operation and handling of them. The unit is used to supplement patrol when manpower allows, escort dignitaries and funerals, and operate during special events such as parades.
The UTV is a Polaris Utility Vehicle which all officers are trained in operating. This vehicle is a four wheel drive off road vehicle used to respond to emergencies where a normal patrol vehicle cannot respond. It is also used to assist during special events such as parades or locations where large crowds may gather.