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Police Welcome New Officer, Share Community Updates

The Falls Township Police Department introduced its newest officer, William Tanner, during a recent Falls Township Board of Supervisors meeting.

Officer Tanner

Tanner, a married father of three who graduated from the Temple University Municipal Police Academy, had worked as a police officer in New Hope prior to beginning his work in Falls Township.

In keeping the community informed of police department happenings, the board asked that Chief Bill Wilcox or a designee share a monthly report of activities regarding criminal activities police are seeing more readily, tips for residents to stay safe, as well as other police-related matters.

During a recent Supervisors meeting, police shared that the department has partnered with Towns Against Graffiti - a multi-jurisdiction crime prevention program serving eight other Bucks County municipalities - to eliminate and remove graffiti as soon as possible.

Over the summer months, police are holding a seminar for Pennsbury bus drivers on how they should handle incidents of violence, as well as drivers failing to adhere to stop signs. Concerns related to stop signs will be addressed in the fall.

As warm weather becomes a constant, Falls Township Police will be pedaling about on bikes more readily. Currently five officers use bikes and more will begin to do so by the end of May, police said. The unexpected mode of transportation helps take suspects by surprise, police said.

Thefts from vehicles are also more common in spring and summer months. Police reminded motorists to lock their car doors.

“If you lock the doors of your cars you will not be a victim.”

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