Frequently Asked Questions
  

 

Question: What hours is the police department open?
 
Answer: The police department is operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week, every day of the year.  However, police clerks only provide counter service between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The Borough Building is closed for counter service on all legal holidays.
 
Question: What number do I call if I need a police officer to respond to any situation?
 
Answer: Too oftencitizens call the police department to report incidents that need a police response. The Borough of Berwick Police Department police clerks do not dispatch calls for service. Only the 911 Center dispatches calls for service. Calling the Berwick Police Department when you need an officer only slows down the response time. Always call 911 for any emergency. When citizens are requesting a police response for non-emergencies they should call (570) 784-6300.
 
Question: Can I report anonymously?
 
Answer: Yes. Citizens may report anonymously when they call the 911 Center and the Borough of Berwick Police Department. Citizens may report anonymous narcotics tips at: tips@berwick-pa.com.
 
Question: How do I get a copy of a police report for my insurance company?
 
Answer: Request that your insurance company contact the police department. This will expedite the situation if the department deals directly with the insurance company, thus saving citizens time and work.
 
Question: What if the insurance company requests that I provide the report?
 
Answer: Reports are available at the police department.   See a police clerk between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The Borough Building is closed for counter service on all legal holidays.   Accident reports cost $15.   
 
Question: Where do I pay a parking ticket?
 
Answer: Near the main entrance to the police department is a parking ticket box. Citizens can place the ticket with exact change in the box or see the police clerk.    
 
Question: Where do I pay a traffic citation issued to me by Berwick Police?
 
Answer:  A traffic citation should be paid within 10 days and mailed to: Magisterial District Court (26-3-02), 339 West Front Street Berwick, PA 18603.     
 
Question: Does the police department do fingerprinting services?
 
Answer:  No. Fingerprinting is now done at the Columbia County Prison.

 

Question: Can the police department provide me with a copy of my criminal history for employment purposes, etc.?

 
Answer: No. For all criminal history requests citizens must go to this Pennsylvania State Police website: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp or contact the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH) Helpdesk at 1-888-783-7972.   
 

 Question: How do I Join the Berwick Community Watch Group?

 

 Answer: Contact Sergeant Monico at monico@berwick-pa.com,
or attend the monthly BACWG meetings 6:00 p.m. at City Hall on the second Tuesday of each month.   
Question: How do I reach a specific Officer?
 
Answer: Here is a list of email addresses for the officers:
 
Chief of Police (Ken Strish)
Assistant Chief of Police (Troy Maneval)
First Shift Sergeant (Roger Bodwalk)
Second Shift Sergeant (Stephen LeVan)
Third Shift Sergeant (Michael Monico)
Criminal Investigator (Gregory Martin)
Narcotics Officer (Brandon Shultz)
Officer Holden Sprung
Officer Michael Klinetob
Officer Scott Sienkiewicz
Officer James Shaw
Officer Reagan Rafferty
Officer Philip Mainiero pmainiero@berwick-pa.com
Officer Randy Gaugler rgaugler@berwick-pa.com
Officer Chris Nardi