Abbottstown set to switch to state police

Nov 30, 2011 Full story: Evening Sun 16

There will be a changing of the guard in Abbottstown beginning next year. For the first time since 2006, Eastern Adams Regional Police Department officers will not be patrolling the borough.

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Nancy McCormick

York, PA

#1 Dec 2, 2011
The state police are a larger more professional organization and we have a sudden increase in serious crime and I am glad.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#2 Dec 3, 2011
Nancy McCormick wrote:
The state police are a larger more professional organization and we have a sudden increase in serious crime and I am glad.
That's all true but the response time on most calls will be much longer beause of the distance the trooper will have to travel. Most likely, they will not be just a mile or so up the road. Remember that Abbottstown is on the extreme eastern side of Adams County and there are only a limited number of patrol cars on the road at any one time.
SJR

Hanover, PA

#3 Dec 5, 2011
Nancy, your an idiot for even implying EARPS officers are not professional. Im not related to any, my opinion is based on dealings with them, not just some stupid comment. I hope something serious happens to you and while your waiting for state police to arrive, the EARPS guys are ONE MILE away from you and can not help you at all.
Trucker

Hanover, PA

#4 Dec 5, 2011
Everything is always alright with the general public as long as it doesn't cost more in taxes until they need a cop or fire department than if they aren't there in adequate time look out!!!!
Fire Marshal Bill

Gettysburg, PA

#5 Dec 5, 2011
SJR, I would never wish anyone misfortune because of their belief. As I recall the local law enforcement must meet the same requirements as the State Police. And Iím not sure of EARPS coverage, but I would agree that in most cases they probably have close to as many officers to cover their area as the state police have to cover the whole county.

And Trucker, you are correct, in that they donít really care unless they need the service. And of course when moving with lights and sirens the police, fire and ambulances are always traveling entirely too fast. But when they need those services it always takes them too long to get there.
scares me

York, PA

#6 Dec 5, 2011
Sure hope anyone in Abbottstown doesn't need immediate help. I am sure the State Police do a great job...however, if they are at the other end of the county when a call comes in, it sure would be a long wait for help.

Penny wise, pound foolish!
Police wife

Lititz, PA

#7 Dec 5, 2011
Sure hope nothing serious happens to anyone in Abbottstown...it's a shame the public does not know what is really going on. I think the public should be made aware of where all the money is really going.
Police wife

Lititz, PA

#8 Dec 5, 2011
Abbottstown will eventually find out how this will affect them...from my understanding if each taxpayer were to pay $l.00 more a year per household, you could afford to keep 24/7 coverage from EARP. People need to go to the police commission meetings and find out where all this money is really going. RIDICULOUS.
Deja vu

Gettysburg, PA

#9 Dec 5, 2011
Maybe someone here knows for sure, but I was told a while back that the PSP was going to start charging municipalities if they were completely responsible for law enforcement in that community?
SJR

Hanover, PA

#10 Dec 6, 2011
Yeah, that was wrong of me, and I apologize...I was mad when I read her stupid opinion, but it is her opinion and I have to respect that.
dave

York, PA

#11 Dec 12, 2011
As someone who has run with fire dept.'s in the past in the areas that have both state and local police, it can take a significant amount of time for state police to arrive on a scene. And I don't see a state trooper taking there time hanging out in an area that is surrounded by local agencies.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#12 Dec 13, 2011
Deja vu wrote:
Maybe someone here knows for sure, but I was told a while back that the PSP was going to start charging municipalities if they were completely responsible for law enforcement in that community?
PA House Bill 1500
Pennsylvania State Police Municipal Patrol Services Act
Full time coverage
$17 per resident first year
$104 second year
$156 thereafter
Part time coverage
$17 per resident first year
$34 second year
$52 thereafter
John Holmes

Carlisle, PA

#13 Dec 16, 2011
Thank you Hanover Evening Sun for blasting this news all over the front page!1 So now if i were a Burglar,a Theif or a Rapist i know where to go!
Concerned citizen

Hanover, PA

#14 May 29, 2012
Had teens looking in my window as they were breaking into my blazer I ran out chased them off . Called the troopers and asked them to come patrol the area . Was asked can i identify them said no we don't have street lights troopers said oh well there is nothing we an do . Doing away with the local police was a big mistake , put our citizen at risk. They do joy patrol the streets they sit in 30 and hand out speeding tickets . We as citizens of Abbottstown need to he rid of the current mayor and also his wife off town council. They think they own the town .
Concerned citizen

Hanover, PA

#15 May 29, 2012
Police wife wrote:
Sure hope nothing serious happens to anyone in Abbottstown...it's a shame the public does not know what is really going on. I think the public should be made aware of where all the money is really going.
Ya kinda like all the money they supposedly spent on the ugly circle ad bricked only the side walk around the Circle , leaving the other sidewalks not passable by people in wheel chairs because they are not level and in disrepair . Mayor and his wife need to go .
Ant Hill Mob

Milford, PA

#16 May 30, 2012
This is an open invitation for gang activity

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