The mission of the West Whiteland Township Police Department is to work with the citizens of West Whiteland Township, to deliver essential services, to preserve peace and order, to reduce crime and its effects, to aid traffic safety and to protect the constitutional rights of all persons.
We are excited to announce our recent accreditation as an affirmation that we are doing our best to meet our mission in the service and protection of the community by our commitment to a standard of excellence.
An Accredited Law Enforcement Agency
The West Whiteland Township Police Department is a fully accredited Pennsylvania law enforcement agency. The Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) awarded the accreditation on November 15, 2018 after an assessment in which the department demonstrated its compliance with 140 professional standards . Read the full press release.
Receiving Accreditation from PLEAC
Being an accredited law enforcement agency is advantageous for both the police department operations and the community it serves:
Financial benefits. Accredited agencies can see a decrease in liability insurance as well as reducing risk and exposure to lawsuits.
Internal benefits. Accreditation encourages problem-solving activities within the agency and increasing employee input.
Improved community relations. Being an accredited agency extends agency accountability to the public as well as helping to develop methods for providing services to the community.
Effective immediately, West Whiteland Police Department will only fingerprint persons arrested for criminal offenses. For non-criminal fingerprinting, please contact the Chester County Sheriff’s Office at 610-344-6850. The charge is $10.00 per card. Fingerprinting is done during normal business hours and no appointment is necessary. The Sheriff's Office is located at 201 W Market Street, Suite 1201, West Chester, PA 19382.