No, there is no such thing as a ticket quota. It
does not measure an officer's work effort and it is illegal.
Horsham Township prohibits any person or organization from conducting solicitations and canvassing of residences without a permit or an official Township Identification Badge issued by the police department. Parties engaging in door to door solicitation must carry their permit and prominently place the identification badge on the outside of their clothing and are only permitted to solicit between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (no soliciting on Holidays or Sundays). Residents should CALL 911 immediately to report any person or persons canvassing homes without proper permitting and identification.
If you would like to obtain a Soliciting Permit from the police department you must fill out the Soliciting Permit Application and provide a Pennsylvania Criminal History Check obtained through the Pennsylvania State Police website at: www.psp.state.pa.us
. Submit these forms to the police department during business hours.
Fee structure is:
- One Day - $ 25.00
- One Month - $100.00
- One Year - $200.00
These fees cover the first person on the permit, each additional person is $10.00, and each additional person must fill out a separate application. Approval of applications will take from 3 to 5 business days. When submitting applications, two passport style photos must be supplied with each application submitted. A background check of all applicants will be done for our community's safety. As always, Horsham Township reserves the right to deny or revoke a license at any time for just cause.
Personnel from the Horsham Township Police Department are available to do non-criminal fingerprinting for residents and non-residents. The service of fingerprinting is usually needed for purposes such as employment and securities applications. (Persons must provide their own fingerprint cards).
Non-criminal fingerprinting is done during the below times:
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Hours: 1:30PM to 2:15PM by appointment only.
- Please call 215-643-8284 to make an appointment.
- No fingerprinting is done during national holidays.
There is a $15 fee for the service of fingerprinting ($5.00 each additional card).
The Horsham Police Department no longer installs car seats.
The Montgomery County Health Department has certified car seat technicians who inspect child safety seats. Participants are educated on the proper way to install a car seat in their car, and to ensure their child is properly restrained in the car seat. Car seat checks are by appointment only. This service is free of charge and open to all residents of Montgomery County.
To schedule an appointment, call 610-278-5119, leave a message on the voice mail or email and you will be contacted to arrange an appointment time. Please include your name, phone number and the number of seats to be checked.
LOCATIONS: Battalion 1 Fire Station
325 Stump Road
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Appointments 4th Thursday of every month
Limerick Fire Station
390 West Ridge Pike
Limerick, PA 19468
Appointments 3rd Friday of every month
Montgomery Hose Fire Station
201 West Freedley Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Appointments 2nd Wednesday of every month
Most of the arrest information is kept confidential.
If the arrest has not gone completely through the court system we cannot
release anything more than what you may have seen in the papers.
After market tinting is legal as long at the light transmitted to the inside is at least 70% of the outside light. The Horsham Police do have tint meters and it is a primary offense, which means you can be stopped for the tinting only.
PA State law requires that dogs three months and older have an up-to-date dog license. Dog owners can renew their pet’s license the following three ways:
- In Person - Visit the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office at: One Montgomery Plaza - 6th Floor – Norristown, PA 19404 (across Swede Street from the county courthouse in Norristown). The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays.
- By Mail - Go to the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Web page on the county’s website at www.montcopa.org and download the application, fill it out and, with a check, mail it off to the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office–Licensing, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404-311. The license renewal tag will be mailed to you.
- On-line - Dog owners can go to the treasurer’s Web page to link with www.PaDogLicense.com, where they can apply and pay for the license by credit card or online check. An additional fee will be charged to those paying over the Internet. The dog tag will be mailed within three days of the receipt of the completed application and online payment.
Anyone with questions about dog licenses can contact the Treasurer’s Office at 610-278-3066.
We have received several questions about what appear to be Urban Legends. There are a couple Urban Legends web sites (www.snopes.com
) that do a great job in researching the stories
and deciding if they are fact or fiction, and the stories behind the
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. A national take-back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. The program also provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the business community to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside.
Horsham Township Police Department offers the Drug Take Back Event twice a year. Visit www.dea.org
for exact dates of each event.
The following items are acceptable
- Prescription medications, including controlled substances
- All over-the counter medications
- Medication samples
- Pet medications
- Vitamins and supplements
- Medicated ointments, lotions, creams, and oils
- Liquid medication in leak-proof containers
- Homeopathic remedies
The following items are not acceptable
- Syringes with needles
- IV bags
- Bloody or infectious waste
- Personal care products
- Empty containers
- Hydrogen Peroxide
This program is absolutely anonymous and all efforts should be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made by law enforcement personnel present.
Participants will remove any personal information from bottles or packages that contain pills/capsules and liquids and place the bottles or packages into the disposal box.
To send us a complaint, please use Report a Concern
, our online form. If your complaint requires an officer’s response
to your location, please call 215-643-3600. As always, in the case of
a true emergency, dial 911.
Reports are normally available Monday through Friday, from 7:00AM to 6:00PM, unless the township is closed for a holiday. After 3:00PM exact cash is required. Call the station at 215-643-8284 first to make sure the report is ready. Accident reports cost $15.00 each. All other reports are $0.25 per page ($0.50 per page if information must be redacted from the record). If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. Fax copies will be available at cost of $0.50 per page faxed. Specialized documents, blue prints, color copies, non-standard sized documents, CD, Disk and any other media will be actual cost. If a Certification of Record is requested, a charge of $1.00 will be added. The Township will require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.00.
The Township will make a good faith effort to provide the requested public records as promptly as feasible. As soon as possible, but no later than five business days after receiving a written request to access public records, the Right-To-Know Officer shall respond to all such requests in a manner consistent with Act 3 of 2008, the Right to Know Law.
The Horsham Township Police Department is not able to perform criminal history/background checks for private citizens.
They may be obtained through application with the Pennsylvania State
Police using the below link.
PA Criminal History Check
No. What you heard is wrong. The PA Motor Vehicle Code, Section 1503, subsection (c), paragraph (2) outlines the permitted
reasons for driving after 11pm. The permission you referred to is an
affidavit from your employer, fire chief or supervisor. You can read
it from here: http://members.aol.com/StatutesPA/75.html
Plead Not Guilty and follow the instructions on the
back of the citation to request a hearing from the District Justice.
The correct court to contact will be indicated on the front of the citation
at the very top.
For someone under 21 years of age the blood alcohol
content (BAC) is lower than for someone over 21. If you are stopped
and your BAC is .02 or higher you can be charged with DUI. If you are
over 18 you will be required to complete an Alcohol Highway Safety course,
may face a license suspension of one year, up to 48 hours in jail, and
pay up to $5,000 in fines. You will also have to pay court costs and
higher insurance costs. If you are under 18 you will be processed through
the juvenile court system. Remember a DUI arrest stays on your record
and can affect future employment. For more information on alcohol and
the law visit the PA Liquor Control Enforcement web site.
Several things can happen, none of them pleasant. First your driving privilege will be suspended if you are convicted. 1st offense suspended for 90 days, 2nd for 1 year, 3rd and subsequent offenses for 2 years.
- You will be charged as a criminal and have a criminal record.
- You may be ordered to pay a fine up to $500.
- Your parents will be notified.
- You may be required to successfully complete an alcohol education, intervention or counseling program.
- You will have to pay a restoration fee before you get your driver's license back.
Like most other states, Pennsylvania has a "Megan's Law" statute. This law is designed to protect citizens from sexual predators by requiring that sex offender’s register with the Pennsylvania State Police. The State Police in turn notify local police departments which patrol communities in which offenders reside.
There are two classes of offenders as defined by Megan's Law.
A "sexual offender" is an individual who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense. Sexual offenders are required to register all current residences and intended residences with the Pennsylvania State Police. While the Horsham Township Police Department is aware of such individuals via State Police notification, we cannot, by law, make their information public.
A "sexually violent predator" is a sexual offender who is found to possess a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes the individual likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses. Not all sexual offenders are considered to be sexually violent predators. A sexually violent predator is subject to both the registration and lifetime community notification requirements of Megan's Law.
In cases involving sexually violent predators, we will conduct a community notification process as permitted by state law, including a community notification flyer which contains the name of the predator, the predator's address, the offense for which the predator was convicted, a statement that the person has been designated to be a sexually violent predator, and a photograph of the sexually violent predator.
Under state law, notice is provided to the neighbors of the sexually violent predator, meaning those persons who live or work within 250 feet of the predator's residence or the 25 most immediate residences and places of employment in proximity to the predator's residence, whichever is greater.
Notice is also provided to the director of the county children and youth service agency of the county where the predator resides, the superintendent of each school district and the equivalent official for private and parochial schools enrolling students up through grade 12 in the municipality where the predator resides, the superintendent of each school district and the equivalent official for each private and parochial school located within a one-mile radius of where the sexually violent predator resides, the licensee of each certified day care center and licensed preschool program and owner/operator of each registered family day care home in the municipality where the sexually violent predator resides, and the president of each college, university and community college located within 1,000 feet of the predator's residence.
Please Click on the below site for further information: Pennsylvania State Police Megan's Law Site
Basically the determination of the degree of the
crime is the severity and the sentence a person could receive for the
offense. The guidelines for this are found in PA Consolidates Statutes
Sentencing Code Title 42, sections 9701 through 9781. These guidelines
define a Misdemeanor 1 (M-1) as a crime punishable by a maximum prison
sentence of 5 years and a $10,000.00 fine. An M-2 as maximum of 2 years
and a $5,000.00 fine, and an M-3 as maximum 1 year and a $2,500.00 fine.
Each year, more than 10 million Americans have their personal information -- including name, social security number, bank account or credit card numbers stolen. Often times, thieves use this information to open phony credit card, bank or utility accounts. Identity theft can have a far reaching and disastrous impact on victims by destroying their personal credit, preventing them from purchasing a home or even getting a job. Those who fall prey often face an uphill battle to restore their good name.
If you believe you are a victim of Identity Theft, you must takes steps quickly to ensure that further damage is not done to your credit. You will need to file a report with the Horsham Township Police Department by coming to the police department during normal business hours and speak to an officer. The officer will take an initial report and you will be given an ID Theft Affidavit packet which you will need to complete.
You can download the ID Theft Packet including the Affidavit from the below link: ID Theft Packet
Horsham Township is covered by two District Courts:
Magisterial District 38-1-22
903A Sheehy Drive (entrance on Babylon Road)
Horsham, PA 19044.
Magisterial District 38-1-14
414 S. York Road, Suite 200
Hatboro, PA 19040
If you receive a citation the correct court will be indicated at the top of the citation.
The Police Department is located in the Horsham Township
Municipal Complex at 1025 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044.