Copies of Reports
THERE IS A $15 FEE FOR ANY POLICE REPORT OR ACCIDENT REPORT.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you can call the station for the police report number and provide the report number to your vehicle insurance company. They will send the $15 fee to obtain the report directly; this is the preferred method to obtain your accident report. In the event that you need a copy of the accident report yourself, or for any other incident report, a copy of a police report can be obtained directly from our department (Monday through Friday 8 am to 3 pm).
Police Reports: $15 per report including crash reports. We accept cash or check at the police station. If you need to pay via credit card, please pay first at the township building and bring your receipt to the police station to receive your report.
It is advised that you call in advance (724-378-0557) to ensure that the report is complete and available. Officers have up to 10 business days to complete the reports.
Solicitation permits are required for all individuals going door-to-door at a residential property within Hopewell Township to solicit. Exemptions include children under 18 years of age soliciting on behalf of a school, persons soliciting on behalf of a non-profit organization, persons soliciting on behalf of a religious organization where the proceeds of the sale are used to support such organization or for a charitable purpose, political activists or any door-to-door advocacy group.
Criminal Record Checks are performed by the department for all individuals going door-to-door within Hopewell Township to solicit. Any individual wanting a permit must complete and submit the Permit Application along with a copy of a current/valid driver’s license. If you have a Criminal Background Check available, please submit a copy with your application (this is not required for the application purpose.)
Applicants will be notified when the application has been approved or denied. Upon approval, the applicant must come to the Hopewell Municipal Building with a check for the fee and the dates they will be in the township soliciting. A photo ID badge will be issued and MUST be worn at all times in plain view while in the township. If the badge is not visible to residents, and they report you to our department, you will be asked to leave the township by an officer.
Fees for soliciting in Hopewell Township: $100.00 application fee per person and $50.00 per day, per person.
- Solicitation Permit Application
- Solicitation Ordinance and Fee Schedule
- Solicitation Ordinance (Amended)
Safe Exchange Zone
Hopewell Township created an “Exchange Zone” at 1700 Clark Blvd, (located on the right side of the police station in the municipal parking lot). Hopewell Township shall provide video surveillance or recording of private online marketplace/internet purchase transactions and child custody exchanges. The Exchange Zone shall be identified by signage indicating: “Internet Purchase & Child Custody Exchange Location.”
Exchange of Certain Items Prohibited. The private exchange of the following items will not be permitted:
- Motor vehicles
- Illegal contraband
- Items that will not fit in a ten-foot-by-ten-foot parking space
Township officials will not provide police personnel or township staff to witness any transactions in person and the police officers DO NOT enforce child custody orders; however, the video surveillance or recording by and in proximity to police facilities and/or personnel is meant to provide a location to complete the transaction and to increase the public’s peace of mind when engaging in such transactions with unfamiliar or emotional individuals within the Exchange Zone.
The Hopewell Township Police Department will only process fingerprinting for residents of the township.
- It is suggested that you call to schedule fingerprinting
- Allow sufficient time because fingerprinting is dependent on the availability of the detective’s schedule.
Emergency and certain other calls will take priority over fingerprinting
- Fingerprinting will not be done without valid photo identification
- Please bring all necessary cards with you. We do not provide fingerprint cards.
- Fingerprint services are free to residents of Hopewell Township. Please bring proof of residence
To check on the availability of fingerprint services, call Detective Durkos at 724-378-0557.
Child Safety Seats
Child Safety Seat Inspection: The Hopewell Township Police Department has two certified NHTSA-approved child safety seat inspection technicians. Please call the station to make an appointment with Officer Rogers or Office Daransky at 724-378-0557.
Drug Take Back Collection Box
The Hopewell Township Police Department, through a cooperative effort with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office, has installed a Drug Take Back drop box in the foyer of the police department. While it is preferred that you work drop-offs around Monday-Friday business hours, if you arrive during off hours please use the red phone on the outside wall and an officer will respond to assist you.
Please note that items that can be accepted are: prescriptions pills, prescription patches, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, and medications for pets.
Unfortunately, WE CAN NOT ACCEPT needles (sharps), medication from businesses or clinics, liquids or lotions, aerosol cans, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide or other liquids, and thermometers.
- Liquids can be disposed of in coffee grounds or kitty litter. Please DO NOT pour them down the drain.
- Sharps can be disposed of at the Medical Center in Beaver on the second floor, there is a room that has Sharps containers available for use. Persons with injectable maintenance medication, you can take an empty container home and exchange it when full for a new one, or you can use a heavy-duty plastic bottle (laundry detergent, fabric softener, etc.) tape the lid with duct tape when full and write “DO NOT RECYCLE/SHARPS” on the full bottle with a black marker and dispose in the regular trash.
We recognize the issues surrounding unused medications and safe disposal of the same. The success of the recent Drug Take-Back Day had a large impact on the decision to accept a permanently mounted receptacle at the station.
PA Vehicle Code defines an Abandoned Vehicle as:
- Any vehicle that is left physically inoperable and is left unattended on a highway or other public property for more than 48 hours.
- The vehicle has remained illegally on a highway or other public property for more than 48 hours.
- The vehicle is left unattended on or along a highway or other public property for more than 48 hours and does not bear ALL of the following:
(a) valid registration plate
(b) valid certificate of inspection
(c) an ascertainable VIN
- The vehicle has been left on private property without permission for more than 24 hours.
If a vehicle meets the above-listed criteria and is reported to our department, we will leave an Abandoned Vehicle Notice Sticker on the window of the vehicle that gives the vehicle owner notice that the vehicle must be removed within 7 days.
If the vehicle owner fails to remove the vehicle within that 7 day period, the vehicle will be removed by the Hopewell Township Police Department at the cost of the vehicle owner.
Vehicles illegally parked on private property may be removed by the property owner at the property owner’s expense.
To report an abandoned vehicle call our station at 724-378-0557 or the non-emergency dispatch at 724-775-0880.
Business Directory Listing
Click here to view the Police Department’s Business Directory listing form.
If you are planning to be away on vacation, you can place your home on the vacation watch list. This does not replace other security measures that should take to protect your home. It does inform our officers that you are away and when possible they will check the exterior of your residence to ensure that it is secure.
- Leave blinds in their usual position.
- Have a neighbor collect your mail, newspapers and packages or have them held at the post office.
- Lower the sound of your telephone ringer and answering machine so they can’t be heard outside..
- Arrange to have someone mow your lawn or shovel your walks and driveway.
- Use automatic timers to turn lights on in the evening and off in the morning.
- Tell dependable neighbors when you plan to be away.
- Leave a key with a trusted friend or family member close by in case of an emergency situation.
Canine Registry for Lost or Found Dogs
The Hopewell Township Police Department is now offering a registry for residents’ canines. All we need is some general information about your canine and a recent photo. If you report your pet missing or a neighbor finds your pet roaming the neighborhood, officers will have the information at their fingertips that could help reunite you. Many people often don’t realize that their pet is missing right away. When a neighbor calls us about a found pet, we can take a quick look in the system and call you right away.
FOR HOPEWELL TWP RESIDENTS ONLY AND ONLY FOR CANINES.
Fill out the Canine Registry Form, and return it to us at the address on the form.