Department’s Organizational Structure

Mayor- The Civilian Head of the Police Department.     

Chief of Police- Administrative and Operational Head of the Police Agency, responsible for the daily operations of the police department and directing all personnel. The Chief of Police is a sworn/certified police officer un ACT 120, operating under Parkesburg Civil Service regulations and separated from the rank and file by order of the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.


The Parkesburg Police Department provides routine and special patrol operations under the "community policing" based patrol concept. The department currently operates, in addition to patrol functions,

Members of the Chester County Major Incident Response Team (MIRT),
Members of the Chester County Regional Emergency Response Team (ERT)


Criminal Investigation Unit

  • Criminal Investigators
  • Child Abuse Task Force
  • Advanced Criminal Investigators
  • Crime scene processing
  • Regional Narcotics Investigations/Drug Task Force Operations

Bicycle Patrol Unit

  • Placed into service in 1994
  • Used for community policing operations, park patrols and special operations/escorts.


Motorcycle Patrol Unit

  • Placed into service in 2003
  • Certified Operators in Emergency Motor Operations.
  • Members of the Tri-County Regional Motorcycle Unit, covering Chester, Delaware, Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

Commercial Vehicle Inspection Unit

  • Placed into service in 1992
  • Certified Weighmasters
  • Federal Motor Carrier Enforcement Inspectors
  • Pennsylvania Certified Inspection Mechanics

K-9 Unit

  • K9 Athos, retired from service - Nov. 2007
  • The K9 program is currently not in operation.

Traffic Safety Unit

  • Certified Advanced Accident Investigators
  • Federal Traffic Enforcement Initiatives
  • Chester County Highway Safety Project
  • D.U.I. Task Force

Community Policing/Public Relations 

  • Citizen's Police Academy
  • The Department's personnel lectures community organizations and civic groups on a variety of safety and personal risk reduction topics.
  • National Night Out 
  • Community Day Events (static displays)
  • Personnel engaged with community-based organizations benefitting youth sports, civic organizations, service groups, and the regional food cupboard.
  • Drug prescription (Med-Return) drop-off site.  M-F, 8-4 in the Police Lobby.