Chief's Message

Welcome to the West Chester Police Department's web site. We appreciate your interest, and hope that you will find the content useful. 

It is my hope that you view this website as an extension of our services – whether you are looking for information, or you are in search of community programs. This web site will provide you with a variety of information and insight into how our Police Department works. 

The mission of the West Chester Police Department, a law enforcement agency dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, is to protect and serve our diverse communities by forging collaborative relationships. 

Our agency is committed to the continued process of improvement. All of our department members are dedicated to helping citizens and families improve their neighborhood environment and improve the quality of life. 
Preventing crime is our first priority. We understand that building, cultivating and maintaining the community’s trust is the key element in crime reduction in our community. We are committed to reducing crime in our neighborhoods by establishing close partnerships with our residents and the business community. 
The men and women of the West Chester Police Department will be diligent in our efforts to identify and arrest person’s engaged in illegal behavior, and to help our citizens develop long-term solutions to community challenges. I believe a police department can only be as good as the partnerships it creates with our community.   Together, through information sharing and crime fighting strategies, we share the responsibility of working toward the continued improvement of our quality of life. 

I invite you to contact me through this website and share your thoughts. Together, we will continue making West Chester a wonderful place to live, learn and visit. 


James Morehead
Chief of Police