Criminal Investigation Division

The West Whiteland Police Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was formed in 1988. From 1988 until 1990, the unit consisted of one investigator. A second investigator was added in 1990. Currently, the CID consists of a Detective Sergeant and three Detectives. The responsibility of the West Whiteland Police Department Criminal Unit is to investigate, identify and successfully prosecute those responsible for committing criminal offenses within the jurisdiction of West Whiteland Township. Along with the primary responsibility of investigating criminal offenses, the CID also maintains the department’s evidence room and Live Scan automated identification equipment.

Extensive Training

Each member of the CID has received extensive training in areas to include evidence collection and preservation, interview and interrogation, the investigation of sexual offenses involving adults and children, and crimes involving the internet. The CID enjoys an excellent working relationship with federal, state and other local law enforcement agencies.

Provide Information

If you can provide information on any case being investigated by the West Whiteland Township Police Department, or on any crime of which we are not yet aware, please send an email to, or call the anonymous tip line at 610-594-9057 or email tips.

Register Your Security Camera

The West Whiteland Township Police Department has developed the Security Camera Program to help solve crime and keep our community safe. Registering your business or personal surveillance camera may help deter crime and assist the Police Department in its overall crime prevention strategy.

Partner with the Police Department to Fight Crime
We are committed to our partnership with residents and business owners - many of whom currently operate surveillance systems at their homes and/or businesses. As crimes occur, surveillance systems in the immediate area may capture information that could help solve these crimes. But often, neither the the camera owners nor the police are aware of the potentially vital footage that exists.

As the Police Department responds to criminal incidents in our community, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved.

A Safer Community

The Security Camera Program will help the Police Department to quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. If necessary, Police personnel may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation. Help make West Whiteland Township an undesirable place for criminals to commit crime and keep your entire community safe!