Special Programs of the Norristown Police Department include:
In response to the growing and over whelming number of unpaid parking citations, Norristown enacted legislation in late 2004 which now allows the police department to "boot" vehicles. Vehicles subject to "booting" are any that currently have at least three delinquent notices issued and sent, for at least three separate ticket violations. If the owner of the vehicle has not responded to the "booting" of their car at the police department, within 72 hours of placement of the "boot," the vehicle may be towed. In order to have the "boot" removed and or to recover their vehicle, the owner must provide proof of payment for all parking tickets, citations, and "booting charges" - currently $100, at the police department.
Inmate Notification Service:
In PA, inmates can be sentenced to serve their time in either a county jail or a state prison.
PA SAVIN is an innovative, free, confidential and automated service that helps victims of crime track the status of an offender, housed in a county jail within the Commonwealth. PA SAVIN will allow PA residents to receive real-time information about an offender's custody status, such as an inmate's release, transfer or escape.
If you want to sign up with PA SAVIN to be notified when a particular inmate is released, transferred or escapes from a county jail, call toll-free 1-866-9PA-SAVIN or click here.
In order to facilitate on street parking for residents of Norristown, parking permits exist for specific areas adjacent to some businesses/industry. These permits may be obtained through the Records room, and are only issued to residents of those areas affected. Generally, the areas to which these permits apply also have time limits for parking, for non-permit vehicles. Any vehicle parking within these areas needs to be moved from the block, not just the exact position parked, in accordance with the time limits. Vehicles that are not moved from the block, in accordance with these time limits, are subject to citation.
Parking is also available, from time to time, in lots operated by Norristown. These lots employ either parking meters or permits. Permits may be acquired at a cost of approximately $15 and are generally good for one month at a time.
It shall be unlawful for any minor to be or remain in or upon any public highway, park or other public place within the Municipality, or in any enclosure or vehicle which is on or in close proximity to any such public place within the Municipality, between the hours of 10:30 P.M. and 6:30 A.M. on the following day and midnight to 6:00 A.M. Fridays and Saturdays. Exceptions are the following:
- Minor accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other person having legal care or custody of such minor.
- Minor possessing a written statement dated that day and signed by parent, guardian, or other person having the legal care or custody of such minor, which statement specifies the time, place, purpose and necessity of the minor being in a public place contrary to this Part.
- Minor lawfully employed making it necessary to be on or in highways, streets, parks, etc., as stated above and possessing a current letter certifying the same and signed by employer, parent or guardian.
- Minor on emergency errand.
- Minor traveling to and from church, school or municipal activity with parental permission statement as in subsection (b), above.
It is also unlawful for any parent, guardian or the person having the legal care or custody of a minor to allow or permit such minor to violate any of the provisions of this Part without legal justification therefore.
Out of Harm's Way: Out of Harm's Way is an initiative designed by the Norristown Police Department to minimize the risks that children face at home, school and in their community through education and community outreach. A primary goal of the Out of Harm's Way initiative is to reduce the risk of tragic firearm accidents, especially among young children. NPD SafeKids: Out of Harm's Way is an innovative, comprehensive approach to violence prevention with three components: (1) Youth Education, (2) Parent Education, and (3) Community Outreach.
- Youth Education: NPD Officers provide children with the skills to recognize trouble situations and steps to take to ensure their safety. Based on the national model Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program, children learn vital lessons through four easy-to-remember steps to take if they find or see a gun; "STOP! DON'T TOUCH, LEAVE THE AREA, TELL AN ADULT." Officers provide safety education at school and community locations.
- Parent Education: Parents play a key role in monitoring the behavior and safety of their children. Providing children with the knowledge and skills to avoid danger is a daunting task for many parents. Through Out of Harm's Way, NPD officers educate groups of parents regarding safety lessons to reinforce at home with their children to help kids reduce their risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator of violence.
- Community Outreach: Federal statistics reveal that there are guns in approximately 42% of all U.S. households. Firearms present a risk to kids in their homes and in their community. NPD officers participate in community events to educate residents regarding responsible gun ownership, as well as to distribute free gun locks. Free gun locks are available to borough residents at the Norristown Police Station.
Norristown Police Department
Municipality of Norristown
|Norristown Council Meeting held on November 8, 2017|
|Norristown Council Meeting held on October 3, 2017|
|Norristown Municipal Council Meeting held on Sept. 5th|
|Listening Tour 3|