Submitted by Eric S. Hermick, Chief of Police

The Chippewa Township Police Force Grows

Chippewa Township Police added additional officers to the staff to ensure our ability to serve and protect. In May 2023, Officers Daniel Phillips, Christopher Arthur, and Kenneth Gawley were all hired as full-time police officers. We welcome them to the Chippewa community family and appreciate their dedication to serving.

Fawn Born at BIS Saved by Officer Richman

School Resource Officer (SRO) Jesse Richman rescued a fawn born in the parking lot of Blackhawk Intermediate School. The fawn was discovered lying in the parking lot during student arrival time. Officer Richman took the fawn into custody and transported it into the wooded area where the mother returned and retrieved her baby.

Rock those Socks!

Check out those socks—Blackhawk High School Principal Mr. Rick Ford and Assistant Principal Rob Puskas embraced School Resource Officer Corporal Jake Delmonico’s hard work so much that they had socks made with his photo on them.

Smashing Pies on Corporal Delmonico and Officer Richman

School Resource Officers Corporal Jake Delmonico and Jesse Richman were extremely active with the schools and students. They participated in the 2023 Blackhawk graduation, attended Prom, visited with the Blackhawk Band, and more. Students had an end-of-year celebration and took advantage of the opportunity smash pies on the police officers.

Mock DUI Crash Scenario at BHS

Chippewa Police conducted a Mock DUI Crash scenario for Blackhawk High School with Police, Fire, and EMS personnel participating as well as students and staff. This scenario was conducted to serve as a strong reminder of the reality of driving under the influence. Emergency personnel demonstrated the response and actions at the scene consisting of extricating victims, conducting a crash investigation, field sobriety testing, and arrest of the suspect.

Impaired Driving Checkpoint Over Memorial Day Weekend

Chippewa Police hosted an Impaired Driving Check Point conducted by the Beaver County Highway Safety Task Force and the PA DUI Association. Police Officers from Chippewa Township, Beaver Falls, Brighton Township, Hopewell Township, Raccoon Township, and New Sewickley all participated. The checkpoint was held on State Route 51, on the northbound side. A total of 274 cars traveled through the checkpoint. One motorist was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence of a combination of controlled substances. A total of eight traffic citations were issued for violations and 42 written warnings were issued. 

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