The Upper Merion Township Police Department encourages all of the residents, visitors, business owners, and employees of the township to take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their families, homes, and belongings. The following programs are made available to you so you can protect yourself against possible crimes or accidents.
Vacation/Vacant Property Program
By registering a property as temporarily vacant, you are providing information that can be used during routine patrols in your neighborhood. Upper Merion Township Police Officers will have access to the list of residences that are listed as temporarily vacant. Any special circumstances or emergency contact information while you are away can also be provided to the police department.
The form can be submitted on paper or electronically.
Drug Take-Back Program
Upper Merion Township Police Department is one of many Montgomery County locations available to the public for safe and confidential disposal of unwanted, unsafe, or expired medications at no cost. Access to the drug disposal box is available 24 hours a day in the lobby of the police station.
Site Security, Threat Assessment, Personal Safety and Defense Discussions, and Active Shooter Training
By appointment, the Upper Merion Police Department is available to visit your business, school, organization, or residence to conduct security surveys, threat assessments, personal safety and defense discussions, and active shooter trainings. During our visit, we will look for target hardening, surveillance measures, and building and parking lot access control measures. We will provide you with helpful suggestions to reduce crime at your home or place of business.
Security Camera Registration
The Security Camera Registry Program invites residents and business owners to voluntarily register their security camera system with the police department. The goal of this program is to promote public safety through collaboration between the Upper Merion Township Police Department and the community we serve. This crime-fighting program provides the location of a security camera to quickly be identified by the police department. We are not asking for direct or live access to the security cameras, but members of the police department may request to view the security camera’s footage to help further an investigation.
All camera registrants are subject to specific terms and conditions. You can voluntarily register your system online.
Car Seat Checks
Upper Merion Township Police Department’s certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Officer Carolyn Hunt, educates parents and caregivers about the correct ways to install car seats and secure children to reduce the risk of injury during a crash. In addition to providing these valuable safety tips, Officer Hunt is also available for individual appointments to check the installation of your car seat or booster seat.
If you are unsure about whether your child is safely secured in the car seat, make a car seat safety check appointment by calling Dispatch at (610) 265-3232 and asking for Officer Carolyn Hunt, or filling out the online appointment request form.
Lock for Life
Lock for Life is intended to provide Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel access to your residence in the event of an emergency where you are unable to open the door.
A key to your residence will be stored in a secure metal storage device, similar to a realtor’s box, near the entrance to your residence. The access code to the lockbox will only be available to Police, Fire or EMS personnel and used only during an emergency and only if responders cannot make entry into your home without using force. In the event the Lock for Life is accessed, a representative from the Police Department will contact the resident and change the combination as an added measure of security.
You can fill out an application to the Lock For Life Program online.