Upper Perkiomen Police Break-Up Ahead

EAST GREENVILLE PA – Upper Perkiomen regional police will no longer serve or protect residents of East Greenville after next March, The Pottstown Mercury reported Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2016). East Greenville Borough Council members last week (Tuesday, Sept. 6) voted to leave the Upper Perkiomen Police Commission, citing an “irretrievably broken” partnership with the borough of Pennsburg, Mercury staffer Marian Dennis wrote.

“Unfortunately, our partnership has deteriorated to the extent that it is irretrievably broken,” according to a statement issued on behalf of East Greenville and published by The Mercury. “Over the last few months, the Borough of East Greenville has not been treated as an equal partner. We reached out to the Borough of Pennsburg in May, but to no avail. Instead, our relationship has continued to deteriorate. The Police Commission cannot continue to operate in this manner. Therefore, we believe it is in the best interest of both municipalities to terminate the agreement.”

Pennsburg’s Town and Country newspaper reported, in Sept. 7 article by staff writer Bradley Schlegel, that East Greenville cast its unanimous vote to exit the agreement that created the commission following a Sept. 6 executive session.

East Greenville is said to be looking into starting its own police department which would work with the Pennsylvania State Police. A similar cooperative effort with the troopers exists in Lower Frederick Township.

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