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Snyder County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit

Sheriff John A. Zechman is honored to announce that effective April 17, 2017 the Snyder County Sheriff's Office first K-9 Unit has been placed in service. The newest deputy is a male German Shepherd named Leo that has received his instruction and certification at Shallow Creek Kennels located in western Pennsylvania. Leo and his handler Chief Deputy Lucas Bingman have received intensive training in narcotics detection and human tracking.

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Free Gun Locks Available to All Philadelphians

DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2017
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Winchester Playground Recreation Center,
2332 N. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19132

Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Philadelphia Media Network Publisher and CEO Terrance C.Z. Egger and city block captains from Town Watch Integrated Services will announce a new effort to promote Gun Lock usage in the city. The Sheriff’s Department and City Council are providing gun locks for free (while supplies last) to any Philadelphian who wants one. A gun lock is a vinyl-covered steel cable or cylinder-shaped trigger lock that threads through the chamber of a pistol, revolver, or rifle and prevents the gun from going off.

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SPRING PROSPECT FOR MEMBERSHIP

The Pennsylvania Sheriffs' Association will soon be conducting our spring prospect for membership in the PA Sheriffs' Association. Our Association is funded through the generous support of people like you. We have the full support of the Sheriffs of Pennsylvania and if you have questions or concerns, you may contact your local Sheriff or our Association Administrator toll free at 877-236-7335. WE NEVER ASK FOR DONATIONS by telephone and we only conduct our request for memberships via the U.S. Mail. f you want to help us support our 67 Pennsylvania Sheriffs, please consider an annual membership in the Pennsylvania Sheriffs' Association and THANK YOU for your support!!

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Chester County Sheriff’s Office orchestrates wild night

WEST CHESTER >> For the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, “game on” conveys a message that extends beyond the phrase’s familiar use. It marks the annual culmination of a crowd-pleasing fundraiser that transforms the likes of llama, moose, and deer into haute cuisine.

On Saturday, March 4, more than 300 gathered at the former Westside Entertainment Center in West Chester, now owned by Providence Church, for the sold-out event. Sheriff Lt. Harry McKinney, the lead organizer, said that he made calls in the fall to the 36 people who each reserved one or two tables in 2016 to see if they wanted to return for the eighth annual Wild Game Dinner.

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Imposter Scam Videos

Imposter scams come in many varieties, but work the same way: a scammer pretends to be someone you trust to convince you to send them money. Learn how to spot an imposter scam.

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Snyder County receives first K-9 unit

SUNBURY—The Snyder County Sheriff’s office is taking proactive steps to combat the drug epidemic in The Valley. Snyder County Sheriff, John Zechman was recently on WKOK’s On the Mark to talk about the actions his office has taken to save lives in opioid overdose cases.

He said, “ Last year, I had all my deputies trained and certified to carry and administer Naloxone which is more commonly known as Narcan, and what that is a reversing agent for someone who is experiencing opioid overdose. That’s a medication that we can administer prior to the EMS arrival to reverse the effects of the opioid overdose.”

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Philly courts bar cellphones, hoping to curb witness intimidation

Philadelphia’s courtrooms are taking a cue from Dave Chappelle, Guns n’ Roses, and Childish Gambino by implementing new forms of technology to restrict an ubiquitous one.

The goal: reducing witness tampering by restricting the use of cellphones in court. Starting April 3, many visitors to the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice on Filbert Street will be required to turn off their cellphones and place them in a portable “pouch” that will remain locked until they leave the building. The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, in a news release Thursday, said the new rule aims “to deter, if not eliminate, intimidation of witnesses and courtroom disruptions.”

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Man taken into custody after standoff in Secane

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> A daylong standoff Friday began with a compliance check on a 38-year-old Secane man under court supervision and ended with his peaceful surrender.

According to a release issued by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, James Hahn was at home when officers from Delaware County Adult Probation and Parole and Ridley Township police arrived at his residence in the 1300 block of Providence Road, about 10 a.m. Friday.

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15 bricks of heroin, other drugs found in Mt. Pleasant home

Two Allegheny County men were arrested in Mt. Pleasant Township Monday with 15 bricks of heroin and other drugs, according to police.

Edward J. Kelso, 31, of Penn Hills, and Jacquet L. Bazemore Jr., 33, of Forest Hills, attempted to escape from the rear of a mobile home in the Bridgeport neighborhood, just outside Mt. Pleasant Borough, when police came knocking Monday afternoon, said Westmoreland County Detective Tony Marcocci.

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Gov. Wolf puts price tag on state police

HARRISBURG — For decades, towns across Pennsylvania — many of them small, rural and cash-strapped — have relied on the Pennsylvania State Police.

Some have shuttered their own police departments, realizing it’s far cheaper to have troopers respond to calls within their borders than pay the salaries, benefits, and equipment needed for their own force.

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National Sheriffs’ Association President: Give Trump the Benefit of the Doubt

On Tuesday, President Trump met with law enforcement from around the country on issues regarding his executive orders to curb illegal immigration, and reiterated his commitment to build a wall along the southern border.

Sheriff Greg Champagne, President of the National Sheriffs' Association, attended the meeting and acknowledged the significance of getting to speak with the president at the White House.

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Trump meets with sheriffs from Chester County, across the country

When 10 sheriffs from across the country came to the White House to sit down with President Trump at his invitation Tuesday, Chester County's sheriff received a place of honor.

"They seated me right next to the President. It was wonderful," said Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh, who met with Trump president as an executive committee member of the National Sheriffs' Association. "He was very open and very gracious."

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Law enforcement awards presented at Pitt

Most federal drug investigations last years and involve targets long-known to law enforcement.

The one against Verona car dealer Michael Oliver took a few weeks over the Christmas holidays and revealed a drug operation that no one knew about.

“He was under the radar for a long time,” said Pennsylvania State Trooper Frederick Gregg.

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