Police Department

Police Department BadgeAbout the Department

The West Reading Police Department consists of 16 sworn police officers, 2 parking enforcement officers, and 2 administrative aides. The Department has a K-9 Officer, Zea, who is certified in narcotics detection, tracking, obedience and patrol tactics to help keep the community safe. We are located in the West Reading Borough Hall at 500 Chestnut Street, West Reading, Pennsylvania. 

The department is run by Chief Stephen Powell. Some functions of the department include:

  • Aggressive Driving Enforcement Program
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Prevention
  • Childsafe Program (Gun Safety)
  • Bicycle Patrols
  • Uniform Patrols 
  • K-9 Unit
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Youth Aid Program

Hours of Operation

The Police Department's front desk is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).

If the Police Department is closed, No Parking Signs may be purchased and parking ticket payments may be made at the Administration office Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 


Our Parking Enforcement Officer patrols our streets and issues parking tickets for violations. 

Street Postings

Please check your street for sign postings, including those that are posted for the street cleaning program. Borough Crew Members may also post streets for other maintenance work as well as snow removal. - Learn More

Don't Forget...

  • Curfew:  Children under 18 years of age are not permitted on Borough streets after 9:30 pm and before 6:00 am unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Jay Walking:  For your safety and the convenience of the persons driving, please use the crosswalks.
  • Noise:  Please be courteous to your neighbors and keep the volume to a reasonable level.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Stephen Powell Police Chief 610-373-0111
Tracie Milbut Police Department Secretary 610-373-0111
Andrew Kearney Mayor 610-373-0111