Bensalem Police

Bensalem Police We will never forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect Bensalem .Ofc. James Armstrong Being a police officer is a dangerous job.

Our History
The Bensalem Police Department was established in 1951 when Bensalem had 11,500 residents in a township that once had a small airport and several large operating farms. At that time there was one police chief and one officer to handle all of the township’s crimes. They worked out of a crowded shared township building with one car. The department grew rapidly and in 1970 there were

29 officers to address the needs of 33,000 residents operating out of the basement of the municipal complex located on Hulmeville Road. Today Bensalem has 104 officers, over 50 vehicles, a modern police wing of a township complex that will double in size in 2011 while serving over 60,000 residents and an estimated quarter of a million people during business hours. Over the years, we have retired 28 K-9 dogs while currently having 4 patrol dogs, 2 drug dogs, and a bomb sniffing dog. The Township of Bensalem has grown dramatically over the years into a sprawling bedroom community with 13 schools, two malls, several shopping centers and business complexes, a hospital, and a race track/casino. The Bensalem Police Department has experienced the loss of two officers in the history of our department. Officer James Armstrong in 1975 and Officer Robert Yezzi in 1980 both gave their lives while protecting our community. Each year officers are injured while arresting criminals and serving the public. Today, officers must face a more violent criminal that exists in today’s society. Our officers are equipped with the most modern self defense weapons that include an expanding baton, pepper spray, semi-automatic weapons, while some well trained officers carry tasers as a less than lethal option to conflict resolution. Today the police department, with over 100 officers, is recognized as one of the most prestigious in the region. We are the largest police department in Bucks County and one of the top 15 largest in the state of Pennsylvania. We have an award winning K-9 and Motorcycle unit, highly trained Accident Investigators, Honor Guard, Special Response Unit, Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations, Drug Abuse Resistance Education officers, Special Victims Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, and a Crime Prevention Unit. Our department operates under the community policy philosophy that incorporates community involvement and problem solving to address crime and citizen’s concerns. We have the most modern equipment to facilitate our law enforcement efforts including a computerized records and evidence system and state of the art in- car camera recording. Our officers are well trained and specialized and they are all dedicated to their mission to protect with honor and serve. Acceptable Use

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Operating as usual


VIDEO: WAS THIS YOU? Bus Patrol cameras have captured an average of 25 red light violations PER SCHOOL DAY. The safety of our children is way more important than saving 1 minute on your commute. Flashing amber signals mean "proceed with caution and prepare to stop" it does not mean step on the gas to beat the red signals.

Please join us for The Bucks County Ride for Heroes“Roar to the Shore” event on October 8, 2022.Deadline to Register is ...

Please join us for The Bucks County Ride for Heroes
“Roar to the Shore” event on October 8, 2022.

Deadline to Register is 9/16/2022

Registration is OPEN at




School Bus Safety - Tips for Parents/Students

Get to the school bus stop five minutes early so you won't have to run across the road to catch the bus.

When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic. Line up at least five giant steps away from the curb or the roadway to wait for the bus.

Never run after the school bus if it has already left the bus stop.

Never push when getting on or off of the school bus.

Always walk at least 10 feet in front of the bus when crossing so that the school bus driver can see you.

Be aware — cross with care! Wait until the school bus has stopped all traffic before stepping out onto the road.

When the school bus is moving, always stay in your seat. Never put your head, arms or hands out of the window.

Talk quietly; do not distract your school bus driver.

If your school bus crosses railroad tracks, be calm and quiet so that your driver can listen for a train. Always obey your school bus driver's instructions, so that he or she can make safe decisions.

Never play with the emergency exits. Backpacks, band instruments, or sports equipment may not block the aisle or emergency exits. If there is an emergency, listen to the driver and follow instructions.

When getting off of the school bus, make sure that all drawstrings and other loose objects are secure so that they don't get caught on the handrail or the door.

Never cross the street behind the school bus.

If you leave something on the bus or drop something outside of the bus, never go back for it. The driver may not see you and begin moving the bus.

Never speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into the car with a stranger.

On August 12, 1980, Bensalem Township Police Officer Robert Yezzi was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while conduct...

On August 12, 1980, Bensalem Township Police Officer Robert Yezzi was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while conducting an investigation regarding a suspicious pedestrian. The individual pulled a knife at which time Officer Yezzi backed into traffic and was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. Rest in peace brother. We will never forget!

This is a message from Bucks County Emergency Services An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect in Bucks County from ...

This is a message from Bucks County Emergency Services

An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect in Bucks County from 7/20/22 @ 10AM through 7/21/22 @ 8PM.
Cooling centers in Upper and Lower Bucks will be open Wednesday through Thursday to seniors and people experiencing homelessness who are seeking refuge from the extreme heat. The following locations will operate from 10am to 6pm as cooling centers for seniors and the homeless:

Riegelsville Borough Hall
615 Easton Road
Riegelsville, PA 18077

Morrisville Senior Service Center
31 E. Cleveland Avenue
Morrisville, PA 19067

YMCA of Bucks County– Warminster Branch
624 York Road
Warminster, PA 18974

YMCA of Bucks County – Fairless Hills Branch
601 S. Oxford Valley Road
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Bristol Borough Senior Center
301 Wood Street
Bristol, PA 19007

Thank you,

Bucks EMA

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Fake Post!

This is a fake FB post. There is no dog up for adoption.

The Bensalem Township Police Department would like to congratulate the winners and runner up of the 2022 PAL Flag Footba...

The Bensalem Township Police Department would like to congratulate the winners and runner up of the 2022 PAL Flag Football League. Thank you for participating and we hope to see all of you next season.

Junior Division
1st Place - Clusters with Coaches Ambs and Owens
2nd Place - Dunksferry with Coaches Crozier and Pettine

Senior Division
1st Place - Growden with Coaches Oliverio and Palmer
2nd Place- Regency with Coaches McVey and Jachimski



2400 Byberry Road
Bensalem, PA


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Bensalem Police Department you rock!! I was sitting at the light on Street Road to go to Wawa and here this kind officer pushed this woman in her wheelchair from the Wawa to the hotel across the street. What a good deed! Thank you for your services and protecting our community!!
I've been trying for a few days to find the words to express how Laura and I feel with the drive by on my last day in full time practice .For those that really know me it's hard to think of me at a loss for words , but it's true . Honored and Humble would'nt come close . but it truly was . I've been so proud to be a volunteer with Bensalem PD all these years and the friendships that followed . Taking care of you and your families has given Laura and I to say Thank You . The Police es**rt for my last day at the office Drive By was amazing ,and at 1:00pm on New Years Eve !! The Gift cards and the plaque !! And some of you actually got to meet my daughter Nicole ,and my son TJ, My Grandson Aiden and Laura. I' rambling a bit but I can't say thankful we are . Doc and Laura Kerner
If anyone has any information, please come forward! As you scroll through social media, please share this post and help my family find justice!
Where in Bensalem might I most likely be able to find
Easy Accessibility of ICE?

Im sure you will be happy to hear that as much as I tried
I couldn't find anyone by randomly walking around

But you might be shocked to learn
I actually found some in a bag that was on the ground!

So now I know it's available there for sure.

I smoked it of course.
I had a brand new bubble I just purchased.

And it was good quality too.
And when it's good I feel good and I feel calm.
Not bugging out or geeking.

So point me in the right direction
Where's the crystal at in Bensalem?

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