East Brandywine Township Police Department (EBTPD) is a Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Accredited (PLEAC) police agency. We provide protection to the residents and businesses of East Brandywine Township on a full time basis. EBTPD is located at 1212 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335 and is located in the same complex as the Township Administration Building. EBTPD is dispatched by Chester County Emergency Services.

The mission of the East Brandywine Township Police Department is to protect the rights, safety and property of all persons within East Brandywine Township and to otherwise provide professional service to all whom come within our care and jurisdiction. The members of the Police Department will be guided by the values of our community and will faithfully perform their duties in accordance with the United States Constitution, Pennsylvania Constitution, and all federal, state and local laws. The members of the Police Department, in partnership with the community, will strive to improve the quality of life for East Brandywine Township residents as well as those in need of our assistance.

CODE OF ETHICS A police officer’s fundamental duty is to serve mankind, to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder, and to respect the constitutional rights of all people to liberty, equality, and justice. A police officer shall keep their private life unsullied as an example to all, maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule, develop self-restraint, and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. A police officer shall be honest in thought and deed in both their personal and official life. A police officer shall be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of the police organization. Whatever a police officer sees or hears in their official capacity shall be kept confidential, unless revelation is necessary in the performance of duty. A police officer shall never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence their decisions. With no compromise for crime, and with relentless prosecution of criminals, a police officer shall enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence, and never accepting gratuities. A police officer shall recognize their badge of office as a symbol of public faith. A police officer shall never use their badge of office to gain favors or an advantage which is not available to all persons. A police officer shall constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating themselves to their chosen profession...law enforcement.

EBTPD provides police services that include patrol, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, and truck enforcement. The EBTPD is a member of three Chester County regional teams: The Chester County Regional Emergency Response Team (CCRERT), the Serious Crash Assistance Team (SCAT), and the Chester County Drug Task Force. In addition to the County teams, the department works in conjunction with other local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. We hold memberships in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Justice Network (J-NET), the Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organization Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN), and the Law Enforcement Justice Information Sharing Network (LEGIS). These memberships expand our resources and provide additional manpower, technology and equipment during complicated investigations.

Our Officers participate in and conduct a variety of community activities which include station tours, speaking engagements, HOA, civic and school group meetings. The Department takes pride in the relationship it has with Brandywine Wallace Elementary School and Officers can be seen interacting with the children multiple times each day throughout the school year. Our Youth Aid Panel, started in 2004, is comprised of residents with varying professional backgrounds. The panel provides an alternative to the criminal justice system for youth who come into contact with our Police.

EBTPD maintains this website as well as our Facebook page at facebook.com/EBTPD. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 610-269-4300 or through police radio dispatch 610-383-7000 for additional information.
As always, if you have an emergency immediately dial 911.

Chief of Police Mark D. Kocsi



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