Police Department

The Downingtown Police Department is located in the center of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Our jurisdiction provides service to the Borough of Downingtown and East Caln Township. The department covers an area comprised of residential, commercial, corporate and retail centers. The Police Department also covers a large number of events that include town events, benefit runs, extensive park and recreational programs. We provide service to both public and private schools.

The Downingtown Police Department, comprised of 18 full-time sworn officers, 9 part-time sworn officers, 2 full-time dispatchers, 1 part-time dispatcher, 1 full-time administrative assistant, and 1 parking enforcement officer, is responsible for the public safety and protection of its citizens. Comprised of four divisions, Patrol Division, Investigative Division, Parking Division and Administrative Division, the Police Department is responsible for all calls for assistance and service, including fire and emergency medical assistance, and Homeland Security concerns. 

The Police Department serves as the public answering point for all 9-1-1 calls within the Borough of Downingtown and East Caln Township. Whenever a resident calls 9-1-1, the telephone will be answered by Chester County Department of Emergency Services personnel who will then dispatch the associated emergency response units. The Police Department responds to all 9-1-1 emergencies.

During the weekday hours of 8:00 am until midnight, except on holidays, the Downingtown Police Department dispatch area is staffed. The dispatch is required to handle the volume of walk-in complaints and also for dispatching calls not received by Chester County Department of Emergency Services. The non-emergency phone number for the Downingtown Police Department is (610) 269-0263. On the days that the Downingtown dispatch is not staffed, the non-emergency number for Chester County Department of Emergency Services is (610) 383-7000. 

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Howard Holland Chief