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Dallas Township Police

COVID -19 Precautions

Due to school closure there are many children outside playing, walking and riding their bikes. Please practice safe driving skills, be observant for these children. Also please follow the governments recommendations on precautions and direction on the COVID-19 Virus.

“Professional, progressive and community oriented”

Welcome to the re-designed Dallas Township Police Department official website. This website is designed to provide many useful pieces of information concerning our department, our community, and to help connect people with available services concerning their safety and well being.   Please feel free to explore the many useful pages of this site, as it is still in development.  If you have any suggestions or comments, please send them to; Dallas Township PD

Thank you,
Chief Douglas Higgins



The Dallas Township Police Department is pleased to announce a collaborative effort with Kingston Township Police Department and Dallas Borough Police Department to attract qualified candidates for hire. We have commenced usage of POLICE APP as our clearing house for applicants. If you or someone you know is interested in a rewarding career in law enforcement in any of the listed Municipalities, please feel free to forward the link listed below. The application process is easy and remains on a strict timetable.

Further details can be found on the web at the following hyperlink here or by clicking POLICE APP above.

Safe medication disposal box is now located at the front entrance of the Police Station. Residents can drop off medication Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM till 4:30 PM.

Steer Clear Law

The ‘Steer Clear’ law requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle. This law will help prevent injuries and save lives, but only if drivers follow the law and use common sense.

Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Law:

  1. Duty of driver in emergency response areas.

When approaching or passing an emergency response area, a person, unless otherwise directed by an emergency service responder, shall:
(1) pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency response area, if possible; or
(2) if passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible, illegal or unsafe, pass the emergency response area at a careful and prudent reduced speed reasonable for safely passing the emergency response area.

Violators commit a summary offense. Penalties include a fine of up to $250 for a first offense, $500 for a second offense, and 1,000 for a third or subsequent offense. Repeat offenders may have their license suspended, and violators who cause bodily injury or the death of an emergency service provider face additional fines of up to $10,000. In addition, fines for several traffic violations are doubled when committed in an emergency response area when first responders are present.

Clearing off your vehicle

In the winter it is important to clear all snow and ice from your vehicle. Not only does it prevent a hazard from snow and ice that may fall from your vehicle, it also provides an unobstructed view.

Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Law:

  1. Snow and ice dislodged or falling from moving vehicle.

When snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury as defined in section 3742 (relating to accidents involving death or personal injury), the operator of the vehicle from which the snow or ice is dislodged or falls shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 for each offense.

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Your Headlights

When your wipers are on, your headlights are also required to be on.

Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Law:

  1. Periods for requiring lighted lamps.
    (a) GENERAL RULE.-The operator of a vehicle upon a highway shall display the lighted head lamps and other lamps and illuminating devices required under this chapter for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles, at the following times:
    (1) Between sunset and sunrise.
    (2) Any time when the operator cannot discern a person or vehicle upon the highway from a distance of 1,000 feet due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, including rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, smoke or smog.
    (3) Any time when the vehicle’s windshield wipers are in continuous or intermittent use due to precipitation or atmospheric moisture, including rain, snow, sleet or mist.
    (b) SIGNAL LIGHTS.-Stop lights, turn signals and other signaling devices shall be lighted as prescribed in this title.
    (c) APPLICABILITY.-This section shall not apply to motorcycles.

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