Bruder Diagnosed with Cancer
Bruder is the Silver Spring Township’s German Shepherd Police K-9. Bruder started with our Police Department in 2008 and has been a faithful worker ever since.
In early November, a tumor was removed from his right front forelimb at the Willow Mill Veterinary Hospital. A biopsy found the tumor to be hemangiopericytoma. These types of tumors are highly recurrent with a low metastatic potential.
Bruder was taken to an oncology specialist in Chester County for a consultation with Dr. K. Ann Jeglum, V.M.D. Dr. Jeglum recommended radiation treatment that will prevent recurrence in over 90% of the cases. This treatment requires 19 daily fractions of radiation over a 4 week period.
The radiation treatments were started on December 3, 2013, at a center in Fort Washington, PA. The treatments will run through the last week of December. We are hopeful that Bruder will be back on duty after the first of the year.
Our friends at the Willow Mill Veterinary Hospital have set up a fund for anyone who wishes to donate to assist with the cost Bruder’s treatment. The fund is established through Members 1st Credit Union. Anyone wishing to make a donation may stop at any Members 1st Branch Office in the area or Willow Mill Veterinary Hospital at 11 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. Please tell them you wish to donate to Bruder’s Fund.
Donations may also be made at the Police Department.
All donations will be greatly appreciated and we thank you for your thoughts.
Sergeant Sadler Retires
After 28 years of service to the people of Silver Spring Township Sergeant James Sadler has announced his retirement.
Sgt. Sadler began his law enforcement career as a Patrolman with Dillsburg Borough Police Department in 1980 before coming to Silver Spring Township in 1985. Sgt. Sadler has worked patrol, criminal investigations, and served as Chief of Police from 2006 to 2010.
The officers and staff of SSPD wish Sgt. Sadler a happy retirement and thank him for his many years of leadership.
Silver Spring Twp swears in new police officer
On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, the Silver Spring Township Board of Supervisors held a swearing-in ceremony for Joseph Bailey. Officer Bailey earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University and graduated from 103rd Police Academy at HACC in May, 2013.
Officer Bailey will now enter a 6 month Field Training program with a certified training officer.
Application for Police Officer
APPLICATION PROCESS IS OPEN
Physical agility testing will be held on September 28/29, 2013. Written testing will be held October 5, 2013.
This testing is conducted through the South Central Regional Police Testing Consortium. The Silver Spring Township Police are participating in the Consortium Test in order to maintain a current eligibility list. Please visit www.SouthCentralPoliceTest.com for more information.
Basic Qualifications Necessary For Hiring:
- Between 21 and 40 years of age, inclusive.
- Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
- Citizenship: Citizen of the United States of America
- Character: Good moral character
- Process a valid driver’s license
- Must meet all requirements of the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission. Visit http://www.mpoetc.state.pa.us for requirements.
- Visible tattoos are prohibited when wearing the summer uniform.
- Use of any tobacco products is prohibited while working.
On June 7, 2013, at a meeting held at Penn DOT District 8 Headquarters in Harrisburg Officer Matthew Walters was presented with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his valuable contributions in the 2012 PA Aggressive Enforcement and Education Program. Officer Walters was also recognized by Senator Pat Vance for his achievements and work in this program.
Businesses in Silver Spring Commons (Wal-Mart Plaza) and the Land Management Company for that property have asked the Silver Spring Township Police Department to begin enforcing Pennsylvania trespassing laws when large groups of people & vehicles congregate in any of the parking lots on the property. This is due to the large number of noise/reckless driving complaints that have been reported to the police in the past several months.
Effective immediately Silver Spring Police will begin to advise any people involved in these impromptu get-togethers of State trespassing laws. Anyone who returns to the area, after having been previously warned, will be arrested for trespassing.
If anyone who attends these meetings has any questions about this matter please feel free to contact us at 697-0607.
Law Enforcement Memorial groundbreaking ceremony
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, officers from across Cumberland County gathered to observe the official groundbreaking of the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Memorial. Construction on the memorial, which will serve to honor the 11 members of the Cumberland County law enforcement family who have fallen in the line of duty since 1893, is expected to begin soon. Family and friends of the fallen officers were present for the ceremony and were presented with roses in remembrance of their loved one.
Silver Spring Township Police were present to represent Corporal Paul Walters who fell in the line of duty on January 19, 1975.
Officer Dows Retires after 27 years.
After 27 years of service to the citizens of Silver Spring Township, Officer Joseph Dows has announced his retirement.
Officer Dows joined the Silver Spring Township Police Department in 1986 and celebrated his 25th year in 2011. Officer Dows previously served with the Hampden Township Police Department.
Silver Spring Twp Police hires new officer
On Wednesday, 4/25/2013 the Silver Spring Township Board of Supervisors conducted a swearing-in ceremony for new police officer David Frascella.
Officer Frascella comes to the Silver Spring Police Department after serving a number of years as an officer with the Harrisburg Bureau of Police where he served in patrol and forensics.
Officer Frascella will now begin a 6 month Field Training program and a 12 month probationary period.
Silver Spring Twp swears in new police officer
Silver Spring Township swore-in its newest police officer on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013, at the township’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting. Officer Cory Keen graduated from the 99th Municipal Police Academy at the Harrisburg Area Community College and comes to SSPD after serving as a part-time officer in Dauphin County.
Officer Keen will now enter a 6 month field training program and a 12 month probationary period.
Detective Sabadish Retires
On January 29th, 2013, after 27 years as a Silver Spring Township police officer, Detective Dale Sabadish has retired.
After serving as a police officer for the Borough of Mount Holly Springs for 3 years, Detective Sabadish was hired by SSPD in August, 1985. During his career Sabadish served in both patrol and in criminal investigations.
At his retirement ceremony, Sabadish was presented with his badge and various other mementoes of his career in a display plaque. His experience and expertise will be greatly missed by the department and the citizens of Silver Spring Township.
Mechanicsburg VFW Donates $10,000 to Silver Spring Public Safety
VFW Post 6704 representatives with representatives for the Silver Spring Police, Fire and Ambulance services
In January the Mechanicsburg VFW Post 6704 had made a large contribution to the public safety services of Silver Spring Township. The Post wanted to thank the Silver Spring Police, New Kingstown and Silver Fire Departments along with the Silver Spring Ambulance for their service to the community. That thank you came as a donation in the amount of $10,000 for each of the 4 service groups in Silver Spring. Members of Post 6704 met with representatives of the public service groups at the New Kingstown Fire Department in late January to present the checks. The money is earmarked for equipment purchases that will assist each group to better serve our residents. Thank you to the members of Post 6704 for thinking of Silver Spring Township and making such a generous donation to our community.
On December 19th, 2012, the Board of Supervisors passed resolution #2012-12 honoring the Silver Spring Township Police Department for the exceptional work they did in the investigation of the murder of Linda Ness. Mrs. Ness was a clerk at the Hess Express convenience store located at 7040 Carlisle Pike. She was shot and killed during an armed robbery attempt on November 18th, 2012. four suspects were arrested the next day and are currently being held at Cumberland County Prison on charges of Homicide and Robbery.
Nine members of Mrs. Ness' family were present for this recognition and Mrs. Ness' 3 grand-daughters presented officers with a bouquet of flowers in an expression of their appreciation of the work done by our officers in finding the people who killed their grandmother.
SSPD hires two officers
Officer Snyder retires
All good things must come to an end. As it was on August 4
when Officer Deborah Snyder retired from her position in the Silver Spring
Township Police Department. After 3 years of service in the U.S. Army, Deb
began her career with the Silver Spring Township Police Department in February,
1992. During her career she worked as a patrol officer and for the last 3 years
she has served as the Department's School Resource Officer. She also managed
the Cops Care for Kids program and assisted those in our community at risk. We
all wish Deb well in the future as she takes a position with the State
Inspector General's Office.