Several dozen law enforcement officers from communities throughout Lehigh County gathered at a Lehigh County DUI Task Force command trailer late on the evening of Aug. 4 along Broadway, for a combination citizen education and drunk driving enforcement detail that coincides every year with the first night of Musikfest activities in Bethlehem.
The message was simple. Enjoy the festival. Have fun. But don’t get behind the wheel if you are impaired.
Despite dark clouds, a distant bolt of lightning and a few raindrops as Salisbury Township’s first annual National Night Out community gathering began 6 p.m. Aug. 1, community residents numbering in the hundreds came to Salisbury High School to meet their community’s police officers, first responders and neighbors.
Event organizer Salisbury Police Department Cpl. Chris Casey said he was thrilled with the turnout.
Several dozen Salisbury youngsters and adult residents of the township had an opportunity to have close police encounters of the pleasant kind July 25 at a Salisbury Township Police Department “Coffee with Cops” community outreach event at the South Mall Starbucks.
Event organizer Cpl. Christopher Casey was positive about the get-together at the coffee shop.
Utility crews, Salisbury firefighters and township public works crews were kept scrambling after a severe thunderstorm passed though the area late afternoon July 1.
Particularly hard hit were neighborhoods bordering the South Cedar Crest Boulevard corridor, with the Meadowbrook and Lindberg Park area experiencing severe damage from downed trees and limbs that took out power in some areas into July 2.
A regional summer aggressive driving traffic enforcement detail was marked locally by a joint Salisbury Township/Allentown traffic law enforcement detail along Fish Hatchery Road, at the border between the township and the City of Allentown, July 6.
Eight Lehigh Valley law enforcement officers were recognized June 29 for their efforts to make area roads and highways safer for drivers and passengers in the region.
Recognition awards were given by the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force to the officers from cities, boroughs and townships in the Lehigh Valley, as well as troopers from the Fogelsville and Belfast barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 8 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.
This was the seventh annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.
Salisbury Township police recently completed a wave of traffic enforcement stops in an effort to encourage drivers living or passing through the community to drive in a safe manner.
The Buckle Up Pennsylvania enforcement detail netted a variety of motor vehicle code violations, Salisbury Police Department Cpl. Bryan Losagio, the police department’s traffic safety officer, said.
When students from all four grades at Salisbury High School left their classrooms recently to attend an outdoor assembly in the bus drop-off area in front of their school, they were greeted with the site of a mock accident depicting terrible consequences.
When students from all four grades at Salisbury High School left their classrooms to attend an outdoor assembly in the bus-drop-off area in front of their school, they were greeted with the site of a mock accident depicting terrible consequences.