Chester Borough Mayor Janet Hoven and Chester Township Mayor William Cogger signed an agreement on December 20th, 2016 whereby the Township will provide all police service for the Borough. The six Borough officers will become employees of the Township. This agreement will go into effect on January 1, 2017. To read the agreement, please go to the end of this article for the link.
As of January 1, 2017, The Chester Borough Police & The Chester Township Police Department will become The Chester Police Department. There will be no disruption of services and we will continue to provide the highest level of dedication to all residents of Chester. As of March 1st, 2017, the non-emergency phone number, 908-879-5626, for The Chester Borough Police Department will no longer be operational. This number will be forwarded to The Chester Police Department until that date.
If you are a resident or business in Chester Borough and have a Home Security Monitoring or Medical Alert system, please notify your security company of the phone number change. The non-emergency phone number for The Chester Police Department is (908)-879-5514. If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Click here to read the agreement.