Community Involvement & Programs
The department currently utilizes several different technologies to attempt to keep township residents and visitors informed of public safety situations and community events. Among these services are the Nixle, Facebook, Twitter and this website as well.
Nixle is used to deliver trustworthy and important neighborhood-level public safety notifications instantly. Information is sent to you by cell phone text message. There is NO spam or advertising. Nixle is completely free (although standard text message rates apply for cell phone subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers).
The service is simple to use, reliable and trusted. Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. We would ask you to forward this information to 5 of your neighbors or friends in the community and recommend that they also register to receive public safety information.
Facebook and Twitter allow us to deliver additional information to township residents and visitors beyond public safety alerts. Through these additional services, we can provide timely notifications and announcements regarding community events, traffic advisories, and enforcement efforts.
Facebook and Twitter accounts are free, so there is no cost to interested residents and visitors who would like to receive as much information as possible from the department.
Citizen Complaints and Commendations
The Muhlenberg Township Police Department welcomes responsible citizen’s comments concerning the quality of service provided by the department and its employees to the community.
Positive comments, criticisms, or complaints may be brought to the attention of any employee or directed to the Chief of Police, the Lieutenant, or a shift supervisor.
Inquiries concerning policy, procedure, or tactics used by the department will be addressed by a shift supervisor.
Formal or informal complaints against the department or any employee will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and investigated through a regulated, impartial, and confidential internal investigation process, the outcome of which will be provided to the citizen in writing by the Chief of Police.
A form is available on which concerns, complaints, or commendations can be addressed, click here for the form. You can also file your form online. Citizens can choose to remain anonymous on complaint forms; however, a full investigation cannot be conducted if an investigator cannot contact the complainant. Additionally, a citizen can opt to provide their complaint or commendation information verbally.
Do you ever wonder if you can do anything to help prevent crime in your neighborhood? Do you walk your dog in your neighborhood? Don’t have a lot of time to give to a crime watch group but still want to help?
Then Dog Walker Watch could be for you!
Dog Walker Watch is a new crime prevention program in Muhlenberg Township hosted by the Muhlenberg Township Police Department and brought to you by the National Association of Town Watch. Throughout our community, there are hundreds of neighbors who take their dogs on long and short walks, in all kinds of weather at all different times of the day. These dog walkers often see things that may be suspicious and don’t know if they should call the police. Dog Walker Watch encourages these neighbors to assist local law enforcement as extra eyes and ears while out walking their dog. The program enhances the partnership between police and community while providing resources for neighbors to be more aware and how to effectively observe and report suspicious activity.
Dog Walker Watch will train dog walkers in all our neighborhoods on how to observe and report suspicious activity. We will train you on what to look for and what details need to be provided; how to remember specific details of locations, persons, vehicles and behavior. And you can remain anonymous if you wish. After all, who knows your neighborhood better than you?
Dog Walker Watch is a program you do on your own time when you feel like taking your dog for a walk. There are no monthly meetings to attend and it’s free!
In order to be a part of Dog Walker Watch, you must attend one training session. The training session will take approximately one half hour. These training sessions will be offered throughout the year based on the number of people who register for the session.
Register for the dog walker watch group. Or email the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org and type “Dog Walker Watch” in the subject line. You will be contacted with new dates of the training sessions.
The first 100 trained dog walkers will receive a Dog Walker Watch T-shirt.