How do I complain about or commend a police officer?
Citizens are encouraged to assist the Department by reporting all compliments or complaints to the Staff and Inspections Unit (610-645-6250) on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You may report a complaint in person, by letter, or by phone and the report can be anonymous. During weekend and evening hours, you may contact the Communications Center at 610-649-1000 and request an on-duty police supervisor. You may also use the linked complaint form and submit it via e-mail (email@example.com), conventional mail, or bring it to the police station.
The Police Department welcomes compliments. If you are impressed by an officer’s professional demeanor, prompt response to a particular incident, or simply his or her courteousness, you are encouraged to mail or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) a brief note to the attention of the Superintendent of Police who will ensure that the officer receives a copy of your letter.
How do I get a crash report?
Crash Reports are available at the front counter of the Public Safety Building. There is a schedule of fees for various types of reports. Please call 610-645-6290 to request the report or additional information. Additionally, crash reports may now be purchased online 24/7 by visiting www.docview.us.com. Additional fees may be charged by this online document service.
How long does the solicitor permit application process take
The turn around time from the submission of the application to the permit actually being issued is between 7 to 10 business days. The permit must be picked up by the individual on the application itself.
What is required for the Solicitor Permit
The completed application, two passport photos, a copy of a verifiable form of government identification (Drivers License or Passport) and the application fee.
What are the costs associated with a Solicitor Permit
There is a $150.00 fee per applicant. Payable in the form of cash or check only. The check is to be made out to the Township of Lower Merion.
How do I obtain a Solicitors Permit
You may download the application for the solicitor permit located under the Permits and Forms section.
Who must obtain a Solicitors Permit
A solicitors permit is required for anyone canvasing the township offering services, wares or goods for sale. Exemptions for the permit requirement are as follows; This article shall not apply to boys or girls under 19 years of age who take orders for and deliver newspapers, greeting cards, candy and the like for schools or school-related associations or scholarships, or who represent the Boy Scout and Girl Scout or similar organizations and take orders for and deliver cookies and the like, nor to any person who works for an organization which has registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State, as required by that statute known as the "Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act,"as amended from time to time, or which is exempt from such registration. Additionally, this article does not apply to any person engaging in snow removal or yard work, including, but not limited to, the raking of leaves or cutting of grass, except that this exclusion shall not apply to persons soliciting to provide the aforementioned services on more than one occasion by written contract.
How do I obtain a Dog License?
Dog LIcenses will be sold at the front counter of the police station Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm effective January 2, 2008.
Dog Licenses are also available on line, please use the following link to obtain your license.
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week. For counter service (reports, permits, etc.), 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The building is closed for counter service on all legal holidays.
What is the department's mailing address?
Lower Merion Police Department 71 E Lancaster Ave Ardmore, PA 19003-2323
Does the Police Department do fingerprinting for applications, etc?
Yes. There is a fee of $30 for the first card and $10 for each additional card. Payment is in the form of cash or check only. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. There is no appointment needed, fingerprinting is done on a first come first serve basis. A copy of your drivers license or passport or other form of verifiable Government identification is required. If you do not have a fingerprint card(s) supplied to you, the Police Department uses form FD258 and does have a supply of them. Please call 610-645-6242 for further details.
Where do I renew a license or car registration?
The department cannot renew either, please contact a tag service, AAA or the PennDOT Website for assistance.
A traffic ticket or citation should be paid within 10 days and mailed to the district court listed on the citation. There are three district courts in Lower Merion Township: Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd and Narberth.
How do I find out about crime statistics for my neighborhood or about a neighborhood that I am considering moving into in the Township?
The department publishes an annual report that provides a complete breakdown of a wide variety of incidents reported to the police. These reports are available at all public libraries and at the Public Safety Building, or on-line.
How do I get a copy of a police report for my insurance company?
Request that your insurance company contact the police department. Typically, it will expedite the situation if the department deals directly with the insurance company and it saves you time and work.
What if the insurance company requests that I provide the report?
Reports are available at the front counter of the Public Safety Building. There is a schedule of fees for various types of reports. Please call 610-645-6290 to request the report or additional information.
How do I find out which investigator is assigned to follow-up my case?
Typically an investigator will contact you within 48 hours of an incident (excluding weekends). If you need to speak with someone sooner, please contact 610-645-6280 and ask to speak to the unit supervisor.
Does this department provide residential and commercial security surveys?
Yes. Please call 610-645-6240 to schedule an appointment. There is no fee for this crime prevention service.
How can I get Crime Prevention information?
Please go to the Crime Prevention Unitpage for additional information or call 610-645-6240 and an officer can provide you with additional information to improve your personal, residential or commercial safety and security.
How do I request temporary No-Parking signs in front of my house for a special event?
Contact 610-645-6250 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. At other times, contact 610-649-1000. Tell us how many cars you expect, the hours of the event and any special circumstances. Please call at least 3 days prior to the event.
How do I get police services for a special event at my residence or business?
Contact 610-645-6250 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Police Officers will be assigned to assist with traffic situations, security or other police related issues at special events. The cost for these services will be borne by the party making the request. Please call at least 3 days prior to the event. Contact the number listed for a schedule of fees. The Township Finance Department will bill you for the service.
How do I get a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA)?
If you are experiencing abuse of any sort, immediately contact the police by dialing 9-1-1, if it is an emergency. If you need to speak to someone about the situation and it is not an emergency, call 610-649-1000. Officers will personally assist anyone who is a victim of abuse through the process.
Are there any other sources of assistance for victims of abuse or other crimes?
Yes. Victims of abuse can call: Women's Center of Montgomery County 800-773-2424; Victim Services Center 610-277-5200; Child Abuse 800-932-0313; or the Rape Crisis Hotline 610-277-5200.
I want to become a Lower Merion Township Police Officer, how do I go about this?
Please refer to our Employment page for further information. Inquiries about future recruitment efforts can be made by calling 610-645-6250.
Who do I contact about traffic problems in the Township?
For immediate problems such as road blockages, traffic light malfunctions, etc., contact 610-649-1000. For problems such as speeding, traffic regulations or general questions, contact the Traffic Safety Unit at 610-645-6260 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.