Message from the Chief of Police
On behalf of the dedicated men and women who comprise the Reading Police Department, I welcome you to our website. Browsing this site will provide you with a unique glimpse into our organization. Our police officers and support personnel are involved in much more than the enforcement of laws and ordinances. The police department is a community organization that supports our neighborhoods, our schools, and our businesses.
Our police officers are committed to the principles of problem-oriented policing, working side-by-side with our citizens to create a safer, more comfortable city. Our employees engage in many programs and projects that help achieve our mission. A proactive and responsive patrol force is the core of our efforts.
The uniformed members of the Patrol Division are the most visible representatives of the department. Their efforts are supported and augmented by members of the Special Services and Criminal Investigations Division of the agency.
I hope you find this site both informative and interesting. The Reading Police Department is proud of their city and proud of their traditions. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to become more aware of the operations, activities, and heritage of our agency.
William M. Heim
Chief of Police