Department of Police Response to COVID-19.

Thank you for visiting our webpage. We are here to help.

The City of Reading Police Department is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our community members. In response to the COVID-19, we are responding to non-emergency calls in a healthier manner.

  • If reporting a minor incident and/or low level theft, we may take your report over the telephone.
     
  • If reporting an incident that requires officer presence, the officer may ask you to step outside.
     
  • All emergency calls will be tended to in the same efficient manner.
     
  • City Hall is currently closed to the general public, but if you need a copy of a police report you may contact our Records office at 610-655-6054. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8am to 4pm. The $15.00 dollar fee is payable by credit card. Your report will then be sent to you via e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail.

Please be advised that these temporary changes are for the safety and well-being of all parties, personnel and community members alike.

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.


 

Message from the Chief of Police

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On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Reading Police Department (RPD), I welcome you to our city webpage. The RPD is proud to serve our residents, businesses and visitors. We are committed to our mission of public safety through pro-active policing strategies, while maintaining the highest level of ethical standards and building trust throughout the community.
 
Our goal of community involvement and outreach has allowed us to earn the confidence and support of our community and city leaders. Through these community partnerships we will continue to build upon our successes, and improve the quality of life for those who live, learn, work and visit our City. This trust and support is not taken for granted and we understand that we have to continue working to maintain it.
 
This webpage is one of the many ways the City of Reading Police Department strives to engage and keep our community members informed. I hope that you will find the information contained here to be helpful in learning about our department and ways to access the services we provide.
 
Thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage and engaging in the City’s initiative to keep our neighborhoods safe as we all continue to work to build a better Reading together.
 
Richard Tornielli
Chief of Police
 
 
Department Fast Facts
  • The Reading Police Department has 168 sworn law enforcement officers and 34 civilian employees that work in the Patrol, Investigations, Services and Headquarters Divisions.
  • The City of Reading is divided into patrol quadrants with officers assigned to districts within the quadrants. Officers assigned to patrol quadrants can be contacted using the "Contact By Quadrants Map" link.
  • To schedule public relation events our Community Response Coordinator, LT Luz Shade, can be reached at: Luz.Shade@readingpa.gov
  • The Reading Police Department provides information on current events in the department and our communities on the following social media sites: