Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Senior Law Center hold senior fraud prevention workshops

Chester County Sheriff Fredda Maddox and the Senior Law Center’s Victoria Long role play phone calls to teach community members about fraud prevention at the West Chester Senior Center. Wednesday June 15, 2022, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day—a time to focus on protecting seniors from abuse, fraud, violence, negligence and other harm that is far too common. To help prevent senior fraud,...

Chester County Sheriff’s Office and Chester County Hospital team up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Corporal Steve Vitale displays a breast cancer awareness ribbon on a Chester County Sheriff’s Office patrol car. WEST CHESTER — Thanks to a collaboration with Chester County Hospital, this October the Chester County Sheriff’s Office’s (CCSO) patrol cars are accessorizing with pink cancer ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness that leads to education,...

County Sheriff’s Office recognizes 9-11 Responder Sgt. Paul Bryant, Jr.

Sgt. Paul Bryant, Jr., Chester County Sheriff’s Office, received recognition as a 9-11 responder at Saturday’s Phillies game.Photo credit: Chanda Jones/Phillies WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) honors Sgt. Paul Bryant, Jr., who travelled with his former K-9 partner Azeem to Ground Zero to search for missing persons shortly after 9-11.  Humble and quiet about his 2001...

Chesco Sheriff’s Office joins Philly’s ‘Operation Priority Takedown’

On Friday, law enforcement agencies announced 37 arrests and displayed weapons seized during “Operation Priority Takedown.” PHILADELPHIA — This weekend, residents of the greater Philadelphia area slept a little safer, thanks to a collaboration among the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Sheriff’s Offices of Delaware and Bucks counties, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Philadelphia...

Chesco Sheriff’s Office Comfort/K-9 1st in nation to achieve national police canine therapy certification

Sgt. Janis Pickell and Comfort K-9 Marley WEST CHESTER — On June 4, Comfort K-9 Marley and his handler Sgt. Janis Pickell of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) became the nation’s first canine team to achieve Police Service Therapy/Comfort K-9 certification through the United States Police Canine Association, Inc. (USPCA). The accreditation incorporates the first national standards and...

Chester County Sheriff’s Office leads kids ‘Safely Home’

Students from the Garage Community Youth Center in Kennett Square boarded their school bus and headed “safety home” thanks to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Unionville Presbyterian Church and the Iota Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alphoa Sorority, Inc. Pictured left to right are Rev. Annalie Korengel, Unionville Presbyterian Church; Nelson and Cassandra, students at the Garage; Kristin...

Chesco Sheriff holds K-9 Unit graduation

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office graduates its second K-9 training class. On Friday, May 19, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office heralded the graduates of the county’s second K-9 patrol and narcotics training course during a 45-minute ceremony filled with pomp –and the dogs’ periodic panting. Addressing an audience of nearly 100, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh said...

Members of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office present plaques to doctors at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern. WEST CHESTER — A group of doctors at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern received an unexpected tribute from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, April 26 – a gesture with unlikely ties to a 2014 firebombing. The staff at the emergency and critical-care facility...

Sheriff welcomes new four-legged deputy

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh with her newest K-9 deputy, Melody. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh is welcoming a new four-legged deputy, Melody, to her office’s K-9 unit. Melody’s appointment within the office is to serve as a “comfort” dog in courtroom circumstances where she can help to ease the stress experienced by children...

Legion, Sheriff’s Office & A. Duie Pyle to host wreath laying for fallen Vets

Community is encouraged to donate and attend December 12 ceremony By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times OXFORD – The Oxford American Legion Post and Wreaths Across America (WAA) invites the Chester County Community to consider supporting the purchase of wreaths to be placed at the headstones of 1,200 fallen veterans and honor them with a wreath laying ceremony scheduled for December 12, at the...