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West Chester Police Department Statement and FAQs

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Chief James Morehead

The tragedy in Minneapolis has impacted our community, our state and the country. The images on the video are deeply disturbing and difficult to watch. We know that the actions, and inaction, by the officers involved have cast a shadow of distrust over all officers nationwide.

We, the West Chester Police Department, stand behind our mission: We exist to preserve life and property, to enforce the law, to solve community problems, and to protect the right of all citizens to live in a safe, peaceful environment. We are committed, as we always have been, to training our officers to fulfill that mission to the best of our ability.

We have received many inquiries from those within and outside of our community about some of our policies and procedures. These are answers to some of the most common questions.

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