"A Community Oriented Police Department"
The Police Departments of Beaver Borough and Center Township, including the
municipalities of Potter Township and Vanport Township would like to
announce the inception of a jointly owned and operated patrol boat
partnership for the Beaver and Ohio rivers.
This project has been in the planning stages for nearly three years. Thanks
to federal FEMA funding through the Pittsburgh Area Maritime Security
Committee, under the leadership of Commander Timmie of the US Coast Guard,
and with the support and assistance of Pennsylvania State Representative
Jim Christiana in securing the federal matched funds through the
Department of Community and Economic Development, this project has been
The project is the result of the Center and Beaver Police Departments
working together in a joint project to form a task force between the four
municipalities with a vision of expansion to all municipalities on the
waterways of Beaver County.
The total cost of the project is $187,110.00. FEMA provided 75% of the
project cost and Representative Christiana worked to secure the 25%
matching funds through The Department of Community and Economic
The boat is a law enforcement model Boston Whaler, fully equipped including
a trailer and a tow vehicle.
Beaver County's waterways are the largest recreational area in the county,
as well as a pathway to various amounts of commerce passing through daily.
Additional security to the Montgomery Dam, various industries, and the
nuclear power plant will be provided.
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