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Honey Brook Borough Police Department
91 Pequea Avenue
PO Box 249
Honey Brook, PA 19344

Office Phone: 610-273-9262
Non-Emergency: 610-383-7000

Emergency Dial 911

 IF YOU ARE CALLING REGARDING AN EMERGENCY, YOU WILL NEED TO CALL 911 FOR AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE.

Our Mission  

The mission of the Honey Brook Borough Police Department is to work with our fellow citizens of Honey Brook Borough to enhance the quality of life in our Borough.  We will endeavor to raise the level of public safety through fair, impartial, and efficient law enforcement.  Our goal will be to preserve constitutional rights and human dignity, and to maintain a partnership with our community to meet present and future challenges. 

In order to attain these goals, we will strive to be recognized as an organization of the highest ethical standards and integrity and recognize that no one is above the law.  We will operate together with trust and mutual respect for each other’s skill and experience. 

In accomplishing these goals, service will be our commitment, with honor and integrity our mandate.


Honey Brook Borough Police Department Staff

 Chief Calvin Wilson – chief@hbbpolice.com

Ptlm. Brian Hughes – bhughes@hbbpolice.com

Ptlm.  Gary Frey –  gfrey@hbbpolice.com

Ptlm. Robert Klinger, Jr. – rklinger@hbbpolice.com

Ptlw. Lori King – lking@hbbpolice.com


Frequently Requested Information

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Pennsylvania’s New Texting and Driving Law – Effective 03/08/2012

Pennsylvania’s new law prohibiting texting while driving takes efect at 12:01 am on Mar 3. The new law prohibits any driver from operating a vehicle while using an interactive wireless communications device to send, read or write a text-based communication while the vehicle is in motion. The law does not prohibit selecting or entering a phone number for the purpose of activating or deactivating a voice-based communication or phone call.

An interactive wireless communications device is defined as a telephone, personal digital assistant, smart phone or portable or mobile computer or similar device which can be used for voice communication, texting, e-mailing, browsing the internet or instant messaging. The term does not include a device being used exclusively as a GPS or navigation system, a system or device that is physically or electronically integrated into the vehicle, or a communications device that is affixed to a mass transit vehicle, bus or school bus.

Violation of this law is a summary offense.

Pennsylvania’s Stronger Teen Driver Law – Effective 12/24/2011

Pennsylvania’s new law aimed at increasing safety for young drivers takes effect at 12:01 am on Dec 24. The new law increases behind-the-wheel training requirements, places a limit on the number of passengers a young driver can transport and makes not wearing a seatbelt a primary offense for young drivers.

The new law adds 15 hours of supervised, behind-the-wheel training for driver’s license permit holders younger than 18, bringing the total 65 hours. Ten of the additional hours must include driving at night and five hours must occur during poor weather conditions. Current permit-holders younger than 18 who have not yet passed the driving skills test before Dec 24 will have to meet the requirements of the new law.

Also, as part of the law, drivers younger than 18 will not be permitted to transport more than one passenger who is under 18 and is not an immediate family member unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. After six months, the junior driver may transport up to three passengers younger than 18 who are not immediate family members without a parent or legal guardian present, but only if that driver has not been convicted of a driving violation or has not been partially or fully responsible for a reportable crash.

The law also requires that junior drivers and passengers under the age of 18 must wear a seat belt, and children under the age of eight must be fastened in a child restraint system. The seat belt provisions of the new law are primary offenses, meaning a driver can be stopped and cited solely for that violation.

More information on the changes for teen drivers can be found at http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/ by clicking on the “New Teen Driver Law 2011” button. For more information on young driver safety, visit PennDOT’s highway safety website, www.DriveSafePA.org and select the “Young Driver” link under the Traffic Safety Information Center.

School Bus Safety Law

During the school year, there are several hundred busses through out the county, picking up and dropping off school children.  All drivers of vehicles who encounter a school bus with flashing red lights MUST stop for the bus immediately.  This means as the bus is approaching, and you see the flashing amber/yellow lights on the bus, be prepared to stop shortly.  If you fail to obey the signals of the bus, and are caught, expect to receive a $250 fine, 5 points on your license and a 60 day license suspension.  The sanctions are serious and stiff to prevent drivers from disobeying the flashing lights.  Bus drivers can record license plates of violators and report them to the respective police department, who will file a citation against the drive of the vehicle.  Also, be advised there are certain times of the year when police officers may ride on busses to catch those drivers who fail to stop for the flashing red lights.  The sanctions and penalties are just not worth the risk of the safety and welfare of our school children, please stop for flashing red lights on the bus.  Protect your license and protect our kids.  This problem is not just local to PA but is a national issue in all 50 states.
For more resources on School Bus Safety visit: https://www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Safety/TrafficSafetyAndDriverTopics/Pages/School-Bus-Safety
Here is a link for the kids, please check this out: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/schoolbus_manual/sbactivitybooklet(10-06)1.pdf

Identity Theft

There is a crime wave sweeping the nation. You could be a victim and not even know it yet. Or perhaps you have already been victimized and know firsthand how damaging this particular crime can be. It’s an easy crime to commit-the payoff is usually significant and apprehension of the criminal by police or enforcement agencies can be very difficult, many times impossible. It’s not usually violent in nature but just as damaging. It’s called Identity Theft and it is the fastest growing criminal act in the nation. Identity theft occurs when the “thief” uses your name, date of birth, address, social security number or virtually any other type of identifying type information to commit crimes against your credit. The thieves are able to assume control of your existing assets, such as bank accounts. In many cases, thieves will open new accounts or obtain loans using your information. Many times the victim is unaware of the frauds that have been committed against his/her credit until they are applying for a loan themselves-and declined. . The West Caln Police Department has handled numerous and increasing complaints over the past several years pertaining to Identity Theft. We will diligently pursue your complaint to the best of our ability should you become a victim, however, prevention is key with this crime.

Tips to remember:

  • To dispose of items containing your personal information, use a SHREDDER (preferably a cross-shredder). Shred documents containing personal information, account numbers, pre-approved loan/credit card offers, etc., including account numbers.
  • Secure any personal information in your home in a locked safe-remember to secure the safe so that it cannot be removed from the home, as well.
  • Never provide personal information over the phone, through the Internet, or through the mail unless you initiated the contact and know whom you are dealing with.
  • Only carry the credit cards that you will be using. Secure other cards at home or cancel unnecessary accounts. Instead of signing your credit card, write “See ID or Ask for ID” on the back of your credit cards. Report and lost or stolen cards immediately.
  • ID Thieves steal mail. Pick up your mail promptly from your mailbox and guard your outgoing mail from theft by dropping off directly at the Post Office and not placing in your unsecured mailbox.
  • Memorize unique passwords/PIN numbers. AVOID using your name, date of birth, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).
  • Order a copy of your credit report from each of the credit reporting agencies annually. Check the information contained within. (There may be a fee for credit reports).

If you are a victim of identity theft:

  • Contact all of your creditors immediately and advise them of the fraud. Contact your bank and request that they advise you of any suspicious activity.
  • Contact the Credit Reporting Bureaus and request to be placed on the “Fraud Alert”.
  • Contact the Federal Trade Commission 1-877-438-4338
  • Keep a log of contacts and copies of any documents.
  • Contact the West Caln Township Police Department 610-384-3115 (or your local police department)

Identity Theft Resources:

Credit Reporting Bureaus

Other Resources