MCRPD give 2017 incident report

Chief Maurey: December was a typical month for the department

YEAGERTOWN — The Mifflin County Regional Police Department responded to a total of 3,778 incidents in 2017, Chief Scott Maurey said during a Thursday night meeting of the MCRPD Board of Directors.

During the meeting Maurey said each municipality served by the department fell close to the window of hours they were supposed to get during the year.

Also during the meeting Maurey said the month of December was just another month for the department.

“There was not much out of the ordinary for the department,” he said.

However, there were several armed robberies in the area that the officers are still actively investigating.

“Unfortunately there is not a lot of information yet on those,” he said. “But we are working with other departments to make an arrest.”

He also said the department will be participating in a mass casualty incident training at the Mifflin County High School. The training is being sponsored by Fame EMS being held in February, will help police and other first responders work together during a mass casualty incident.

Also during the meeting Chairman John McCullough said he would like to see a tabletop exercise to help police and fire departments know what will happen if Beaver Stadium ever has to be evacuated.

“I think we need to know for sure how the vehicles will come through our area because there really is no other way,” he said.

Maurey said he would look into getting something together..

The MCRPD Board of Directors meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Derry Township building.