Chief Kenneth Zipovsky is happy to report that there has been a reduction of major crimes committed in Rush Township in the year 2018.
Part 1 Offenses (serious crimes such as arson, aggravated assault, and
burglary) have decreased an overall average of 35% when compared to the 2017 crime statistics according to a press release from the Rush Township Police Department.
Part 2 offenses (a category which covers all non-major offenses) also saw an overall decrease in the 2018 numbers. It should be noted that one important area where there was a marked increase over the prior year were drug violations. The increase in these arrests are a direct result of the professional, proactive police officers of the Rush Township Police Department and the partnership that they have fostered with the members of the community. All but three of these drug offenses were committed by non-residents of the Township. Most of the arrests occurred in situations where officers were conducting traffic stops for violations of the vehicle code or investigating suspicious people/vehicles.
In 2019, the talented and dedicated men and women of the Rush Township Police Department will continue to provide professional police service and are committed to making a safer community.