A Word from the Chief

The Town of Bloomsburg has the unique distinction of being the only incorporated town in Pennsylvania. Bloomsburg is the county seat of Columbia County. It has nearly 15,000 residents, is home to the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and is host of the largest fair in Pennsylvania, the Bloomsburg Fair. The BPD was established in 1870, when the town was incorporated. The BPD has grown into a full service police department. Meeting the standards of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Act, the department is granted municipal police authority. The department consists of a team of highly trained, accomplished, professional, and dedicated people committed to maintaining a safe community and a high quality of life in the community that they serve. Their mission is “To serve the public with integrity and professionalism, and to achieve an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation with all citizens.” The department is committed to strengthening the bonds of cooperation and support with the citizens that we are sworn to protect. The BPD strives to provide the highest quality of police service possible.