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From: Roger Van Loan, Chief of Police
Date: Tuesday August 4, 2020
Subject: Road Closure August 8, 2020 – August 12, 2020
The Bloomsburg Police Department is notifying all motorists to avoid the area of Market Street between West Sixth Street and West Seventh Street. Also avoid the area of West 7th Street between Market Street and Center Street. A railroad grade renewal crossing project will be underway Saturday, August 8, 2020 through Wednesday, August 12, 2020. A posted detour will be in place during the dates in question.
07/14/2020 – Now Accepting Applications
The Town of Bloomsburg Civil Service Commission will be conducting Civil Service Examinations for the position of full time Police Officer. The Bloomsburg Police Department is a progressive agency serving 14,855 residents and the Bloomsburg University community. The Police Department advocates strong community policing while proactively addressing public safety issues. The agency contains bicycle patrols, community based educational programs, criminal investigations, a drug task force, DUI/alcohol enforcement, patrol, parking, records, warrants and a special tactics unit. Applications are available at the Bloomsburg Police Station located at 119 E. 7th Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Applicants must be Act 120 certified. Applicants must have reached their 21st birthday prior to the written examination, hold a valid PA driver’s license and move within fifteen miles of the Town within one (1) year of the date of hire. Starting annual wage in 2020 is $50,281.14 with an excellent benefits package. Applicant must successfully complete a one-year probationary period. Candidates will be subjected to a written examination, one or more oral examinations, criminal history, personal and financial background checks, medical, psychological, physical agility test and polygraph examinations. Completed application and pertinent documents must be returned to the Town of Bloomsburg Police Station no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020 along with a non-refundable check or money order in the amount of $50.00. The Town of Bloomsburg assumes no responsibility for applications not received by any mailing service including the United States Postal Service. The written Civil Service examination will be held Saturday, August 29, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Bloomsburg Area Middle School Cafetorium, 1100 Railroad Street, Bloomsburg, PA. Questions should
From: Roger Van Loan, Chief of Police
Date: Tuesday July 28, 2020
Subject: CodeRED Emergency Alert System
Town of Bloomsburg, PA emergency alert system is an informational tool, keeping residents safe
In the event of an emergency, Bloomsburg officials will issue alerts through CodeRED, a high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system allows messages to be quickly delivered to targeted areas of Bloomsburg as a whole.
On July 30, 2020, The Town of Bloomsburg will be conducting a performance test of the system at 1:00 PM, contacting everyone in Bloomsburg who is currently in the emergency database. Receiving a Test message will assure that residents will receive a message when an actual alert is issued by Bloomsburg officials. Residents who have not enrolled to receive emergency CodeRED notifications, or did not receive a test message, should immediately visit the Bloomsburg website and click the CodeRED logo to enroll.
No one should automatically assume that Bloomsburg emergency officials have your contact information, all individuals and businesses should visit bloompd.com and click on the CodeRED link located next to the Twitter and Facebook icons on the upper right side of the webpage. Those without Internet access may call The Bloomsburg Police Department (570-317-2846), Monday through Friday, (8AM-4PM) to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well.
CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes such as in the case of flooding, shelter-in-place alerts or other emergency situations.
Any questions should be directed to the Bloomsburg Police Department, 570-317-2846
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ZONE PERMIT PRESS JULY – DEC 2020
2020-2021 PRESS RELEASE RESIDENTIAL PERMITS
Please see link below for updated parking enforcement information.
On Monday, May 11, 2020, Town Council voted on to enforce Street Maintenance parking during the 1st and 3rd full weeks of every month (Sunday-Saturday) on a trial basis until 12/31/20. The days of enforcement are still indicated on the posted signs.
See schedule of enforcement weeks for 2020 below:
STREET MAINTENANCE WEEKS 2020