What do I do about Abandoned Vehicles?
Abandoned Vehicles are a nuisance as well as an eyesore. Don't let abandoned vehicles ruin the look of your neighborhood.
Under Pennsylvania's motor vehicle laws, a vehicle is considered abandoned if:
If you have a complaint regarding an abandoned vehicle contact an officer via Northampton County Control's non-emergency phone listing, 610-759-2200.
A Police Officer will respond and evaluate the situation. If the vehicle can be classified as abandoned, the vehicle will be removed.
How do I apply for a Block Party Permit?
Township residents may apply for permits to hold block parties by contacting the Public Works Director, Steve Kramer, 610-438-2670.
For approved permits, the Township will supply barricades to shut down motor vehicle traffic.
The following conditions apply to block party permit requests:
For a Block Party Permit Form Click HERE
What are the Directions to Forks Township Police Department?
From Easton: (Center City)
From Easton: (West Ward)
From Nazareth Area:
From Slate Belt Area:
How do I report Domestic Violence?
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, FTPD stands ready to help. Police officers will respond quickly to domestic assaults, and will arrest abusers within the guidelines allowable by law. Officers will also assist victims in obtaining and enforcing protective court orders.
Where do I get information for non-criminal Finger Printing?
Personnel from the Forks Township Police Department are available to do non-criminal fingerprinting for those who work or reside in the Township. Typically, such fingerprints are needed for purposes like employment and immigration applications.
Non-criminal fingerprinting is done at the following time only:
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
An appointment is necessary, and is strongly suggested to ensure someone is available to roll your fingerprints. The number for the office is 610-252-0377.
How do I make a Police Report?
If you are a victim of a crime you need to make a police report. In some cases your insurance company will require a police report or perhaps you are concerned about a suspicious incident or hazardous condition that you wish to bring to the attention of the Forks Township Police Department.
There are several ways that you can make an official police report:
How do I obtain a Copy of a Police Report?
If you need a copy of a police report for insurance or other reasons, we can help. A non refundable $10.00 fee for an incident report or a $15.00 non refundable fee for an accident report will be assessed for this purpose. Reports are only available to individuals who are named somewhere on the report. In the case of minors, their parent or legal guardians may obtain a report on their behalf. Certain personal information appearing on the report may be obscured to protect the privacy of victims and other involved parties.
To obtain a copy of a report:
In person - Reports are available at the following times at our office:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
By mail - Enclose a check or money order with your request and send it to:
Forks Township Police Department
1604 Sullivan Trail
Easton, PA 18040
Be sure to explain where and when the incident happened, as well as the type of case you are inquiring about.
Download a Police Record Request Form
What do I do if I received a Traffic Citation?
You're driving along one day when your attention is caught by a flash of red and blue lights in your rear view mirror, followed by a signal from a police officer to pull over.
You've received a traffic citation.
We know it's never a pleasant for a citizen to be ticketed. But for everyone's safety, the Forks Township Police Department takes its responsibility for enforcement of traffic laws seriously.
When cited, you have two options.
The District Court covering Forks Township is:
Jacquelyn Tashner, Judge
3 Weller Place Easton, PA 18045