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The Springfield Township Police Department reminds residents that the following community services are available at no cost:
Civilian (Non-Criminal) Fingerprinting Services
The Springfield Township Police Department provides complimentary civilian (non-criminal) fingerprinting services to Springfield Township residents. The fingerprinting services are available for employment, name changes and other statutorily authorized purposes. Standard applicant FBI and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania fingerprints cards are supplied at no cost.
Fingerprinting services for non-residents of Springfield Township are available at a cost of $25 for up to three (3) cards, and $10 for each additional card. Fingerprint fees must be paid by check or money order. No cash or credit cards.
Appointments are required for fingerprinting services. Please call 215-836-1601 and, using the automated attendant, select Fingerprint/Records to schedule an appointment.
Vacation Home Checks
The Springfield Township Police Department offers vacation home checks as a complimentary service to township residents. Officers on patrol will conduct periodic checks of your residence while you are away from your home on vacation or a business trip.
The Vacation Home Check Program has been tremendously successful over the years. It provides the Police Department with an extra set of eyes in our neighborhoods to look after the property of residents who are away from their homes for a period of time, an all too common target for burglars. It provides the homeowner, with some extra peace of mind so that they can focus on enjoying their vacation, having a successful business trip, or whatever takes them away from home.
To schedule a vacation check, please contact the Police Department at 215-836-1601 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Calls made at all other times will be directed to the Montgomery County Emergency Dispatch Center, but the dispatcher will take your information and forward it to the Police Department.
Internet Purchase Exchange Location
The Springfield Township Police Department lobby and visitor parking lot for the Springfield Township Municipal Building can be used as an Internet Purchase Exchange location. The public can utilize the lobby or the parking lot to conduct transactions generated from an online website, such as Craigslist. The lobby and parking lot are well lit and monitored by a camera security system.
Springfield Township Police Officers are not permitted to participate in transactions or act as witnesses, nor can they offer legal advice or settle civil disputes that might arise from these transactions.
In addition, transactions involving weapons or any type of drug paraphernalia are prohibited from the Internet Purchase Exchange location.
The Springfield Township Police Department lobby is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM. The parking lot is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no need to notify the Springfield Township Police Department personnel about your transaction unless you believe that police involvement is necessary due to theft, personal safety or altercation. If any of those instances arise call 911.