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Department News

July 8th, 2015


July 8, 2015


For Immediate Release:



1) The Tilden Township Police Department announces the retirement of Officer Dennis R. Schwoyer effective August 22, 2015. Officer Schwoyer has been with the department since February 2007 holding the positions of corporal, chief and patrolman.


Officer Schwoyer previously worked 25 years for Hamburg Borough Police Department, retiring there December 31, 2006.


Officer Schwoyer is a dedicated officer and will be missed by the members of the department and the community. He is looking forward to his retirement after serving two communities as a police officer for 33 years.



2) The Tilden Township Board of Supervisors agreed to offer conditional employment to Jose M. Quinones, age 29, for the open part-time police officer position. His employment is conditional upon his passing the medical and psychological exams required by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission.




May 29th, 2015



“Accident scam”: A person calls you claiming that a family member has been hurt in an accident either out of state or out of country. The person claims that you need to pay the medical bill for insurance or that the family member was in an auto accident and you need to pay their bail. The scam may come from (514) 561-1334.


Residents should be suspicious of such calls. Always verify with family members first when receiving such news.


“IRS scam”: A person calls you claiming to be with the IRS, notifies you that the IRS is suing you but that you can clear it up over the phone by paying with a credit card. The scam may come from (253) 200-5879.


If someone calls you claiming they are the IRS, hang up and call the IRS at 1-800-829-4933.


Thank you to the residents who let our department know of these scams.



February 22nd, 2015

POLICE OFFICER PART TIME TILDEN TWP. Applications are being accepted by the Tilden Township Police Department for a part-time police officer. This position is on an as needed basis at the rate of $16.00 per hour. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and Act 120 certified. Applications will be available for pick up at the Tilden Township Municipal Office located at 874 Hex Highway, Hamburg, PA 19526, beginning Monday, February 23, 2015 after 9:00 A.M. and must be submitted to the Township office no later than Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. A $35.00 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application submission. Application related phone calls will not be accepted. Tilden Township is an EOE

Phone Scam

January 9th, 2015

Tilden Township Police were made aware by a resident of another phone scam in the area.


The caller identified himself as Steve Martin and gave the phone number to return his call as (510) 423-5700, which was will also the number shown up on caller ID. He spoke with an obvious accent, maybe Middle or Far Eastern. He stated that ignoring the message would be a second attempt to avoid enforcement action by the US Treasury, a federal offense, and that the resident would have to appear before a grand jury or magistrate. He went on to say he’d like the resident to cooperate with him to help him help the resident. The message seemed like it was prerecorded since it repeated 3 times in each message and sounded identical.


Anyone legitimately needing to deal with the US Treasury can contact them at (202) 622-2000.