Updated Strategic Plan

A component of the Chambersburg Borough police department’s Strategic Plan is to inform the public of the progress made during the previous year.  In the spirit of transparency, I will highlight some of the 2019 accomplishments and show some of the areas where the department fell short of its goals. The updated Strategic Plan can be accessed on the department’s website: https://franklin.crimewatchpa.com/chambersburgpd

  Some 2019 accomplishments:

  • Implemented Diversity training for all officers and staff
  • Developed a plan to recruit a diverse group of candidates to better represent the population we serve
  • Increased the part-time traffic units’ details to 6 per year
  • Established a Community Behavioral Health Liaison program
  • Scheduled a Town Hall meeting to hear and address citizens’ concerns
  • Developed a Departmental reading list to improve on officers and supervisor’s leadership abilities
  • Worked with the Franklin County Prison to facilitate entry into the Central Booking program
  • Started a Body Worn Camera research and implementation committee
  • Facilitated a system to swiftly get CrimeWatch Tips to officers and detectives

Goals not achieved in 2019:

  • Conduct a Coffee with a Cop community event quarterly
  • Full implementation of CPD taking over safety and security at the Chambersburg Area School District
  • The establishment of Police App.com as our candidate application and testing platform  


Chief Ron Camacho