[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Haverford 4-9-2007 by Res. No. 1630. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8902, any sworn officers of the Haverford Township Police Department shall be permitted to effect a warrantless arrest of a person violating the following provisions of Title 18, the Crimes Code, when there is ongoing conduct that imperils the personal security of any person or endangers public or private property:
Upon arrest, the defendant may be immediately transported to the Township Police Department for processing and issuance of a citation.
The defendant shall be processed without unnecessary delay and furnished a copy of the citation.
After processing, the defendant shall be released, provided he/she no longer exhibits conduct that imperils the personal security of any person or endangers public or private property.
In the case of juveniles who have been arrested under these guidelines:
An attempt shall be made to contact a parent, guardian or other responsible person.
The juvenile shall be released to a parent, guardian or responsible person after processing and issuance of a citation
If, after a period of six hours, a parent, guardian or responsible person cannot be contacted or, upon contact, refuses to accept custody, the assigned personnel shall contact the Juvenile Probation Department to arrange shelter for such juvenile.