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  • Chief: Michael W. Lose

The West Hills Regional Police Commission appointed West Hills Police Cpl. Michael W. Lose to fill the Chief of Police position effective July 1, 2014. Chief Lose has been with the Department since 1979

  • Captain: George Musulin, III

Capt./Criminal Investigator George Musulin, III has been with the Department since May 1979.

  • SGT: Edward Fisher

The West Hills Regional Police Commission appointed Officer Ed Fisher to fill the Sergeant position on January 20, 2015. Sgt. Fisher has been with the Department since August 25, 1996.

  • Administrative Assistant:
    • Judith A. Fetko

The West Hills Regional Police Department is located at the rear of the Westmont Borough Building at 1000 Luzerne Street. The Department is also staffed by an additional eight full-time officers and eight part-time officers, who provide 24/7 coverage of the municipalities that comprise the West Hills Regional Police Commission.

Police Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday

Office (Non-emergency) Number: (814)-255-4145

Residents are strongly encouraged to contact the Police if they are in need of Police Assistance or to report any suspicious activities. Callers are advised to dial 9-1-1 if there is an emergency.

History:

The West Hills Regional Police Department began operation in 1978 when Westmont and Brownstown Boroughs formed the West Hills Regional Police Commission. Since that time, the Department has expanded, with Southmont and Lower Yoder Township becoming members of the Commission. The Police Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Westmont Borough Council Chambers. The meetings are open to the public and residents from all four member municipalities are encouraged to attend.

The West Hills Police proudly serve the residents of Westmont Borough and other member municipalities. They take great pride in the number of cases that have been solved as a result of the diligent and superior investigative work done by the Criminal Investigator and Officers. The Police Commission has grown and prospered because of the cooperation and support of the participating municipalities.

Training and Public Relations:

All West Hills police officers receive annual mandatory in-service training. Certain Officers have also received training in specific fields, including crisis intervention, violence against women, truck inspections, crime prevention specialties, DUI detection and weaponry. Three full-time Officers are members of the Cambria County Specialized Emergency Response Team (SERT) and participate in training exercises two days each month. The Department has a radar trailer that is set up in high-speed areas periodically, during summer months, in the various member municipalities to identify and deter speeders.

West Hills Officers are available to give presentations at schools, churches and to any group that would request that service. Please call the Police Office to schedule an Officer. The Crime Prevention Officer is also available to come to a resident’s home, upon request, to check the property and make recommendations about how the residence can be made more secure.