Chief Jeffrey R. Biehl
joined the Wyomissing Police Department in 1978. He worked as a patrol officer until 1990, when he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit. In 1991 he was promoted to Sergeant in charge of Special Services. In 1994 he was promoted to Lieutenant and was chosen as Berks County's Police Officer of the Year. He was appointed Chief of Police in 1997.
Chief Biehl holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Penn State University and a Master's Degree from West Chester University. He currently teaches in the criminal justice programs at the Reading Police Academy and the Reading Area Community College.
He and his wife, Laurie, have three children, Kelly, Kristy, and Kaitlyn.
General Information from Chief Biehl...
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, and with that children are about having fun. Our officers have had occasion to investigate reports of several youths shooting air soft guns at one another in a skirmish type of situation in our playgrounds and Park system.
According to Borough Ordinance: It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any air rifle, air pistol, spring gun, spring pistol, BB gun, bow and arrow or similar device, or implement that is not a firearm but which impels a pellet of any kind with a force that can reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm.
If your child has a type of pellet gun listed above, we ask that you make sure your child keeps it on your property and refrains from bringing it onto Playground and Parkland areas. Thank you.
With that in mind I would like to remind all residents of Borough Ordinance #1246. This ordinance prohibits owners from running their dogs off leash. Our officers have been instructed to enforce this ordinance and issue appropriate warnings and citations. Additionally, all dogs are prohibited from playground facilities.
To report a violation in progress, please call 610-655-4911. To provide information regarding known offenders, please call 610-375-6102 (option#3).
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our Borough park system safe, clean and enjoyable for everyone.
Drivers are reminded of the new vehicle laws that recently went into effect.
Vehicle Code Section 4581: Provides that all drivers and passengers under the age of 18 must use seat belts. It is a driver’s obligation to make sure all passengers under 18 are properly secured.
Vehicle Code Section 1503: Provides that a junior driver in his/her first 6 months may only carry one (1) additional passenger, unless the passengers are immediate family members; or if the junior driver is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. After 6 months the junior driver may carry up to three (3) non-family passengers until his/her 18th birthday.
Vehicle Code Section 3316: Provides that No driver shall operate a motor vehicle while using an interactive wireless communications device to send, read, or write text-based communication while the vehicle is in motion. This does not include entering a telephone number to make a voice call.