Chief Splain’s Message



On behalf of the men and women of the Nether Providence Township Police Department, welcome to our CRIMEWATCH portal, and thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization. We ask that you use the information found on this site responsibly. Working in partnership with the community we can proactively prevent crime, support victim recovery and hold offenders accountable.

I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the community and as the police chief, I invite you to browse our CRIMEWATCH portal and familiarize yourself with the various dimensions of our department. I hope that these pages provide useful and interesting information about the police department and the services we currently provide.

The dedicated professionals of the Nether Providence Township Police Department serve a population of nearly 14,500 citizens. Our staff includes seventeen sworn police officers and one civilian staff member.  The members of the Nether Providence Township Police Department truly care about the safety of our community and providing excellent customer service. Our staff responds to the public safety needs of the community with the most effective measures available within our existing resources with the primary focus of ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.

Our policing philosophy balances a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and progressive methods to help evolve with our citizens into the future. Community problems are often best addressed by working in partnership with citizens; therefore, the Nether Providence Police Department will continually strive to improve public relations and increase public confidence.

As you browse our portal pages, I encourage you to contact me with ideas you might have about police department matters you feel would be of interest to others. My goal is to make our pages a good source of current information for our citizens and visitors to our community.

As your Chief of Police, I will always listen to your needs and strive to be open and honest with community members as well as the men and women with whom I serve. I believe maintaining a high level of professionalism within the police department serves to maintain the quality of public safety citizens deserve and fosters collaborative efforts which result in constantly improving community relations.

As Community members, you should know that your Township Commissioners and Township Manager have made an uncompromising commitment to public safety in Nether Providence Township. I share this commitment and I encourage you to share with me your innovative ideas to improve our police services. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone with suggestions or comments.

I can be reached by office phone at 610-892-2875 x201 or by email at

David M. Splain
Chief of Police