The Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department began operations on February 6, 2012. It completed a six year journey that began in 2006 with a regional police study being conducted by the Pennsylvania Governor's Center for Local Government Services. That original study included East Buffalo Township, Kelly Township, Lewisburg Borough and New Berlin Borough.
Following the study's release in 2007 a committee was formed by the involved municipalities. Over the course of the next four years the committee studied and reviewed the regional report; conducted public meetings; designed a formula cost plan; analyzed costs and made site visits to other regional departments.
In March of 2011 an intergovernmental agreement was signed by the remaining participating municipalities of East Buffalo Township and Lewisburg Borough. This agreement formed the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Commission and began the transition to regional police services.
The Commission held its first meeting on March 30, 2011. The Commission set a target start date for the Regional Department; hired a Chief of Police; developed and approved an operational budget for 2012; and began the tasks of transitioning the East Buffalo Township and Lewisburg Borough Police Departments into the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department.
Buffalo Valley Regional Police
2009 West Market Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837