Main Line Crime and Safety

Crime and Safety

Although no area is completely free of crime, the Main Line area is considered a very safe place to live. Below we review the local crime report from the Lower Merion crime news feed.

If you are worried about crime in your community, you can be a part of the solution. Be an active agent for change in your own neighborhood. Keep an eye out for your neighbors. Be aware of your surroundings. Have a buddy system. Report suspicious activities to the police, your commissioners, and your local papers. If you see a crime, report it. If you are a victim of crime, report it.

Lower Merion Township Crime News

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Manager Provides BOC with Options to Reduce Proposed Township Real Estate Tax Increase
Lower Merion Township Manager Doug Cleland has provided the Board of Commissioners with a list of options that could be considered to reduce the 2011 Proposed Budget’s Township Real Estate Tax (RET) increase from 12.7% to 5%. This information was requested by a Finance Committee recommendation vote on December 1, 2010. Manager Cleland’s... 12/10/2010 04:45 PM

Additional 2011 Proposed Budget Questions and Answers Posted on Township Website
An additional list of eighteen questions and answers on the 2011 Proposed Budget has been posted on This information can be accessed from the home page by following the 2011 Proposed Budget prompt. “Some of the additional information addresses specific questions raised at the recent Public Hearings on the 2011 Proposed... 12/07/2010 09:12 AM

Township Reminds Residents and Business Owners to Register Security Alarms
The Township of Lower Merion has sent notification letters reminding residents of the requirement to register residential and commercial security alarm systems. 2011 registration forms are due by December 20, 2010; the fee for residential registration is $58 and the fee for commercial properties is $91. As provided by Section No. 3560, Chapter... 12/01/2010 11:19 AM

Trees for Sale to Support Gladwyne Fire Company
The Gladwyne Fire Company is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Sale through December 24th, and all proceeds benefit the volunteer Company. Sale hours are Monday through Friday from 2—8 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM—6 PM. Douglas and Frazier Fir Christmas trees homegrown in Pennsylvania and recently cut are available, as well as a large... 11/29/2010 10:54 AM

Old Gulph Road Ford Closed for Winter
Gates installed to block passage through the Old Gulph Road Ford have been closed for the winter by the Township’s Public Works Department. “While we realize that closing the gates may inconvenience travelers, blocking passage through the ford eliminates the many water rescues and other accidents that had been commonplace during winter months,”... 11/29/2010 10:34 AM

2011 Proposed Budget Questions and Answers Posted on Township Website
Citizens interested in learning more about the 2011 Proposed Budget can now access a list of over 50 questions and answers that are posted on  This information can be accessed from the home page by following the 2011 Proposed Budget prompt. “While many of the questions and answers represent a basic overview of information... 11/24/2010 11:47 AM

Leaf Collection Reminders
Cooler weather, football season and raking leaves are all synonymous with autumn. The Lower Merion Township Refuse and Recycling Division is reminding citizens that leaves and yard waste are collected at curbside only on customer’s regular trash collection day. If for any reason crews are unable to collect the leaves on the regular collection day,... 11/18/2010 12:59 PM

2011 Proposed Budget Recommends +12.7% Increase in Township Real Estate Tax Millage Rate
The 2011 Lower Merion Township Proposed Budget, which is available for review at all six Township libraries as well as at the Township Administration Building and posted online at, recommends a +12.7% Real Estate Tax (RET) increase. “For the average single family detached home assessed at $363,000, the proposed Township RET... 11/05/2010 05:10 PM

Free Parking Saturdays: A Holiday Tradition
  It’s a holiday tradition in Lower Merion aimed at encouraging more people to do their holiday shopping in the Township’s vibrant business districts—free parking Saturdays in December. This year, the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners has once again approved spreading some early holiday cheer by authorizing Saturday, December... 11/05/2010 10:59 AM

Home Heating Assistance Program Underway
A state program that helps families struggling to heat their homes over the winter opened on Monday, November 1st. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides cash grants of $300 or more that can be used to help pay regular monthly heating bills. In addition to cash grants, LIHEAP also offers crisis grants to families facing heating... 11/02/2010 01:11 PM

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