HANOVER TWP., PA – Hanover Township municipality road crews painted a blue traffic line outside of the Colonial Regional Police Department as a sign of respect and support for their local police officers. According to Chief of Police Ray Seiple, it was a surprise.
“I was told by the road supervisor Vince Milite of Hanover Township Northampton County that there was an addition at our police headquarters.” said Chief Seiple. “He was unsure of how I would feel about it but told me just to take a look.”
Road crews put the blue line down on Friday. The township municipal building’s electronic sign also displays the statement, “Thank You CRPD.”
Chief of Police Ray Seiple said in a statement to PHL17, “I arrived at the station and found the road crew had repainted the double yellow line on the roadway in front of the station. They had painted it as seen in the picture, black with a blue line in the center. I have been in law enforcement since 1977 and have never seen such a display of support as witnessed by the blue line.”
The Colonial Regional Police Department serves multiple municipalities including Bath Borough, Lower Nazareth Township, Hanover Township, and all of Northampton County.