A letter from Chief Coluzzi
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of one of our own, Detective Denise Siano. Detective Siano bravely battled breast cancer for 10 years. She left us Sunday April 26th.
Denise was a true fighter who treasured life, her family, and being a member of the Lower Makefield Police Department. She loved helping people. Her never-ending smile, friendly demeanor and laughter gave little indication of her illness and her suffering. Her strength and courage was an inspiration to all of us.
Denise was hired in 2002 as a patrol officer and was promoted to Detective in February of 2010. She worked with the South-Central Bucks Special Response Team (SWAT) as a hostage negotiator. Her fellow negotiators remember her expertise in negotiating with persons in crisis using her calm, reassuring voice. She was an excellent detective and an accomplished polygraph examiner.
Most Importantly, Denise Siano was a sister to all of her brother officers and she deeply cared for each of them.
We will carry on with heavy hearts and miss her warmth and exuberance each day. Our angel is now in heaven safe and sound talking with the other angels and watching over us.
With great sorrow,
Chief Kenneth Coluzzi
Viewing: Galzerano Funeral Home Thursday evening April 30, 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Friday morning May 1, 2015 8:30am-10:00am 3500 Bristol Oxford Valley Rd, Levittown PA 19057.
Services: Saint Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Friday, May 1, 11:00am, 357 Dorrance St. Bristol PA, 19007.
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem PA.
Spring Time Child Safety Tips from the Lower Makefield Township Police Department
Warmer weather is finally here which means there will be children at play. Here are some safety tips for keeping your kids safe.
- To improve your child’s visibility, dress them in clothing with reflectors at night and bright day-glow colors during the day and in low-light conditions.
- Wear a helmet when biking, inline skating, riding a scooter and skateboarding.
- Make sure helmets meet safety standards and are fitted and worn properly.
- Walk and ride bikes with your child, and take advantage of the chance to model and teach safe street crossing and biking.
- Teach your kids to look left, right, then left again before stepping into the street.
- Teach them to cross the street at designated crossings.
- Teach them to cross only when there are no cars coming.
- Children should always walk on the sidewalk.
- Where there are no sidewalks, you should walk on the side of the street facing traffic.
- Teach your kids to recognize crossing signals.
- Teach your child to be cautious when crossing where cars are parked on the street. Oncoming traffic won’t see them until they come into view from behind the parked cars, and they can’t see whether any traffic is coming unless they carefully peer around the parked cars before stepping out into the street.
The Lower Makefield Township Police Department wishes everyone a fun filled and safe spring and summer!
LOWER MAKEFIELD POLICE MEDICINE RETURN DROP BOX
Lower Makefield Residents can now dispose of unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications
Drop Off Location: 1100 Edgewood Rd, Police Headquarters
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm - 7 days a week.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than six million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Among youth ages 12 to 17 years old, 7.4 percent report using non-medical use of prescription drugs.
Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.
Chief Ken Coluzzi would like all residents to routinely police their homes for unneeded medications. Work together to keep our neighbors and kids safe!
All approved medications can be deposited NO QUESTIONS ASKED
ACCEPTED – In prescription containers
Medication from Businesses or Clinics
ABSOLUTLEY NOT ACCEPTED
Congratulations, 10 Years and Going Strong!
Congratulations to Five neighborhoods celebrating their 10th anniversary of NW membership
Makefield Brook I, Makefield Brook II, Makefield Manor, Pinebrook, and Valley Green.
First Photo: Officer Michael Pell, Chief Kenneth Coluzzi and Nancy Pesti (Makefield Brook II)
Second Photo: Officer Michael Pell, Chief Kenneth Coluzzi and Lisa Van Strat (Makefield Manor)
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