Category Archives: Bethlehem Police Department

A special “thanks” to Moravian College.

Musikfest has come and gone this summer and the Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit would once again like to send a heartfelt “thank you” to Moravian College for providing a quiet place for our colleagues from the Lancaster City Mounted Unit to stay. The Lancaster City Mounted Unit, along with the Pennsylvania State Police Tactical Mounted Unit, assists the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit, and the men and women of the Bethlehem Police Department, during Musikfest by providing high visibility, horse mounted patrol throughout the festival.  Moravian’s continuing support in housing the Lancaster Officers during their stay in Bethlehem is greatly appreciated.

Go Hounds!

-Moravian Alumnus, Officer Buskirk

LancasterBPD Riders

A ride off into the sunset…

It is with both sadness and best wishes for the future that the Mounted Patrol Unit announces the retirement of one of our original members. As of August 10th, Officer Timothy Brooks will retire from the Bethlehem Police Department after 20 years of dedicated service. Officer Brooks spent his early career assigned to our patrol platoons and the former Community Policing Unit as a bicycle officer. While the mounted unit is losing a great rider and friend, the Downtown Bethlehem Association is gaining an invaluable resource and dedicated worker. Officer Brooks will serve as a manager in charge of the many events that the DBA holds every year. Look for him downtown and offer him your congratulations on his retirement and the best of luck in his new career.

Raven with Officer Brooks at Cops n' Kids

Raven Air Products



Bethlehem Police Department is hiring…fill the empty boots, seat, or saddle.

The City of Bethlehem Police Department is currently looking for qualified men and women to apply for the position of Police Officer. Click here (police-civil-service-entrance-ad-2014) for information or download the application instructions, application, and vouchers below. We hope to be seeing you in the finest police department in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.




Junior Police Academy

Puppy Photos with Santa at Chaar to benefit Raven, Pharaoh, and George



Mark your calendar, Santa Clause is coming to Chaar!
Get a memorable portrait of your dog with Santa and help support the Bethlehem Mounted Police. 

When: Saturday, December 7th, 11am – 2pm

Cost: Cash donation to the Bethlehem Mounted Police collected at time of portrait.

No registration necessary. All dogs must be on leashes. Portraits will be delivered by email.

Chaar Santa Photo Event

Your donation helps support the care and maintenance of the Bethlehem Mounted Police horses; Pharaoh, George and Raven.

Happy Thanksgiving!


From all our families to yours, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Remember wear those seat belts when traveling to and from your destination.  If you see a police vehicle or officer on the side of the roadway on a motor vehicle stop, please move over and provide at least one full lane of travel between your car and the police officer. It is a law in Pennsylvania and helps the officer get home safely at the end of his or her shift.

Also, if you are starting your holiday shopping and want to avoid the lines and hassle of going out to make your purchases, why not stop by the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit’s online store, We have a full lineup of fun clothing and merchandise. All the proceeds of the sales from the online store go to the care of Raven, Pharaoh, and George.

Thanks for the support and Happy Thanksgiving!

The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit

Thank you!

Members of the City of Bethlehem Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, along with members of our Non-Profit, the Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police, would like to send out a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who was involved with the Budweiser Clydesdales’ visit to the Lehigh Valley. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for helping staff the events. Thank you to the Allentown Beverage Company for bringing the wonderful Clydesdales Team to the Lehigh Valley. Thank you to the Budweiser Clydesdales’ Hitch Team for their preparation and presentation of those beautiful horses. A great big final thank you to everyone who donated and bought the paper horse shoes in an effort to help us with the successful fundraiser!

Fahy Bridge Clydes 'n RPG

Budweiser Clydesdales’ Schedule of Public Events

Clydesdale Schedule

During the Budweiser Clydesdales’ stay in the Lehigh Valley, they will be stabled in the City of Bethlehem Ice Rink located on Illicks Mill Road. The schedule for the their public appearances are as follows…

Tuesday, September 10th – Stables open to the public from 10am to 5pm.

Thursday, September 12th – Procession/Parade of the Budweiser Clydesdales throughout Bethlehem for retail deliveries (See procession route below). Stables open to the public from 5pm to 7pm.

Friday, September 13th – Retail deliveries in Easton, PA from 1pm to 3pm. Contact Allentown Beverage for details.

Saturday, September 14th – Appearance at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center for a Wheels of Hope benefit from 12pm to 3pm. Contact Allentown Beverage for details.

Sunday, September 15th – Home delivery for winner of the Horseshoe drawing. Stables open to the public from 3pm to 6pm. Drawing and winner home delivery will be announced September 7th.

Monday, September 16th – Retail deliveries in Allentown, PA from 1pm to 3pm. Contact Allentown Beverage for details.

Tuesday, September 17th – Gildan AAA Championship Game at Coca-Cola Park. Tailgate party starts at 5pm. The AAA Championship game starts at 6:30pm.

The procession route for the Bethlehem retail deliveries is as follows. The procession will begin in the area of the Steel Ice Center on E. 1st St. in south Bethlehem. It will continue on Polk St., E. 3rd St., Adams St., W. 4th St., S. New St. over the Fahy Bridge, around City Hall, north on N. New St., W. Broad St., and south on Main St. The procession will end at the Wooden Match at the corner of Main and W. Lehigh Sts. Stops will be made on the way at various retail establishments. The procession route is subject to change.

Thanks for the support and see everyone at one of the events!