One county, three teams, one fight—Bucks County Pennsylvania ERTs are armed, equipped and ready to protect and serve on a moment’s notice.
Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn; George Washington crossed from its Delaware river shores and gave the Colonies a crucial victory against the British, and currently several high-tech defense companies work here and provide the tools our military needs to fight.
Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a county as diverse as its landscape. The County is bordered by the Delaware River on the east, Philadelphia to the south, and in the north, rural pastoral lands dominate. The demographics are predominantly suburban in the central part of the county and densely populated along its border with Philadelphia. The county has several large school systems, Interstate 95 runs through it and international corporations handling defense contracts like Lockheed Martin and Aero Defense provide jobs in an area commutable through antique covered bridges.
Bucks County has roughly 608 square miles of land and 15.8 square miles of water. There are over 620,000 people within 23 boroughs and 31 townships, each with its own police department. Some departments have one or two full-time officers, others have up to 100, all cooperate to protect and serve. The county has been subjected to major flooding, major events, violent crimes and police officer killings. To address these incidents, the police departments joined together to form tactical teams that can be called out to respond and handle whatever call comes in.
One county, three teams, one fight—Bucks County Pennsylvania ERTs are armed, equipped and ready to…
by Richard Mann / Mar 1, 2011