Chief's Message

Welcome to West York Borough's CrimeWatch page. My name is Matt Millsaps and I am the Chief of Police & Public Safety in the Borough. For over 20 years I have worked exclusively with small, highly specialized units tasked with finding unconventional solutions to complex problems. Within the ranks of the men and women of the WYBPD I have have never seen another group more capable of achieving such goals. 

Our vision of policing is this: We are the Guardians of our community, and it is our job, above all, to protect & empower those that we have been entrusted to serve. Our philosophy is simple : First you have a vision, and then you make it happen! Therefore, we have created a model of policing that combines:

  • An unrelenting vigilance to our agency's stated vision
  • Mastery of our defined Law enforcement mission sets
  • A steadfast commitment to our department's core values

By carefully balancing our responsibilities, roles and strategies to solve problems and maintain a community driven focus, it is our intent to to provide highly professional police services to the West York neighborhoods, while working by, with and through our resident population and visitors to collectively, hand in hand, enhance the quality of life of all. Put simply, we want you to know that you can count on us, we want you to be safe, and we want to grow together with you.

We recognize that without engaging you (the public that we serve), we are isolating ourselves from you. Thus, we have selected CrimeWatch as a tool to communicate with you and keep you informed. CrimeWatch will serve as a mechanism to ensure that, in real time, we keep you abreast of the incidents and events that dynamically unfold around your streets and neighborhoods; affecting your lives - Everyday!

- Chief Matthew Millsaps, WYBPD