Frequently Asked Questions
- Why do some people pull over when an emergency vehicle using lights and siren is coming from the opposite direction?
- Does Halifax have a curfew for juveniles?
- I received a citation. What do I do?
- Where can I see the Halifax Borough Ordinances?
- I have a Halifax address and called for police services, but was referred to the Pennsylvania State Police. Why?
Section 3325 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code requires drivers of all vehicles to yield the right-of-way to the immediate approach of all emergency vehicles utilizing approved audible and visual warning systems. Drivers that pull over when an emergency vehicle utilizing audible and visual warning systems approaches from the opposite direction are being safe drivers. They are also obeying the law.
Yes. section 703 of the Halifax Borough Ordinances prohibits any minor to be in or remain in any in or upon any public highway, park or other public place within the Borough of Halifax or within any enclosure or vehicle in close proximity to any such public place within the Borough, between the hours of 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM the following day. A minor is defined as any person under the age of eighteen (18) years.
1) Minor accompanied by parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of such minor; or
2) Minor possessing a written statement dated that day or the preceding day and signed by parent, guardian or other person having the legal care or custody of such minor, which statement specifies the time, place, purpose and necessity of the minor being in a public place contrary to the Ordinance; or
3) Minor lawfully employed making it necessary to be on or in highways, streets, parks, etc., as stated above and possessing a current letter certifying the same and signed by employer, parent or guardian; or
4) Minor on an emergency errand; or
5) Minor returning home by a direct route from and within thirty (30) minutes of the termination of a school activity or an activity of a religious or other voluntary association; or
6) Minor on the sidewalk of the place where such minor resides.
Please read the directions on the back of the copy you received. Follow those directions to properly respond to the charge. Pleas and payments are accepted at the following location:
The Honorable District Judge Gregory Johnson
Magisterial District 12-3-02
1025 Peters Mountain Road
Dauphin, PA 17018
The Borough of Halifax maintains a separate website that contains Borough ordinances. To access ordinances, click on the Our Borough tab on the top of this website, then click on the link titled Ordinances.
The Halifax Area Regional Police Department provides primary police protective services for the Borough of Halifax and has concurrent jurisdiction with the Pennsylvania State Police within the Borough. Many area addresses are listed as Halifax, but are not within the Borough. In those instances, the agency with primary police jurisdiction is the Lykens barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.
You can reach the Lykens barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police by calling (717) 362-8700.