Police Department

The North Strabane Township Police Department was created in 1969 and consisted of a part-time unit that serviced the Township.  Since that time, the department has expanded to meet the needs of a fast growing community with 24/7 police service.  The Department consists of (22) full-time officers and (1) police secretary who are under the command of Chief Brian Hughes.  The Department is comprised of the following:


(1) Chief of Police

(1) Administrative Sergeant

(4) Patrol Sergeants

(12) Patrol Officers

(1) Investigator

(1) School Resource Officer

(1) K-9 Officer

(1) Traffic Officer

(1) Police Secretary


The Department’s primary mission is to solve and deter crime.  Our community policing philosophy is dedicated to accomplish this mission by creating and maintaining partnership with our residents, businesses, and stakeholders.   In addition to crime prevention, the Department also focuses on traffic enforcement in order to reduce serious traffic accidents on the roads throughout the Township.


The officers of the North Strabane Township Police Department are trained in a wide variety of law enforcement services.  In addition, the Department has seven members on the Washington County Regional SWAT team, which provides county-wide specialized law enforcement response to critical incidents and situations.


The Township has an ordinance that states: " NO ON STREET PARKING"


Exception can be made with prior approval from the Police Department (724) 746-8474.  Please ask to speak with our Police Secretary (8:30 am to 4:30 pm).


After hours, please call the “North Strabane on-duty Police Sergeant” for parking issues or any other non-emergency assistance at (724) 350-6062.






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