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.  The department consists of 19 full-time officers who are under the command of Chief Brian Hughes.  Sixteen of the officers are assigned to the patrol division which provides twenty-four hour service to the residents of North Strabane Township.  The Department has two full-time criminal investigators and a full-time secretary.


The Department has adopted a community policing philosophy which is dedicated to crime prevention.  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.  The Department has the only computer forensic investigator in Washington County.  In March of 2012, Det. John Wybranowski successfully completed the certification process to become an IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists) Certified Forensic Computer Examiner.  The department also has seven members on the Washington County Regional SWAT team, which provides county-wide specialized law enforcement response to critical incidents and situations.  Several members also are apart of the Washington County DUI task force.  The Department has two vehicle crash reconstructionist.


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.


Anyone requiring assistance from a Police Officer should dial 911 (724-229-4600).  

For more information visit us at: www.northstrabanepolice.com




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