Penn Hills Police Department

  • Agency: Penn Hills Police Department
  • Address: Municipal Building, 12245 Frankstown Rd, Penn Hills , 15235 PA
  • Chief:
Phone: 412-798-2035
Fax: 412-798-2034

Penn Hills Police Department is located at Municipal Building, 12245 Frankstown Rd, Penn Hills , 15235 PA. The Penn Hills Police Department phone number is 412-798-2035.

Penn Hills Police Department News

The 2018 Torch Run for Special Olympics is just around the corner. Click on the link to learn more about this event and how to support the PHPD team participating this year.

Sergeant William Schrott and Officer Bartley Connolly Jr. End of Watch: Saturday, March 25, 1972

The Municipality of Penn Hills is now accepting applications to create a new civil service list to hire police officers. The deadline to file is Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Please review the hiring advertisement on our site for more details. We ask that interested candidates thoroughly read through the links to our employment section. We explain what you can expect to go through when participating in our selection process, and what we expect of you. We look forward to receiving your applications, and to meeting those of you who are interested in serving with the PHPD! The Municipality of Penn Hills is an equal opportunity employer.

Spring is almost here and the 2018 Citizens Police Academy is right around the corner! Click the link to learn more and to download the application and other forms. Class size is limited to twenty students.

We want to thank everyone who came out to Mohan's Bar & Restaurant Tuesday night for the second annual "Tips for Cops" event. The evening was a success! Special thanks to Officers Jason Bonace and Lindsey Bigger for coordinating everything, and to all the other officers who came out to wait tables on their own time. Great work!

The 2nd annual "Tips for Cops" event is just around the corner! Read the article, or visit our event posting for more information.

Canine "Joker" End of Watch: Monday, February 2, 1987

With a winter storm advisory in effect for our area, the PHPD wants to remind motorists to please exercise extra care while driving. The rainy conditions and dropping temperatures may cause icy conditions on the roadways. Snowfall is expected as the night goes on, which will likely make conditions even worse. We recommend that you avoid unnecessary travel as the road conditions begin to deteriorate. Salt/plow crews will work hard to clear the roads, but it can be a challenging task with rain followed by heavy snowfall.

*ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY* We would like to advise motorists that a portion of Universal Road will experience temporary and intermittent road closures on Saturday, January 13, 2018. A project on Universal Road, between Saltsburg Road and Deborah Jane Drive, will result in brief closures of the roadway between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on January 13, 2018. The closures are expected to run at one minute intervals throughout the listed times. This may result in increased traffic congestion and/or delays.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and safe holiday travels!

Officer Michael J. Crawshaw End of Watch: Sunday, December 6, 2009 Today we reflect on the passing of Officer Michael Crawshaw, who served proudly with the Penn Hills Police Department until his untimely death in the line of duty. Michael unselfishly served the community, displaying honor, integrity and great courage, right up to the final call he answered that Sunday night in December 2009. On the eighth anniversary of this tragedy, we take a moment to remind Michael’s parents, his brother, extended family members, and his friends, that our thoughts and prayers will always be with you. Michael will forever remain a part of our family here at the PHPD, and so will you. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” – Matthew 5:9

We've had a lot of messages regarding shirts being sold in remembrance of Officer Brian Shaw, and if we would be selling them here in Penn Hills. We have been contacted by Barbells And Badges, a company that has been authorized by Brian's family to sell shirts in his memory, and we have included a link to purchase them. They have designed a very nice shirt and will be donating all of the proceeds to Brian's family. Check out their site for more information on how to obtain one. Thanks to everyone for all your positive messages and support for Officer Shaw's family, our agency, and to all of the law enforcement community. To say it has been great is an has been awesome!

This is footage from yesterday’s funeral procession for Officer Brian Shaw of the New Kensington Police Department. The video is from an in-car camera inside one of our marked patrol vehicles. It shows the procession from Mount Saint Peter Church in New Kensington to Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Lower Burrell, from the perspective of law enforcement personnel, family and friends of Officer Shaw who took part in it. More importantly, it showed the spirit of those who make up our great country, and how people from all walks of life came together during a difficult time to support one another. To everyone who lined the streets and braved the cold weather to pay your respects, thank you. Your patriotic display of support was truly inspirational and remarkable. It left many of us speechless. It reminded those of us in law enforcement of what we are here to fight for, that serving our communities can leave us heartbroken at times, and that our heartache can heal thanks to the goodness that exists in those we serve. “Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died.” A passage from a poem whose author is unknown. Yesterday, in the Cities of New Kensington and Lower Burrell, a part of America showed us what it means to be Americans.

Happy Thanksgiving from the members of the PHPD! Wishing everyone safe travels this holiday weekend. Buckle up, even if you feel like you've gained a few extra pounds from all that food! Good news, your seat belt will still fit!!! And a reminder, if you plan to drink, please don't drive.

It is with a tremendous amount of sadness that the members of the Penn Hills Police Department acknowledge the sudden passing of Officer Brian Shaw of the New Kensington Police Department. Officer Shaw was killed in the line of duty Friday evening after chasing an armed suspect who shot him. The suspect fled the scene. Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Shaw's family, especially Officer Steffan Shaw, who is Brian's brother and a newer officer here with the PHPD. Steffan, words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss, and the heartache you and your family are experiencing right now. We are here to stand with you and your family during this difficult time. We also extend our deepest sympathies and support to the members of the New Kensington Police Department. May God watch over each of you and keep you safe in the quest for justice in Brian's name. Anyone having information on this investigation is asked to contact the New Kensington Police Department, Westmoreland County 911 Center or the Pennsylvania State Police.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween! Please pay attention while children are out "trick or treating."

We want to take a moment to remind motorists of the laws concerning stopped school buses. Now that the school year has begun it is imperative that drivers pay attention to stopped school buses picking up and dropping off students. Passing a stopped school bus with its red signals activated and stop sign extended can result in a $250.00 fine, five (5) demerit points added to your driving record, a sixty (60) day driver's suspension, and increased insurance premiums when your policy renews. Click on the link below from PennDOT if you are unsure of when you are required to stop for a school bus. Also, the police do not need to be present to witness the violation. The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code permits school bus drivers to forward a written report of a violation to a police officer, allowing the officer to issue a citation to the violator.

Last night Mayor Sara Kuhn welcomed the newest members of the PHPD to the community during a swearing-in ceremony at the council meeting. Congratulations to Officers Louis Cuccaro, George Daniels, Christopher Frederick, Jared Rothert and Steffan Shaw on your appointment to the PHPD!

Wishing everyone a Happy Fourth of July! If you're planning to celebrate the holiday with alcohol, do so responsibly. Please don't drink and drive.