Swissvale Borough Police Department

  • Agency: Swissvale Borough Police Department
  • Address: 7560 Roslyn St, Swissvale, 15218 PA
  • Chief: Greg Geppert (Chief of Police)

Swissvale Borough Police Department is located at 7560 Roslyn St, Swissvale, 15218 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Greg Geppert. The Swissvale Borough Police Department phone number is 412-271-6666.

Swissvale Borough Police Department News

The Men and Women of the Swissvale Police Department would like to congratulate Chief Greg Geppert on his retirement! Thank you for your years of service and dedication. You may be retired but you will always be Chief to us!!! Congratulations again and enjoy your retirement.

I am not the author, but I can't express it better... I am tired. My family is tired. My coworkers are tired. My profession is tired. For more years than I can count we have been under attack, both figuratively and literally. We have been blamed for all of the ills of society. I have been mocked, ridiculed, accused and protested by strangers, celebrities and elected officials for things I had nothing to do with. I am tired. I have had friends, people I have known all my life, try and convince me that I am racist due to my choice of profession, all because of something they read about happening somewhere else. I am tired. I have been told to "see it from another perspective" all while those same people refuse to see it from mine. I have seen horrors that no one should have to, yet I am offered no understanding or compassion from those I work for. I am tired. I have laid friends to rest while under this constant siege. I have cried on duty for the powerlessness I feel at times when I was unable to stop evil from happening, only to be blamed for the evil existing in the first place. I am tired. I will go to work today. I will continue to defend the defenseless. I will continue to stand up to bullies and criminals. I will continue to put myself between evil and those in need of protection. I will do this because I swore an oath to do so. Please just know that I am tired.

WE are only one call away....

God Bless The Police Officers...

Remember to have a Happy 4th of July and know we are watching you!!!!

1941

"I have pulled dead, mangled bodies from cars. I have lied to people as they were dying. I said you are going to be fine as I held their hand and watched the life fade out. I have held dying babies. Bought lunch for people who were mentally ill and haven't eaten in a while. I have had people try to stab me. Fought with men trying to shoot me. Ben attacked by women who have had the shit kicked out of them by their husband as I was arresting him. I have held towels on bullet wounds. Done CPR when I knew it wouldn't help just to make family members feel better. I have torn down doors, fought in drug houses. Chased fugitives though the woods. I have been in high speed car chases. Foot chases across an interstate during rush hour traffic. I have been in crashes. Been squeezing the trigger about to kill a man when they came to their senses and stopped. Waded through large angry crowds by myself. Drove like a mad man to help a fellow officer. Let little kids who don't have much sit in my patrol car and pretend they are a cop for their birthday. I have taken a lot of people to jail. Given many breaks. Prayed for people I don't even know. Yes and at times I have been violent when I had to be. I have been kind when I could. I admit I have drove to some dark place and cried by myself when I was overwhelmed. I have missed Christmas and other holidays more than I wanted too. Every cop I know has done all these things and more for lousy pay, suckie hours and a short life expectancy. We don't want your pity, I don't care for your respect. Just let us do our jobs without killing us."

The Officers of the Swissvale Department would like to express our condolences and prayers to the Canonsburg Police Department for the loss of Police Officer Scott Bashioum and the wounding of another officer. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers in blue. God Speed.