Stroud Area Regional Police Department

  • Agency: Stroud Area Regional Police Department
  • Address: 100 Day St, East Stroudsburg, 18301 PA
  • Chief: John Baujan (Chief of Police)
Phone: 570-421-6800

Stroud Area Regional Police Department is located at 100 Day St, East Stroudsburg, 18301 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is John Baujan. The Stroud Area Regional Police Department phone number is 570-421-6800.

Stroud Area Regional Police Department News

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PRESS RELEASE: Shots Fired On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at about 11:50 PM, two Stroud Area Regional Officers, who were out on another incident on Brown Street, heard four distinct gun shots coming from the area of South Courtland Street in East Stroudsburg Borough. The two officers ran toward the sounds of the gun shots and observed a large group of individuals around and inside of 303 South Courtland Street. Many of these individuals were fleeing the area. Four spent shell casings were found in the roadway in front of the South Courtland Street address. Numerous Officers then responded to the area and stopped and questioned multiple individuals. No victims were ever located at the scene, and no gunshot victims ever appeared at any of the local hospitals. The investigation is currently ongoing. Anyone with any information on this shots fired incident is asked to contact Stroud Area Regional Police Department Detective Robert Transue at 570-421-6800 ext. 1027. Stroud Area Regional Police Department would like to thank the Pennsylvania State Police and East Stroudsburg University Police for their assistance. SARPD is also still investigating the shooting that occurred ten days prior on October 21st, 2017 very near to this same location where a male was found with a gunshot wound to his leg. It is unknown if these two shooting incidents are related. Anyone with any information on either of these two shootings is asked to contact the Stroud Area Regional Police Department.

Happy Halloween EVERYONE! Hope everyone had a safe fun night!

Chief Lyon started off the night meeting this new recruit outside of HQ! Everyone meet Officer Prince! What a cute little guy!! And thanks to his mom for letting us use the pic on our page! Can't wait to meet all the other trick or treaters in our jurisdiction tonight! Keep a look out for officers handing out glow sticks!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !! SARPD would like all our Trick-or-Treaters to be safe tonight, so we have partnered with LHV-Pocono and will be handing out Glow Sticks again this year !! We will be travelling throughout as many neighborhood as we can within our jurisdiction this evening, so be on the lookout ! BeSafe-Be Seen !!

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PRESS RELEASE: On Saturday, October 21st 2017, at approximately 4pm, the Stroud Area Regional Police Department responded to an incident in the Borough of East Stroudsburg for a report of a male being shot. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim who had received a non-life threatening gunshot wound. This is believed to be an isolated incident and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Stroud Area Regional Police Department Detective Dan Munch at 570-421-6800. Stroud Area Regional Police Department would like to thank the Pennsylvania State Police, East Stroudsburg University Police, Pocono Township Police, and the Monroe County Drug Task Force for their assistance.

See you next Friday !!

Is there someone you love addicted to drugs or alcohol?? Don’t know what to do? Don’t know how to deal with addiction? Don’t know where to even start? Need to talk about it? Attached are 3 great workshops/programs occurring in our area for family members/ friends to attend who have a loved one dealing with addiction.

Ceremonial Swearing in for Chief Lyon and Captain Gasper scheduled for Wednesday 10/11/17 is CANCELLED. Message from Chief Lyon: First and foremost, I want to thank the community for all the kind words and confidence you have expressed in me as Chief of Police. I am truly humbled by all the kindness and attention and it is definitely overwhelming at times. I became a police officer to help people and bring the community together and not for any kind of personal attention. The ceremonial swearing in ceremony was cancelled at the request of myself and Captain Gasper. Both of us just want to move the department forward and get to back to work! We both thank everyone again for their kind words and support and look forward to the future of the SARPD!

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Congratulations to Corporal Kenny Palmer who was awarded the Elks Officer of the year award! Corporal Palmer has over 27 years in law enforcement and is the departments community liaison, accident reconstructionist, SRT member and a patrol supervisor. Great job Corporal Palmer and thank you for everything you have done for this community! Congratulations also to Alyson Wilder who received the Firefighter of the year award and to Gerald Richardson for Patriot of the year! Congratulations to both of you!

Press Release Stroud Area Regional Police Commission September 20, 2017 Stroud Area Regional Police Commission Chooses Jennifer Lyon as new Chief of Police. As of 12:00 a.m., September 21, 2017, a new piece of Monroe County history will be written. At that time, Captain Jennifer Lyon assumes the helm of the Stroud Area Regional Police Department as Chief. The moment is historic because a well-qualified knowledgeable veteran of the Stroud Area Regional Police Department becomes Chief. The new Chief also happens to be the first female Chief of a police department in Monroe County. “While the Commission understands the historic significance to the public in regards to gender, the Commission wants the public to understand that gender played no role in the decision to promote Captain Lyon, only dedication, hard work, and professional qualifications were considered in the promotion,” said Roger DeLarco, Chair of the Stroud Area Regional Police Commission. “Chief Lyon has been an integral part of the last three administrations for the Department and has demonstrated a capability that transcends gender or other ancillary considerations. Quite frankly, she was born to be a Police Chief.” Chief Lyon started her tenure with the Stroud Area Regional Police Department in 2002. In 2007, she created, developed, and established the first School Resource Officer Program at the Stroudsburg Area School District where she was able to hone her philosophy on community policing. She was known to the School District as a problem solver and not a disciplinarian or enforcer. Her monthly reports set the standard by which all School Resource Officers strive to attain. She quickly advanced to the rank of Corporal under the tutelage of Chief Baujan. “As Corporal, she distinguished herself by demonstrating command abilities while ably performing her other duties,” stated Chief Parrish. In 2013, Captain Lyon competed with other officers of the Department in the standard promotion process for the position of Lieutenant. After successfully testing and interviewing, Lyon was one of two candidates who was chosen to fill the two open positions. Her first assignment as Lieutenant was Administrative Lieutenant where she assumed direct oversight of the implementation of Departmental policies, internal investigations, and administrative staff. “I found the position of Administrative Lieutenant to be eye opening. As a patrol officer, you are provided little insight into the intricacies of running a Police Department the size of the SARPD,” said Lyon. Lyon further explained, “All of a sudden, I am confronted with a big picture view of policing which requires the balancing of resources, the promotion of public safety, and securing the public trust. Both former Chief Baujan and especially former Chief Parrish were instrumental in preparing me for this leadership role.” Lyon worked closely with Chief Baujan and Chief Parrish in a multitude of administrative tasks running the gamut of developing and implementing budgets, overseeing and developing technological advances for use in policing, and acting as the conduit between the rank and file and the administration. “I found the position required the ability to develop a mutual understanding of the respective roles each officer plays in the Department so that the mutual differences could be utilized as strengths as opposed to barriers,” stated Lyon. After a selection process, Lyon was handpicked by Chief Parrish in 2015 to act as his Captain – second in command. “Captain Lyon excelled in all tasks assigned to her. The relationship between myself and Captain Lyon was clearly of mutual respect and admiration. Her ideas were important to me and were made part of any decision I made as Chief,” stated former Chief Parrish. “She will make an ideal Chief.” When Parrish retired from the Department after 27 years, Lyon remained Captain under John Ward over the last year. On September 20, 2017, John Ward resigned from the Department. “Upon the resignation of Chief Ward, it only seemed natural to the Commission to go to its “go to person” in Jennifer Lyon to be the next Chief,” explained Mr. DeLarco. “The Commission was interested in a seamless transition which would cause minimal disruption to the running of the Department. Jennifer has demonstrated time and time again her ability to take the reins. That time is now,” stated Armand Martinelli, Mayor of East Stroudsburg and Commission Member. “I think it is terrific for the Department, the Stroud area, and Monroe County that the Commission and this Department has recognized Jennifer’s abilities and have provided her the opportunity to lead,” said Tarah Probst, Mayor of Stroudsburg and Commission Member. Daryl Eppley, Commission Member and Stroud Township Supervisor, echoed his satisfaction with the choice of Lyon as Chief. “I have worked with Jen for many years. She is smart, trustworthy, and not afraid to lead. She will well serve the citizens of the Stroud Township and the Stroud region.” Chief Lyon’s first action was to handpick her Captain, Lieutenant Paul Gasper. “Paul is a great asset to the Department. He has been working closely with me for the past several years. We share a mutual perspective on policing and police administration. My job will be made much easier with Paul as my Captain,” said Lyon. Lieutenant Paul Gasper will become Captain Paul Gasper at 12:00 a.m., on September 21, 2017, the same time Lyon assumes the position of Chief. Roger DeLarco stated that a formal ceremonial swearing will be conducted at the October 11, 2017 Police Commission meeting. The public and press are invited to attend. It is important that the community understands what an asset and resource Jennifer Lyon will be to all its citizens.

We can't wait to see everyone on Friday at our 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Fernwood!

Public Notice: On September 12th, 2017 at 1150 a.m., The Stroud Area Regional Police department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the Stroudsburg High School. Officers responded to and checked the area, and also interviewed numerous persons and found no credible information or evidence of firearms being discharged in the area of the school, contrary to media reports and social media rumors. As a precaution Stroudsburg High School was placed into a modified lockdown for a short time. Please remember, that many times the way a call is dispatched and heard on the scanner or what you see on social media, is not what actually occurred.

PRESS RELEASE- Homicide On Thursday August 24th at 3:25pm, the Stroud Area Regional Police responded to a reported shooting that had just occurred at the apartments located on Barnum Street in the Borough Of East Stroudsburg. Responding officers found a 25 year old male victim just inside the doorway of one of the apartments suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The male victim was transported by Suburban Ambulance to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses were interviewed and a suspect was identified. A 9 mm semiautomatic handgun with obliterated serial numbers was recovered at the scene. Detectives from the Stroud Area Regional Police Department have arrested 26 year old Lashawn Marquis Sanders of East Stroudsburg for an open count of Criminal Homicide and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number. Sanders is presently awaiting arraignment and no bail has been set. SARPD Patrol Officers and Detectives were assisted at the scene by Pennsylvania State Troopers from the Stroudsburg Barracks, The Pennsylvania State Police Forensics Unit and Monroe County Detectives. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims family and friends.

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PRESS RELEASE On Monday, August 7th, 2017 just after 4:15 pm the Stroud Area Regional Police responded to the Citizen’s Bank located at 814 Main Street, Stroudsburg, for a reported robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival Patrol Units determined that the suspect had fled the bank. It was determined through the investigation that the robbery was committed by a male, described as a white male approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a hoodie, dark sun glasses, a scarf or bandana over his face, and gloves. The suspect entered the bank and demanded money from two tellers and the suspect indicated that he was armed. The suspect then fled the bank with an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene in a tan or beige older model Buick sedan bearing an unknown New Jersey registration plate. The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling on Interstate 80 East toward New Jersey. The Stroud Area Regional Police were assisted at the scene by the Pennsylvania State Police Forensics Unit. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Stroud Area Regional Police Department at 570-421-6800.

We are a little more than a month out for our 8th Annual VESTS golf tournament! Please get your team signed up soon !! Great food and great prizes ! Great Cause !!

Public Notice: Route 191 is now open. Please avoid the area of route 191 and N. 3rd Street due to a vehicle accident. Expect delays for the next 2-3 hours.

The below person, Ashley Guzman, has turned herself in. Thank you.

Wednesday night members of SARPD along with our partners at Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono visited with Labor of Love Basket Ball teams. LVHP provided ice cream and gifts for the participating kids. We were happy to be involved with another positive community program supporting our youth.