Lawrence Township Police Department

  • Agency: Lawrence Township Police Department
  • Address: 1215 Hall Street, Lawrence Twp , 16929 PA
  • Chief: Scott A Shutt (Chief of Police)
Phone: 814-765-1647
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Lawrence Township Police Department is located at 1215 Hall Street, Lawrence Twp , 16929 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Scott A Shutt. The Lawrence Township Police Department phone number is 814-765-1647.

Lawrence Township Police Department News

Lawrence Township Police recently took part of a special ceremony honoring Sgt. James B Glass and his dedication to the Lawrence Township Police Department. During the ceremony Sgt. Glass was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant prior to being honorably discharged from duty. Lieutentant Glass has been with the department since the start of his career in 1996. He begins his new journey of Magistrate of District 46-3-04 on January 1st, 2018.

Lawrence Township Police located this lost K9 at Sapp Bros Clearfield in the parking lot. If this is your dog please contact the Clearfield County SPCA at 814-765-2220 or a Clearfield 911.

Thanksgiving Seat Belt Enforcement Results: Lawrence Township Police made 81 vehicle contacts and issued 8 seat belt citations during the recent national Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Mobilization which ran from November 20th through December 3rd. Lawrence Township Police joined more than 250 other law enforcement agencies in an effort to increase seat belt use and reduce the number of unbelted injuries and deaths. Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against injury or death in the event of a crash. A seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by up to 60 percent. For more information on seat belt safety visit at penndot.gov/safety

The Lawrence Township Police have located Naomi Welker. The department thanks the public for their assistance.

Lawrence Township Police Department will participate in day and night seat belt enforcement activities as part of the national Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Mobilization from November 20th through December 3th. The Lawrence Township Police will partner with 250 other law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to increase seat belt use and reduce the number of unbelted injuries and deaths. Departments will dedicate 50 percent of their enforcement time after dark to increase seat belt use when unbelted fatalities increase. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 2016 statewide data, 410 people killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt.

Lawrence Township Police joined the Pennsylvania State Police and over 240 municipal police agencies to conduct targeted aggressive-driving enforcement from October 23 through November 19. Lawrence Township Police made 81 contacts and issued 56 aggressive- driving related citations during the enforcement period. The enforcement wave focused on behaviors such as speeding and remaining in the left lane when not passing other motorists. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely or other aggressive actions were also cited. The enforcement was part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of the department’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information on aggressive driving, visit penndot.gov/safety.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Brian Shaw from the New Kensington Police Department.

Thanksgiving has become one of the deadliest times of the year on America's roads because "Thanksgiving Eve," the Wednesday before the holiday, has become one of the year's biggest drinking days. Whether it's young people home from college or adults who know they have the next day off from work, Thanksgiving Eve has contributed to a rise in drunk driving deaths around the holiday. The Lawrence Township Police Department reminds all drivers that reaction times can be significantly reduced when under the influence of alcohol or certain drugs. Last minute reaction times may not be enough to stop a vehicle before causing a life-threatening crash. Alcohol or substance-impaired driving can be a lethal combination. If you fail to heed this warning and you're apprehended driving impaired, your problems have just begun; you could face jail time, fines, loss of driver's license, towing fees, and other DUI expenses, totaling $10,000 on average. Although these consequences impact significantly on the offender and their family it can't compare to the heartache and devastation that results from the loss of a loved one. Wearing a seat belt during this time of the year is equally important regardless if you are the driver or a passenger. A seat belt works in conjunction with passenger airbags and are proven time and time again to save lives. The law enforcement presence on Lawrence Township roadways will be increased significantly due to the heavy traffic volume routinely seen over Thanksgiving. In addition to looking for speeding drivers, aggressive driving behaviors, seat belt usage will also be a focus of their efforts to reduce crashes and injuries as well as prevent fatalities. The Lawrence Township Police Department wishes everyone a happy, healthy Thanksgiving and reminds everyone to drive sober and buckle up. Chief Douglas Clark

The Lawrence Township Police would like to congratulate one of its own, Sgt. James Glass with a victory in the Magisterial District Judge (46-3-4) race. Glass received 57 percent of the votes to opponent Jeffrey Peachman’s 41 percent. Glass, a long-time Lawrence Township Police officer, has said hes felt incredibly honored to continue serving the community in this new fashion. “I am so blessed (the voters) find me worthy,” Glass remarked. “It’s an honor and privilege to serve.” The Lawrence Township Police wish Sgt. Glass the best in his future endeavors and will miss his years of service.

TRICK OR TREAT FOR LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP AND CLEARFIELD BORO WILL BE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017 FROM 6-8 PM HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project will kick off the 2017-2018 grant year with Wave1 scheduled for October 23rd to November 19th. There are over 240 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police scheduled to participate to reduce the number of Aggressive Driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the State. The focus for this 4-week enforcement Wave will be Speeding, Following Too Closely (tailgating), and Driving right, Passing left. Law Enforcement agencies will monitor roadways for motorists exhibiting other unsafe driving behaviors such as; driving too fast for conditions, careless driving, red light running and any other aggressive driving actions. Participating Agencies will use Traffic Enforcement Zones, Saturation Patrols, Speed Enforcement Details, Work Zone Enforcement and Multi-Jurisdictional Patrol strategies to identify and cite aggressive drivers.

“COFFEE WITH THE CHIEF “ The Lawrence Township Police Chief would like to invite any Local Business owner’s or Lawrence Township Citizens who wish to speak with the Police Chief an informal venue to do so. Beginning on Wednesday October 4th, and continuing the first Wednesday of every month. The Chief of Lawrence Township Police will be available to field any questions or concerns from 0800 – 0900 hours at the Dutch Pantry Restaurant in Clearfield.

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP – Lawrence Township police will join the Pennsylvania State Police and more than 206 municipal agencies to conduct a targeted aggressive driving enforcement waive through Aug. 27. As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, police will aim to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the commonwealth. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket. Police will focus on drivers who are running red lights, failing to steer clear, tailgating and speeding. Drivers who are exhibiting other unsafe behaviors, such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely or others will also be cited for their actions. Municipal police who participated in last year’s initiative wrote 45,136 aggressive driving-related citations, including 28,235 for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs was the second most common offense, resulting in 2,807 citations. Additionally, police made 37 felony arrests, apprehended 61 fugitives, made 132 impaired driving arrests and issued 1,655 occupant protection citations. The aggressive driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project. It is funded by the PennDOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information, please visit penndot.gov/safety.

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Lawrence Township Police Chief Retires After 27 years of service to the residents of Lawrence Township, Police Chief Mark Brooks is retiring from the Lawrence Township Police Department. Chief Brooks dedicated his career to ensuring the residents and visitors of Clearfield County were safe and protected. Please join us in congratulating Chief Mark Brooks on his retirement and help us thank him for so many years of dedicated law enforcement service to Lawrence Township.

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Clearfield teen, Sadie Anne Jenkins, who has been missing since Oct. 6, has been located. Jenkins, 15, was located today near Lincoln, Neb. “She was fine and in good health,” said Sgt. James Glass. No further information is available at this time. Police would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service’s offices in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Nebraska for their assistance with the case.

Today and every day, we honor those who served and continue to serve. We thank you for protecting our freedom! #VeteransDay