Upper Burrell Township Police Department

  • Agency: Upper Burrell Township Police Department
  • Address: 3735 7th Street Rd, New Kensington, 15068 PA
  • Chief: Kenneth Pate (Chief of Police)
Phone: 724-335-0664

Upper Burrell Township Police Department is located at 3735 7th Street Rd, New Kensington, 15068 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Kenneth Pate. The Upper Burrell Township Police Department phone number is 724-335-0664.

Upper Burrell Township Police Department News

We have been getting numerous complaints about phone scams involving persons identifying themselves as an IRS agent. The caller will state that back taxes are past due and need to be paid immediately or an arrest warrant will be issued. The caller ID displayed on the victims phone will often read "IRS". We are reminding the community that the legitimate US Internal Revenue Service does 100% of their communication with taxpayers through the mail, never by phone. If you get a call like this, please hang up or do not answer.

Joseph Cook was taken into custody🔗 a few minutes ago in Fawn Township. He will be housed accordingly. Thank you all for your vigilance. Until next time Mr. Cook...⚖️

We took a theft report of a vintage 1972 Honda CT70 minibike over the weekend. The bike was last seen sometime in mid December 2017. The victim has owned the bike since its purchase in 1972. Because it has sentimental family value, he has offerred a reward for the bikes recovery. He is offering $500.00 for the bikes return and $1000.00 for information that leads to the arrest and successful prosecution of the actor. We ask that you share this post. Please contact us if you have any information on the minibike. Thanks in advance!! UBPD

A big Thank You to the Burrell High School National Honor Society members and Mrs. Abel for our sign and bucket of candy!

Wendy Rupert was found safe on Saturday 1/6/18. Thank you all in advance for your help.

Congratulations to my good friend and colleague Bob Deringer who was named acting Chief of the New Kensington Police Department today. You've worked hard and it's well deserved!

The Officer Shaw Memorial Fund has been set up and is open and ready to accept donations. You can donate by going to any First National Bank or sending a donation to: First National Bank c/o Officer Brian Shaw Memorial Fund 110 Burrell Plaza Lower Burrell, PA 15068 Please share this information as this is the actual Memorial Fund that has been set up for his family and people should be wary of donating to any other memorial fund in Officer Shaw's name. Please share! Officer Shaw's family and his Brothers in Blue thank you for your continued support and donations!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Brian Shaw and the New Kensington Police Department. He made the ultimate sacrifice on 11/17/17 while serving the City of New Kensington. May he rest in peace and watch over us from above.

UBPD received 10 of these signs by donation for our residents to place in their yards if they wish. Upper Burrell Township residents can pick one up at the township building until supplies last. They have gone pretty quick in the past so act fast if you would like one. First come first serve..

On Monday October 30, 2017 I received information that our organizations name appeared on a political flier that was distributed throughout Westmoreland County. The fliers content may appear to some, that we as an organization, are endorsing a particular candidate. I am writing this to set the record clear. The Upper Burrell Township Police Department cannot and does not endorse any particular candidate over another. Furthermore, any references to the Upper Burrell Township Police Department in whole or in part which is used in any political campaign literature is being done without our consent. Thank you, Kenneth Pate Chief of Police

Once again we would like to thank everyone involved in National Thank A Police Officer Day. We really enjoy seeing the pictures and letters from the kids! As always Felicia Junod and all of the volunteers did a great job. Thanks to all.

Brianna Hughes last seen 12.15.16

A special thanks to the Bon Air Elementary PTA for inviting us to their touch a truck event on April 20. We had a great time interacting with the students. The children were wonderful and showed great interest.

Members of the Upper Burrell Twp Police Department would like to thank everyone who participated in National Thank A Police Officer Day. The pictures, cards, and adopt an officer mugs were great! We would also like to give a big THANK YOU to Felicia Junod for setting up this event!



Email we received from West Penn Power today.. On Tuesday, February 9, there will be a planned power outage to upgrade facilities. The outage will impact 55 customers in the vicinity of Drennen Road, Greensburg Road, and Lower Drennen Road in New Kensington (Murrysvillle and Upper Burrell Township). The service interruption will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the outage will occur on February 10. Customers will be notified of the outage via an automated phone message.

Our condolences to the family and friends of St. Clair Township, PA Officer Lloyd Reed. Officer Reed made the ultimate sacrifice on Saturday November 28, 2015. Officer Reed is the fifth Pennsylvania police officer to have died in the line of duty in 2015.



Youth Commission Members Needed The City of Lower Burrell and Upper Burrell Township are participating members of the Westmoreland County Youth Commission. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to allow communities the opportunity to help young people involved with the Court to solve problems within their own communities. It is believed that the Youth Commission can provide the community with a local diversionary program that would more closely supervise a young person. The Youth Commission is comprised of dedicated community volunteers who provide better opportunities for learning, readjusting, and conforming to the laws of our society. It is also charged with helping the youth take responsibility for his/her actions and repair the harm caused to the victims and/or community. The commission acts as a branch of the Juvenile Court System. All members of the Commission must be aware of the confidential relationship between the court, juvenile, and Commission. The jurisdiction of the Youth Commission will be confined to the summary offenses, criminal charges not involving force and dependent charges filed by parents or the school district. All prospective members shall be of good character and community standing. The Juvenile Probation Office will complete a criminal history check. All prospective members will be required to obtain a Child Abuse Clearance. New members shall be sworn in by either a Juvenile Court Judge or the local Magisterial District Judge. All new members are required to attend orientation training. The training is offered twice a year and is free. If anyone is interested, please contact Sgt. Cole Speer at the Upper Burrell Police Department at 724-335-0664.

A message from President Chuck Canterbury, National Fraternal Order of Police. I commend him for publicly acknowledging this issue while it goes ignored by our President.

Osmose will be in and around Upper Burrell Township performing contract work for West Penn Power. They will be inspecting utility poles and may be required to enter private property lands to inspect poles on West Penn Power right of way. Workers will have the proper identification as well as a copy of their work orders.

We continue to grieve as we lost yet another local police officer. Det. Paul Koropal passed away yesterday while executing narcotic search warrants in Fayette County. "PJ" as he was known, was an 18 year veteran detective within the Allegheny County District Attorneys Office. PJ will be remembered as a loyal and dedicated member of law enforcement and will be deeply missed by colleagues and friends throughout Western Pennsylvania. Please keep PJ's wife, children and family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.