Public Safety

Lawrence Park Township Police Department

Emergency –  dial 911

All other calls 814-898-1634

Police Chief John Morell

The Lawrence Park Township Police Department is headquartered at the east end of our Community Center and currently has eight full-time officers, complemented with one civilian clerk, to provide 24-hour police protection to our community. In addition, the Police Department oversees the School Crossing Guard program.

As an enhancement to police services, the Department also:

  • conducts safety and crime awareness through the Crime Watch Program,
  • an in school “Officer Phil” program,
  • also, in the schools is the School Resource Officer since 2000, which is a great help with juvenile crime,
  • the After Prom program,
    Police Department
  • as a further commitment to the children of our community, the Department works with the Lawrence Park/East Lake Shore Lion’s Club in conducting the annual Safety Town program for the children who are about to enter kindergarten. The program teaches basic pedestrian and traffic safety. The program generates much enthusiasm and the pre-schoolers always look forward to attending,
  • for the older child riding a bicycle, the Department conducts the annual Bike Rodeo teaching bicycle safety, maneuverability, and stressing the importance of wearing helmets. As part of the Bike Rodeo, bikes register with the Police Department as to make, model and color for identification in case of loss.
  • the Department also has a very active crime prevention program and a security/vacation house check program.

These are just a few of the community service programs in place to educate and foster communication between the people of our community and our law enforcement officers.