About the Department
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Police Department Office: 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.
The Lawrence Park Township Police Dept:
Conducts safety and crime awareness through the Crime Watch Program.
Conducts an in-school “Officer Phil” program.
Has a School Resource Officer which is a great help with juvenile crime.
The Police 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,
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.
Facilitates 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.