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Police Office......... ...............(724) 727-3410
Our department currently has 12 officers, including the chief.
all types of emergency and non-emergency calls, including assisting other departments,
ambulance, and fire department.
Currently our department is actively involved in the Westmoreland County Drug
Task Force, in an attempt to curb drug activity in the Township. Any one with
information about suspected drug activity in the Township can e-mail
Chief Slagle (click to email).
Officers from our department take mandatory annual training consisting of classroom
training on law updates, firearms training, and first aid and C.P.R. Officers may
attend additional training in the specialized field if they request.
Official Department Weapons:
The Glock 22 was chosen as the official department
sidearm in 1993. It was chosen after extensive research
was done into it's
reliability. Some of the decisive factors were it's balance between high
capacity / caliber size
and light weight. This Glock is .40 caliber, and
uses the restricted law enforcement magazines. They are also
equipped with night sights that glow in the dark.
In 2004, based on
the events around the world, the department saw the need for a weapon to meet todays threats. This Colt carbine was chosen because of it's proven reliability with
military and law enforcement organizations around the world, and will significantly increase the
defensive firepower of the Patrol Officer. These rifles have the collapsible
stock, and are equipped with 20 round law enforcement magazines. They also have
the mounts for the MP3 light, to assist the Officer in high risk, low light
The Department also
uses the shotgun as a back-up to the sidearm. This is a Remington 870 and was
chosen because of it's proven reliability in all weather conditions. All
shotguns are law enforcement versions with extended tube magazines for greater
capacity. Shotguns add versatility in the Officers' choices, and even have
the capability of "less lethal" munitions.
For more information about the selection of weapons by the
Washington Twp. Police, you can email our weapons instructor: