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Police Office......... ...............(724) 727-3410
Fax.......................................(724) 727-3411
E-mail.................................  police@washingtontownship.com

Our department currently has 12 officers, including the chief. Our department 
responds to 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.

 


WTPD 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 situations.


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:
  Officer Surace