Posted on: November 21, 2017

Dog naming contest being held for new police bloodhound

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Help us sniff out the best name for our new bloodhound, a friendly, floppy-eared dog who has joined the South Fayette Township Police Department! The female dog has a keen sense of smell and will respond best to a name that is short (one or two syllables)...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

South Fayette Township police sergeant named School Resource Officer of the year

Sgro SADD Award 11.8.17

South Fayette Township police Sgt. Jeff Sgro is the first-ever recipient of the "PA School Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year Award” from PA Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). The award was created to recognize School Resource Officers wh...

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Posted on: November 12, 2017

South Fayette police earn traffic safety award

AAA Award Police 2017

The South Fayette Township Police Department has received a 2017 AAA Community Traffic Safety Silver Award, which recognizes efforts to reduce the number of motor vehicle injuries and fatalities by conducting educational programs and promotional campaigns...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Police chief discusses community policing

South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik's latest blog post talks about modern challenges in policing and the importance of community-oriented policing.

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Police department inspects child car seat installation

The South Fayette Township Police Department now offers inspections of child car seat installations by an officer who has been trained and certified in child passenger safety. Citizens first should install the car seat in their vehicle, and then the offic...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Police chief encourages clear display of street numbers on homes and businesses

In his latest blog post, Police Chief John Phoennik explains how street address numbers should be clearly displayed on homes and businesses to ensure swift emergency response. Click on the Chief’s Corner blog link for details.

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Car signs alert police to passengers with autism

Autism Decal

The South Fayette Township Police Department is offering car magnets and decals indicating that a person with autism is aboard. The signs alert first responders such as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians that a vehicle’s occup...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Police chief explains law on abandoned vehicles

In his latest blog, Police Chief John Phoennik explains what happens when an abandoned vehicle, without current registration or insurance, is reported to the South Fayette Township Police Department.

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

International police chiefs group features South Fayette police blog on opioid abuse

The International Association of Chiefs of Police website has featured a blog post about opioid abuse by South Fayette Township police Chief John Phoennik. Read "South Fayette police take steps to address opioid epidemic" on the IACP website.

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

South Fayette police chief explains community policing in blog post

South Fayette Township Police Chief discusses the benefits of community policing in his Chief's Corner blog.

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Posted on: January 14, 2017

South Fayette police distribute community outreach publication

The South Fayette Township Police Department has distributed a free Community Outreach Publication with information about police programs, local resources and public safety. Print copies are available at a variety of local businesses and at the South Faye...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

South Fayette police donate toys to children's hospital patients

South Fayette police officer Mike Kuchta

South Fayette Township police Officer Mike Kuchta delivered donated toys to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in December as part of the Presents from Police program. Thanks to all of the South Fayette community members who donated toys!

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Police chief explains how South Fayette is addressing the opioid epidemic

In his blog, Police Chief John Phoennik talks about the opioid epidemic and how South Fayette has taken steps to address the issue with education, prevention and emergency response resources.

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Police teddy bear collection successfully ends

The South Fayette Township Police Department's Project Teddy Bear collection has successfully ended, thanks to the community donating about 1,000 stuffed animal toys.

Officers carry the teddy bears in their patrol vehicles to give to children in need o...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Youth cheerleaders donate teddy bears to police project

Cheerleaders donate teddy bears

The South Fayette Township Cheerleaders' second-grade squad has donated stuffed animals to the police department's Project Teddy Bear drive.

South Fayette Township police are periodically collecting stuffed animals to keep in the patrol vehicles. Offic...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

South Fayette police honored for School Resource Officer program

Congratulations to the South Fayette Township Police Department for being recognized as having one of the premier School Resource Officer (SRO) programs in the country! Sgt. Jeff Sgro received a Model SRO Agency Award from the National Association of Scho...Read on...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Police chief discusses door-to-door solicitation permits in blog post

Did you know that current door-to-door solicitation permits are posted on the South Fayette police web page? Read all about it in Police Chief John Phoennik's latest blog post.

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Medication disposal box available at police station

Med Return Box

The South Fayette Township Police Department now provides a Medication Disposal Box where residents can deposit expired or unwanted medications. Items are accepted in the police station lobby, 515 Millers Run Road, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

Police chief explains how officers help find missing people in Project Lifesaver program

In his Chief's Corner blog post, Police Chief John Phoennik discusses how officers help find missing people with special needs through the Project Lifesaver program.

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

Police Sgt. Jeff Sgro recognized for work as School Resource Officer

Police Sgt. Jeff Sgro (left) being recognized by Chief John Phoennik.

South Fayette Township Police Sgt. Jeff Sgro (left) was recognized for his work as the School Resource Officer during the Board of Commissioners meeting Feb. 10, 2016.

"He just does a wonderful job," Police Chief John Phoennik said.

During...Read on...

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

Police chief asks for help making roads safer in winter weather

South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik asks residents to avoid parking on roads when it's snowy or icy to help ensure safe wintertime driving. Read his latest blog post for details.

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

Police spouses show support for officers

Police spouses pose like Charlie's Angels

South Fayette Township police spouses surprised officers with photos that send a message of solidarity and support for their public safety work in the community. The women participated in a photo shoot, thanks to the donated time and talent of Debbie Prid...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

Retiring police officers honored

Police retirees Joe Staniszewski and Bob Kurta

The South Fayette Township Board of Commissioners and Police Chief John Phoennik on Dec. 9 recognized two police officers who will retire at the end of 2015. Patrolman Joseph Staniszewski served more than 37 years with the South Fayette police, and Lt. Ro...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Police officers recognized for response during standoff

South Fayette Township police officers Griffith, Monyak and Handerhan

South Fayette Township police officers Collin Griffith, Bryan Monyak and Chuck Handerhan have been honored for their response to a July situation involving a barricaded suspect.

Police Chief John Phoennik and the Board of Commissioners recognized the o...Read on...

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