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.

International Assn. of Chiefs of Police website
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Coffee with the Police Chief to be held Tues. March 14

"Coffee with the Chief" will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tues. March 14 at the South Fayette Township Senior Citizens Center, 515 Millers Run Road (rear entrance of the municipal building). The program gives residents, business owners and comm...

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Police web page
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.

Chief's Corner Police Blog
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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Police Community Outreach Publication
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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Police web page
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.

Chief's Corner Police Blog
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...

Police web page
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...

Police web page
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...

Police web page
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.

Chief's Corner Police Blog
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...

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.

Chief's Corner Blog
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...

Community police programs web page
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.

Chief's Corner Blog
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...

Police web page
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...

Police web page
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...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

South Fayette Township ranked 24th safest community in state

South Fayette Township is among the 50 safest communities in Pennsylvania, according to a SafeWise Report this week.

The security organization ranked South Fayette the 24th safest in the state based on 2013 FBI Crime data from communities with populati...Read on...

SafeWise Report
Posted on: August 13, 2015

Pay attention to traffic safety during school year

Read Police Chief John Phoennik's message about the importance of traffic safety during the school year.

Read Chief's Corner Blog
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Officers track missing people with Project Lifesaver

Officer Michael Blocher demonstrates the tracking equipment used for Project Lifesaver.

By Andrea Iglar

Caregivers of adults and children with special needs now have a local resource to help find loved ones who wander away from home.

South Fayette police officers Michael Blocher and Bryan Monyak are ready to respond to calls from clien...Read on...

Project Lifesaver website
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Sgt. Glenn Davis retires

Glenn Davis

South Fayette Township Police Sgt. Glenn Davis retired Feb. 27 after serving the department for more than 36 years. He was recognized during the February Board of Commissioners meeting with a plaque, photo and words from Police Chief John Phoennik.Read on...