Police Department

  1. 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. Chief's Corner Police Blog
  2. 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
  3. 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. Read on...
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About Us
The South Fayette Township Police Department serves the 20.95-square-mile community of South Fayette Township, including the South Fayette School District, around the clock 365 days a year. The department consists of all full-time, sworn officers who answer more than 5,000 calls each year. South Fayette police are active with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, the South Hills DUI Task Force and Buckle Up PA, including the Click It or Ticket seat belt program and the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP). The police department is involved in both the West Hills Council of Governments and the South Hills Area Council of Governments (SHACOG).

Mission Statement

This department constitutes an organization whose very existence is justified solely on the basis of community service. We shall consider it our duty and privilege not only to protect our citizens from the criminal, but also to protect and defend the rights that are guaranteed to all citizens under our structure of government.

The primary and foremost function of this department is to safeguard the lives and protect the property of all persons within the boundaries of the Township of South Fayette. This department is responsible for the preservation of public peace and the enforcement of laws, statutes and ordinances of the United States, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Township of South Fayette.
South Fayette Police SUV parked in front of municipal building