Police Department

  1. 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. Read on...
  2. 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. Read on...
  3. Coffee with the Police Chief to be held Thurs. Sept. 14 at Berkshires Clubhouse

    "Coffee with the Police Chief" gives residents, business owners and community members the opportunity to meet South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik and share comments, ask questions and offer suggestions. The program is free. Police web page
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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