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John R. Phoennik
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Jun 15

Communication is key

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 12:29 PM by Andrea Iglar

Dear Residents of South Fayette Township:

It is with great privilege that I am able to speak with you in this forum. As the Chief of Police, I would like to extend an invitation to an open line of communication to all residents with any questions, comments or concerns. I can always be reached by e-mail or phone, and if I am not in the office, I will be sure to return any and all messages in a timely manner.

Our department is made up of fifteen officers and one non-uniformed employee. We have ten patrol vehicles and an “incident command” van that responds to serious emergency situations. The van has various communication capabilities and support equipment and serves as the department’s mobile office when needed.

Personally, I have lived in South Fayette Township for 24 years and am married with three children. I have a total of 28 years of experience in law enforcement and have been employed with the South Fayette Township Police Department for the past 25 years. I am personally vested in the community in which I serve, and am blessed to do so.

As our mission statement notes, the police department “constitutes an organization whose very existence is justified solely on the basis of community service.” I, along with all of our officers, fully believe in providing a service to the people and in defending the rights of all citizens guaranteed under our structure of government.

According to the newsletter, South Fayette Township is ranked the 15th safest community in Pennsylvania. With your help and support, together we not only can keep it one of the safest communities, but also work to make it better. Thank you.

--Police Chief John R. Phoennik


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