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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Two police officers promoted to sergeant in South Fayette

Police Sergeants with Township Commissioners

South Fayette Township police officers Jason Hensel and Bryan Monyak have been promoted to the rank of sergeant, effective Jan. 1. They were sworn in by District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet Jan. 9 during the township Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

Dog blog highlights how canines help veterans and police officers

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Learn how canines, including our own bloodhound Ellie Faye, help veterans and police officers in a "dog blog" from South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik.

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

South Fayette Police Dept. earns Gold Award for traffic safety

AAA Gold Award 2018

The South Fayette Township Police Department has received a 2018 AAA Community Traffic Safety Gold Award, which recognizes efforts to reduce the number of motor vehicle injuries and fatalities by conducting educational programs and promotional campaigns t...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

"Coffee with the Police Chief" set for Thurs. Jan. 24 at Hunting Ridge

Coffee with the Chief

Meet South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik to share comments and ask questions. Drop in from 7 pm to 9 pm Thurs. Jan. 24 at the Hunting Ridge Meeting House, 401 Meeting House Road, South Fayette 15017. Refreshments courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts.

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Posted on: March 31, 2018

Police release educational publication on drug abuse

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"Let's All Work to Fight Drug Abuse" is the latest special publication released by the South Fayette Township Police Department. The booklet provides education about heroin, narcotics, vaping, inhalants and other drugs in an effort to help curb ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

New electronic police citations save paper, time and money

The South Fayette Township Police Department is launching an electronic system for issuing traffic warnings and citations.

“It saves a lot of time and effort,” police Sgt. Mike Wesolek said. “It’s not a paperless system, but it saves a lot of paper.”

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

South Fayette Township named second safest community in state

South Fayette Township is named the 2nd safest community in Pennsylvania, with the lowest violent crime rate in the Top Five townships. Other Allegheny County towns in the Top Ten are Whitehall and Franklin Park. Adams Township, Butler County, is #1.

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

South Fayette family wins dog naming contest with "Ellie"

Fordeley Family with Ellie the Bloodhound

Congratulations to the Fordeley family of the Hunting Ridge neighborhood of South Fayette for winning the police bloodhound naming contest! The dog has joined the South Fayette Township police department. Pictured: Joan, Jeff, and 6-year-old twins Sawyer,...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

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

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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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