An Overview of the Penn Hills Police Department
The Penn Hills Police Department is a full-time law enforcement agency providing 24-hour policing services to the residents and visitors of the Municipality of Penn Hills. Our agency covers nearly twenty square miles of area and serves a population of approximately 45,000 residents, making Penn Hills the largest populated suburb in Allegheny County.
The department is staffed by over fifty police officers and is one of the largest municipal police departments in the area, with a yearly budget exceeding $9,000,000. Penn Hills police officers respond to upwards of 25,000 calls for service annually. Aside from the primary patrol function, the Penn Hills Police Department also boasts a Canine Division, Traffic Division, and a Criminal Investigative Division.
The police department is headquartered inside the brand new Penn Hills municipal complex, at 102 Duff Road. Dispatching services are provided by the Allegheny County Emergency Services 9-1-1 center. Responsible for overall command of the police department is Chief of Police Howard Burton, who has been with the agency for over forty years.
It is the objective of the Penn Hills Police Department to provide exceptional policing services to the community, doing so with the highest degree of professionalism and commitment to our residents and visitors. Our agency seeks to accomplish this using community-oriented policing philosophies that promote a positive relationship with those we serve.