Message from the Chief

My name is Ronald Como and I would like to welcome you to the Penn Hills Police Department website. On January 1st, 2022 I was promoted to Chief of Police. I began my career with the police department in 1996 and spent the last 26 years serving as a patrol officer and patrol sergeant. I look forward to many more years of serving the citizens of Penn Hills in my current position as Chief of Police.

Penn Hills is a diverse bedroom community that is home to approximately 45,000 residents.  Our police department’s focus is to protect and serve our residents and visitors by promoting a feeling of safety and security by being highly visible and enforcing the law to the best of our ability.

The Penn Hills Police Department is one of the largest municipal police departments in Allegheny County with a variety of specialized police services that expand beyond the basic patrol function. These added services include General, Juvenile, and Narcotics Investigators as well as a Traffic Division and a four team K-9 unit.  These specialized experts allow us to better serve the public and to address the needs of the community as a whole.

One of our newest services is creating this police department website,, which is an example of our dedication to moving forward in the ever-growing field of technology.  In today’s world, the internet has become one of the largest sources of information sharing and gathering for a majority of people.  The goal of our site is to offer you an opportunity to learn more about our agency, the specialized services we offer, and to answer some of your most common questions, in a format that is convenient and user friendly.

I want to thank you for visiting our website and I hope that you find the information here informative, useful and helpful.  It is through your support and cooperation, by providing tips and staying vigilant, that allow us to better serve you.  Your help and support are greatly appreciated and play a major role in keeping our community safe.



Ronald Como
Chief of Police
Penn Hills Police Department


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