Police Department

  1. "Coffee with the Chief" set for Thurs. July 12 at The Berkshires Clubhouse

    Citizens are invited to meet South Fayette Township Police Chief John Phoennik to share comments and ask questions. This event is held every other month in a varying location. Refreshments are courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts in South Fayette. Read on...
  2. Police release educational publication on drug abuse

    "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 opioids and other drugs in an effort to help curb drug abuse. Read on...
  3. 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. Read on...
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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