The West View Police Department is a full-time, full service, 24 hour police department, employing eleven full time and two part time police officers.
The Department consists of the Police Chief, a Lieutenant, a Sergeant, a Detective, and 6 patrol officers. Two police officers are on duty at all times, with their primary duty being to patrol the streets of the borough, enforcing laws and ordinances, and assisting residents as needed. The police department serves as a liaison between the residents and Borough Council, sharing information and concerns brought to our attention.
The police department maintains four police cars and one Harley Davidson Motorcycle. In addition to motorized vehicles you will see officers on foot patrol at times promoting safe shopping in West View Plaza or our Business District. Several officers are trained in special duties such as Crime Watch, DARE, crime scene investigator, fingerprinting, Accident Reconstruction, and Drug Investigators.
Our officers investigate all crimes that occur in West View. Only those requiring extensive investigations or resources beyond our means are referred to outside agencies such as the Allegheny County Police. All calls for assistance, emergency, and non-emergency are handled through the Northwest Regional Communications Center, who has the responsibility of receiving calls and dispatching officers as needed.
Additionally, the Police Department has two Special Police Officers whose main function is to assist the regular officers at times of emergencies. The Special Police also function as Parking Enforcement officers in the business district and assist in crossing residents on Sundays at several church locations.
Ten school crossing guards employed by the Police Department see that your children safely cross the streets in the mornings and afternoons while on their way to and from school.
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