It is the mission of the Murrysville Police Department Crime Prevention Unit to work in partnership with the citizens of the community to promote crime prevention awareness through teamwork, creative problem solving, education and training.
WHAT OTHER SERVICES DOES THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFER?
Residents of Murrysville can call the Police Department to schedule a tour of the department for interested scout troops or small groups. Appointments can also be arranged to have car seats checked and to initiate crime watch programs. The department also conducts a Citizen's Police Academy, as determined by interest by community members.
WHEN DO I NEED TO FILE A CRASH REPORT?
There are two types of crashes, non-reportable and reportable.
A non-reportable crash occurs when there are no injuries and the vehicles involved are drivable. It is not necessary to have a police report on file for this type of crash. However, if you prefer, you can still call the department to have an officer file a report and verify the information the other motorist provided is accurate and valid.
A reportable crash is when there are injuries as a result of the crash or if any of the vehicles involved will need to be towed, as a result of disabling damage. A report is required by State law. Failure to notify police of a reportable crash is an offense under the Motor Vehicle Code.
WILL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPOND IF I LOCK MY KEYS IN MY CAR?
Yes. After you call the police department, stay with your car and await the officer's arrival. You will be asked to sign a damage waiver prior to the officer attempting to open the door. There is no charge for this service.
HOW DO I FILE A CITIZEN COMPLAINT AGAINST AN OFFICER?
A complaint can be filed two different ways:
1. You can download a printable complaint form using this link or go to the "Forms" section; or
2. You can obtain a complaint form at the police station.
The complaint form must be notarized prior to submission to the Police Department.
HOW WOULD I REPORT A REOCCURING SPEEDING PROBLEM ON MY STREET?
Call the police station and make a request for extra traffic patrols. The information will be given to the Traffic Safety Committee who will conduct speed monitoring patrols.
WHAT IS THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE MURRYSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT?
The Murrysville Police Department can be reached at 724-327-2100 for non-emergency calls. For emergencies, dial 911.
WHERE IS THE MURRYSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT?
The Murrysville Police Department is located at 4120 Sardis Road, Murrysville, PA 15668 in Westmoreland County. For non-emergency calls to the Police Department, please dial 724-327-2100.
HOW DO I FILE A POLICE REPORT?
Contact the Murrysville Police Department by telephone 724-327-2100 or stop at the police department to file a police report.
HOW DO I OBTAIN POLICE REPORTS?
A copy of a police report may be obtained at the Murrysville Police Department for a fee of $15.00. The request can be made in person or by mail. Payment can be made in cash or by check, payable to the Municipality of Murrysville. Reports are available for review at no cost.
HOW DO I CONTEST A TRAFFIC CITATION?
You have ten (10) days from the receipt of the traffic citation to plead not guilty. On the back of the traffic citation that you received, there are directions on how to plead not guilty. You will need to mail in your signed plea along with the collateral indicated on the traffic citation to Magisterial District Justice 10-3-02, 5919 Washington Avenue, Export, PA 15632, or you can appear before the Magisterial District Justice to enter your plea.
HOW DO I PAY A TRAFFIC CITATION?
All payments for traffic citations should be made through Magisterial District Justice 10-3-02, 5919 Washington Avenue, Export, PA 15632. The office telephone number is 724-327-8322. Payments cannot be accepted at the Murrysville Police Department.
HOW DO I PAY A PARKING TICKET?
Parking Tickets can be paid in person at the Murrysville Police Department or mailed to 4120 Sardis Road, Murrysville, PA 15668. Cash or check will be accepted for payment. Make checks payable to Municipality of Murrysville.
Parking tickets issued for fire lane violations have a fine of $10 if paid within 24 hours. After 24 hours, the fine increases to $25 and is at that rate for 10 days. If the fine is not paid within 10 days, a state traffic citation will be filed and sent via mail. If convicted, the fine can increase to $300 plus costs. Failure to respond to that citation could also result in your driver's license being suspended.
Parking tickets that are issued for parking prohibited at all times, parking prohibited certain hours, time limit parking, special purpose parking zone, and snow removal parking all carry a $25.00 fine. these tickets must be paid within ten (10) days. If no payment is received within ten (10) days, a state traffic citation will be filed and if convicted, the fine will increase to $50.00 plus court costs.
HOW DO I CONTEST A PARKING TICKET?
Once a citation has been issued for an unpaid parking ticket, follow the directions on the back of the citation. Also refer to “How do I contest a traffic citation?”
HOW CAN I HAVE MY FINGERPRINTS TAKEN FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES?
Currently, the Murrysville Police Department only processes fingerprints for residents of the Municipality. You will need to br ing proof of identity and any fingerprint cards provided by your employer. Bring these items to the Murrysville Police Department, 4120 Sardis Road, Murysville, PA 15668. If you do not have a card, we can provide them for you. Fingerprinting is dependent on officer availability and the availability of the processing room. There is a $10.00 fee for this service.
HOW CAN I OBTAIN A PERMIT TO CARRY A FIREARM?
The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department issues permits to carry a firearm. That office is located is at 2 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601. For more information, visit their website at: http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/index.aspx?NID=352
DOES THE DEPARTMENT OFFER VACATION CHECKS?
The Murrysville Police Department does not offer physical checks of residences. If you are going on vacation or leaving your home for an extended period of time, contact the Murrysville Police Department at 724-327-2100 to provide a record of emergency information in the event a problem should occur at your residence. Please complete the Vacation Security Check Form.
WHAT DO I DO ABOUT A LOST DOG?
If you find a dog or if you loss your dog, contact the Murrysville Police Department at 724-327-2100. The department keeps records of all dogs reported as lost or found. The Murrysville Police Department also has the telephone number of the area dog catcher if a dog needs picked up. Hoffman's Kennels can be contacted at 724-468-5505.
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT A DEAD DEER IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE?
Contact the Murrysville Police Department at 724-327-2100. Your information will be obtained and forwarded to an individual contracted through the Municipality of Murrysville for the removal of the deer carcus or given to PennDOT for removal from state roads.
HOW DO I GET A HANDICAP PARKING TAG?
Disability Parking Placards are available through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The Murrysville Police Department does have copies of this form. You can also visit PennDOT’s website for detailed information and forms.
HOW DO I GET A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK AND/OR A CLEARANCE CHECK FOR EMPLOYMENT?
The Murrysville Police Department has the appropriate forms to request a criminal record check or to apply for Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (also known as Act 33/34).
You can also visit the Pennsylvania State Police website to submit an electronic request for criminal history. You can also download a copy of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare website.
DOES THE MURRYSVUILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT CHARGE A SERVICE FEE FOR RESPONDING TO FALSE ALARMS?
Yes. Businesses and residential property owners are permitted two (2) courtesy false alarm activation responses per calendar quarter. Third and subsequent responses to false alarms during that period are referred to as nuisance alarms. The business or property owner will be charged a $25.00 fee for a response to a nuisance alarm.
The Murrysville Police Department values the importance of alarm systems, and as such, we are committed to responding to activations to ensure your safety and protect your property. However, repeated responses to false activations at the same address take officers off patrol where they otherwise may have been needed.
If your alarm activation is cancelled prior to police arrival, you will not be billed. An officer will still respond just to ensure that the cancellation was not the result of duress or coercion caused by an intruder.
I JUST SAW SOMETHING THAT LOOKED VERY STRANGE, POSSIBLY A CRIME. I’M NOT SURE IF I SHOULD CALL THE POLICE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The Murrysville Police Department encourages you to report any activity that you observe that may seem suspicious or strange. Often, many crimes go unreported to the police because witnesses are reluctant to call, either because they feel it isn’t important, or because they think they are wasting the police department’s time and it won’t be taken seriously anyway.
We would like to assure you that no call received will be brushed aside or not given the attention that it deserves. Concerned and observant citizens provide us with some of our most useful information for solving cases. Your vigilance allows us to do our jobs more effectively, and with greater success.
Calling the police immediately will allow officers to respond to an area quickly, given them the opportunity to possibly stop a crime in progress and/or catch those who are responsible for committing it before they have left the area.