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 crime watch programs. There is also a Citizen Police Academy that is conducted each year that familiarizes residents on different aspects of police activities.
WHEN DO I NEED TO FILE A CRASH REPORT?
There are two types of crashes, nonreportable and reportable.
A nonreportable 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.
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. A report is required.
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's attempt in opening the car 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:
A citizen can download the form from our Forms web page or obtain a camplaint 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 724-327-2111. The Murrysville Police Department is staffed around the clock with police dispatchers to handle your call. The fax number for the department is 724-733-0079.
WHERE IS THE MURRYSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT?
The Murrysville Police Department is located at 4120 Sardis Road, Murrysville, PA 15668 in Westmoreland County. The department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and a police dispatcher is available at all hours to provide assistance.
HOW DO I FILE A POLICE REPORT?
Contact the Murrysville Police Department by telephone 724-327-2111 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. A Right-To-Know form is required to be filled out. Reports are available for review at no cost.
HOW DO I CONTEST A TRAFFIC CITATION?
You have 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, 1042 Corporate Lane, Unit D, 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, 1042 Corporate Lane, Unit D, Export, PA 15632. The office telephone number is 724-327-8322.
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 citation will be filed and if convicted the fine can increase to $300 plus costs.
For parking tickets issued for parking prohibited at all times, parking prohibited certain hours, time limit parking, special purpose parking zone, and snow removal parking, the fine is $25 and needs to be paid within 10 days. If no payment is received within 10 days, a citation will be filed and if convicted the fine will increase to $50 plus 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?
To be fingerprinted for employment purposes, you need to be a resident of Murrysville. Bring proof of identity and any fingerprint cards provided by your employer to the Murrysville Police Department at 4120 Sardis Road, Murrysville, PA 15668. If you do not have a card, the Murrysville Police Department can provide them for you. Fingerprinting is dependant on officer availability and the availability of the processing room.
HOW CAN I OBTAIN A PERMIT TO CARRY A FIREARM?
The Westmoreland County Sheriff 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: www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/sheriff
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 724-327-2111 to provide a record of emergency information in the event a problem should occur at your residence. 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 724-327-2111. 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 724-327-2111. 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 www.dot3.state.pa.us to print a copy of the form.
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 at www.psp.state.pa.us 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 at www.dpw.state.pa.us.