The Mahoning Police Department (MTPD) was established on October 5, 1954, with the primary purpose of providing safety for children at the Mahoning Township Consolidated School. Within a few months of its incorporation, the police department expanded to a full-time Chief of Police and a part-time patrolman. Both officers were available around the clock on an on-call basis effectively providing 24-hour police availability. Over time, the police department has grown along with the Township and expanded its responsibilities. The MTPD is now a full-time, full-service Police Department. MTPD provides 24/7-hour police services to more than 5,000 residents. The area of primary jurisdiction includes approximately 10 square miles. Contained within the jurisdiction is Geisinger Medical Center, which is boasted to be the largest rural hospital in the world.
“The Mission of The Mahoning Township Police Department is to facilitate our fundamental duty to serve the public by safeguarding lives and property; protecting the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder. In carrying out this mission, we respect the constitutional rights of all.”
Integrity – A value that is paramount to the police profession. Integrity produces an atmosphere of credibility. Where integrity thrives, the diseased root of misconduct and corruption cannot take hold.
Professionalism – Our conduct and demeanor display the highest standard of personal and organizational excellence. Professionalism is dictated by concepts like courtesy, civility and the ability to deliver high standards of police services.
Teamwork – We value collaboration and diversity of thought. We encourage growth and development – both on a personal and professional level, and understand that the team is always stronger than the individual.
Community – We adhere to the contemporary standards of community policing and embrace each of the nine Peelian Principles. We acknowledge a symbiotic relation with the community we serve; and through this partnership we work cohesively to promote positive solutions to community concerns.
Duty – Our duty is to protect and serve the public, prevent crime and apprehend criminals. We obey the law and enforce it unconditionally and do not swerve from our obligations.