If 911 is not working call 724-836-1551 or 724-832-1103 directly.
St. Clair Township Police Department Coverage
On January 19th, 2021, the New Florence borough council passed Ordinance No. 1 of 2021, Purchase of Police Services from St. Clair Township. Police coverage is now be provided by the St. Clair Township Police Department. If available, the on duty officer will attend the regular New Florence Borough meetings. Below is more information about the department.
550 Seward Street
Seward, PA 15954
724-600-7300 (Westmoreland County non-emergency number)
In the event of an emergency or requesting police CALL 911
Facebook: St. Clair Township Police Department
Please be aware that the Facebook page is not constantly monitored, and all requests for police need to go through 911 or the non-emergency number provided above.
Chief of Police, Officer Jeff Janciga
Captain, Officer Karl Kinkopf
Officer Mark Kasterko
Officer William Gustkey
Officer Dominic Constable
The St. Clair Township Board of Supervisors are continuing to grow their police department. Personnel may be added in the future depending upon the need and Seward’s and New Florence’s participation in a cooperative agreement beyond the initial trial term. Under the agreement, the police are treating New Florence, Seward, and St. Clair Township as one single coverage area. Details such as monthly summary reports and policing priorities are still being worked out. Speeding, use of jake brakes, and illegal drug usage are concerns of the New Florence borough council that will be addressed. Ordinance violations within New Florence will not be addressed by the St. Clair Township Police Department. Administrative questions regarding police coverage in New Florence should be sent to the New Florence borough office at 724-235-2000 or the borough email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Administrative questions concerning the St. Clair Township Police Department should be sent to the St. Clair Township supervisors at 814-446-5211. Please keep in mind that calling either office will not result in the dispatching of an officer. Residents must be aware that calling an office is not a substitute for calling 911 or the Westmoreland County non-emergency number. Thank you.
Duties and Responsibilities
Pennsylvania state law defines what the duties and responsibilities of a borough police department are. The specifics can be found in the Consolidated Statutes, Title 8, BOROUGHS AND INCORPORATED TOWNS. The document is available in HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word formats. The duties of a borough solicitor are found in Chapter 11. Powers, Duties and Rights of Appointed Officers and Employees, Subchapter E, Police.
Monthly Summery Reports
The St. Clair Township Chief of Police is generating monthly police reports. The first report was created for May 2021. The reports contain a lot of great information. There is a high level overview, a reports pie chart, fuel and mileage statistics, and then a complaints log broken down by the areas (St. Clair Township, Seward, and New Florence). It finishes with a count of calls received for the department. The monthly report is presented to the New Florence borough council at their meetings. These reports can be viewed below.
St. Clair Township Police Department Monthly Summary Reports Archive 2021
|Sep 2021||Police Report - September 2021|
|Aug 2021||Police Report - August 2021|
|Jul 2021||Police Report - July 2021|
|Jun 2021||Police Report - June 2021|
|May 2021||Police Report - May 2021|
|Apr 2021||Police Report - April 2021|
|Mar 2021||Police Report - March 2021|
Yearly Summery Reports
This is the first year for police support from St. Clair Township. It is unknown if a yearly summary will be generated at this time. Please check back after the first of the year to see if a master yearly summary was created.