New Florence

119 Franklin Street
P.O. Box 272
New Florence PA 15944

New Florence

119 Franklin Street
P.O. Box 272
New Florence PA 15944

Crime and Safety

St. Clair Township Police Department Coverage

Police coverage history in New Florence:  Last year, both New Florence police officers resigned late summer.  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 will 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.

Contact Information

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.

Department Personnel

Chief of Police, Officer Jeff Janciga
Captain, Officer Karl Kinkopf
Officer Mark Kasterko
Officer Lindsay Green

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  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.

New Florence Police Department Update, Summer 2020:  Effective 20 July 2020 Chief Chad Salley and Officer Clint Chilcote both resigned from the police department.  Borough council is not seeking replacement officers.


If you see a crime in progress or know of one about to be committed please contact the New Florence Police Department immediately at 911.  The state police provide coverage when the local department is not on duty.

Questions or Concerns for the Police Department

If you have a non-emergency question or concerns about a specific police department issue please use the New Florence Police Department’s email address ( to contact the department.  Please note that the email address is only monitored when an officer is on duty.  Emails will be replied to as soon as possible.  If you would like to contact the police department by phone you can use the non-emergency number, 724-235-2011.

Police Blotter

The New Florence Police Department does not do a traditional police blotter.  A typical police blotter has Arrestee (Last Name, First Name, Middle Name), Age, Arrest Charge (Crime Code Description), Arrest Date and Time, and Arrest Location.  Instead the police department does a high level summary of monthly policing events.

Monthly Summery Reports

The New Florence Chief of Police generates monthly summaries.  These summaries are presented to the borough council at the monthly borough meetings.  The monthly summaries for 2019 and 2018 can be viewed using the tables below.

New Florence Police Department Monthly Summary Reports Archive 2019

Dec 2019POLICE 12-19
Nov 2019POLICE 11-19
Oct 2019POLICE 10-19
Sep 2019POLICE 09-19
Aug 2019POLICE 08-19
Jul 2019POLICE 07-19
Jun 2019POLICE 06-19
May 2019POLICE 05-19
Apr 2019POLICE 04-19
Mar 2019POLICE 03-19
Feb 2019POLICE 02-19
Jan 2019POLICE 01-19

New Florence Police Department Monthly Summary Reports Archive 2018

Dec 2018POLICE 12-18
Nov 2018POLICE 11-18
Oct 2018POLICE 10-18
Sep 2018POLICE 09-18
Aug 2018POLICE 08-18
Jul 2018POLICE 07-18
Jun 2018POLICE 06-18
May 2018POLICE 05-18
Apr 2018POLICE 04-18
Mar 2018POLICE 03-18
Feb 2018POLICE 02-18
Jan 2018POLICE 01-18

Yearly Summery Report

Below is a yearly summery of police activity.  It is the twelve individual monthly summary reports combined into a single table to easily view the actions of the New Florence police force.

New Florence Police Department 2018 Yearly Summary

Complements and Concerns

The Mayor of New Florence is in charge of the borough’s police department.  Any complements you have on members of the police department should be brought to the mayor’s attention so they can be properly recognized.  If you wish to make a complaint about the actions of a New Florence Police Department employee or about any aspect of how the police department operations please contact the Mayor.  If you believe the issue needs additional attention after interacting with the Mayor then please escalate the issue to the borough council.


The borough of New Florence tries to maintain a safe environment for all residents and visitors.  If you see something you think is unsafe or dangerous please call the borough office at 724-235-2000.  Please leave a message describing the issue, the location of the problem, your name, and a telephone number so someone can get back to you.  The borough may also be contacted by email at  The borough will investigate the issue and get back to you.  Steps will be taken to try and resolve the issue.


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