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If a police officer stops you while you are driving, you should:
If a police officer stops you while you are driving, you should not:
At the conclusion of the traffic stop:
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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.
Residents of Murrysville can call the Police Department at 724-327-2100 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.
Yes. After you call the police department at 724-327-2100, 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.
A complaint can be filed two different ways:
The complaint form must be notarized prior to submission to the police department.
The Murrysville Police Department values the importance of enforcing traffic laws, in an effort to reduce traffic related crashes and promote safety. You may call the police station at 724-327-2100 and make a request for extra traffic patrols in your area. The information will be given to the Traffic Safety Committee. They will then make an effort to have an officer conduct a traffic detail in the problem area. A speed monitoring trailer may also be set up to encourage motorists to slow down.
The Murrysville Police Department can be reached at 724-327-2100, ext. 200. In the event of an emergency please dial 911. For non-emergency issues please contact the Westmoreland County Public Safety Dispatch Center at 724-836-1551. The fax number for the department is 724-733-0079.
The Murrysville Police Department is located at the following in Westmoreland County.:4120 Sardis RoadMurrysville, PA 15668
Contact the Murrysville Police Department by telephone at 724-327-2100, ext. 200, or stop at the police department to file a police report.
A copy of a police report may be obtained at the Murrysville Police Department for a fee of $20. 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.
You have ten days from the receipt of the traffic citation to plead not guilty. On the back of the traffic citation 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 at the following address or you can appear before the Magisterial District Justice to enter your plea:5919 Washington AvenueExport, PA 15632
All payments for traffic citations should be made through Magisterial District Justice 10-3-02 at:5919 Washington AvenueExport, PA 15632
The office telephone number is 724-327-8322. Payments cannot be accepted at the police department.
Parking Tickets can be paid in person at the Murrysville Police Department or mailed to:4120 Sardis RoadMurrysville, PA 15668
Cash or check will be accepted for payment. Make checks payable to the 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 set 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 court 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 during certain hours, time limit parking, special purpose parking zone and snow removal parking all carry a $25 fine. These tickets must be paid within 10 days. If no payment is received within 10 days, a state traffic citation will be filed, and, if convicted, the fine will increase to $50 plus court costs.
Once a citation has been issued for an unpaid parking ticket, follow the directions on the back of the citation.
Currently, the Murrysville Police Department only processes fingerprints for residents of the Municipality. You will need to bring proof of identity and any fingerprint cards provided by your employer. Bring these items to the Murrysville Police Department, located at:4120 Sardis RoadMurrysville, 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 fee for this service.
The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department issues permits to carry a firearm. That office is located is at:2 N Main StreetGreensburg, PA 15601
For more information, you can visit their website.
The Murrysville Police Department does not offer physical checks of residences. If you are going away on vacation, or leaving your home for an extended period of time, contact us at 724-327-2100 to provide a record of emergency information, in the event a problem should occur at your residence. View a copy of our “Security Check Form."
If you should find a lost/stray dog, or if you lose your dog, contact the Murrysville Police Department at 724-327-2100, ext. 200. 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, which is Hoffman’s Kennels, if a dog needs picked up. They can be reached at 724-468-5505.
Contact the Murrysville Police Department at 724-327-2100 ext 200. Your information will be obtained and forwarded to an individual that is contracted through the Municipality for the removal of deceased deer on local roadways, or it will be given to PennDOT for removal from any state maintained roads.
Disability Parking Placards are available through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) (PDF). The Murrysville Police Department has copies of this form (PDF) available at the station.
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 stop by the station to pick them up. You may also visit the Pennsylvania State Police website to submit an electronic request for criminal history. Requests for a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance can be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s website.
Yes. Businesses and residential property owners are permitted two 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 $35 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.
The Murrysville Police Department encourages you to report any activity 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, giving 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.