The Moon Township Police Department
The Moon Township Police Department services the Township of Moon which is located in Allegheny County located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 12 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The Township covers an area of approximately 24 square miles with a population of over 22,000.
The Moon Township Police Department is a small to mid‐size police department which consists of 30 sworn law enforcement officers. The department employs 10 civilian support personnel which includes a full time dispatch center. The PEMA certified dispatch center receives and dispatches police and fire calls for 2 municipalities and provides CLEAN and NCIC computer terminal services for 8 agencies.
The Moon Township Police Department performs many specialized duties and offers expanded services to the community. Most officers of the department have advanced training in varying fields. The department strives to seek out and provide additional training to its officers in a continuing effort to improve the effectiveness of its operations.
The department participates in joint law enforcement efforts including the West Hills DUI Task Force, the U.S. District Attorney's Task Force on Child Abuse, the PA Attorney General's Drug Enforcement Task Force, the SHACOG CIRT (Critical Incident Response Team), SHACOG Crash Reconstruction Team, SHACOG Support Team, and cooperative efforts with many other agencies.
The department participates in a wide variety of community policing activities including, but not limited to a Moon School District SRO (School Resource Officer), Park and Walk (a school walk through program), vacant home and business security checks, D.A.R.E, child safety seat installations and inspections, fingerprinting services for township residents and businesses, and department tours.
Moon Township was incorporated in 1788 and was the first township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
The Lamp of Knowledge represents our involvement in education with our excellent school system and Robert Morris University which is located here in Moon.
The S.A.C. (Strategic Air Command) once denoted the USAF Nike Ajax missile silos which were present in Moon near Nike Road. The symbol now pays tribute to the 171st Air Refueling Wing of the PA Air National Guard and the 911th Air Force Reserve Air Wing located in the Township at the Pittsburgh International Airport.
The fort represents Fort Vance, which was built along the Ohio River during our early history.
The symbols of the English and French represent our earliest settlers in the area of Moon Township.