Administrative Secretary Office Hours:
8:00 am to 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Phone: (570) 629-7200
Dispatch: (570) 992-9911 (570) 629- 7323
Fax: (570) 629-1501
After Hours Phone: (570) 992-9911
Emergency Numbers: 911
Address: 110 Township Drive Tannersville, PA 18372
It is the duty of the Pocono Township Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people it serves. The Department will strive to reduce the incidence of crime and to enhance public safety in the Department’s jurisdiction. The Department will serve the citizens of Pocono Township with honor, fidelity, integrity and will always endeavor to maintain public confidence and trust by conducting itself with the highest moral and ethical standards.
As a life-long resident of Pocono Township, I have seen the transformation of our area from a rural farming community to a more vibrant, active, and diverse one. As such, every Pocono Township Police Officer is committed to serve and protect everyone whether resident or visitor.
It is with this thought in mind that I want to welcome you to our website. This site should serve as a tool where you can find general information about programs designed to engage our Police officers with the community, as well as specific services that the department provides to Township residents.
At our core, we know that enforcing the law and preventing crime are our most fundamental duties; however, we also know that intentionally connecting and engaging with our residents creates a stronger, safer, and more cohesive community.
Chief of Police
The current Police Department consists of eighteen (20) full-time officers, headed by Chief of Police, Kent J Werkheiser with one (1) Sergeant, one (1) Sergeant of Detectives, two (2) Detectives, three (3) Corporals, , twelve (12) Patrolmen and a full-time secretary.
Anyone who lives alone in Pocono Township may sign up to participate in a special security program. The Community Policy We Care program is designed to provide added personal security to the elderly, disabled or ill, who live alone. The Pocono Township Police Department will maintain a list of the individuals, emergency numbers, contact persons, key holders and other information. Each day between 9:00AM and 11:00AM the participating person is to call the Police Department and check-in so that the Police know everything is fine and they are well. If no call is received by 11:00AM, the Police will call them. If no response is obtained, an officer will be dispatched to the residence to check on their well-being. Download We Care PDF
Pocono Township has a MedReturn Drug Collection Unit located in the lobby of the Police Department and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.
The lobby of the Police Department is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in which accepted medications can be dropped off with no questions asked. We do ask that medications are either kept in the original container or pills placed in a zip top type bag. Should you have any questions please contact the Pocono Township Police Secretary at (570) 629-7200 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
MedReturn is committed to providing a safe, simple, secure and environmentally friendly way to help law enforcement agencies and communities collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals in locations throughout the U.S.A.
The Pocono Township Police Department offers township residents vacation property checks. If you wish to take advantage of this service, please complete the form below or contact our office from 8:00 to 4:00 pm at (570) 629-7200:
Under Pennsylvania’s motor vehicle laws, a vehicle is considered abandoned if:
If you have a complaint regarding an abandoned vehicle, contact an officer via Pocono Township’s non-emergency phone listing, (570) 629-7200.
A Police Officer will respond and evaluate the situation. If the vehicle can be classified as abandoned, the vehicle will be removed.
The Monroe County Central Booking Center, located at the Correctional Facility in Snydersville, provides employment and applicant fingerprinting to the general public.
Generally, the Central Booking Center provides this service during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. However, they will attempt to accommodate individuals that need fingerprinting services outside of these hours on a case-by-case basis.
The cost for this service is $25 payable by check or money order to the “County of Monroe”. You must present a photo identification when fingerprinted.
To schedule an appointment, please contact the Monroe County Central Booking Center at (570) 992-6643.
There are several ways that you can make an official police report:
If you need a copy of a police report you we need to complete a right to know form and return it to the police department. The cost of an incident report is $0.25 per page
In person – Reports are available at the following times at our office:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Right to know Form linked here.
If you need a copy of an accident police report please follow this link: https://secure.crashdocs.org/
The cost of each report is $15.
Yes, all burglar alarm system must be registered with the Police Department at the time of installation
All alarm registrations are $15.
Please complete the alarm registration form and bring the form along with the registration fee to the Police Department during normal business hours.
Magisterial Court 43-3-03
3361 Route 611
Bartonsville, PA 18321
Phone: (570) 629-1460
Take I-80W to Exit 302 – PA 611/Bartonsville.
Turn left off of the exit to PA611 North.
Follow 611N for 1 mile.
Court is located in the Bartonsville Commons – Suite #4.