Emergency Phone – 911
Office Phone: (814) 781-1315
City of St. Marys Police Department
319 Erie Avenue
St. Marys, PA 1585
Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (814) 781-1315
Dispatch: (814) 772-0000
FAX: (814) 834-2517
The City of St. Marys Police Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a goal of providing a safe and secure community for our approximately 12,500 residents. Our agency is currently staffed by:
Chief of Police
11 Full-Time Patrolmen
2 Admin/Police Records Assistants
1 Parking Enforcement Officer
1 School Crossing Guard
1 Station Custodian
Our Officers respond to 7,000+ calls for service per year within a jurisdiction covering 98 square miles. The area includes a patrol response to nearly 100 miles of roadways.
The City of St. Marys Police Department is dedicated to officer development providing ongoing training in order to assure our Police Officers are ready to efficiently and effectively respond to most any incident.
We engage with our town through programs such as D.A.R.E., visits with our K-9, station tours and other community-based programs.
The City of St. Marys Police Department is proud to partner with the Office of PA Attorney General and the Office of the District Attorney of Elk County in launching the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI).
Persons seeking treatment for substance abuse can approach any Elk County Law Enforcement Officer for assistance in linking them with the drug and alcohol abuse services. They will be connected through a single phone call for assistance. Alternatively, the call can be made directly to 844-621-4080.
Law Enforcement is also afforded the discretion to offer certain low-level criminal suspects the opportunity to enter and complete treatment. Officers can forgo criminal charges based upon completion of a treatment program.
A MedReturn unused prescription medication collection box is available in our lobby any time. This is provided for the safe disposal of expired or unused prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Crash investigation reports are available through CRASHDOCS.ORG. The investigation incident number is required to access the report on CRASHDOCS.ORG. Please contact the police department if you need this number. Reports may not be immediately available due to completion of the investigation and processing time by CRASHDOCS.ORG. The cost for a crash report is $15.00.
The Officers and staff of the City of St. Marys Police Department are committed and dedicated to protecting the lives and property of our citizens as well as participating in activities and events that promote the safety and well being of our community. Annual training and education opportunities enable police officers to continually learn and enhance this ability, expanding their knowledge and skills to achieve our mission.
Officers are further involved as coaches for various sports events, church activities, and are members of numerous organizations within the community where there participation reflects the ongoing commitment to the safety and well being of everyone.
K9 Nando is a German Shepard dog that originated from Germany and began is work as the City of St. Marys K9 in October of 2016. K9 Nando is training and certified as a police patrol canine and drug detection canine. He serves the Elk County area and has been used to assist law enforcement in many areas outside of Elk County as well.
K9 Nando and his handler, Sgt. Mike Shaffer, are a certified K9 team through the American Working Dog Association. They are very active in training and being deployed in their specialties. They are willing to participate in public demonstrations, just call the department and request. The K9 unit also accepts donations to aid in the progress of the unit.
Some of the Public Relation Program that are available from the St. Marys City Police Department are:
To schedule a station tour or an Officer to speak at your public meeting, call the St. Marys City Police Department at (814) 781-1315.
Debbie Constable is the current Dog Law Enforcement Officer in the City of St. Marys. She can be reached by calling (814) 594-5599.
The City of St. Marys has in effect a trapping program in cooperation with the Game Commission Laws. The fee for placing traps is $15.00. If animals are caught there is an additional $20.00 fee per animal for removal.
The types of animals the City will place traps for are: skunks, raccoons, possums, wild domesticated cats, and coyotes.
Contact Debbie Constable at 814-594-5599 if you have problems with any of the above animals.