Police Department

Sharpsburg Police Department

Sharpsburg Police Department

The Sharpsburg Police Department consists of Mayor Richard Panza, Chief Thomas Stelitano and five full-time police officers and five part-time police officers. The Sharpsburg Police Department is proud to serve and protect the community. Sharpsburg P.D. enjoy meeting the residents of Sharpsburg and participating in community events throughout the year. The Mayor and Chief work alongside Sharpsburg Council to listen, address and find resolutions to issues in the borough in efforts to improve the safety and confidence of residents, business owners and visitors on a daily basis.

The Police Department  is located at the Borough building at 1611 Main Street and can be reached at its non-emergency phone: (412) 781-0546.
For Emergencies, Call 911!



Nixle Community Service Alert System Now Available

Residents can now receive community notifications and alerts on-line from the Sharpsburg Police Department. Once signed on as a registered user of Nixle, you will receive community notifications and emergency alerts from the Sharpsburg Police via web, email or text messages. The program is free to all users, but, standard charges will apply for text, email or other standard carrier services. Sign up now at Nixle


Information about 911 and You!

The 911 number is only to be used in emergency situations. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance for police, fire, or EMS response. If you are not sure of whether a situation is an emergency or not, be safe and dial 9-1-1 and let the call taker determine if you need emergency assistance. Your call will be handled whether it is an emergency or not.

Examples of when to call 9-1-1:

  • Any medical emergency such as heart attack, stroke, unknown medical problem, broken bones, lacerations, etc.
  • House or building fire
  • Domestic violence incidents
  • Burglary or theft in progress
  • Car crashes
  • Suspicious activities
  • Anything else that seems like an emergency!

Do NOT call 9-1-1:

  • For information
  • When the power is out
  • For paying tickets
  • For your pet
  • As a prank

Cell Phone Tips When Calling 9-1-1:

  • Always know your location and be ready to give directions to the 9-1-1 call taker using cross streets, landmarks, borough, city and county names.
  • Always know your cell phone number in case the call taker needs to call you back.
  • Tell the call taker what the emergency is.
  • If your call is disconnected, dial 9-1-1 again and let them know you were disconnected.

With everyone’s cooperation, we can make the system work for a safer community!


Ordinances: Curfew

Below you will find a summary of this ordinance. For a full copy contact the Sharpsburg Borough Office. Summary is as follows:

  • It is unlawful for any minor (under 18 years of age) to be on public roads or property when not accompanied by a legal guardian between the hours of 10:00 p.m. EST or 11:00 p.m. DST and 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Upon violation the minor will be taken into custody by Borough Police and will be remanded to the district justice for enforcement action.
  • It is unlawful for any legal guardian to allow a minor to violate this ordinance.
  • The penalty for violating this ordinance is a fine payable to not more than $1,000 plus costs. A term of 30 days will occur if payment is defaulted on. Current fine is $400.

Ord. 433, 4-19-83, amended by Ord. 98-5, 7/13/1998