Units & Organization

The Forks Township Police Department is a 24 hour, 7 days per week full time police department. The department consists of 24 sworn officers. The breakdown of the department consists of administrative, investigative, patrol, and community policing divisions.

View the Departmental Roster.

All officers have been certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to serve as municipal police officers. Most officers have received additional training in various specialized areas of law enforcement including but not limited to:

  • Vehicle accident reconstruction
  • Criminal investigation
  • Child abuse investigation
  • Crime scene processing
  • Crime and accident photography
  • Community policing techniques 
  • Crime prevention


The Forks Township Police Department is organized into four major divisions:

Patrol Division

  • Uniformed patrol duties
  • Bicycle patrol
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Accident investigation
  • Emergency response

Detective Division

  • Criminal investigation
  • Forensics
  • Drug investigations
  • Intelligence
  • Evidence management
  • Applicant background investigations
  • Juvenile crime investigations

Community Policing

  • Crime prevention
  • Youth oriented and community based initiatives
  • G.R.E.A.T
  • Adult and Youth Academies

Administrative Division

  • Budgeting
  • Personnel
  • Facilities management
  • Purchasing
  • Statistics
  • Technology
  • Communications

Police Department Community Services

In addition to routine police and patrol protection, the Forks Township Police Department offers a number of community based police services. These services are provided free of charge, and are designed to educate and assist the community, in police practices and crime prevention.

  • Vacation residence check programs
  • Business loss prevention programs
  • Child identification card programs
  • Child safety seat loan program
  • Child safety seat inspection program
  • Educational programs for service clubs, scouts, churches and citizen groups
  • We serve as a collection point for the Lehigh Valley Turning Point, cellular phone donation program
  • Fingerprinting for employment, bonding and citizenship applications
  • Adult police academy
  • Youth police academy
  • Volunteers in Police Services