Friday 22nd August 2014,
Fairview Township Police Department

General Information

When is the Police Department open?

Fairview Township has Police officers working twenty four hours a day / 7 days a week.  The Police Department lobby is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, excluding holidays.

What kind of cars do the police officers drive?

Decades ago police vehicles were simply equipped with a bubble light, siren and two way radio.  Today’s police vehicles serve as mobile offices, command units, and prisoner transports. The Fairview Township Police Department fleet currently includes Dodge Chargers, Ford Expeditions, and most recently Ford Police Interceptor sedans. We are beginning to transition from the Dodge Charger to the Ford Interceptor for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons include an all-wheel drive capability for improved handling in adverse weather, improved gas mileage at no loss in performance, and hopefully a decreased down time due to fewer repairs.

While police cars are similar to their civilian counterparts, they do come equipped with some additional features from the factory to improve handling and performance for emergency response. All of our vehicles are equipped with mobile Data Lux computer terminals which provide officers with real time dispatch information,  as well as the ability to query driver’s license and warrant information.  The vehicles are also equipped with encrypted digital radios, printers, digital in car video, first aid kits and automatic external defibrillator (AED).

What kind of weapons does the police department use?

Today’s officers face a multitude of evolving dangers including work place and school violence to terrorism; the Fairview Township Police continually train and update our equipment and weapons. The officers are trained several times a year on the legal use of force and the weapons they carry. On the officer’s duty belt, they carry handcuffs, an expandable baton, a Taser, portable radio, handgun, and spare magazines. Our patrol officers are currently issued a Sig Sauer P220 .45 ACP handgun with a Crimson Trace grip that has a laser that gives the officer a quick reference where his weapon is pointed. Some officers in special assignments carry a Glock 22 or 23 .40 caliber handgun instead of the Sig Sauer. The handguns have a flashlight and night sights that glow in the dark for use in low light conditions. In the police car, each officer also has access to a 5.56 (.223) caliber AR-15 rifle for situations where more precision or firepower is needed. Also in the department armory is a more powerful FNH SCAR .308 caliber rifle.