The Millcreek Township Police Department (MPD) provides around the clock services to residents and visitors of Millcreek Township, the largest suburb of the City of Erie and the sixth largest municipality in Pennsylvania. Encompassing 29.5 square miles, Millcreek Township can best be described as a business and residential community, as well as a seasonal tourist destination. The Township's population of over 53,000 makes it the ninth most populated municipality in the state, however during the summer months, the number of individuals dependant upon the services provided by the Millcreek Township Police Department nearly doubles.
This is due to the large number of individuals occupying the local hotels, motels and campgrounds while frequenting the area attractions. Millcreek Township is home to Waldameer Amusement Park, numerous shopping malls and plazas, as well as Presque Isle State Park which is a destination to over four million visitors each year.
The Millcreek Township Police Department employs 59 sworn officers and over 20 full and part time civilians who process approximately 30,000 calls for service each year. The Department is divided into three operational divisions: Patrol, Investigative Services and Special Services. Each division is commanded by a captain and each division is categorized by duty functions.
The Patrol Division is comprised of uniformed officers who are assigned to three platoons and a traffic section. The Patrol Division is the largest division within the Department and is responsible for all functions in the field. Officers assigned to the Patrol Division engage in preventative crime activities and respond to all initial calls for police services. They are responsible for the preliminary investigation of criminal offenses, accident investigations and the enforcement of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Crimes Code and Township Ordinances.
The Investigative Services Division is responsible for the investigation and adjudication of serious criminal offenses, crime scene processing, evidence collection and all aspects associated with the investigation of criminal matters. They work closely with neighboring police agencies as well as county, state and federal law enforcement agencies and they perform all duties necessary to achieve the successful adjudication of criminal offenses.
The Special Services Division is responsible for oversight of all civilian employees as well as the Departmentís record system. The Division processes all court orders, warrants, criminal history information, right to know requests and a variety of other related services. The Special Services Division oversees Department quality control and has oversight of the Departmentís Communication Center and the Departments Internal Affairs Unit.
The men and women of the Millcreek Township Police Department are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property. We are driven by our goals to investigate problems, seek solutions and to serve our citizens with respect, fairness and compassion. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics and we are privileged to serve our community with integrity, honor and courage.