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Also Serving: Clark's Green Borough, Newton Township, and Ransom Township

Chief Robert A. Gerrity

The South Abington Township Police Department is a full-time municipal police agency located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Situated on the northern border of the City of Scranton, the SATPD provides comprehensive police services to a population of over 10,000 residents, in addition to contracting police services to neighboring Clark's Green Borough, Newton Township and Ransom Township with an additional population of over 6000 residents.


The SATPD currently employs eleven full-time and nine part-time police officers, as well as two full-time civilian employees. The SATPD is widely recognized for its' emphasis on providing professional police service, and utilizes the latest developments in computer technology and law enforcement equipment. Specialized services provided by the SATPD include a K-9 Unit, bicycle unit, school resource officer, and a police negotiator. Additionally, members of the SATPD serve with the Lackawanna County Drug Task Force, and members of the SATPD are also assigned to the Lackawanna County SWAT team. 

All members receive updated training on a regular basis. The SATPD is noted for its' proactive approach to law enforcement, and is especially noted for its' strict enforcement of traffic rules and regulations.

The mission of the SATPD is to enhance the quality of life in South Abington Township and in any other community to which we provide police services. This mission can only be accomplished by working in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies and the public in order to enforce laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide a safe environment for both residents and visitors to the Township alike.