Community Outreach

Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Shaler North Hills Library

The Shaler Township Police Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be assisting in our Drug Take-Back.  This will remove dangerous and unnecessary threats from the medicine cabinets and permits the proper disposal of these items. 

What type of medications can you submit at collection sites?
Any over the counter, controlled substance or prescription required drugs can be submitted.  Tablets, capsules, ointments, creams and liquids will be accepted in its packaging.  No need to take medicines out of the original package or container.  The public can submit it as is, no need to separate pills or medication in any form.

What items will not be accepted at the collection sites?
Sharpies and syringes will not be accepted due to safety reasons.

Bike Rodeo


Saturday, May 19, 2018

On Saturday May 19, 2018 the Shaler, Etna, and Millvale Police Departments with Shaler EMS and WalkBikeShaler will host our 11th Annual Bike Rodeo.

In 2017, the 10th annual Bike Rodeo had 141 children participating.  Bicycles were inspected by volunteer bike mechanics and the children received a free bicycle helmet and were fitted properly.  The children were instructed on safe riding and “rules of the road” as it related to safe bike riding.  All kids were entered into the free raffle for a new bicycle.  Through participation of many partners we were able to give away 21 new bicycles.  Everyone was treated to refreshments throughout the event.

Thank you to all the Bike Rodeo Partners.

Presents From Police

The Shaler Township Police Department, in conjunction with several other area departments, participates in the Presents from Police program that was initiated by Officer Dave Nemec, of the Aspinwall Borough Police Department, in 2010. Every year, the program has grown and officers’ volunteer and transport donated gifts to Children’s Hospital and interact with the children. It is a truly heart warming event for all involved.

For more information, or If you are interested in donating, please visit Presents From Police or contact Lt Sean Frank.

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Once a year, several Shaler Township officers, along with officers from Etna, Millvale, and Indiana Twp, come together in Etna for the annual Cops vs Kids basketball game.  Area children get to test their skill against their hometown officers.

​Prescription Drug Take Back Box

The Shaler Township Police Department now has a Prescription Drug Take Back Box available in the lobby of the Police Department.   Residents may now drop off prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications.

Regular Collection is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Arrangements may be made for after-hours by calling 412-492-2222.

The following stipulations apply for the use of the box.

  • Medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, from households are accepted.
  • Medications may be disposed of in the original container or in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Liquids must remain in the original container.
  • No needles, syringes or lancets shall be placed in the drop box.

The box was provided thanks to the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). 

2016 Prescription Drug Take Back Box 2