Forty Fort Police Department

borough buildingThe Forty Fort Police Department strives to deliver that “small town” feeling of knowing your police officers while providing progressive and professional police service to the community.

We are dedicated to engaging our community at all levels and maintaining the trust given to us by you.

The officers of the Forty Fort Police Department are men of integrity, character and courage.  We are committed to providing a high level of professional and courteous service to our community.  Our officers understand that to be successful, we must work closely with community stakeholders in our efforts to strengthen trust and reduce crime. Our  Department also constantly works to improve efficiencies through the use of technology and innovation in order to provide vital core services in a timely and professional manner. Some of our recent innovations include the use of social media (Facebook and Twitter)police-line

A Sad Day in Forty Fort

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: a person whose job is to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and make arrests : a member of the police department


camrynOn Sunday, October 27, 2013, Forty Fort Police Officer Michael Haley responded to a report of a man with a gun threatening to kill his daughter and himself.  When officers arrived on scene, they found 1 year old Camryn Lee Shultz and her father had been shot.  Camryn was pronounced dead at the scene.  Camryn would have celebrated her 2nd birthday on October 29th.  Our thoughts and prayors will forever be with her family and friends.

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On Friday, December 19th at 3:00 pm, a ceremony was held at the intersection of Wyoming Avenue and the Access Road to the Luzerne County Recreation Fields to rename the road Camryn Way in memory of Camryn Shultz.  Camryn can now smile down from Heaven on all of the small children who visit this area.

Mission Statement


Our Mission is to provide safety and service.

  • We are dedicated to the reduction of crime and improving quality of life.
  • We are ethical, compassionate, and respectful.
  • We are visionary and work together to create adaptive solutions with the community and our public safety partners.

As a premier leader in law enforcement, we are committed to this mission.


Vision and Values



Our vision is to be a premier leader in law enforcement.


Honesty: Fairness and straightforwardness of conduct.  Adherence to the facts and dedication to truthfulness.

Integrity: Soundness, firm adherence to a code of moral values, incorruptibility and completeness. . .  We demonstrate personal integrity and the courage of our convictions.  We will not sacrifice principle for expediency, be hypocritical, or act in an unscrupulous manner.

Trust: Is a result of honest behavior between each other and acceptance of others' judgments and abilities.

Caring: To be sensitive to the needs of others and demonstrate compassion for all people.

Respect: To consider all people worthy of high regard.  We demonstrate respect for human dignity, and appreciation of the privacy and rights of all.  We manifest commitment to justice, equal treatment of individuals, tolerance for and acceptance of diversity.

Loyalty: Proactively supporting the organization, its membership and its goals, and being held accountable for our conduct as well as for the conduct of our peers and/or subordinates.

Service Orientation: To actively contribute to the welfare of the community, and to genuinely care about improving the quality of life of those we serve.