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About MLPD

The Mt. Lebanon Police Department has a rich history that includes highly trained professional police officers who maintain public safety through community policing and aggressive law enforcement.

Historical accounts differ regarding the actual establishment of the department.  It appears that constables provided the only police protection in the community from its founding in 1912 until sometime around 1920.

The agency grew in size from three officers in 1922 to a high of 47 officers in 1969. Over the years a number of specialty units, new types of vehicles, equipment and advanced technology have been introduced into the department based on crime trends and community needs.

Today the MLPD has 46 officers. The issues of homeland security, drug related crime, violent crime, identity theft, computer crimes and more than 21,000 annual calls for service associated with 34,000 people in a professional, densely populated community pose a continuing challenge to the department.

Strategic, flexible and established planning based on citizen needs, crime and statistics allow for a proactive, effective approach to law enforcement. 

College educated, highly trained professional officers provide a full spectrum of community policing services that include basic patrol services, education and prevention programs, specialized service and enforcement programs as well as advanced investigative and tactical capability.

In 2022, the department became accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, and is one of only 150 departments to achieve that status. Read more on what that means, here.

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Jake Tappe and Jeff Kite display the department’s accreditation plaque

Twelve chiefs of police have served the community since the founding of the MLPD.

1920-1931          Charles Baldwin

1931-1932          Charles Senn

1932-1940          W. J. Kane

1940-1954          Charles Senn

1954-1969          Walter Kunkle

1969-1972          George Geissinger

1972-1990          David Varrelman

1990-1998          Frank Brown

1998-2008         Thomas Ogden, Jr.

2009-2015         Coleman McDonough

2015-2022          Aaron Lauth

2023-Present      Jason Haberman


The Mt. Lebanon Police Association does one large mail (only) solicitation each year to benefit its benevolent programs, such as scholarships and the distribution of glow sticks to school children at Halloween. We do not do phone solicitations. To donate, go to our police association website.


We’ve compiled a list of questions we hear most often:

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An officer can install and inspect your child seat. For information or to set up an appointment, call 412-343-4068.
Fingerprinting information is available here.
You can fill out a request form at the police department Record’s desk, 3rd floor lobby of the Public Safety Building or call 412-343-4143, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is a $15.00 cost for most reports. A subpoena is required for reports where an arrest has been made. Under no circumstances will a juvenile’s information be released.
You can request special permission to park on the street during overnight hours (2 to 6 a.m.) on myLebo.
You can come to the rear entrance of the Public Safety Building to complete and submit an application for a solicitor’s permit.
You can come to the rear entrance of the Public Safety Building to complete and submit an application for a solicitor’s permit.
You can go to the Pennsylvania State Police Website. Click on Megan’s Law Website under the heading of PSP Services. Those who are required to register as a sexual offender, must do so through the Pennsylvania State Police.
You can come to the rear entrance of the Public Safety Building to complete and submit a vacation card.  This card should include an emergency person / phone number to contact in the event of an issue at your residence while you are away.
If you belong to a group and would like a tour of the police department and Public Safety Building, you can call the Crime Prevention Unit, 412-343-4068, to schedule the tour. Tours last about 40 minutes. You can also arrange for a tour with the fire department to coincide with the police department tour.
Mt. Lebanon recently made it easier for you to pay or appeal parking tickets of any type. The new system is more efficient and gives residents better access to due process. If you wish to appeal the ticket, you may do so online at or by calling 412-343-3705. If you lose your appeal, you do have further recourse.
Be sure to completely review all of the instructions listed on the lower or back portion of your copy of the traffic citation. Specific instructions are listed for how to respond to the citation. For questions, please call District Judge’s office at 412-561-4415 or visit the court located at 680 Washington Road, Suite B-103, Pittsburgh, PA, 15228. Hearing requests or payments for traffic citations will not be accepted at the police station or the municipal building.
To report a crime, dial 9-1-1 from your phone, and advise the dispatcher of what is occurring. They may give you specific instructions to follow to keep yourself safe, or will advise of police response and where to meet them.
Call 9-1-1 whenever you need to see or speak to a police officer. MLPD no longer utilizes a “non-emergency” phone number for contact with our officers. MLPD does not have the luxury of having an officer by a phone at the police station at all times. For several years, our community has relied on the Allegheny County 9-1-1 call center to answer our requests for service, triage & prioritize these calls and dispatch our officers appropriately. Even if you would only like to speak to an officer by phone, call 9-1-1 to initiate contact. The call taker will record your information and an officer will be contacted to return your call. Please never hesitate to call 9-1-1. MLPD would rather be called to investigate without delay, then find out after the fact that a crime has already occurred and the actors are no longer on scene.
In the case of infrastructure repair, an exception would automatically be made, and the letter explaining the project would state that. Other requests for exceptions would be handled on an individual basis.
A police officer will issue a traffic citation. The cost of the ticket is $25.