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Community Outreach

Police officer teaching a class for community members

The Community Outreach Unit partners proactively with the community, other municipal departments and the school district. Our officers meet regularly with individuals and groups in an effort to promote awareness of crime trends, address concerns and suggest strategies that will keep our community safe. Officers assigned to this unit conduct security surveys, present education and safety programs in our schools and liaison with other government entities.

For additional information on any of the programs listed below, please contact the Community Outreach Unit at (412) 343-4069.

Police Events

Community Outreach is responsible for planning the department’s amazing events, including the car show, public safety camp and Coffee with a Cop. Read more about events, here.

Autism awareness sticker for car or home


If you or someone you love has autism or an intellectual disability that might not be apparent to first responders, you can now get a sticker to place on your vehicle or home to alert emergency workers. Individuals with these disabilities don’t always respond in a way that first responders might expect, so the sticker is a valuable alert to help keep everyone safe in the event of an emergency.

The stickers are available from the Community Outreach Division of the Mt. Lebanon Police Department and the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department (both at 555 Washington Road) or from the administration of Medical Rescue Team South Authority, 315 Cypress Way. You may want to introduce the individual to the responders when you pick up the sticker, as friendly interaction can create a positive baseline experience.

To get a sticker from the MLPD Crime Prevention Unit, please call (412) 343-4069. For additional questions, call (412) 343-4016.

Mt. Lebanon police honor guard at Memorial Day parade

Honor Guard

The Mt. Lebanon Police Department Honor Guard is a ceremonial unit that represents the department at events such as parades, burials, casket guard or any other function the Chief of Police deems important to display esprit de corps of the police department. The Honor Guard currently is a six-officer unit specially uniformed and trained in ceremonial drill and customs. A five-member unit composed of two guards and three flag-bearers who carry the American, Pennsylvania and Mt. Lebanon flags perform in the Memorial Day and Pumpkin Patch parades as well as the Memorial Day Service. The Mt. Lebanon Honor Guard also participates with the newly formed SHACOG Honor Guard to provide ceremonial services to the 22 member municipalities. It is a great honor for the Mt. Lebanon officers to serve on this unit, which displays the disciplined professionalism of the department.    

School Programs

The MLPD’s Community Outreach unit offers nearly 600 lessons each year to students of all ages.

In preschools and early elementary, lessons tend to focus on:

  • avoiding strangers,
  • safe walking, and
  • dialing 911

Later elementary lessons teach about subjects like:

  • drugs and alcohol,
  • Internet safety,
  • consequences and decision-making,
  • self-esteem, and
  • bullying

In middle school, the Community Outreach unit continues with lessons on:

  • Internet safety,
  • drug prevention,
  • sexual harassment,
  • safe dating and relationships, and
  • cyber ethics

For high schools, lessons parallel topics in relevant courses, and driver’s education is provided to all students.

These lessons are offered in all schools within the Mt. Lebanon jurisdiction, including:

  • all preschools,
  • all schools in the Mt. Lebanon School District,
  • St. Bernard’s School,
  • Mt. Lebanon Montessori School,
  • Keystone Oaks High School, and
  • Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School

Adult Programs

The Crime Prevention Unit provides courses focused on a range of subjects, such as:

  • identifying frauds, cons, and scams;
  • cyber safety for adults;
  • adult driver’s education; and
  • campus safety for parents with children attending college.

The Crime Prevention Unit also provides customized presentations for community groups and employers on safety, crime prevention, and current crime trends in the area.

Child Safety Seat Inspections

Did you know that 90 percent of child safety seats are improperly installed? To ensure your child rides in comfort and safety, the MLPD’s child passenger safety technician is happy to inspect child safety seats free of charge.

Inspections take roughly one hour and must be prescheduled. To schedule an appointment, please call (412) 343-4069.