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Mt. Lebanon Police plan many special events throughout the year. We have opportunities for people of all ages to meet us and develop a relationship of mutual trust and understanding. Our Community Outreach Unit works hard, often in cooperation with other first responders, to make these events special.
For a behind-the-scenes overview of these events, listen to our Inside Lebo podcast with former police Cpl. Jeff Kite here.
Rock the Block with Public Safety
Rock the Block is your chance to meet police, fire and EMS staff in a causal way. Play games, ask questions, enjoy entertainment and a food truck — all in your neighborhood. We’ve wrapped up the 2023 season. Stay tuned for more in 2024!
Mt. Lebanon Police Department Classic Car Show
Every July, the department sponsors the best car show in the area. It will be back for the 28th year in July 2024.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 600 and 700 blocks of Washington Road. Interested in participating? Print out the registration form and return it by mail to Mt. Lebanon Police Crime Prevention Unit, 555 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.
Register by Saturday, July 1, for a discounted fee of $10. Registration at the show is $15.
The event is free to the public and includes classic cars, food, vendors and live music.
We’ll post the application here when it’s ready!
Public Safety Camp
Each summer, the MLPD, Mt. Lebanon Fire Department, Medical Rescue Team South, and Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department offer a weeklong day camp that exposes children to police, fire, and EMS services in a fun and interactive environment.
The camp includes lessons in cooking safety, pool safety, first aid, CPR, and weather safety, as well as demonstrations in fire hose operations, rope rescue scenarios, patient packaging, and vehicle rescue. Participants also get a chance to explore in a police car, fire truck, ambulance, bomb squad vehicle, and 911 van.
Public Safety Camp is offered to children ages 9 to 12 years old, and is held each summer during the last week of July between the hours of 9 am and 12 pm.
Register for the camp through the recreation department. [The 2023 program is full.] Get specific info here.
Read Stephanie Hacke’s story on the 2023 Public Safety Camp and see how much fun the kids are having.
Citizens Police Academy
The Mt. Lebanon Police Department is proud to offer a Citizens Police Academy to the Mt. Lebanon community. This engaging and informative program is designed to increase understanding of the Police Department’s operations and to allow community members the opportunity to interact with our outstanding personnel. Topics covered include patrol operations, use of force, the K-9 program, narcotics, traffic laws, firearms, the CIRT team, crime scene processing, detective investigations, and much more.
Students will participate in informative classroom-style presentations as well as practical demonstrations with a variety of Police Department personnel. Activities include a police facility tour, a simulated traffic stop exercise, firearms instruction at the shooting range, fingerprinting and crime scene investigation, and a police K9 demonstration. Each student will also be given the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a police officer at the conclusion of the Academy.
Instructors are drawn from all areas in the department. Students will meet the Chief of Police, supervisors, patrol officers, detectives and other department employees. We encourage students to ask questions and express their concerns about pertinent issues. A major goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to increase understanding between our citizens and the Police Department, and to enhance the strong relationships we have with the community.While the academy will give students a better understanding of how the police department is organized, the services we provide, and how we serve the community, it is not based on a traditional police academy. The program is not designed to prepare students to be police officers or provide training in the field of law enforcement.
The 2023 academy is 10 weeks long, with one three-hour class each Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., September 5 through November 14 (skipping Halloween week). The academy culminates in a graduation ceremony during Week 10 that friends and family are welcome to attend. All classes are held at the Mt. Lebanon Public Safety Building, 555 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.
Application Process and Forms
Prospective participants for the Citizens Police Academy must:
• Live or work in Mt. Lebanon
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have no felony convictions, outstanding warrants, or pending criminal cases
All applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check before acceptance into the Academy.
If you are interested in joining us, submit an application today! Application forms are available here, at the rear vestibule of the Public Safety Center, 555 Washington Road, and at the front desk of the municipal building, 710 Washington Road.
Completed applications must be returned to the MLPD community outreach unit by email to Jeff Kite (below), by mail to Mt. Lebanon Police Department, 555 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, P 15228 or by hand at the MLPD records department on the third floor of the public safety building.
If you have questions, please contact Cpl. Ty Kegarise at (412) 343-4069.
Click here to read a Mt. Lebanon Magazine series written by Stephanie Hacke about her time in the Citizens Police Academy.
Coffee with a Cop
Meet your local police in a casual atmosphere. Ask whatever you want. Talk frankly and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. We’ll post the next opportunity here.