Special Services

Members of the Butler Township Police Department routinely participate in specialized training in various aspects of policing. Each officer is required to have 12 hours of legal updates though the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Commission. Officers must have current CPR/AED and first aid training. Officers are required to qualify with their firearms at least two times per year. This includes handguns, shotguns and patrol rifles. Officers are also required to be certified with any additional weapons, such as batons, oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray and tasers. Officers may elect to seek additional training in specialized areas that interest them.

The Butler Township Police frequently participate in special operations to protect the visitors and citizens of the Township. The Department assists and provides assistance to our Federal, State and Local partners. Officers are members of the Luzerne County Drug Task Force and also conduct special traffic safety initiatives like “Buckle UP PA”, “Aggressive Driver” and DUI enforcement.