The East Stroudsburg Police Department was merged into the Stroud Area Regional Police Department (SARPD) effective May 1, 2000, forming the largest regional police department in the state. SARPD is responsible for the protection of life and property, the detection and arrest of violators of the law, the prevention of crime, the preservation of the public peace and the enforcement of the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the ordinances of the Borough of East Stroudsburg.
Police service for the Borough of Stroudsburg is provided by the Stroud Area Regional Police Department (SARPD). With its 49 Police Officers, the SARPD is the largest regional police department in the Commonwealth of PA. Chief William Parrish is the current Chief of Police for SARPD. Their coverage area comprises a 39 square mile area which includes the Boroughs of Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg and the Township of Stroud.
The SARPD is governed by the SARPD Commission which is comprised of nine commission members, three representatives from each participating municipality.
Current Commission members are Chairman Roger DeLarco (East Stroudsburg), Vice Chairman Armand Martinelli (East Stroudsburg), Treasurer James Phillips (East Stroudsburg), Secretary Daryl Eppley (Stroud), Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Cathryn Thomas (Stroudsburg), Rod Baechtold (Stroud), Joanne Kochanski (Stroudsburg), Tarah Probst (Stroudsburg), and Rick Staples (Stroud).
Regular Commission meetings are open to the public and held the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Police Headquarters.
The SARPD headquarters is located at 100 Day Street in East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. Police Headquarters is open for business weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Officers are available 24-hours-a-day and can be contacted in several ways. Please do not contact the individual municipalities regarding police calls or issues. Police must be contacted directly by the concerned party.
For emergency calls please dial 911.
For non-emergencies, please call the Monroe County Control Center non-emergency number at 570-992-9911. MCCC will either dispatch an officer to your location or have an officer call you back to answer your questions.
The main number for Police Headquarters is 570-421-6800. Please utilize this number for general questions, to obtain reports, to speak to SARPD administration and to leave voice mail messages for officers.
To submit online forms, anonymous tips, records requests, email officers, etc., please visit the SARPD website at www.SARPD.com for more information.
Anonymous tips may also be submitted via phone by calling the “TIP LINE” at 570-424-7002.
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