Stroud Area Regional Police Department
Stroud Area Regional Police Department (SARPD) began providing police services in East Stroudsburg Borough, Stroudsburg Borough and Stroud Township on May 1, 2000. The Acting Police Chief is Captain Jen Lyon.
The SARPD, comprised of 49 Police Officers, is the largest regional police department in Pennsylvania. It is a merger of the previously existing East Stroudsburg Borough, Stroudsburg Borough and Stroud Township Police Departments.
The SARPD is governed by the SARPD Commission and is composed of 9 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), Matt Abell (Stroudsburg), Rodney Baechtold (Stroud), Charlie Baughman (Stroudsburg), Rick Staples (Stroud) and Cathryn Thomas (Stroudsburg). Regular Commission meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month.
The SARPD headquarters is located at 100 Day Street in East Stroudsburg Pa 18301. Police headquarters is open for business M-F 8am-5pm. Officers are available 24 hours a day and can be contacted in several ways (please do not contact the Municipal Building regarding police calls or issues. Police must be contacted directly from the concerned party).
For emergencies. please dial 911
For non-emergencies please call the Monroe County Control Centers 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.
Police Headquarter Main number 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.
Persons having a complaint against a resident who is violating an ordinance that does not constitute an emergency, such as the keeping of junk cars, or dilapidated properties should contact the Stroud Township Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer. Complaints such as illegal burning can be referred to the Police Department.
Ordinances available on-line:
- Snow Emergency Ordinance 119
- Nuisances Ordinance 7-2000 – (loose and barking dogs, junk cars, dilapidated properties, storing junk, draining offensive liquid)
- Burning and Air Pollution Ordinance – (burning regulations)
- Yard Sale Ordinance 170 – (yard/garage sale regulations – note: fee is now $5. per resident)
- Alarms Ordinance 10-2008 – (Registration of automatic alarms, penalties for false alarms)
All Stroud Township Ordinances are available for reading or purchasing at the Stroud Township Municipal Building. They are also available to be read at the Eastern Monroe County Hughes Library on Rt. 611.
Also, see our Frequently Asked Questions page for questions commonly asked by Stroud residents.
Fire/Rescue – Stroud Township Volunteer Fire Department
Fire protection and rescue services are provided by The Stroud Township Volunteer Fire Department. Operating expenses are underwritten by the Township. The department is recognized as one of the finest in Northeastern Pennsylvania, staffed by highly trained personnel using the most modern equipment available.
The Department also has a progressive Fire Prevention Bureau, with members operating a mobile Kid’s Fire Safety House. This program strives to educate the young people of the community on the importance of fire safety.
For fire emergencies, dial 911. For information, write to: Stroud Township Fire Dept., c/o Fire Chief 1211 North Fifth Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
False fire alarms continue to be a problem. If your fire alarm goes off accidentally, call your alarm company immediately to cancel the fire department response. Three false alarms a year can cost you more than $300. and wastes the valuable time of our volunteer fire fighters. Every time they answer an alarm, it takes them away from their job or family. It also puts needless wear and tear on millions of dollars of fire equipment. Township Volunteer Firefighters were injured on their way to a false alarm, and, a fire engine sustained much damage.
Burning is very restricted and limited in Stroud Township, in part due to more stringent federal burning guidelines. See Ordinance 11-2001.
Remember to check your carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries monthly, and that free home safety inspections are available – call 421-1330, option 8
The Fire Department operates four fire stations: 1211 North Fifth St.(Township Municipal Center), North Ninth St. (near Stroud Mall), Poplar Valley, and Analomink on Route 447. Visit their web page at: www.stroudfire.org
The Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is now defunct due to a lack of volunteers, however, hall rental is still available at the Arlington Fire House. Contact Kelly Felker at 570-460-1630.
Volunteer Fire Department Officers
- Chief: William Unruh
- 1st Assistant Chief: Lee Phillips
- 2nd Assistant Chief: David Smalley
- 1st Captain: Christopher Martin
- 2nd Captain: James Scullion
- 1st Lieutenant: Kelly Felker
- 2nd Lieutenant: Jon Walker
- Chief Engineer: Brian McCartney
- Assistant Engineer: Patrick Bull
- 1st Safety Officer: Thomas Phillips
- 2nd Safety Officer: Steven Keyes
Stroud Township Alarm Ordinance 10-2008 requires all alarms to be registered prior to installation.
Initial Registration Fee – Residential: $20 | Commercial: $50 — Annual Fee – Residential: $10 | Commercial: $25
Failure to register the alarm annually with up-to-date information will result in the property owner being fined. False alarms cause much wasted time and effort, can delay police and fire personnel from real emergencies and reduces the number of officers on the street. Fines have been established for false/nuisance alarms where emergency personnel respond to more than three (3) false alarms, within any consecutive twelve (12) month period. The Fire Dept. will be keeping track of all responses to unregistered alarms and will turn that information over to the Zoning office for proper action. The alarm ordinance can be found at www.township.stroud.pa.us/alarmord.htm and at the Township offices directly. Register by mail (type in the form, print out and mail to 1211 North 5th St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360): Alarm Registration Form
Emergency Medical Services
For medical emergencies call 9-1-1. Emergency medical service providers in Stroud Township strive to give the public the best care and service available when emergency care is needed. Ambulances, now called mobile intensive care units, are equipped with lifesaving technology and personnel that can make the difference between life and death. Providers are:
- Suburban Ambulance provides BLS and ALS (Advanced Life Support staffed with paramedics). 800-491-0760
- Lehigh Valley MedEvac provides medical helicopter services to Monroe County. 800-322-9599 Emergency and 570-476-2127 for information.
Emergency Management Plan
The Township has an emergency management plan for various situations, ranging from flooding and major storms to fires involving hazardous chemicals. Mark Philips serves as Emergency Management Coordinator. He keeps the Township’s directory up-to-date, recording information such as listing hazardous chemicals located on-site at industries in Stroud Township and the special precautions needed in the event of fire. Procedures for evacuation during flooding or chemical spills are also part of the Emergency Management Plan.
Emergency Management Coordinator Gives Safety Precautions for Use of Non-electrical Heating and Power Sources to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Winter storms that knock out electrical power often result in residents using alternate heating in their homes. Please remember that supplemental heating units powered by coal or propane require ventilation, such as opening two windows for a cross draft, each about 2″. A typical household kerosene heater generally does not require as much ventilation, a 1/2″ window opening should be adequate. ALWAYS read the manual that comes with your heater before using to see how much ventilation is necessary.
Carbon monoxide detectors placed near your oil or coal furnace, as well as in the room of your supplemental heat source and in a hallway adjacent to bedrooms, are important precautions in warning you and your family of higher than safe carbon monoxide levels. Furnaces should be serviced annually with a cleaning and tune-up to keep them operating efficiently and to prevent problems causing carbon monoxide buildup.
Gasoline powered generators require even more ventilation, and must be placed and operated outside to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning from the exhaust.
Read more about carbon monoxide info.