POLICE DEPARTMENT

The ACHA Police Department protects life & property, upholds and defends all laws and rights governed by the Unites States of America and the Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To ensure safety and security for the residents and employees of the Allegheny County Housing Authority we shall:

PATROL DIVISION
The Patrol Division provides an active police presence in ACHA communities. Police sub-stations have been established within many of the ACHA sites. We work in collaboration with all police departments encompassing Allegheny County. All ACHA Police Department sworn personnel are members of the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office Drug Task Force (DANET).

The ACHA Patrol Division is involved in many aspects of law enforcement. We are particularly proud of the Crime Prevention Unit. Through this program, based on a community-oriented philosophy, we provide many crime prevention programs, free of charge, to all ACHA residents by partnering with Federal, State, and Local police agencies.


INVESTIGATIONS UNIT
This Unit's primary responsibility is to investigate fraudulent activities involving tenants in Section 8 and Public Housing, employees, vendors and contractors. The Investigative Unit has partnered with HUD's Office of Inspector General to create a task force to combat fraud within Allegheny County.

In November of 2014, ACHA entered into an intergovernmental agereement with the City of Pittsburgh Housing Authority for investigative services. The ACHA also provides additional investigative services contracts with Westmoreland County and Huntingdon County Housing Authorities.


CRIMINAL RECORDS ANALYST
The Criminal Records Analyst is responsible for conducting over 15,000 background checks annually for both Public Housing and Section 8 participants and program applicants. The CR Analyst also supports the Investigations Unit and Patrol Unit by assisting in civil and criminal investigations; Additionally, the CR Analyst handles complaints from other police agencies, public officials, along with telephone, letters and news inquiries related to program abuse.


CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS
Drug Reduction
Teen Summit
Apartment Security
Personal Safety
Domestic Violence Summit
Internet Safety
Senior Awareness
Car Seat Safety
Bicycle Safety
Camp Cadet
Gun Safety
CPR/AED Training
D.A.R.E.


OUR COMMITTMENT TO EXCELLENCE


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