Chief: Jason Haberman
he Mt. Lebanon Police Department is progressive, with a service-oriented focus.
Led by Police Chief Jason Haberman, the department at full staff consists of 46 sworn officers. Of that, 32 are patrol officers, with other officers staffing investigative services, traffic services and community outreach units. The department also includes a school resource officer and 45 school crossing guards.
The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association accredited department has a people-positive approach, focusing on the needs of the community, and emphasizes the health and wellness of its officers as a top priority.
NEW The Mt. Lebanon Police Department has a new top cop. Haberman was sworn in as chief of police in January. He brings more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, most recently serving as deputy chief in Mt. Lebanon since 2018 and acting chief since May 2022.
During his time as acting chief, Haberman took the lead in securing the department’s accreditation.
That effort was 20 years in the making. The accreditation, received in 2022 through the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program ensures that the department maintains a high level of professionalism, recognized industry wide.
A four-legged officer also joined the force in 2022. Partnered with Ofc. Dan McBride, Bear, a scent discriminant bloodhound, became the department’s new K9.
The department also launched a new community-wide get-together: Rock the Block with Public Safety. The goal is to meet the community where it’s at by bringing members of Lebo’s emergency services to each neighborhood. Rock the Block will resume with four more stops in 2023.
NOTEWORTHY The Mt. Lebanon Police Department joined a small number of agencies in the region to become Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement certified. This training program encourages officers to hold each other accountable.
In the last year, the department also honored Mt. Lebanon Police Officer Jerrod Withrow, who died of colon cancer in June, 2021, with the dedication of the Withrow Wellness Center. The fitness center serves as a reminder of Withrow’s love for wellness.
NEED TO KNOW The Mt. Lebanon Police Department offers a litany of services that include child seat safety checks. Interested in chatting with the community outreach unit? You can request an officer to stop by your block party, conduct security assessments and more. Call 412-343-4068.
Need to reach the Mt. Lebanon Police Department for a service-oriented request? Call 911. This includes non-emergencies. The call taker will record your information and relay it to the appropriate individual.
If you notice an ongoing, repeated traffic issue in your neighborhood that you would like the Mt. Lebanon Police Department to review, call the traffic unit at 412-440-2047.
The South Hills Cooperative Animal Control (SHCAC) employs full-time officers who respond to calls for wild animals, stray and lost pets, animal-related ordinance violations and humane animal concerns. For animal issues, call 911.
Seeking a copy of a police report? Call 412-343-4143 or stop by the Public Safety Center. Most reports cost $15 to produce. Reports of an incident that resulted in an arrest require a subpoena. Police will not release a juvenile’s information under any circumstances.