Public Safety

Mt. Lebanon Police Department celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. In each issue, we will share a piece of police history.  In this undated photo from the 1950s, Sgt. (later Lt.) Stanley Cain tests out one of Mt. Lebanon Police Department’s first radio cars.

COVID-19 UPDATES Coronavirus is a family of viruses, some of which can infect people and others which only affect animals. According to the Centers for Disease Control, COVID-19  is a disease caused by a rare animal virus that also infects people. Mt. Lebanon is posting updates on the community response to the virus at


Ever wanted to just sit down and chat with a police officer to ask any question on your mind and get to know how they think and work? Now you have your chance. The Community Relations Board, in cooperation with the Mt. Lebanon Police Department, is launching Coffee With A Cop, a series of informal opportunities for members of the public to speak with a Mt. Lebanon police officer—no agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. The first session had to be postponed until later last year, due to the COVID-19 emergency, but new details will be released as soon as possible.


It’s bicycle season! Remember that kids 12 and younger must wear a helmet while riding a bike … but it’s a great idea for everyone to wear one. Head injuries don’t discriminate by age.

Our local ordinance prohibits riding bikes, skateboards and similar items on sidewalks in the central business district. It’s just too congested to risk an accident there.


Deputy Police Chief Paul Petras completed the prestigious FBI National Academy, a 10-week executive level program of study in Quantico, Virginia. Petras learned about intelligence theory, terrorism, management science, law, behavior science, law enforcement communication and forensic science. He joins Police Chief Aaron Lauth and Deputy Police Chief Jason Haberman as graduates of the program.