The Ford City Borough Police Department has been in a prolonged state of transition. As of January 2017, the Department employed one full-time Chief of Police and ten part-time police officers, two of whom was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant. As of July 2016, the Department has increased its roster to 12 sworn officers. Staffing was augmented in response to a large number ordinance and crime issues in order to provide at least minimal 24-hour/7-day coverage.
Clerical support has been provided by a part-time volunteer secretary, who recently retired. The Department has hired a paid part-time Administrative Assistant who will work 25 hours per week and perform clerical duties, including scheduling of court appearances, filing, and preparing Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). None of the current employees are unionized or eligible for benefits.
The Department provides all police services, including patrol, traffic enforcement, and investigation of crimes, to a population of 2,991 in an area of 0.8 square miles.
Police Headquarters is located in Borough Hall at 1000 4th Avenue. The Department also has storage space for records and non-priority evidence in an annex across the street from Borough Building. The phone number is 724-763-9024
Chief of Police: Michael Greenlee