Contacting the Police

Patton Township Police Chief Tyler Jolley

General Patton Township Police

The Patton Township Police Department is available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Please review these guidelines about when it's appropriate to call the police and which number to call to reach an officer:

When to call 9-1-1
When you need help or you need immediate police assistance, consider it an emergency.

If you need to report a crime, suspicious vehicles or activity, car crash, an injured person or animal, someone in harm's way, or something you have witnessed, contact the police immediately. Don't wait! Give the police the opportunity to apprehend the suspect, gather evidence now, and help when time is critical. 
Call 9-1-1 any time of the day or night to be connected with a 9-1-1 communications dispatcher. When it's an emergency, an incident in progress, or something that just happened, 9-1-1 is the number to call to reach a police officer. The Centre County Emergency Communications Center will dispatch an officer to you.
Information that needs to get to police as soon as possible will be delayed if you send an email, or if you call the Patton Township Police Department administrative offices after hours and leave a message. In an emergency, please do not use email or after-hours phone messages. 

When in doubt about what qualifies as an emergency, please call 9-1-1. 

When to Call Administrative Offices
When you need information about car safety seat checks or bike safety, or have a noise or animal complaint, consider that a non-emergency.
If you're certain you have a non-emergency and just need information, you can call 1-800-479-0050, which will connect you to a police officer in your area. The Patton Township Police Department suggests you add this 800 number to your cell phone contacts.
For information during Patton Township business hours (8 am-4:30 PM Monday through Friday, Closed 12 PM-1PM on Wednesday), you can call the PTPD administrative offices at 814-234-0273. This is the number to call to obtain copies of accident reports, records checks, and parking permits. 

  • Please reserve communication BY EMAIL for non-emergencies 
  • To submit an anonymous tip, you can use our form HERE
  • To submit a non-emergency online report, you can use our form HERE
  • For ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS such as grass that needs mowed or sidewalks that need shoveled, please CONTACT OUR ORDINANCE OFFICER
If you have any suggestions for improving police communications, please email or call to let us know how we can help.