Emergency Services & Management


North East Police Department

The North East Police Department is a full-time police agency operating twenty-four(24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. The department works cooperatively with Mercyhurst University Police and Safety, the Pennsylvania State Police, and other law enforcement agencies.  The department offers community services, such as; vehicle lockouts, home checks for vacationing residents, bicycle registration, the Safety Town Bike Program, and bad check investigations for local businesses.  The department seeks to maintain a joint effort with the community to ensure that the Borough continues to be a safe place to reside, visit, and conduct business. The public is encouraged to report any suspicious or out of the ordinary activity by contacting the North East Police Department at (814) 725-4407.

Contact Information:
Chief of Police — Sean Lam
NEPD, 58 E. Main St.
North East, PA 16428
General NON-EMERGENCY Phone: (814) 725-4407

North East Volunteer Fire Department

North East Borough and Township of North East are served by two (2), all-volunteer fire companies; Fuller Hose Co. No. 1 and Crescent Hose Co. No. 2. Both fire companies are funded each year through the North East Fireman’s Cherry Festival held annually during July.

Fuller Hose Company No. 1 was organized December 31, 1885. Mr. Ezra N. Fuller donated $100 towards the purchase of a hand drawn hose cart. The Company was named in his honor. Fuller Hose was located at the rear of The Trivett House on Robinson Street. With the completion of the water system, North East Borough enacted Ordinance #60 on March 3, 1886 to protect the town. At the December 31, 1885 meeting, 26 men were enrolled as members and officers. Fuller Hose incorporated July 7, 1891. December 21, 1894, Fuller Hose Company bought property on South Pearl Street and built at that location. Fuller Hose still occupies the same location today with 4 high volume tankers, pumpers, and 2 auxiliary vehicles for fighting brush fires.Fuller Hose Company also has a certified dive team.

Crescent Hose Company No. 2 began as Citizens Hose Company on the evening of December 31st, 1885. Citizens Hose Company took residence at Borough Hall on Vine Street. On February 13th, 1889, the Citizens Hose Company was disbanded, and on the exact same night, the Crescent Hose Company was formed. Early records of the Crescent Hose Company indicate aggressive efforts to provide fire protection for the Borough of North East. Today, Crescent Hose occupies the fire house located on E. Main St. and operates a 75′ aerial a heavy-duty rescue apparatus, one engine, and the two BLS ambulances that serve the Borough.

North East Area Emergency Management

Are you and your family prepared for that storm?

North East Borough and North East Township have formed an intergovernmental relationship for all emergency management requirements set forth by the Commonwealth and Federal Government.  The links provided below will take users to the long and short forms for special event planning, plus the Emergency Operations Plan for both the Borough and Township.

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