Welcome to Bethel Park
Welcome to the official website of the Municipality of Bethel Park. Bethel Park is situated in the south hills of Pittsburgh, and is host to a diverse variety of housing, shopping and transportation needs. Please, browse our site to find out about all of the great services the Municipality of Bethel Park has to offer. Check back frequently to keep up to date with all of the latest events, programs and meetings going on in our community. Bethel Park is a great place to live in, shop at and visit.
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Chief of Police Appointed
On Monday, February 23, 2015 Municipal Council appointed Timothy C. O’Connor to serve as the next Chief of Police with an effective date of April 1, 2015. While Chief O’Connor will begin working for the Municipality immediately, he will do so under the direction of Chief David Rogan. Chief Rogan is scheduled to retire on March 31, 2015.
Chief O’Connor comes to Bethel Park after a long and distinguished career with the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police where he rose to the rank of Commander. Commander O’Connor was assigned to Zone 5 which includes the East End of Pittsburgh, overseeing about 13 neighborhoods and 90 officers.
“Chief O’Connor’s background and experience is what really drew me to him to be our next chief,” said Bethel Park Municipal Council President Timothy Moury. “We had a lot of good candidates, both internal and external, but I believe that Chief O’Connor is the person who can take the Police Department to the next level. I also think his background in community outreach is a good fit for us as well as his unique perspective in handling various situations that he may encounter on the job.”
Bethel Park Municipal Council employed an extensive search process to narrow the 65 applicants for the position from across the United States to O’Connor. Chief O’Connor is also looking forward serving in this new capacity and getting to know the residents of Bethel Park. “In my role with the City of Pittsburgh, I was intertwined with various groups around my zone and was constantly in touch with neighborhood and community leaders as well as elected officials. I try to be as accessible as possible and I want to continue that in Bethel Park,” he said
Additionally, Chief O’Connor is a veteran of the United States Army, Graduate of the United States Army Military Police School and he has obtained two master’s degrees and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.
This article is to let resident’s know that if you have a street light out in your neighborhood, you have several options to report it and get the street light fixed. Street lights are very important to the safety of our residents and it is important that the street lights get repaired in a timely fashion. If you notice a street light that is not working in your neighborhood, you can:
. Call your power company and report the light out. For First Energy (West Penn Power) call 1-800-720-3600 and for Duquesne Light call 412-281-4285
. You can go on the Municipal Website www.bethelpark.net , and go to the “Street Light” tab. After the police tab, you will select Traffic Division. At the bottom of the page is the link to report a street light out.
. You can report the outage to 412-833-2000 Please, only do this if you have done the first two and the light is still not fixed.
The information you will need to correctly report the outage is the closest address where the pole is located, and possibly the pole number which is located on the pole, visible from the road. Please try reporting the outage to the power company first. You are able to provide the information needed to get the repair work done the quickest. Street Lights are important to the safety of our community so please try to assist the police department in keeping them working properly.
Bethel Park Police Department