DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
A full-time department, staffed 24 hours a day, the Shamokin Police Department is commanded by Edward M. Griffiths Chief of Police. The chief has overall responsibility for all divisions. The Department currently consists of eleven sworn officers including the chief, two special officers, and one civilian employee. The department has always been known for staying up to date and changing with the times and needs of the community. There are many officers within the department trained as tactical officers, crime scene investigators, narcotics enforcement officers, bike patrol officers, crime scene photographers, accident reconstruction specialists, arson investigators, and polygraph examiner to name a few. All officers are trained in hazardous material recognition and identification, first aid, CPR and AED, and five officers are certified emergency medical technicians. The department also takes part in and sponsors many community activities such as National Night Out, Bicycle Safety, "Eddie the Eagle" gun safety, D.A.R.E. program, Take 25, Community Movie Night, Stranger Danger, Holloween Safety, finger printing services, and toys for tots.
The Shamokin Fire Bureau is a volunteer organization overseen by Director R. Craig Rhoades and Fire Chief Robert Wolfe. The bureau is comprised of five fire companies and an Emergency/Rescue Squad. The director and fire chief coordinate the city's emergency management plan and ensure the fire bureau's fleet is fully operational and capable of responding to any emergency situation in a moment's notice.
Shamokin Fire Bureau Chiefs
Friendship Fire Company #1
Liberty Fire Company #2
Rescue Fire Company #3
Independence Fire Association #4
West End Fire Company #5
Shamokin Emergency and Rescue Squad
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