salmThe Salem Township Police Department is located in Salem Township which is in the southern part of Luzerne County and bordering Columbia County in Pennsylvania. The police department was established in 1958 with the appointment of Mr. Thomas Denn as a part-time police officer. The department has since grown to five full-time officers along with part time officers. Salem Township Police Department also shares police coverage with the PA State Police which is located in the township. Salem Township is made up of residential, commercial and rural areas. Talen Energy Nuclear Power Plant along with Moxie Energy Power are both located in Salem Township along with farming, other manufacturing and small businesses, convenience stores and restaurants. The Berwick Area Middle School along with Salem Elementary schools are also located in the township.

The Department consists of:

Chief Robert Kishbaugh

Sergeant Mike McNeal

Officer Frederick Westover

Officer Thomas Hegland

Officer Richard Haraschak, III

Officer Jeremy Moyer

Officer Larry Surkin