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March 16, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19 Pandemic), The Allentown Police Department is undertaking measures to ensure that department personnel are able to continue serving the residents of Allentown during this event. It is imperative that we practice recommended social distancing, when possible, to ensure continuity of service as well as protect the health and well-being of our officers and civilian staff to ensure our first responders are able to come to work every day. These measures include the following at this time:

-     Both the APD Headquarters / Administration Building (425 W. Hamilton St.) and the APD Patrol Station (1005 W. Hamilton St.) will be closed to the general public.

The reporting of incidents or the issuance of incident / accident reports in person at these locations will cease as of Monday, March 16, 2020 and this procedure will continue until further notice.  Public can still get copies of a Police report or Traffic accident via mailing-in your request.  Please see the information at bottom of the screen.

The filing of incident reports, in non-emergency situations will be conducted via telephone whenever possible. The number to file a report is 610-437-7753 (ext. 1). Dispatchers of the Lehigh County Communications Center will assist in directing complainants to telephone reporting whenever a physical response is not necessary.

Emergency response and protocols will remain unaffected and our officers will respond as quickly and safely as possible to all emergency calls for assistance. 

-     When officers do respond to an incident, we may ask residents to step outside if they are willing to do so. It would be helpful for complainants to follow the directions of the dispatcher given the specific situations related to that incident. Remember that the recommended distance between people at this time by the CDC is at least 6 feet (when possible).

 We will continue to monitor and evaluate the conditions of this situation and provide continued communication. We thank you for your assistance in keeping our officers, employees and other Allentown city first responders at the minimum risk of exposure. The public safety of Allentown is our paramount concern and proactive patrols will continue as normal. These protocols are being put in place to ensure that APD can continue to meet the expectations of public safety throughout the duration of this event.

Thank you,

Glenn Granitz Jr.

 Chief of Police


Police reports & accident reports:
Effective immediately, if you need to obtain a copy of a Police report or accident report, please send a letter to us with:
Phone number
Date of incident
Incident number (if you have the information)
Location of incident

Include a check or money order payable to "City of Allentown" for $15 for each report you need. 

Mail to :  Allentown Police Department
                Attn:  Staff Review
                425 W. Hamilton St
                Allentown, Pa 18101

Please bare in mind that the US Mail service is running slow, so you request might not get to us for over a week and then mailing it back to you could take a week.  So please be patient.  Reports are being processed daily and mailed out daily.  

We will update in this page when this procedure has changed back to normal.

We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Until further notice there will be no fingerprinting being done for employment or non-Law Enforcement reasons

Allentown Police Department

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 610-437-7751
Police Desk: 610-437-7753
Police Desk Fax: 610-437-8721
APD LGBT Liaison: 610-437-7777

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