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Going away on vacation? If you would like the Green Tree Police to check on your home while you are away, click here.


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Special thanks to our 2014 Bike Rodeo Sponsors:
Kohl's Hard Head Helmet Program
Children's Hospital
Central Blood Bank
Dick's Sporting Goods
Giant Eagle
Greentree Auto Body
Magistrate Gary Zyra
Greentree Printing
Vincent's of Green Tree


Green Tree
Crime Watch

Crime can happen any day to any one regardless of where they live, what they do for a living, or who they are. Although people live under the threat of crime every day, there are steps that one can take to help prevent them from being as easy target. Being aware and prepared can help many avoid the various dangers presented by criminals seeking easy targets. The following crime prevention tips can help individuals and families take control of their lives and households to help make them less of a target for criminal activity.
Crime Watch

Child Safety and Security

  • Know where your child or children are at all times and who they are with. If a child needs to be left alone, make sure they are with a trusted adult.
  • Never let a child go into a restroom alone in a public place. Always stay with children when in a public area.
  • If a child doesn't want to be around a certain adult make sure to find out why. The adult may be acting in inappropriate manner.
  • Talk with children when they begin to use a computer on their own or get their own mobile device about Internet safety. Discuss how they should not reveal personal information to anyone on the Internet, and if they ever come across anything that makes them uncomfortable, they should tell an adult immediately.
  • When moving to a new neighborhood, show your child which places to go, such as a neighbor's house, if they need help. Show them places you want them to stay away from and others areas, like safe walking routes to school, that are acceptable places from them to go.
  • Teach children about bullying and cyber bullying. Let them know that this is wrong and how to report it to a parent or a teacher.

Cyber Security

  • To avoid viruses and other malware, install security updates as needed, and run a virus and spyware scan often. Do not download anything from unknown sources.
  • Do not give out personal information and credit card information to a site that is not fully trust-worthy. Never respond to e-mails asking for any personal information or passwords, no matter how believable it may sound.
  • Use strong passwords that are not common words and have numbers and symbols mixed in with the letters.
  • Only provide your social security number to an employer, a financial institution, such as a bank, or a government agency. Do not carry a social security card in a wallet in everyday circumstances.
  • Always lock up blank checks in a very secure place.
  • Shred important documents with personal and banking information before disposing of them.
  • Do not carry any more than necessary in a wallet. Never write down a PIN number and carry it with a debit card.
  • Keep copies of important documents such as a social security card, passport, driver's license, and credit cards.

Child Safety and Security

  • Know where your child or children are at all times and who they are with. If a child needs to be left alone, make sure they are with a trusted adult.
  • Never let a child go into a restroom alone in a public place. Always stay with children when in a public area.
  • If a child doesn't want to be around a certain adult make sure to find out why. The adult may be acting in inappropriate manner.
  • Talk with children when they begin to use a computer on their own or get their own mobile device about Internet safety. Discuss how they should not reveal personal information to anyone on the Internet, and if they ever come across anything that makes them uncomfortable, they should tell an adult immediately.
  • When moving to a new neighborhood, show your child which places to go, such as a neighbor's house, if they need help. Show them places you want them to stay away from and others areas, like safe walking routes to school, that are acceptable places from them to go.
  • Teach children about bullying and cyber bullying. Let them know that this is wrong and how to report it to a parent or a teacher.

Home Security and Safety

Soliciting within the Borough of Green Tree is permitted by PERMIT ONLY. If anyone comes to your door attempting to sell anything, he or she should have a permit clearly visible. If no permit is seen, call 9-1-1 so the police can check it out. Do not allow solicitors to enter your home!

When Shopping

When shopping, carry your purse close to you. Don't let it dangle from your arm. Never leave your purse in a shopping cart. Don't display large sums of cash when paying for an item.

Water Department Employee Scam

Please be advised that several area communities are experiencing a rash of these scams in their communities. These actors usually target the elderly and the scam works like this:

Two actors approach your house and tell you that they are from the water department and need to check your meter or the pressure flow of your facets. They usually ask you to accompany one of them into the basement or another level of your house as the other stands by. While you are with the one, the other goes through your rooms and belongings taking valuables, this is not discovered until well after the actors have gone.

To help prevent this scam from occurring, please keep the following in mind:
  • Water department employees will have a photo ID on them, so ask to see their ID.
  • Water employees are usually in some type of uniform, blue pants with a light blue shirt. Look for a uniform along with the ID.
  • If coming in to check meters, they usually will have a hand held meter reading device, although a great many reading units are now placed on the outside for easy access.
If there is any doubt in your mind as to the validity of the employees, please call 911 and request an officer to verify the validity of these individuals!

Bike Helmets are mandatory by law for all children, ages 12 and under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Chapter 35. Children riding in a passenger seat on their parents' bicycles must also wear helmets. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation also strongly urges bicyclists of all ages to wear a helmet while riding. Green Tree Police will be reminding bicyclists of this law throughout the Borough this summer.

As we head into fall, please remember that school is in session. Watch for children crossing the streets and waiting for buses. Remember that the Green Tree Police Department will again be enforcing school zone and crosswalk violations.

Lock your automobile no matter where you park, even in your own driveway. Don't leave valuables, such as cell phones, iPods, wallets or cash in your car. If you must leave valuables in your car for some reason, make sure to place them in the trunk or under a seat where they cannot be seen through the windows. If shopping, place your purchases in the trunk or under a seat if you plan on returning to a store.

Always lock the doors of your house, even when you are home. If your door does not have a window to see who is knocking, install a panoramic door viewer, or peephole, to see who is there before unlocking and opening your door. If you do not know the person knocking, do not open the door to them, but speak to them through the door without unlocking it. Ask for proper identification from delivery persons or strangers. Don't let strangers in to use your phone; offer to place the call yourself. If you arrive at home and suspect a stranger may in inside, DON'T GO IN! Leave quietly and quickly and call 911 immediately!

Keep a list of serial number of all of your valuables, in the event of a robbery or an insurance claim. Take photographs of valuables for your records as well and if possible, mark them with your name or some sort of identifying mark. Valuable jewelry is best photographed on a plain black background with a ruler next to the item.

When possible, avoid walking alone, especially at night. Your vulnerability to street crime is reduced by as much as 70% simply by being in a group. Before leaving a mall to go to your car, put your keys in your hand for quick entry. Carry a cell phone and/or keep a safety whistle on your key chain to summon help.

If walking alone, walk as close to the curb as possible. If you feel you are being followed, stay in a well lit area, seek safety in a public place and call 911 for help. Provide your location quickly so they can arrive as fast as possible.

When you are planning to go away, inform trusted neighbors of the dates you will leaving and returning and provide a number where you can be reached in case of an emergency. Have someone pick up your mail and newspapers and place your garbage cans at the curb on pickup day to make the home look lived in. Use timers to run lights and a radio. Double check that all doors and windows and locked. Register your vacation information with the Green Tree Police Department's Vacation Home Check service where an officer will provide an outside inspection of your home every day you are away. Click here to register or call the Green Tree Police Department with the information at 412-921-8624.

When shopping, carry your purse close to you. Don't let it dangle from your arm. Never leave your purse in a shopping cart. Don't display large sums of cash when paying for an item.

Never give out your social security number, credit card numbers or other personal information to anyone over the phone or on the internet unless you are the one that initiated the contact and know the source to be reputable. Check your credit records once a year with one of the three major credit bureas - Equifax, Experian and Transunion. Report suspicious activity immediately. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America.

 

Emergency: Dial 911

Green Tree Police Department Non-Emergency
Monday-Friday - 7:30-4:00 p.m.
412-921-8624

Police Dispatch Non-Emergency
(request Green Tree Police Department)
412-279-6911

 

The Green Tree Police Department

The Green Tree Police Department has ten full-time officers and one administrative secretary and takes pride in having one of the most professional, highly educated and trained police departments in the area. The police force consists of a Chief of Police, two lieutenants and eight patrol officers.

The department has two NRA firearms instructors, three officers trained in accident reconstruction, and several members that are available as speakers for civic groups on such topics as crime prevention, firearms, safety, vehicle theft, etc. The police department interacts on a regular basis with Federal and State authorities and is an active member in the South Hills Drug Task Force. It participates in Animal Control's Lost Pet Project assisting in reuniting lost pets with their owners.

The Green Tree Police Department has 4 officers certified to do car seat installation and inspections. Call the station to make an appointment. It's FREE! Our officers will make sure your car seat is correctly and securely installed in your vehicle.

GTPD provides security services to Green Tree residents with their "Vacation Home Checks" and "Key Vault" program. If you contact the department prior to your vacation, officers will provide outside inspection of your home daily while you are away to ensure that it is safe and secure. The Key Vault Program keeps records of registered residents' emergency contacts to notify if there should be an emergency at your residence while you are are away. Residents may also supply the GTPD with a key to their premises, if they wish, to allow emergency entry to their homes if a situation arises. You can call the department during their regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30-4:30 p.m. to register or for more information, or enroll electronically.

Click here for Vacation Home Check registration.

Click here to Key Vault Registration.

 

Green Tree businesses are also encouraged to register in the GTPD's commercial/business emergency contact information program. Similar to the key vault program, but for businesses, business owners provide contact information so the police can get in touch with them in case of an emergency.

Click here for Commercial/Business Emergency Contact enrollment.