Northern Regional Police Department
After a year-long study and due diligence done by the Police Board and all four Municipal Boards, the Richland Township Police Department joined the Regional Department on January 1, 2006. With the four municipalities together, the name of the police department was set to be Northern Regional Police Department. The new department set about providing police service to the communities of Bradford Woods, Marshall, Pine and Richland.
At present, the department has a coverage area of 52 square miles and serves a population of approximately 35,000 people in the municipalities of Bradford Woods, Marshall, Pine and Richland. The department is under the command of Chief John Sicilia and is governed by a Police Board which consists of three elected officials from Pine, three elected officials from Richland, two elected officials from Marshall and one elected official from Bradford Woods.
The Northern Regional Police department is the model that many municipalities study when they are in the process of evaluating forming a regional police department in their area.