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DTPD Right to Know

Dallas Township Complaint Procedures

     Any Complaints concerning Dallas Township (POLICE) personnel can be sent directly to the Dallas Township Municipal Building.  Please mark all correspondence to the attention of the Dallas Township Supervisors or Chief of Police Douglas Higgins.

     The Dallas Township Police Department will thoroughly evaluate all reports of (OFFICER) misconduct.  Anyone who files a complaint will be treated with fairness and respect.

  • Complaints can be filed in writing at the Dallas Township Police Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Letters must be originals (no copies) and must contain an original signature.
  • Complaint forms are available at the Dallas Township Police Department and on the WEB. When completing the Citizen Complaint Form, be sure to include all available information. Submit the original, with an original signature to the address below.  Copies will not be accepted.  It is suggested a copy be made for your own records.
  • Any complaint of misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, may be reported directly to the Chief of Police or to the Dallas Township Supervisors.
  • The Chief of Police may be contacted by calling (570) 674-2003 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
  • During holidays and non-business hours, please leave a message including your name, address and phone number, and you will receive a return call the next business day.

Mail completed form to:

Dallas Township Police Department
Attention:  Chief of Police
105 LT. Michael Cleary Drive 
Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612.

Pennsylvania Right to Know Law

     Public records will be available for inspection and copying at the Dallas Township Police Department during normal business hours. Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

     Requests shall be in writing and directed to the Chief of Police on a form provided by the Police Department and shall include the date of the request, the name of the requestor and a clear description of the records sought. Fees for the copies may be charged at the rate specified in DTPD G.O. 4.11.1

     Please submit a completed Records Request form to the Dallas Township Police Administrative Assistant:

Kimberly Landmesser, Administrative Assistant

Dallas Township Police Open Records Officer

Dallas Township Police Department

105 LT. Michael Cleary Drive

Dallas, PA  18612  

     All appeals of Right to Know Law denials must be submitted in writing to:

Thomas Hogans, Assistant District Attorney

District Attorney Appeals Officer

Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office

200 North River Street

Wilkes Barre, PA  18711

     Additional information regarding the Right to Know Law and Records Requests may be obtained by contacting the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records as follows:

Pennsylvania Office of Open Records

Terry Mutchler, Executive Director

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Open Records

Commonwealth Keystone Building

400 North Street, Plaza Level

Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Telephone: (717) 346-9903

Fax:  (717) 425-5343



     Under the Right-to-Know Law, investigative reports are exempted from the definition of a “public record,” therefore any such request will be denied.  Criminal history information is not accessible under the Right-to-Know Law, but may be obtained through the submission of a Request for Criminal History, through, available on the Pennsylvania State Police website (  The DALLAS TOWNSHIP POLICE does not possess or retain investigative or administrative information for other state or local agencies, therefore such requests will be denied.  

Uniform Crime Reporting

     The Pennsylvania State Police gives the public instant access to its on-line PA Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System. UCR data is used by police departments and municipal officials to measure trends to adjust crime-fighting efforts and resources. It has been recognized as an effective planning tool.

     Police departments now enter their information directly over the Internet. This program makes this information not only more complete and accurate, but it may also encourage departments who did not participate in the past to begin filing crime statistics. The on-line statistics through this application are available as soon as the information is entered.

     Citizens can go to the web site and view the latest information. The systems allows visitors to create their own queries and reports to access specific crime information by department, by municipality, by county, or statewide.

The public may instantly access Pennsylvania crime statistics on-line using the link below.

PA Uniform Crime Reporting System