SEVEN FIELDS, Pa.—The Borough Council of Seven Fields voted Monday evening to usher in a new era of enhanced public safety, approving a four-year contract with the Northern Regional Police Department to provide police service to Seven Fields beginning on January 1, 2024. The vote was 3-1, with one council member absent.
“I am thrilled to welcome the Northern Regional Police Department and to begin a relationship which I believe will benefit the department, the Borough of Seven Fields, and most importantly our residents – who deserve the increased police presence and expanded capabilities that this agreement provides,” said Seven Fields Mayor Dean Galitsis. “I applaud the Borough Council members and Borough Manager Tom Smith for their dedicated work over the past two years, bringing our prior police contract to an agreeable ending and securing a quality new partner for law enforcement services.”
The $650,000 police service contract is expected to be ratified by the Northern Regional Police Commission on Thursday evening. Prior to ratification, Northern Regional Police officers have already been visible in Seven Fields, including several who attended the Borough’s annual Light Up Night on December 2.
The Northern Regional Police Department has represented Pine and Marshall townships and the Borough of Bradford Woods since its inception in 1969, with Richland Township added to the combined force in 2006.
“Northern Regional Police Department is proud to welcome a new municipal partner to our ranks,” said Northern Regional Police Commission chairman Dan Dimond. “The addition of Seven Fields to our expanding service area is a clear endorsement of the quality, dependable and resident-forward service that our officers provide tirelessly each hour, day, month and year.”
“Our residents have been rewarded with an agreement that is both fiscally sound and unsurpassed in quality of service and capability,” said Borough of Seven Fields Council President Kimberly Regan-Koch. “The Northern Regional Police Departments brings Seven Fields more than four dozen officers and personnel, a full-time detective bureau, a K-9 Unit, a Special Response Team for high-level incidents, and a traffic enforcement detail that includes a dedicated crash reconstruction and investigation team. Seven Fields has never seen this value in any past police arrangement, and we are excited to begin a new era for our Borough.”
About the Borough of Seven Fields: The Borough of Seven Fields is located in southwestern Butler County, Pennsylvania. Seven Fields is one square mile and is mostly residential, while boasting many businesses and great restaurants. Located just 17 miles north of Pittsburgh, Seven Fields is a beautiful place with a strong sense of community.