Police Department                           


The Rush Township Police Department is dedicated to the safety and protection of residents, business owners, and visitors, and provides around-the-clock services utilizing state-of-the-art law enforcement tools. Officers vigilantly patrol 71 miles of state, township, and private roadways and work hard to prevent crimes from occurring and preserving the quality of life the community currently enjoys. Officers are greatly involved with the community and participate in many programs and events geared toward the youth of the community and the betterment of the community as a whole.

Rush Township police officers – along with the township fire department and emergency medical professionals – are dispatched via the state-of-the-art Schuylkill County Communications Center.

Contact information

Emergency – 9-1-1
Always Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies

Non-emergency number for the Rush Township Police Department
(570) 668-4242

Non-emergency number for the Schuylkill County Communications Center
(570) 668-6100

Crash/Accident Reports:
Reports are usually available within 10 days after the accident.
You may also request via mail at:
Rush Township Police Department
104 Mahanoy Ave.
Tamaqua, PA 18252
You must enter the last name of one of the drivers and the date of the report.

Reports are available to the public and insurance companies. The fee for an accident report is $15.00.

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