Police Department

Dedicated to the safety and protection of residents, business owners, and visitors, the Rush Township Police Department provides around-the-clock services. Officers patrol 71 miles of state, township, and private roadways.

Officers also participate in the DARE anti-drug program with the Tamaqua Area School District. There, they teach children the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

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.

Accidents/Accident Reports:

Reports are available to the public and insurance companies. Cost of a reportable accident report  is $15.00, and cost for a non-reportable accident is $15.00.


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