Help make someone warm and happy this season! As the cold weather comes and the Holidays draw near, the officers of MLPD continue to partner with groups and organizations to help make the lives of others better. We can only do this though with generous help from you!




We are accepting donations on the basement level of the Public Safety Center at 555 Washington Road for the Coats for Kids Drive (Salvation Army) and Toys for Pittsburgh Tikes (Greater Pittsburgh Business Connection). Collection boxes are right outside the entrance of the elevator and southern stairwell for your convenience.


Please check your closet for gently used jackets, hats, & gloves for both kids and adults. Come in anytime and place the garments in the collection box for pickup. As far as the toys, the collection boxes have been placed on either side of the coat bin in the PSC. New, unwrapped toys in their original packaging can be received anytime as well.


In addition to helping with both drives, members of the MLPA have committed at least $2500 in funds to support the causes.  Thank you in advance for helping us help others!


The Mt. Lebanon Police Department is breaking protocol, but don’t worry, it’s all for a good cause.   For the month of November, several officers will be growing mustaches in support of “No Shave November”.


No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.


No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.  How can you get involved?


Participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural, and skipping that waxing appointment. You can choose to put down your razor and set up your own personal No-Shave November fundraising page.


If you’re not ready to get hairy, you can take the opportunity to visit the following link and donate to the Mt. Lebanon Police Department.





The Association, together with the Police Department, continued with the annual tradition of making Trick or Treat a little safer for your children. Little ghouls, ghosts, and goblins were provided with glow sticks free of charge to make them more visible during their evening quest for goodies.


Trooper Kenton Iwaniec loved hunting and the outdoors. To honor his memory and to help reduce the number of lives lost as a result of impaired driving, the Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Foundation held its fifth annual sporting clay event in September 2016 at the Shooting Academy at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. This event helps to both increase awareness about the danger of driving impaired and get needed tools into the hands of sworn officers to detect/apprehend drunk drivers. The MLPA once again sponsored a team of four officers who participated in this amazing event.




All profits will go to the purchase of breathalyzers (PBTs) for the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth.  For our participation, MLPD received a PBT worth over $500 at no cost to the Municipality!


Outreach Teen & Family Services is a community based child, teen and family counseling agency.  Founded in 1974, we provide professional, confidential counseling to young people ages 5 to 21 and their families. We see clients for a variety of concerns from anger management, family problems and school related issues to depression, anxiety, drug & alcohol and many other issues.

Read all about Outreach in the Mt. Lebanon Magazine.  Monthly articles are made possible in large part from a grant from the Mt. Lebanon Police Association!

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Last week, a team of teachers at Jefferson Middle School selected several students to receive Citizenship Awards. The recipients were chosen based on demonstrated leadership and their ability to model the way by choosing to “Do The Right Thing.” The Mt. Lebanon Police Association provided the winners with gift cards as an additional special token for making positive choices, being model citizens, and contributing to make the school a better place.

Citizenship Awards - Jefferson Middle School 2016


On June 1st, Mt. Lebanon Police Association members once again participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run. The South Hills leg of the event began near the intersection of Castle Shannon Boulevard and Washington Road. It, like all the other local legs that day, ended in the meetings of various teams at Station Square in Pittsburgh. Officers who ran received an incredible welcome from children outside of Washington Elementary and Mellon Middle Schools. Thanks to all who participated, helping to bring much needed awareness and funds to this worthy cause!Torch Run - Team

Torch Run - School Kids


This year marks the 20th anniversary of Martha’s Run, a 10K Run and fun run/walk that honors the memory of FBI Special Agent Martha Dixon. Proceeds from the event also support community projects in Mt. Lebanon. The actual run starts this year on the morning of Saturday, April 9th, at the Mt. Lebanon High School and winds through the streets and residential neighborhoods of the town. Come out, have some fun, and enjoy the activities in the outdoors! To sign up for Martha’s Run, check with your favorite Pittsburgh runners’ organization.


Scholarly Owl

The MLPA is once again continuing its scholarship program for graduating Mt. Lebanon High School Seniors. Please make contact with your guidance office on how to apply or obtain a scholarship application. Applications must be completed and submitted in a timely fashion. The Scholarship Committee (made up of active MLPA members) will review completed applications considering items such as community service, academic accomplishments, financial need, accuracy and completeness of the application, etc. Up to a maximum of four (4) monetary scholarships will be awarded by the MLPA at the annual ceremony at MLHS. Good luck and do your best in all that you do!!!



Polar Plunge - Chief Lauth

The 2015 Pittsburgh Polar Plunge weekend benefiting Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) took place on December 11 – 12, 2015, raising more than $350,000. The two-day event featured a Friday Night Splash Party in Station Square followed by a dip in the Allegheny River by Heinz Field on Saturday morning. More than 1,000 brave souls jumped into the cool waters and were “freezin’ for a reason” in support of nearly 20,000 Special Olympics athletes. Once again, members of the MLPA stepped up to raise funds before stepping off into the river. Great Job!!!