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Johnstown Police Department

They keep our streets safe.

By Dave Sutor

More than 6,000 calls per year come into the Johnstown Police Department.

Some are commonplace events: fender benders, noise complaints and vandalism. Other times, the officers respond to nightmarish situations: murder scenes, overdoses and domestic violence incidents. Members of the force also investigate rapes, provide traffic control, clear debris from roads during storms, diffuse conflicts, use K9s to search for weapons and much more.

JPD members serve as protectors in a wide variety of ways, including when, for example, they comfort lost children or develop security plans for large events that bring thousands of people together. On other occasions, though, assertive strength is needed when confronting drug dealers or armed robbers in life-or-death altercations.

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