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Tarentum and Brackenridge Shared Police Department

(Effective:  August 1, 2023)

You may contact the Police Department at the following numbers:


Office Phone Number:  (724) 224-1515


Non-Emergency Number: (412) 473-3056


Emergencies: 911

Borough officials from Brackenridge and Tarentum signed an intergovernmental agreement on July 28, 2023, for shared Police Services between the two communities.

As of August 1, Tarentum Borough Police Department are responsible for policing Brackenridge and Tarentum. The three officers from Brackenridge were absorbed into Tarentum's existing force, allowing us to continue a local police presence in the area.


We are looking forward to working with both boroughs and thank you for your support.


Tarentum Borough Police Department, serving Brackenridge

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In Memory of Chief Justin McIntire

Chief Justin McIntire, of the Brackenridge Borough police department, 46, was killed in the line of duty Monday, January 2, 2023, in Brackenridge.


He was born December 27, 1976, in Harrison Township to Emma “Lori” Lorraine Clark McIntire and John L. “Lee” McIntire of Brackenridge and was a lifelong resident of the Brackenridge area.

A police officer for the past 22 years, he was appointed chief in 2019. Chief McIntire was a dedicated police officer. He was a 1994 graduate of Highlands High School and was also a graduate of the Allegheny County Police Academy in North Park.

Justin was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #39, Oregon Hunting & Fishing Club and the South Buffalo Township Sportsmen’s Club. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was a certified NRA firearms instructor. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, and loved Camp Huckabuck. Justin was an avid NASCAR, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins fan.

In addition to his parents Emma “Lori” McIntire (Carlo Cimino) and John “Lee” McIntire (Erin), survivors include his wife of 9 years, Ashley McIntire; son Jordan McIntire; son Justin Clark, Jr. “JJ” McIntire; daughter Alexis McIntire; and stepson Brennin Mann; sister Tiffany (Matt) Black; brother Brandon (Jess Robinson) McIntire; half-brothers Andrew (Kaylie Melnick), Aidan (Kami), and Declan McIntire; mother-in-law Traci (Patrick) York; father-in-law Scott (Lorrie) Eiler; brother-in-law Josh (Nicole) Eiler; aunt Lois J. McIntire-Hollis; best friend Mike (Janene) Pacek; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts.  Justin was preceded by his sister Heather Jane McIntire; maternal grandparents Clarence L. and Emma J. Clark; and paternal grandparents John Lee and Lois Jane McIntire.

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