Police Department

“To Protect and Serve”


Office (724) 869-9530

Non-Emergency Dispatch (724) 775-0881

Conway Municipal Building       

801 First Avenue

The Conway Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by Chief Adam Johnston, Full Time Officers Michael Priolo, Shawn Shillingburg, Kevin Reese, Darren Jones and a number of part-time officers.

The Police Department is provided daily operational and administrative oversight by the Chief of Police, who is guided by the institutional oversight of the Mayor.  The Department works to create a safe and healthy community by patrolling; enforcing codes, ordinances, and laws; and investigating varying levels of crime. 

The Conway Police Department is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and is working closely with the Borough Council, Fire Department, school officials, and local public health officials.

Public safety is our primary responsibility and we will always respond immediately to 911 emergencies and urgent calls for service.  In order to continue providing the best police services to the borough and its citizens, the Conway Police Department will be limiting our face-to-face interactions when possible.

Officials are concerned with the health and well-being of our staff as well as the public we serve.  As this virus continues to spread, the main goal is to maintain a healthy police force for the continuation of services without resorting to contingency plans.

Walk-in service for non-emergencies is discouraged and we ask that you call the police station instead.  As a temporary change, non-emergency matters may be reported over the phone to 724-869-9530 and an officer will follow-up with you.  This applies to a variety of less serious offenses that are not in progress and for record requests.  In these cases, officers may utilize email for statements or photos needed for the report.  As always, if reporting an emergency, please dial 911.

If it is determined that a response by an officer is warranted please understand that they are likely to keep a “safe distance” and unlikely to shake hands, etc.  Again, this is out of an abundance of caution to keep our staff and the public safe and not an indicator of the officers’ friendliness or willingness to help.

Rest assured, that help is there for you as you would normally expect.  Only temporary changes are being made to the way that services are provided, while being committed to the same excellent service that our community deserves.

Thank you to everyone for your understanding and cooperation.  As always, we will do our best to serve and protect every member of our community during this unusual and difficult time.

Thank you,

Chief Adam Johnston

When to Call the Police

Anything that seems even slightly “out of place” for the area or during the time of day in which it occurs could mean criminal activity.

  • A stranger entering your neighbor’s house when it’s unoccupied may be a burglar
  • A scream heard anywhere may mean a robbery or rape
  • Offers of merchandise at ridiculously low prices could mean stolen property
  • Anyone removing accessories, license plates or gasoline from a car should be reported
  • Anyone peering into parked cars may be looking for valuables left in the car
  • Persons entering or leaving a business after hours could be burglars
  • The sound of breaking glass or other explosive noises could mean an accident, housebreaking, or vandalism
  • Persons loitering around schools, parks, secluded areas, or in the neighborhood could be burglars

Most strangers who come into your neighborhood are not a criminal,  but the following are examples of when behaviors that initially appear normal take on another character upon closer observation and become suspicious:

  • Someone is going door-to-door in your neighborhood.  Watch for a while.  If, after a few houses are visited, one or more of the persons tries a door to see if it is locked or goes into a back or side yard, it could be a burglar.  Such action is even more suspicious if one person remains in front when this occurs or if there is a car following a few houses away.
  • Anyone forcing entrance to or tampering with a residence, business or vehicle is suspicious anytime, anywhere.
  • A person running, especially if carrying something of value, could be leaving the scene of a crime.
  • A person exhibiting unusual mental or physical symptoms may be injured, under the influence of drugs or otherwise needing medical or psychiatric assistance.
  • Parked, occupied vehicles containing one or more persons are espcially significant if observed at an unusual hour.  They could be possible lookouts for a burglary in progress.
  • Apparent business transactions conducted from a vehicle, especially around schools or parks and if juveniles are involved, could mean possible drug sales.
  • An abandoned vehicle parked on your block may be a stolen car.


While some, if not all, of the above suspicious situations described above could have innocent explanations, the Conway Police Department would rather investigate a situation that could be criminal activity than be called after it’s too late.  Your involvement could save a life, prevent an injury, or stop a crime. 

Conway Police lead the 2008 Memorial Day Parade

Important Safety Information

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Related Links

Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Information

Amber Alert

PA State Police Megan’s Law Website

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

PA Criminal Court Docket

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