Public Safety

Police Department

Wilkes-Barre City Police Department Special Units

Specialized Units

Violent Person Apprehension Unit (VIPER): This unit is responsible for street crimes enforcement and felony warrant service.

Emergency Services Unit (ESU): This unit is responsible for tactical assignments such as high risk warrant service and response to unusual events.

School Resource Officer Unit (SRO): This unit is responsible for maintaining a positive relationship with the City's youth by assigning individual officers to work inside the City's high schools.

K9 Unit: This unit will support the WBPD by locating narcotics that may have otherwise gone undetected and apprehending suspects that may have otherwise placed officers in danger or escaped.