Frequently Asked Questions

Calling the Police

For all police emergencies, dial 9-1-1.  The 9-1-1 dispatchers are in radio contact with the patrol officers and will dispatch them to the location of your emergency.

If, at any time, you need a police officer to respond, but you do not feel it is an emergency, please dial the non-emergency number at the 9-1-1 dispatch center.  The number is 570-992-9911.  The dispatchers are in radio contact with the patrol officers and will dispatch them to your location as soon as possible.

If you need to speak to a police officer, or to anyone in police administration, please feel free to contact our police headquarters at 570-421-6800 from 8:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays.  Each officer and employee has voice mail and email where you can leave a message if they are not readily available, or if you call after our normal business hours.  Please consult our Officer Directory for extension numbers. 

Accident Reports

Accident Reports are now available to citizens 24/7 for no additional cost

 The Stroud Area Regional Police Department has partnered with Carfax to provide electronic copies of accident reports at Crashdocs.org. Citizens involved in accidents will be able to save time by obtaining reports online instead of calling the station or making a trip in-person. You will need the Drivers name, date of the accident and the report number given to you by the Officer at the time of the crash. Reports cost $15.00 online or in person at our HQ. Click here for your accident report

What is a District Magistrate?

While we may know them as District Magistrates, these judges are officially called Magisterial District Justices.   Magisterial District Court is the first level of judicial authority in Pennsylvania, and is the court where most people experience the judicial system for the first time. 

District Magistrates are part of the unified judicial system of the Pennsylvania court system and are governed by the Pennsylvania Rules of Court.  On a local level, they are under the supervision of President Judge Ronald Vican.  The daily administration of the district courts are under the supervision of the District Justice Administrator, Debra Krom.  Please see our Courts page for contact information.

Magisterial District Justices handle all traffic cases, including parking tickets, other minor criminal cases and civil cases involving amounts up to $8,000. District Justices also set bail and conduct preliminary hearings in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases to determine if the cases should be dismissed or transferred to the Court of Common Pleas for further proceedings.

The Stroud Area Regional Police Department provides police services to the Borough of Stroudsburg, the Borough of East Stroudsburg, and the Township of Stroud.  Each of these municipalities is covered by a separate Magisterial District Justice.  Please see our Links page for information on which magistrate covers your area, and how to contact their respective offices.

Parking Tickets

The Stroud Area Regional Police Department does not handle overtime parking tickets.

Parking tickets are issued by Parking Enforcement Officers who operate under the auspices of the Borough of East Stroudsburg OR the Borough of Stroudsburg,  These Parking Enforcement Officers are not part of the Stroud Area Regional Police Department.  Rather, they function separately and apart from the police department, and report directly to their respective boroughs.

In Stroudsburg Borough, parking tickets can be paid in person at the Stroudsburg Municipal Building, 2nd Floor, 7th & Sarah Sts., via US mail, or by dropping the sealed ticket, along with the fine, into the red parking ticket collection boxes placed in the borough.  Among other locations, a red parking ticket collection box is mounted at the side door of the Municipal Building, and another is mounted at the northeast corner of N. 7th and Main Streets, Stroudsburg.

Questions regarding a parking ticket issued by the Stroudsburg Parking Enforcement Officers should be directed to the Stroudsburg Borough Office at 570-421-5444.

In East Stroudsburg Borough. parking tickets can be paid in person at the East Stroudsburg Municipal Building, 24 Analomink St., East Stroudsburg, via US mail, or by dropping the sealed ticket, along with the fine, into the parking ticket collection box at the East Stroudsburg Municipal Building at the corner of Analomink Street and Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg.

Questions regarding a parking ticket issued by the East Stroudsburg Parking Enforcement Officers should be directed to the East Stroudsburg Borough Office at 570-421-8300.

In addition, please see our Links page for more information on each borough's website.

Traffic Citations

A traffic citation is any citation written for a violation of the vehicle code.  The more common traffic citations are issued for speeding, failure to yield, improper inspection, improper registration, or driver's license issues.

If you receive a traffic citation and you intend to plead guilty to the offense, you may simply issue payment to the District Magistrate listed on your copy of the citation.

If you receive a traffic citation and you intend to plead NOT guilty to the offense, you may request a court date from the District Magistrate's office listed on your copy of the citation.

If you have misplaced the original citation and need additional information regarding the citation, you may contact the issuing officer by using our Officer Directory, or by contacting the District Magistrate who has jurisdiction over the location where the offense occurred.  For additional information regarding the jurisdictions of each of the magistrates, please use our Courts & Magistrates page.

Non-Traffic Citations

You may refer to a non-traffic citation as a 'ticket'.  An individual might receive a 'ticket' for such activity as Public Drunkeness, Disorderly Conduct, Violation of local ordinances, Violation of alcohol laws, and other minor offenses.  Non-traffic citations are handled at the individual magistrate's offices.  Locate the name of the magistrate on your citation.  Use the magistrate directory on the Monroe County 9-1-1 website at www.monroeco911.com  or go to the Monroe County website at www.co.monroe.pa.us for additional contact information for the individual magistrate's office.