Welcome to Kingston Borough


The Kingston Police Department is comprised of 19 sworn members – the third largest department in Luzerne County.

The department is made up of a Criminal Investigation Division, Special Victims Unit, Special Investigations Division (SID), K9 and Patrol Division.

Kingston Emergency Services which include Police, Fire, Ambulance and EMS are now dispatched through the Luzerne County 911 Center in Hanover Twp., PA.

Residents and visitors of Kingston are encouraged to dial 911 in the event of an emergency or when the caller requires a response to his or her location.

The Kingston Police maintains a current Civil Service list which is updated through competitive written and physical agility testing.

The Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Department Staff:

Staff Member Email Address
Chief Michael Krzywicki mkrzywicki@kingstonpd.org
Sgt. Sam Blaski sblaski@kingstonpd.org
Sgt. Thomas McTague tmctague@kingstonpd.org
Sgt. Jason Height jheight@kingstonpd.org
Sgt. Eric Keiper ekeiper@kingstonpd.org
Det. Edward Palka epalka@kingstonpd.org
Det Richard Kotchik rkotchik@kingstonpd.org
Det. Thomas Paratore tparatore@kingstonpd.org
Det. Stephen Gibson sgibson@kingstonpd.org
Officer Jude Allen jallen@kingstonpd.org
Officer George Kocher gkocher@kingstonpd.org
Officer John Anthony janthony@kingstonpd.org
Officer Jonathan Karasinski jkarasinski@kingstonpd.org
Officer Robert Miller rmiller@kingstonpd.org
Officer John Sosnoski jsosnoski@kingstonpd.org
Officer John Bevilaqua jbevilaqua@kingstonpd.org
Officer Ryan Mahovich rmahovich@kingstonpd.org
Officer Matthew Bonawits mbonawits@kingstonpd.org
Officer Michael Haley mhaley@kingstonped.org
PEO Bill Williams bwilliams@kingstonpd.org
Phone: 570-288-3674 FAX: 570-287-2699

The Municipality has recently initiated CODE RED.

CODE RED can be sent to your land line, cell phone or email to email to advise you of critical communications such as; Evacuation Notices, Missing Child Alerts, Severe Weather and/or Snow Ban Alerts, Localized Criminal Activity, etc.

CODE RED will relay emergency and non-emergency alerts from the Police Department, Fire Department and Department of Public Works.

CODE RED technology will allow our Police Department to target specific neighborhoods or streets affected by crime and quickly notify citizens of criminal activity. Instructions on how to participate may be found on the Kingston Web Page (www.kingstonpa.org) or Facebook (Kingston Police Department).

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The Municipality of Kingston’s Regular Monthly meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 7, 2019 in Council Chambers, 500 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA.

Holiday Schedule

The Municipality of Kingston’s administrative offices and Department of Public Works will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving and will reopen on Monday, December 2, 2018.

Residents of Zone #3 who normally put their garbage curbside for pick-up on Thursday, are asked to do so on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Residents of Zone #1 who normally put their garbage curbside for pick up on Friday, are asked to do so on Monday, December 2, 2019.

The Municipality of Kingston will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in observance of Columbus Day. Residents of Zone #1 and #2A who normally place their recycling curbside for pick-up on Monday, are asked to do so on Friday, October 11, 2019. The Municipality will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Petroleum-Based Products Disposal Event

Residents of Kingston will get a chance to dispose of old tires and other unwanted petroleum based products.

Kingston will hold a community wide “petroleum drop-off” on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proof of Kingston residency will be required to drop off items at the Department of Public Works Municipal Warehouse, 455 Church Street.

Items that will be accepted include tires and the following liquids: motor oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, antifreeze and cooking oil. All liquids must be labeled and in air tight containers. Paint cans will not be accepted.

Recycling Drop-Off Update

Effective immediately, residents are no longer permitted to drop-off single stream recycling at the DPW Warehouse. This measure is implemented due to the significant costs of tipping recycling. Anyone caught dumping recyclable materials on municipal property will be cited for littering. We are sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Old Tire & Petroleum Based Products Disposal

Kingston will hold a community wide “petroleum drop-off” on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CLICK HERE for more information.


Weekly Street Cleaning

Routine street cleaning will begin in the Municipality of Kingston on Monday, April 1, 2019. Please adhere to all posted street cleaning signs.

Kingston Forty Fort Trail Gap

The Kingston and Forty Fort Trail Feasibility Study Draft Plan is available for public comment. Please submit your comments to Ryan Parisi via email at rparisi@simonecollins.com. The review period will be open until March 16th. A link to the Draft Plan and Appendix can be found below:



Public Survey for Kingston Forty Fort Trail Feasibility Study.

New Real Property Inspection Ordinance

Ordinance 2016-6 Ordinance 2016-8 Real Property Inspection Form
No Emergency Dispatch
Kingston will no longer dispatch police, fire, and ambulance calls. As of 12 a.m. on September 1, 2010, all residents and businesses of Kingston, Forty Fort, and Pringle are required to Dial 911 for Police, Fire and Ambulance emergencies. Do not call 287-6911 as this is no longer an emergency number.