The Borough of


500 Wyoming Avenue , Kingston, PA 18704 | 570-288-4576 | 570-288-9493


Under the direction of Chief Richard J Kotchik, the Kingston Borough Police Department is the third largest Police Department in Luzerne County, which consists of nineteen full-time sworn Officers. The Kingston Police Department is made up on a Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Special Victims Unit, and Special Investigations Division (SID).

For a complete list of Officers in the department, please click here DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY

In an event of an emergency, you must dial 9-1-1. Otherwise, you may dial 570-288-3674 to speak with the on-duty Police Clerk. Please be advised, Police Clerks cannot dispatch an Officer to your location.


Monday through Wednesday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 AM
Wednesday through Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 AM
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 PM to 4:30 AM
Sunday: 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM


The Municipality of Kingston has initiated Code Red. Code Red will relay emergency and non-emergency messages from the Police Department, Fire Department and Department of Public Works. Code Red can be sent to a landline, cell phone, or email to notify residents of critical communications, such as evacuation notices, missing child alerts, severe weather, and snow ban alerts.

To sign up for Code Red, please follow the directions on the link below, or by calling 1-866-939-0911.



The Kingston Municipal Police Department is launching a CAPTURE program. Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Video surveillance is a great crime deterrent and offers investigative leads in the event a crime does occur. The Kingston Municipal Police Department strongly encourages installing residential and business surveillance systems.

Click here for more information on the CAPTURE program.


The Kingston Borough Parking Enforcement Officer enforces street sweeping and other parking violations. The Kingston Borough Parking Enforcement Officer enforces parking within Kingston Borough limits and in the public right of way only. The Kingston Parking Enforcement Officer does not enforce parking on private property.


Street sweeping runs from March to November, Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


In the event of a snow ban, a notification will be sent out through Code Red.


Parking tickets can be paid at the Municipal Building, 500 Wyoming Avenue, Monday through Wednesday 8:30 AM to 3:00 AM, Wednesday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 AM, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday 5:00 to 4:30 AM and Sunday 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM.

Parking tickets can also be mailed to the Kingston Police Department, 500 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704.

Accepted forms of payment:
– Cash
– Check
– Money order

Checks and money orders can be made payable to the Kingston Police Department.


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