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The Altoona Police Department is a full-service police agency dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and visitors. Our primary goals are many and diverse. They include the protection of life and property, resolution of conflicts, and providing for a feeling of security in the community.  We enforce all state and local laws and endeavor to reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through prevention strategies.  We are responsible for the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders, as well as the preservation of peace in the City of Altoona.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 Contact Information


Altoona Police Department​
1106 Sixteenth Street
Altoona PA  16601

Phone: 814-949-2489

Email: altoonapolice@altoonapa.gov

  • Police Chief
    Joseph Merrill
  • Deputy Police Chief
  • Joe Cox
  • Commander of Patrol Division
    Lt. Nathan Snyder
  • Commander of Criminal Investigations
    Lt. Ashley Day
  • Commander of Support Services Division
    Lt. Dan Vasil
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