Kidder Township Police Department

Established 1955

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Mission Statement

The Kidder Township Police Department shall serve the community in a manner that fosters and enhances public safety and quality of life. To that end, we will:

  • protect the rights of all people
  • reduce crime and accidents through enforcement and education
  • preserve peace, order, and safety
  • act as a community resource
  • create and maintain active police/community partnerships
  • provide continuous training and educational development to our Department

We are accountable to each other and to the community we serve. We seek constructive criticism and will investigate all complaints thoroughly. We believe that teamwork among ourselves, members of the community, government officials and other law enforcement agencies is essential to meet common goals.   The Kidder Township Police Department strives to provide the highest quality of service to the community.


Police Chief – Matthew Kuzma

Sergeant/Detective – Neil Yurchak

Patrolmen – A. J. Bott, David Mason, and John T. Pruitte

Part-Time Patrolmen – Michael Chica, Joseph David, and Dinu Dermargosian

Buckle Up Pennsylvania

Through Buckle Up Pennsylvania, PennDOT aims to make sure that all motorists in Pennsylvania are safe drivers.

With nearly 1,500 people losing their lives in traffic crashes in Pennsylvania each year, Buckle Up Pennsylvania encourages motorists to avoid life-threatening behaviors such as not wearing a seat belt, driving impaired and driving aggressively. Each of you can make a difference for highway safety by simply remembering to “Buckle Up.”

Join us in helping the National Center for Exploited Children find missing kids.

Click here to visit the National Center for Exploited Children website.


Click here for Amber Alert.




Subject: Official Notifications by E-Mail and Text Message

Dear Resident,

Kidder Township Police Department will begin utilizing a new service to access important, valuable community information when you need it, using the latest technology.

Our agency will create and publish messages through the Nixle Community Information Service. Nixle will then deliver this information to you instantly via text, email and/or web message. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at

Example messages may include (Police Activity State Route 903 Avoid Area) as well as other relevant safety and community information.

The service is secure, reliable and easy for our group to use. YOU decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email, or just simply over the web.

Please register now at the company’s main web site: There you can also access their Frequently Asked Questions.

New communication forms continue to evolve and we believe this service will allow us to keep you informed in the most convenient, reliable way possible.


Text KIDDER to 888777

For more information please contact:


Kidder Township Police

State Route 1003

P.O. Box 576

Lake Harmony, PA 18624



Kidder Township Officers Honored

Image courtesy of Judy Dolgos-Kramer/Times News

Sgt. Detective Neil Yurchak, Patrolman John Pruitte and Patrolman Michael Chica were honored at the March 15th Board of Supervisors Meeting for going “above and beyond” their duties during a recent call in Kidder Township. Chief Kuzma awarded the officers with Distinguished Service Medals, a plaque and challenge coins from the department.