Rights, Responsibilities & Reality
This brochure is being made available free of charge to all members of the community. It has three purposes:

1.  To outline for people their legal rights when interacting and communicating with the police;

2.  To inform people of their responsibilities and obligations any time they (or a family member

      or   friend)  have contact or involvement with police officers; and

3.  To promote improved relations and understanding between members of the community and

     the police.


Mon Valley Edition, February 2015


 

THIS IS NOT COMPLETE ADVICE. BE SURE TO CONSULT A LAWYER!
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Washington Co. Public Defender       724-228-6818
Washington Co. Bar Assoc. Lawyer Referral Service: 724-225-6710
Westmoreland Co. Public Defender: 724-830-3535
Westmoreland Co. Bar Assoc. Lawyer Referral Service: 724-834-8490

Police, Prosecutors, and Jail

Donora PD Hotline: 724-379-4406
Monessen PD: 724-684-4620

Monongahela  PD: 724-258-5511
PA State Police Belle Vernon: 724-929-6262
Washington City PD: 724-223-4225


Washington Co. District Attorney:724-228-6790
Washington Co Jail: 724-228-6845
Westmoreland Co. Dist. Atty.:724-830-3949
Westmoreland Co. Prison: 724-830-6000 Further assistance can be obtained by contacting a private attorney and/or:

·ACLU:   412-681-7736
NAACP Mon Valley Unit : 724-684-8545
Alliance For Police Accountability (APA): 412-628-5849


Current & Historical Contributors:

ACLU-PA * Alliance For Police Accountability (APA) Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB)

Guardians of Greater Pittsburgh Homer S. Brown Law Association NAACP, Pittsburgh Unit

Parents Against Violence Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Law

This pamphlet may be copied & redistributed freely.


Revised February 2015

        A GUIDE FOR WHAT TO DO IF STOPPED BY THE POLICE