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The City of Bethlehem Community and Economic Development Permit Office will be closed Wednesday afternoons to walk-ins from 1 to 4:30pm. This temporary closure is due to the digitization of the permit files. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Professional Standards

The Professional Standards Division (PSD) is led by the Administrative Captain and includes a Lieutenant, two Sergeants, and two Officers.  PSD is responsible for the department’s efforts in training, accreditation, internal affairs, policy development, and uniform/equipment purchases. 


The Bethlehem Police Department is proud to be both nationally and state accredited (CALEA – Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and PLEAC – Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission).  The Bethlehem Police Department is among 3% of departments in the state that are accredited and 5% of departments nationwide that are dual accredited (both national and state). 

The Police Records Room also falls under the Administrative Division.  The Police Records Room is responsible for the storage and upkeep of all police related records.  The Records Room employs three civilian employees.