Police Department

Police Department

The Jenkins Township Police Department was established in 1951. The Police Department currently staffs three full-time and nine part-time officers who provide twenty-four hour coverage to Jenkins Township and Yatesville Borough. The Department is responsible for approximately fifteen square miles with a population of 5,500.

Fire Department

Fire Department

The Jenkins Township Fire Department has been protecting the community since 1926. The Department operates out its station in Port Griffith. The department is made up of both paid and volunteer staff. The full time apparatus operators are members of the IAFF Local 840. The Fire Department responds to all types of emergencies including medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, fires and motor vehicle accidents.

Public Works

Public Works

The Jenkins Township Public Works Department is the backbone of our community. The Department maintains roads when it snows, keep our community's roads pothole free and make sure the neighborhood parks are spotless. In addition, Public Works is responsible for weekly recycling and yard waste collection.

Emergency Services

Emergencies Call 911

Police Department – 570-654-1281 (non-emergency number)

Fire Department – 570-655-5045 (non-emergency number)

Ambulance – 570-654-1202 (non-emergency number)

Public Works

To contact, please call: 570-654-3315

Trash pick-up day –  Tuesday
Recycling – Single Stream –  Tuesday
Yard Waste- Normal Yard Waste (Grass clippings, leaves, small branches tied in three(3) foot bundles and hedge clippings)
Yard Waste pickup is on Thursday starting in April until Mid-November depending on the weather or

Snow Removal

Seasonal Programs (ex. Christmas Tree pick-up)



Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) hereby gives notice of the 30-day public comment period for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP). Best management practices (BMPs) are proposed in the regional Plan to satisfy PRP requirements for the Chesapeake Bay and local stream impairments.

The public is invited to review this document and provide written comments to the Executive Director.


PO Box 33A

Wilkes-Barre, PA  18703


James B. Tomaine, P.E. – jim.tomaine@wvsa.net


The 30-day public comment period begins August 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2017.

The Plan will be discussed at a public meeting on August 10, 2017 starting at 4PM at the offices of WVSA.

The municipalities participating in the regional Plan include the Cities of Nanticoke, Pittston, and Wilkes-Barre; the Boroughs of Ashley, Courtdale, Dureyea, Edwardsville, Exeter, Forty Fort, Hughestown, Kingston, Laflin, Larksville, Luzerne, Plymouth, Pringle, Sugar Notch, Swoyersville, Warrior Run, West Pittston, West Wyoming, Wyoming, and Yatesville; and the Townships of Hanover, Jackson, Jenkins, Lehman, Newport, Pittston, Plains, Plymouth, and Wilkes-Barre.


Web Link to the WVSA Web Site and The  Regional Pollutant Reduction Plan:   http://wvsa.org/stormWaterPosting.pdf