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Borough Departments

The major departments of the Borough of Shippensburg are Public Works, Wastewater, Water, Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire, and Tax Collector.

Below is a brief description of their main functions and responsibilities:


Public Works Department

Responsible for streets, Sanitation, Recycling, Maintenance, and traffic signals. The Department also conducts annual leaf, brush/yard waste, and Christmas tree pick-up.


Wastewater Department

Responsible for accepting, processing, and disposal of wastewater in accordance with Chesapeake Bay permitted discharge. The Department also operates a compost facility.


Water Department

Responsible for operating and maintaining the water system and providing drinking water for the surrounding area.


Park and Rec

Responsible for providing positive, meaningful and quality programs for the Shippensburg Community.


Police Department

Responsible for the enforcement of Borough ordinances and the safety of Borough residents.


Fire Department

Responsible for providing fire fighting services for Shippensburg area residents.



Responsible for providing emergency medical service for the Shippensburg area.


Tax Collector

Responsible for collecting, receiving, and accounting for Borough taxes.