News from the Chief

Effective January 2013, the office hours for Court Services i.e. the Police Department are:

Monday – Thursday 8:30am until 4:30pm

Friday 12:30pm-4:30pm

Saturday-Sunday CLOSED

Effective January 2013, the Municipal Court for the City of Pine Lake will no longer accept credit Card payments (Cash, Money Order or Certified funds). Those individuals who wish to make a credit card payment may do so online.

Sarai Y’hudah-Green
Chief of Police
City of Pine Lake


Travel Safety Tips

As the holiday season is approaching, motorists need to be mindful of actions that will make their holiday travel safer.  Here are some simple holiday travel rules:

Before you start your trip, make sure your vehicle is tuned up and in good shape for travel. This is especially important for winter driving conditions (Lights, Fluids, Wiper blades and tires).

Restrain yourself and your passengers properly in seat belts and car safety seats.  Remember, the rear seat is the safest place for children of any age to ride.

Be flexible in setting your travel plans.  Leave early if you can to avoid the peak traffic hours.  If snow is predicted during the time you plan to travel be prepared and take the necessary precautions.

Stay fresh and alert when driving.  Take plenty of breaks and do not “push” yourself to meet an unrealistic schedule.  If you get tired, pull off the road into a rest area or business, get out of the car for some fresh air, and buy something to refresh you, or just relax until you feel revived.  (Forty-one percent of fatal traffic accidents are single vehicle crashes.  These crashes most often occur with drivers who are tired, have consumed alcohol, or both).

Keep your speed down.  Give yourself plenty of time and distance to react to the traffic around you.  Let impatient and aggressive drivers pass you or go through the intersection ahead of you so that you control the situation.

Do not pass if you cannot see enough clear road to pass safely.

If there will be drinking at your holiday get-together, choose a designated driver who will remain alcohol free. Driving requires your full attention.

Have FUN Stay SAFE

The Pine Lake Police Department wishes you and your Family a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.