• To unite and promote fraternalism amongst Irish/American Law Enforcement Officers, to include: City, State, County and Municipal Police Officers, Corrections Officers, Sheriffs and Federal Law Enforcement Agents, within the Greater Pittsburgh area.
  • To recognize and promote the contributions of our ancestors and the accomplishments of Irish/American Law Enforcement Officers.
  • To encourage active participation in community activities.
  • To encourage and enhance professionalism within the Law Enforcement profession to better serve the community.
  • To exchange information and enhance communications among our membership
The Greater Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society is a member of the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies. (NCLEES)

Message From Our President

Joe SmithCead Mile Failte (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes) everyone to the Greater Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society website.  Our membership is growing faster than I can sign membership cards.  This web site is a way to get information to members and potential new members.  The success of this organization depends on all of us.  If you have any ideas or information on upcoming events, please do not hesitate to contact the Officers or Board members.  Again let me welcome you all, members and guests, to our website. I hope you enjoy it.

Joe Smith

2020-21 Man of the Year

Jerry Purcell, a retired K9 officer and master k9 instructor, retired from Penn Hills Police Department. He is a past Trustee and long time member of the Emerald Society. Thanks for all your hard work!!!