Program Descriptions



The District Attorney's Office prosecutes over 2,000 cases each year. Each case is individually handled by the District Attorney and/or an Assistant District Attorney from the Preliminary Hearing at the Magisterial District Justice Office through the Trial Level in the Court of Common Pleas through Appeals in the State and Federal Courts.


Phone: 724-284-5222

Fax: 724-284-5460

The County Detectives are the investigative tool used by the District Attorney and staff. The County Detectives investigate any incident assigned to them by the District Attorney. The County Detectives investigate each individual going through the court system for prior record and handle all investigations involving Butler County Row Offices and other facilities. The County Detectives also assist Butler County Municipal Police Agencies in investigations when requested, as well as the Pennsylvania State Police.


Victim Services Program:

Phone: 724-284-5232 or 724-284-5465

Fax: 724-284-9807

The Victim/Witness Program is designed to provide direct assistance to Victims,Witnesses and significant others through the Court Process. The Advocates notify all Crime Victims of Court dates, case status, victim rights and assist the prosecutors with various matters.

In providing services to our Victims and Witnesses in the Criminal and Juvenile Systems we follow the guidelines as provided by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Deliquency (PCCD).

These guidelines include, but are not limited to:

Courtroom Orientation Courtroom Accompaniement

Supportive Counseling Assistance with Restitution Issues

Crisis Intervention Victim Compensation Asssistance Program

Prior Comment Assistance with Victim Impact Statements

Intimidation Issues Community Referral Agency

Early Outreach Orientation of the Juvenile Court

Case status inquires Prior comment of charges and diversions

Appeal Information Prior comment of Disposition decisions

Witness Management Victim Impact Statements

Escape Information Restitution

Court Accompaniment Supportive Counseling

Dispositions and Disposition Review notification

Notification of significant actions and proceedings

System Supportive Counseling Crisis Intervention

Assistance with Intimidation Protection

Victim Compensation Assistance Program

Assistance with property returns

Assistance with transportation

Notification of Court Proceedings/SAVIN-Info/Victim Rights Notification


Domestic Violence:

Phone: 724-284-5232

Fax: 724-284-5447

The Domestic Violence Unit was established to provide comprehensive prosecution of domestic violence incidents through coordinated efforts with the law enforcement agencies of Butler County and victims of domestic violence as their cases proceed through the criminal justice system. 



Savin designates Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification. It is a statewide program implemented by the PA Commission on Crime to assist victims of crime.

You may call 1-866-972-7284 or log and register to receive automated information about the inmate custody status of an offender. You will need a 4 digit pin number in your personal registration. The offender will not know you are registered and if you are not at home it will leave a message. You may also register more than 1 phone or email. You will need to know your pin number for any future inquiries.


Drug Task Force:

Coordinator:   Chief Detective Timothy Fennell

Drug Tip Line: 1-866-363-3784

Phone: 724-284-5225/724-284-5226

Coordinator: Detective Timothy Fennell

The Butler County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force was created in July of 1996 to investigate drug law violations and increase the quality of life in Butler County. The Task Force is comprised of over one-hundred municipal police officers from virtually every Police Department within the County.  The Drug Task Force relies on community assistance and vital information from residents to accomplish it’s mission.

Drug Take-Back Box Locations:

Adams Township Police Department, 690 Valencia Rd., Mars, PA 16046

Butler City Police Dept.,  200 West New Castle Street, Butler, PA 16001, 724-287-7743

Butler County Government Center, 124 West Diamond Street, Butler, PA 16003

Butler Township Police Dept., 190 South Duffy Road, Butler, PA, 16001, 724-285-9600

Cranberry Township Police Dept., 2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Township, PA 16066, 724-776-5180

Jackson Township Police Dept., 140 Magill Rd., Harmony, PA 16037

Penn Township Police Dept., 157 East Airport Rd., Butler, PA 16002, 724-586-1169

Saxonburg Borough Police Dept., 420 West Main Street, Saxonburg, PA 16056, 724-352-6255

Slippery Rock Borough Police Dept., 306 East Water Street, Slippery Rock, PA 16057



Butler County District Attorneys Office DUI Task Force:

The Program was established to remove intoxicated drivers from the roads of Butler County. The field coordinator for the program is Sgt. Steve Hensel of the Butler Township Police Department. Using officers from several of the municipal police departments of Butler County, the program conducts checkpoints at various times of the year, conducts roving patrols to detect traffic offenses and unsafe driving which indicate persons who are then arrested and prosecuted by the Butler County District Attorney's Office.


Child Abuse Investigations:

The Butler County District Attorney’s Office joined with the Butler County Alliance for Children and the Butler County Children and Youth Office in instituting an investigative model for Child Abuse Investigations in January of 2014.  In January, 2015, the Butler County District Attorney assigned a Detective to coordinate and assist with Child Abuse Investigations.  This investigative model emphasizes a Child First approach and provides resources for the child victim.  As a tool for Criminal Prosecutions, County Criminal Investigators now have a center point at the District Attorney’s Office to assist them with these important investigations. 

To report Child abuse or neglect, contact Child Line at 1-800-932-0313.                                                              

Mandated Reporters go to or 1-800-932-0313.                                  

Contacts for the Butler County Alliance for Children are (724) 431-3689,

CAC email: or Website:                                                                          

To learn more about protecting Pennsylvania’s children from abuse and neglect go to

Other Resources:   Pennsylvania Attorney General's Child Preditor Section 1-800-385-1044 to report online preditors.


Camp Cadet Information:

Troop D Camp Cadet is a week-long event for youths of good character, ages 12-15.  See for more information, contacts and applications.


Right to Know Law:

Requests for open records may be made in writing to:

District Attorney's Office, P.O. Box 1208 Butler, PA 16003-1208.

Detective John Johnson, Open Records Officer.

ADA Patricia J. McLean, Esquire, Appeals Officer