The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding boaters that from November 1 through April 30, they are required to wear a life jacket while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or on any canoe or kayak.
The requirement applies to all Pennsylvania waters.
PLA Public Safety

To report problems or concerns including maintenance or  public safety, call the office at 570-226-3424 (this is monitored 24-hours per day). 


EMERGENCIES: During an emergency, seconds count and having an emergency response team quickly identify your house in the dead of night could be the difference between life or death. If you do not have a roadway-visible 911 number, contact the association office and they can provide you with one. A fee will be charged if the association installs it.

Paupackan Lake Association Public Safety officers will be identifiable by the badge seen here, and carry Paupackan Lake ID which they will show you upon request. 

Additionally, a State Constable has been hired as Code Enforcement Officer. He is in full state uniform and his vehicle has Red and Blue emergency lights and siren. His vehicle is a unmarked Black Ford.  As per the Rules and Regulations, when a Public Safety vehicle activates its lights you MUST PULL OVER when it is safe to do so.








The PLA Public Safety Committee needs your help in keeping our community safe.

Here are some ways you can help:


The most important thing to be aware of is any occurrence which appears “unusual” and/or occurring at an “unusual” time of day or night. Should you notice behavior like this, it is important and helpful to note the details involving the nature of the incident. Note such things as the date and time the incident occurred, description of person/persons involved, vehicle make, model and color (license plate number if possible), how and why incident occurred, and were there any injuries, vandalism or property damage, and, if so, describe.

Help keep the community safe by reporting events like:

  • A stranger loitering or entering an unoccupied house.

  • A scream heard anywhere at any time.

  • A person/persons peeking into a parked vehicle.   

  • A person removing a license plate, accessory or gas.         

  • A sound of glass breaking or a loud explosive sound.       

  • A person loitering near parking lot, beach or secluded area.

  • Persons seen in the community who don’t live here.

  • A person forcing entry or tampering with a home, the office or a vehicle.

  • A person entering or leaving the office after hours.

  • Newspapers or packages piling up at a house.

  • Offers of merchandise at ridiculously low prices.

Some less obvious things to watch out for:

  • Anyone going door-to-door, trying to open a door, or if locked,  peering in the window or going to the back or side yard.  These actions are suspicious and the person could be a burglar.  If there is more than one person, watch to see if one goes to the back while the other checks the front.  There may also be a third person following in a car.

  • One or more juveniles peering into automobiles, windows, backyards, etc.

  • Anyone running and carrying something of value.

  • Anyone carrying unusual items at an unusual time or place. 

  • Anyone appearing to be either physically or mentally impaired.  This person may be injured, under the influence of drugs or otherwise needing medical or psychiatric help.

  • Any person/persons taking a shortcut through a backyard

  • Any slow moving vehicle without lights or driving aimlessly or repetitive in any area.

  • Persons going to and from a particular house on a daily or regular basis, especially during unusual or late times of day.  This could be indicative of vice activities or a fence.

  • Parked, occupied vehicles.

  • Vehicles being loaded with valuables, parked in front of or near an unoccupied house, even if the vehicle appears to be a legitimate-looking commercial vehicle.

  • Apparent business transactions being conducted from a vehicle, especially in the parking lot.

  • Persons being forced into vehicles, especially juveniles or females.  

  • Open or broken doors or windows in an unoccupied house.

  • A beam of light from a flashlight in a neighbor’s house.

  • Persons making a quick switch of cars

There are repairmen, servicemen and salesmen entering the community for legitimate business.  Criminals are aware of this and take advantage.  You should be suspicious of anyone asking about an address or inquiring who lives in a home. Watch and be alert.  You may save a life, prevent an injury or stop criminal activity.  PLA Public Safety and the State Police would rather check a possible crime than be notified when it is too late.


Save your home or save a life!


Help Police, Fire Department, First Aid Squad and Public Safety find your home by installing the proper 911 number sign.


Every homeowner is now required to display a reflective 911 number sign. The sign should be mounted on a GREEN metal U-Post FIVE FEET from the edge of the road at the beginning of your driveway.

** Local firehouses will provide you with a sign for a small donation. ** 

Paupackan Lake Association

Paupackan Lake Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Paupackan Lake Association                          (570) 226-3424

128 Sheridan Road                               
Hawley, PA 18428