Cooperating Federal, State, and county agencies are conducting an oral raccoon rabies baiting project in western Pennsylvania. A vaccine packet is coated or placed inside a fishmeal block, which is very tasty to raccoons. The baits are dropped from low-flying airplanes or helicopters, or by local teams on foot or in vehicles.



What if I find rabies baits?

Baits should be left alone - but intact baits can be moved if they are found where children and pets play. Damaged baits should be bagged and disposed in the trash.

  • Wear gloves or use a plastic bag when picking up the baits
  • Toss intact baits into a fencerow, woodlot, ditch, or other raccoon habitat areas
  • Wash your hands after any skin contact with a damaged bait

​What if my pet eats a bait?

  • A few baits are not harmful, although eating a lot may cause vomiting or diarrhea
  • Do not risk getting bitten by taking a bait away from your pet
  • Confine your pet for a couple of days, and check the area for more baits
  • If your pet eats a bait, avoid your pet's saliva for 24 hours, and wash skin or wounds that may have been licked

For more information call Allegheny County Health Department at 


Call (412) 371-1637 for non-emergency requests

Chief Helinski      Extension 103

Officer on Duty    Extention 104

Braddock Hills Police

Mission Statement

The Braddock Hills Police Department is committed to excellence by providing high quality service to our community in a professional and courteous manner, which entail good ethics, trust, integrity, leadership and compassion.  We recognize and respond to all emergencies with sincerity to the needs of those who are concerned for their safety, welfare or are temporarily unable to provide for themselves.

The Braddock Hills Police Department is a fully staffed, 24 hour service consisting of 18 officers, both full and part-time.  The department is overseen by the mayor and Chief of Police, with the assistance of a Sergeant and Corporal who provide patrol, investigations, traffic enforcement as well as enforcement of borough ordinances.

Jack Brown, Mayor

Dean Helinski, Chief of Police