About Us

Bradford, Pennsylvania, is a City of the Third Class located in rural McKean County, approximately 100 miles east of the City of Erie and two miles south of the New York state border.  Bradford has a downtown business and retail district, and a mixture of residential areas, schools, and churches, along with the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford campus, the Bradford Regional Medical Center, and numerous manufacturing facilities.  The 2010 census for the City of Bradford was 8,770.  Bradford remains the most populous community in McKean County.  Two adjoining townships (Bradford and Foster), home to approximately 9,000 people, make the population of greater Bradford about 18,000. The Bradford Police Department provides police services to the City on a 24‐hour‐a‐day/7‐day‐per‐ week basis and it has the largest police force in McKean County.  Dispatching services for the City of Bradford Police Department are provided through the McKean County 9‐1‐1 Center.