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Please note the speed limit on Capitol Complex roadways has been reduced to 15 MPH. We will issue warnings and begin tic...
11/01/2021

Please note the speed limit on Capitol Complex roadways has been reduced to 15 MPH. We will issue warnings and begin ticketed enforcement of the speed limit change on December 6.

The speed limit on Capitol Complex roadways is now 15 MPH. Signs for the reduced speed limit will be posted and the Pennsylvania Capitol Police will issue warnings and then begin ticketed enforcement of the speed limit change on December 6.

The affected roadways will be Commonwealth Avenue between Forster and Walnut streets; North Street between Third and Seventh Streets; and North and South drives that run along each side of Soldiers’ Grove.

“Our Capitol Complex roadways are high-traffic areas in all respects from foot traffic to bike and motorized vehicle traffic,” said Jason Snyder, DGS Acting Deputy Secretary for Property and Asset Management. “The reduction of the speed limit from 25 miles-per-hour to 15 miles-per-hour is part of our efforts to protect the safety and well-being of pedestrians and bicyclists on the Capitol Complex.”

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently: A protest was held on the Capitol s...
10/29/2021

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently:

A protest was held on the Capitol steps without incident.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City police with a retail theft at the Wine & Spirits shop at 333 Market Street. A male had walked into the store, opened a bottle of liquor, started drinking it then began yelling at people inside the store. Upon police arrival, the male fled, then physically fought with officers when they caught him. A taser was deployed during the incident when the suspect, also armed with a knife, attacked our officer with a broken liquor bottle. The suspect was charged with Theft, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and other charges. One Capitol Police officer and one Harrisburg City police officer was hurt during the arrest and needed to be taken to Harrisburg Hospital for medical attention.

Capitol Police served an arrest warrant on a wanted individual.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police when a report of 10-15 shots being fired in the area East of the Forum building was received.

Capitol Police K-9 assisted Newport PSP by directing traffic around a fatal crash that occurred in the area.

Capitol Police issued a Trespass warning to an individual who set up a tent in Area 27W, under the State Street Bridge. He was moved along without incident.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shots fired call in the 200 block of Pine Street. The suspect was apprehended by HPD after a foot chase.

Our Investigations Section personnel served an active arrest warrant on a wanted subject who turned himself in.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shots fired call in the 1000 block of 19th Street.

A rally took place on the Main Capitol steps without incident.

Charges are pending on a driver who was operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock system as required.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shooting in Hall Manor.

A suicidal male was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for a voluntary commitment.

A large rally took place on the Main Capitol Steps where thousands of people were in attendance. One person was arrested for disorderly conduct and several others were treated for medical problems during the event due to the warm weather. Several missing persons reports were received. All parties were eventually reunited with their loved ones.

Capitol Police officers checked the 400 block of Walnut Street after it was reported that there was a man with a knife acting suspiciously in that area. The search yielded negative results.

Two rallies took place on the Main Capitol steps without incident.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with crowd control efforts after a shooting was reported at 2nd & Pine Streets.

A male was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance after he drew police attention by laying on the sidewalk near the Rachel Carson building.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a report of “a man with a gun” call at 12th & Herr Streets. One male was detained by Harrisburg City Police.

A vehicle struck the bollards on South Drive extended after traveling into an area clearly marked by do not enter signs. The driver was taken into custody for being in possession of controlled substances. The vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant. Charges are pending.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police in successfully identifying an overdose victim with our Mobile ID Fingerprint system.

A male was arrested for False ID to Law Enforcement, Possession of Controlled Substances, Public Drunkenness, and outstanding sexual assault warrants after drawing police attention by smoking ma*****na behind 333 Market Street.

Our Investigations Section is looking into a Harassment complaint regarding unwanted and offensive emails.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police when two people were shot in the 300 block of Market Street.

Our officers arrested a driver for outstanding warrants and for possession of Controlled Substances and Drug Paraphernalia after her vehicle was pulled over for a traffic violation.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shooting at Susquehanna and Verbeke Streets.

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently:

A protest was held on the Capitol steps without incident.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City police with a retail theft at the Wine & Spirits shop at 333 Market Street. A male had walked into the store, opened a bottle of liquor, started drinking it then began yelling at people inside the store. Upon police arrival, the male fled, then physically fought with officers when they caught him. A taser was deployed during the incident when the suspect, also armed with a knife, attacked our officer with a broken liquor bottle. The suspect was charged with Theft, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and other charges. One Capitol Police officer and one Harrisburg City police officer was hurt during the arrest and needed to be taken to Harrisburg Hospital for medical attention.

Capitol Police served an arrest warrant on a wanted individual.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police when a report of 10-15 shots being fired in the area East of the Forum building was received.

Capitol Police K-9 assisted Newport PSP by directing traffic around a fatal crash that occurred in the area.

Capitol Police issued a Trespass warning to an individual who set up a tent in Area 27W, under the State Street Bridge. He was moved along without incident.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shots fired call in the 200 block of Pine Street. The suspect was apprehended by HPD after a foot chase.

Our Investigations Section personnel served an active arrest warrant on a wanted subject who turned himself in.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shots fired call in the 1000 block of 19th Street.

A rally took place on the Main Capitol steps without incident.

Charges are pending on a driver who was operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock system as required.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shooting in Hall Manor.

A suicidal male was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for a voluntary commitment.

A large rally took place on the Main Capitol Steps where thousands of people were in attendance. One person was arrested for disorderly conduct and several others were treated for medical problems during the event due to the warm weather. Several missing persons reports were received. All parties were eventually reunited with their loved ones.

Capitol Police officers checked the 400 block of Walnut Street after it was reported that there was a man with a knife acting suspiciously in that area. The search yielded negative results.

Two rallies took place on the Main Capitol steps without incident.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with crowd control efforts after a shooting was reported at 2nd & Pine Streets.

A male was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance after he drew police attention by laying on the sidewalk near the Rachel Carson building.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a report of “a man with a gun” call at 12th & Herr Streets. One male was detained by Harrisburg City Police.

A vehicle struck the bollards on South Drive extended after traveling into an area clearly marked by do not enter signs. The driver was taken into custody for being in possession of controlled substances. The vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant. Charges are pending.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police in successfully identifying an overdose victim with our Mobile ID Fingerprint system.

A male was arrested for False ID to Law Enforcement, Possession of Controlled Substances, Public Drunkenness, and outstanding sexual assault warrants after drawing police attention by smoking ma*****na behind 333 Market Street.

Our Investigations Section is looking into a Harassment complaint regarding unwanted and offensive emails.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police when two people were shot in the 300 block of Market Street.

Our officers arrested a driver for outstanding warrants and for possession of Controlled Substances and Drug Paraphernalia after her vehicle was pulled over for a traffic violation.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shooting at Susquehanna and Verbeke Streets.

In 2019, there were 29,640 speeding-related crashes in Pennsylvania, resulting in 415 fatalities. Speeding puts you, you...
10/22/2021

In 2019, there were 29,640 speeding-related crashes in Pennsylvania, resulting in 415 fatalities.

Speeding puts you, your passengers, and others on the road at risk. Slow down, save a life. Be Safe PA. https://penndot.gov/safety

You don’t want your teen driver to end up with a ticket, fine, increased insurance costs or worst of all—in a crash. Teach them not to speed, and be a role model by following speed limits yourself! #NoSpeeding #TeenDriverSafetyWeek

Although alcohol-related fatalities account for nearly 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania, impaired dr...
10/14/2021

Although alcohol-related fatalities account for nearly 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania, impaired driving enforcement covers more than just alcohol impairment. Law enforcement also works to identify motorists impaired by drugs and prescription medication, or some combination of these.

For more info, visit: https://www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Safety/TrafficSafetyAndDriverTopics/Pages/Impaired-Driving.aspx

#DYK the majority of crashes occur within a 5-mile radius of home? Even for short trips, designate a sober driver. Impaired driving puts yourself and others at risk.
👉 PennDOT.gov/Safety

Timeline Photos
10/07/2021

Timeline Photos

📍 There will be a free #COVID19 vaccine clinic available to the public during the Keystone International Livestock Expo on Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

Know the vax facts: https://buff.ly/3v8nAyu
#SleevesUp4Ag 💪

YOU have the power to end this. With 150+ million Americans vaccinated, you can feel confident in getting your COVID sho...
10/01/2021

YOU have the power to end this. With 150+ million Americans vaccinated, you can feel confident in getting your COVID shot. Appointments are available today near you: pa.gov/get-vaccinated #GotMyShotPA

💉 It's never too late to get vaccinated!

If you had to cancel or miss your second dose, reschedule your appointment now. It's not too late to get your second dose!

09/24/2021

For info on making sure your kids are in the right car seat for their age and size, visit: NHTSA.gov/TheRightSeat

📢 Farm Show Event Vaccine Clinics 📢Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture are ...
09/17/2021

📢 Farm Show Event Vaccine Clinics 📢
Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture are partnering to host vaccine clinics for state employees and the public during upcoming events at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

Pfizer's Comirnaty vaccine is now fully approved by the FDA for ages 16 and older, and is available to children ages 12 to 15 under emergency use authorization.

No registration is necessary. Proof of employment is NOT required.

Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick with COVID-19, including new variants like the Delta variant.

📢 Farm Show Event Vaccine Clinics 📢
Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture are partnering to host vaccine clinics for state employees and the public during upcoming events at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

Pfizer's Comirnaty vaccine is now fully approved by the FDA for ages 16 and older, and is available to children ages 12 to 15 under emergency use authorization.

No registration is necessary. Proof of employment is NOT required.

Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick with COVID-19, including new variants like the Delta variant.

Officer Dale Zartman and Lieutenant Stanley “Rick” Finicle both recently retired from the Pennsylvania Capitol Police. O...
09/10/2021

Officer Dale Zartman and Lieutenant Stanley “Rick” Finicle both recently retired from the Pennsylvania Capitol Police. Officer Zartman served the Capitol Police for over 26 years, and Lieutenant Finicle for over 16 years.

Officer Zartman served faithfully on our Capitol Police Explosives K-9 team for many years with his partner “Fero.” He also served the department as a First Aid/CPR and Fi****ms Instructor during his career.

Lt. Finicle was a CPD Fi****ms Instructor, a member of the Capitol Police Special Response Team (SRT), and our 1st Platoon Commander. Lt. Finicle also served as our Capitol Police “Santa”, delighting central Pennsylvania children at various charitable functions and hospitals throughout the area for many years.

The Capitol Police would like to recognize these outstanding officers for their unwavering dedication to the Capitol Police. We wish both Officer Zartman and Lieutenant Finicle the best of luck in their well-deserved retirement.

📢 REMINDER: Turn Around, Don’t DrownRemember these safety tips when flooding or heavy rainfall is in the forecast:1️⃣ It...
08/31/2021

📢 REMINDER: Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Remember these safety tips when flooding or heavy rainfall is in the forecast:

1️⃣ It takes only two feet of water to float a 3,000-pound car.

2️⃣ Water covering the roadway may hide washed-out bridges or gouged-out roadbeds. If you attempt to drive across, you may not be driving on a road.

3️⃣ In rainy weather, be alert and stay tuned to local radio or TV.
If you are in a low-lying area when flooding occurs, get to higher ground quickly.

4️⃣ Do not cross flooded roads or streams on foot, as little as six inches of water can knock you off your feet.

5️⃣ Never allow children to play near ditches and storm drains.
Keep storm drains clear of debris.

6️⃣ Prepare an emergency supply kit and develop an emergency plan for you and your family should a disaster occur.

7️⃣ Flooded roads are especially dangerous at night, so choose a different route when you see water across a roadway.

📢 REMINDER: Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Remember these safety tips when flooding or heavy rainfall is in the forecast:

1️⃣ It takes only two feet of water to float a 3,000-pound car.

2️⃣ Water covering the roadway may hide washed-out bridges or gouged-out roadbeds. If you attempt to drive across, you may not be driving on a road.

3️⃣ In rainy weather, be alert and stay tuned to local radio or TV.
If you are in a low-lying area when flooding occurs, get to higher ground quickly.

4️⃣ Do not cross flooded roads or streams on foot, as little as six inches of water can knock you off your feet.

5️⃣ Never allow children to play near ditches and storm drains.
Keep storm drains clear of debris.

6️⃣ Prepare an emergency supply kit and develop an emergency plan for you and your family should a disaster occur.

7️⃣ Flooded roads are especially dangerous at night, so choose a different route when you see water across a roadway.

The FDA just gave the Pfizer VAX full approval for 16+. You have the power to end this. Safely. Get your shot today. Inf...
08/27/2021

The FDA just gave the Pfizer VAX full approval for 16+.

You have the power to end this. Safely.

Get your shot today. Info at: https://pa.gov/covid

The FDA just gave the Pfizer VAX full approval for 16+.

You have the power to end this. Safely.

Get your shot today. Info at: https://pa.gov/covid

08/19/2021

⚠️ In light of the recent heavy rains and flash floods affecting parts of PA, here's a helpful reminder from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

Be sure to check 511PA.com for the latest roadway updates and alerts.

Be sure to remember these hot weather tips to stay safe during the heat!
08/12/2021

Be sure to remember these hot weather tips to stay safe during the heat!

It's HOT out there! Stay safe and avoid heat-related illness with these hot weather safety tips: http://bit.ly/PAHotWeatherSafety #BeatTheHeat

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the Camp Curtin Academy Football Field, the 3rd Annual National Night Out was held.Partic...
08/10/2021

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the Camp Curtin Academy Football Field, the 3rd Annual National Night Out was held.

Participating groups included the Harrisburg City Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office, Harrisburg High School Cheerleaders, Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg, as well as many other organizations.

Officer Corey Shoemaker and his K9 partner, Levi represented the Pennsylvania Capitol Police. Levi, an explosive detection K9 was a hit with the children. With a record crowd of over 6,000 attendees, Levi received a lot of attention from people from 2 months of age to 100 years of age.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the Camp Curtin Academy Football Field, the 3rd Annual National Night Out was held.

Participating groups included the Harrisburg City Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office, Harrisburg High School Cheerleaders, Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg, as well as many other organizations.

Officer Corey Shoemaker and his K9 partner, Levi represented the Pennsylvania Capitol Police. Levi, an explosive detection K9 was a hit with the children. With a record crowd of over 6,000 attendees, Levi received a lot of attention from people from 2 months of age to 100 years of age.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

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