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The Pennsylvania Capitol Police is heartbroken to announce the passing of one of our own, Patrolman Nate Hess.Nathan G. ...
04/29/2021

The Pennsylvania Capitol Police is heartbroken to announce the passing of one of our own, Patrolman Nate Hess.

Nathan G. Hess (Nate), was hired by the Pennsylvania Capitol Police Department in March of 2013, serving our community faithfully until passing away of natural causes on April 28th, 2021.

Nate held many roles within our agency. Being a real gun enthusiast, Nate quickly found himself drawn to the Firearms Unit where he served as an instructor for the last 5 years. Nate did such an excellent job as a firearms instructor, he was also asked to become a Capitol Police Taser Instructor. He performed exceptionally well in both roles teaching and training our officers, preparing them for their annual certifications.

Given his experience and his inherent ability to relate to our newest officers, Nate also took on the role of Field Training Officer within the department. Nate worked hard to make sure that every one of his trainees were properly qualified and disciplined to do this job showing each of them how to represent our department and our community with the highest degree of professionalism.

Nate also took a great deal of pride in being a member of our Special Response Team (SRT) for the past 6 years. This is where he felt his knowledge and experience with firearms and police tactics could be put to best use. Nate was a highly respected and valued member of the SRT Team and every officer on the team felt confident he would have their back no matter how dangerous the incident.

Nate’s trademark monotone voice and dry sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Goodbye Nate, may you rest in peace.

The Pennsylvania Capitol Police is heartbroken to announce the passing of one of our own, Patrolman Nate Hess.

Nathan G. Hess (Nate), was hired by the Pennsylvania Capitol Police Department in March of 2013, serving our community faithfully until passing away of natural causes on April 28th, 2021.

Nate held many roles within our agency. Being a real gun enthusiast, Nate quickly found himself drawn to the Firearms Unit where he served as an instructor for the last 5 years. Nate did such an excellent job as a firearms instructor, he was also asked to become a Capitol Police Taser Instructor. He performed exceptionally well in both roles teaching and training our officers, preparing them for their annual certifications.

Given his experience and his inherent ability to relate to our newest officers, Nate also took on the role of Field Training Officer within the department. Nate worked hard to make sure that every one of his trainees were properly qualified and disciplined to do this job showing each of them how to represent our department and our community with the highest degree of professionalism.

Nate also took a great deal of pride in being a member of our Special Response Team (SRT) for the past 6 years. This is where he felt his knowledge and experience with firearms and police tactics could be put to best use. Nate was a highly respected and valued member of the SRT Team and every officer on the team felt confident he would have their back no matter how dangerous the incident.

Nate’s trademark monotone voice and dry sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Goodbye Nate, may you rest in peace.

Did you get your shot? Use #GotMyShotPA to share your photos. Not vaccinated yet? Go to pa.gov/get-vaccinated to find an...
04/29/2021

Did you get your shot? Use #GotMyShotPA to share your photos.

Not vaccinated yet? Go to pa.gov/get-vaccinated to find an appointment near you.

Did you get your shot? Use #GotMyShotPA to share your photos.

Not vaccinated yet? Go to pa.gov/get-vaccinated to find an appointment near you.

Did you get your shot? Use #GotMyShotPA to share your photos. Not vaccinated yet? Go to pa.gov/get-vaccinated to find an...
04/23/2021

Did you get your shot? Use #GotMyShotPA to share your photos. Not vaccinated yet? Go to pa.gov/get-vaccinated to find an appointment near you.

Did you get your shot? Use #GotMyShotPA to share your photos. Not vaccinated yet? Go to pa.gov/get-vaccinated to find an appointment near you.

Every adult in Pennsylvania is now eligible for the COVID vaccine.Find an appointment near you: pa.gov/get-vaccinated.
04/13/2021

Every adult in Pennsylvania is now eligible for the COVID vaccine.
Find an appointment near you: pa.gov/get-vaccinated.

Every adult in Pennsylvania is now eligible for the COVID vaccine.

Find an appointment near you: pa.gov/get-vaccinated.

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccine gives us hope, and a path back to our lives. We know there’s a lot of information out th...
04/08/2021

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccine gives us hope, and a path back to our lives. We know there’s a lot of information out there, and it can be hard to keep track of all the changes.

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest email update each week at PA.GOV/COVID #PAagainstCOVID

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccine gives us hope, and a path back to our lives. We know there’s a lot of information out there, and it can be hard to keep track of all the changes.

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest email update each week at PA.GOV/COVID #PAagainstCOVID

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Capitol Police K-9 Artie this morning. K-9 Artie, a 9-year-old Ge...
04/02/2021

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Capitol Police K-9 Artie this morning. K-9 Artie, a 9-year-old German Shepherd, faithfully served the Capitol Police as an explosive detection K-9 with his handler Officer Clark Godusky since September of 2013.

Over the years, Artie became a favorite of those who worked in and visited the Capitol, known for his laid-back demeanor and calm temperament. He and Officer Godusky have always made a positive impression with their dedication and professionalism on many different levels from Federal and State to Local municipalities.

Whether he was on duty working a crime scene, performing sweeps of the Capitol Complex or demonstrating his keen abilities for the public during “Bring Your Child to Work Day” or National Night Out,” Artie was always eager and ready to go! Rest well, Artie you will be missed.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Capitol Police K-9 Artie this morning. K-9 Artie, a 9-year-old German Shepherd, faithfully served the Capitol Police as an explosive detection K-9 with his handler Officer Clark Godusky since September of 2013.

Over the years, Artie became a favorite of those who worked in and visited the Capitol, known for his laid-back demeanor and calm temperament. He and Officer Godusky have always made a positive impression with their dedication and professionalism on many different levels from Federal and State to Local municipalities.

Whether he was on duty working a crime scene, performing sweeps of the Capitol Complex or demonstrating his keen abilities for the public during “Bring Your Child to Work Day” or National Night Out,” Artie was always eager and ready to go! Rest well, Artie you will be missed.

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.Pennsylvania Capitol Police issued c...
04/02/2021

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

Pennsylvania Capitol Police issued citations for trespass to a vehicle operator and passenger on the Pennsylvania Department of General Services Annex. A defiant Trespass warning was also issued to address future violations.

A highly intoxicated male was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg PA Police with a reported burglary in the 2000 block of State Street. CPD officers checked the area with negative results.

Capitol Police are investigating a criminal mischief incident on the DGS Annex.

Our officers assisted PA State Police with a drunk driver that was traveling in the opposite direction on I-83.

Capitol Police are looking into a harassment complaint made by a state employee.

Our Investigations personnel are looking into some threatening Facebook messages received by a state employee.

Capitol Police took a driver into custody for outstanding warrants.

Our officers assisted Swatara Township PD who were looking for a driver who fled from them. The vehicle was not located.

Capitol Police arrested a driver for DUI during a traffic stop.

One of our Capitol Police K-9 teams assisted Middletown Police who were looking for a gun inside a storage facility.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a fight at Pints Bar.

Capitol Police are looking for an individual that fled from an attempted traffic stop and later crashed into a parked car.

For more info on the PA Capitol Police, visit dgs.pa.gov/police

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

Pennsylvania Capitol Police issued citations for trespass to a vehicle operator and passenger on the Pennsylvania Department of General Services Annex. A defiant Trespass warning was also issued to address future violations.

A highly intoxicated male was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg PA Police with a reported burglary in the 2000 block of State Street. CPD officers checked the area with negative results.

Capitol Police are investigating a criminal mischief incident on the DGS Annex.

Our officers assisted PA State Police with a drunk driver that was traveling in the opposite direction on I-83.

Capitol Police are looking into a harassment complaint made by a state employee.

Our Investigations personnel are looking into some threatening Facebook messages received by a state employee.

Capitol Police took a driver into custody for outstanding warrants.

Our officers assisted Swatara Township PD who were looking for a driver who fled from them. The vehicle was not located.

Capitol Police arrested a driver for DUI during a traffic stop.

One of our Capitol Police K-9 teams assisted Middletown Police who were looking for a gun inside a storage facility.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a fight at Pints Bar.

Capitol Police are looking for an individual that fled from an attempted traffic stop and later crashed into a parked car.

For more info on the PA Capitol Police, visit dgs.pa.gov/police

Pennsylvania is making sure everyone can make it to a COVID-19 vaccine site. Go by bus, rail, or ride-share. If you’re o...
03/25/2021

Pennsylvania is making sure everyone can make it to a COVID-19 vaccine site. Go by bus, rail, or ride-share. If you’re over 65 or have a disability, you might even be eligible for a free or reduced fare. Find out more at https://bit.ly/PASharedRide #PAagainstCOVID

Pennsylvania is making sure everyone can make it to a COVID-19 vaccine site. Go by bus, rail, or ride-share. If you’re over 65 or have a disability, you might even be eligible for a free or reduced fare. Find out more at https://bit.ly/PASharedRide #PAagainstCOVID

Through a special initiative, Pennsylvania teachers and staff in PreK-12 are eligible to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID...
03/19/2021

Through a special initiative, Pennsylvania teachers and staff in PreK-12 are eligible to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Study up on this safe, effective, and smart way to protect yourself and others. It’s how we’ll get safely back to school. Learn more at PA.GOV/COVID #PAagainstCOVID

Through a special initiative, Pennsylvania teachers and staff in PreK-12 are eligible to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Study up on this safe, effective, and smart way to protect yourself and others. It’s how we’ll get safely back to school. Learn more at PA.GOV/COVID #PAagainstCOVID

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.Capitol Police served an outstanding...
03/12/2021

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

Capitol Police served an outstanding warrant on a driver during a traffic stop.

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

Capitol Police officers were alerted to an unconscious male at 3rd and South Streets. The male was observed lying on the sidewalk. Our officers believed the male was suffering from an opioid overdose and administered 1 dose of Narcan to the unconscious male. After 30 seconds, the male regained consciousness. He was alert but confused. The male was then transported to Harrisburg hospital by EMS for further treatment.

Capitol Police arrested a driver for being in possession of illegal narcotics.

Several suspicious vehicles were investigated on the DGS Annex without incident.

Capitol Police responded to the area of the Forster Street Garage after a tree fell onto an adjacent property.

Capitol Police officers responded to the Records Center on Stanley Drive for a criminal mischief report.

Our officers are investigating the theft of some landscaping equipment.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police in searching for multiple juveniles that fled from a stolen vehicle at 2nd and Cranberry Streets. Four juveniles were taken into custody by HPD.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle at 3rd Street and Walnut Streets.

Capitol Police responded to an area near 2nd & Maclay Streets for a suspicious male carrying a hammer. The male was located and determined to be under the influence of alcohol. The male was taken into custody for Public Drunkenness and transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center.

Our officers responded to 2nd and Cranberry Streets for a report of EMS needing assistance. Capitol Police officers arrived on scene and Harrisburg City Police had already taken one person into custody.

The Capitol Police Investigations Section is investigating a report of some missing packages from a state agency mailroom.

Capitol Police officers assisted Harrisburg City Police in apprehending a male suffering from mental health issues after the male had cut himself with a knife. The male was taken into custody without further incident after a short foot pursuit.

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

Capitol Police served an outstanding warrant on a driver during a traffic stop.

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

Capitol Police officers were alerted to an unconscious male at 3rd and South Streets. The male was observed lying on the sidewalk. Our officers believed the male was suffering from an opioid overdose and administered 1 dose of Narcan to the unconscious male. After 30 seconds, the male regained consciousness. He was alert but confused. The male was then transported to Harrisburg hospital by EMS for further treatment.

Capitol Police arrested a driver for being in possession of illegal narcotics.

Several suspicious vehicles were investigated on the DGS Annex without incident.

Capitol Police responded to the area of the Forster Street Garage after a tree fell onto an adjacent property.

Capitol Police officers responded to the Records Center on Stanley Drive for a criminal mischief report.

Our officers are investigating the theft of some landscaping equipment.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police in searching for multiple juveniles that fled from a stolen vehicle at 2nd and Cranberry Streets. Four juveniles were taken into custody by HPD.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle at 3rd Street and Walnut Streets.

Capitol Police responded to an area near 2nd & Maclay Streets for a suspicious male carrying a hammer. The male was located and determined to be under the influence of alcohol. The male was taken into custody for Public Drunkenness and transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center.

Our officers responded to 2nd and Cranberry Streets for a report of EMS needing assistance. Capitol Police officers arrived on scene and Harrisburg City Police had already taken one person into custody.

The Capitol Police Investigations Section is investigating a report of some missing packages from a state agency mailroom.

Capitol Police officers assisted Harrisburg City Police in apprehending a male suffering from mental health issues after the male had cut himself with a knife. The male was taken into custody without further incident after a short foot pursuit.

Pennsylvanians 65 or older can now get the COVID vaccine. Please reach out to your relatives or neighbors. Ask about the...
03/11/2021

Pennsylvanians 65 or older can now get the COVID vaccine. Please reach out to your relatives or neighbors. Ask about their vaccination plan and if they need help. Supplies may be limited, but everyone who wants a shot will get one. #PAagainstCOVID

Pennsylvanians 65 or older can now get the COVID vaccine. Please reach out to your relatives or neighbors. Ask about their vaccination plan and if they need help. Supplies may be limited, but everyone who wants a shot will get one. #PAagainstCOVID

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03/04/2021

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Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.The Dauphin County Drug Task Force a...
02/26/2021

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

The Dauphin County Drug Task Force and Middletown PD requested a Capitol Police Patrol K9 Team to assist with the execution of a search warrant in the 400 block of Penn Street. Capitol Police’s K9 Falco successfully located multiple firearms, facsimile firearms, marijuana, paraphernalia, and other illegal narcotics during the incident.

A male was arrested for Defiant Trespass after ignoring repeated warnings not to be on Strawberry Square property.

Several suspicious vehicles were investigated on the DGS Annex without incident.

A female was given a defiant trespass warning for the Locust Street Garage.

Capitol Police are investigating after an employee received a hostile email.

Our officers are investigating a criminal mischief complaint at Strawberry Square.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with an accident that occurred at 2nd & Forster Streets.

Our Investigations team is looking into some harassing phone calls received by a legislator.

Capitol Police are investigating a computer crime complaint at the L&I building.

Capitol Police personnel in Scranton assisted the Lackawanna Police Department with serving a felony warrant in the 200 block of Abbey Drive in Clarks Summit. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

For more info on the Pennsylvania Capitol Police, visit: dgs.pa.gov/police

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

The Dauphin County Drug Task Force and Middletown PD requested a Capitol Police Patrol K9 Team to assist with the execution of a search warrant in the 400 block of Penn Street. Capitol Police’s K9 Falco successfully located multiple firearms, facsimile firearms, marijuana, paraphernalia, and other illegal narcotics during the incident.

A male was arrested for Defiant Trespass after ignoring repeated warnings not to be on Strawberry Square property.

Several suspicious vehicles were investigated on the DGS Annex without incident.

A female was given a defiant trespass warning for the Locust Street Garage.

Capitol Police are investigating after an employee received a hostile email.

Our officers are investigating a criminal mischief complaint at Strawberry Square.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with an accident that occurred at 2nd & Forster Streets.

Our Investigations team is looking into some harassing phone calls received by a legislator.

Capitol Police are investigating a computer crime complaint at the L&I building.

Capitol Police personnel in Scranton assisted the Lackawanna Police Department with serving a felony warrant in the 200 block of Abbey Drive in Clarks Summit. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

For more info on the Pennsylvania Capitol Police, visit: dgs.pa.gov/police

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70E, Capitol East Wing
Harrisburg, PA
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The Capitol Police is a Division of the Bureau of Police and Safety with main offices in Room 70E of the Capitol East Wing in Harrisburg. A multi-faceted, accredited law enforcement agency since July 9, 2005, it has full arrest powers within its jurisdictional boundaries in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Scranton and investigates all reported crimes therein. It maintains a 24/7 presence in Harrisburg and Philadelphia. The Capitol Police is comprised of police officers and civilian employees committed to providing a safe environment for all Capitol Complex and outlying regional office visitors and employees.

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