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Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 10, DGS will start the 23rd Annual State Capitol Complex Crow Dispersal Program.Expect to hea...
11/09/2020

Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 10, DGS will start the 23rd Annual State Capitol Complex Crow Dispersal Program.

Expect to hear whistling, exploding shells daily between 5 p.m. – 9 p.m throughout the next few months until the crows have been effectively dispersed.

Pennsylvania Capitol Police use the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved method that is non-lethal and not harmful to people, crows, other animals, or the environment.

For more info, visit: dgs.pa.gov/police/Pages/crow-dispersal.aspx

PA—together we can stop the spread of #COVID19. Please do your part: 😷 wear a cloth mask when leaving home↔️ stay at lea...
11/05/2020

PA—together we can stop the spread of #COVID19. Please do your part:
😷 wear a cloth mask when leaving home
↔️ stay at least 6 feet from others not in your household
👋 wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
➡️PA.gov/COVID

Because COVID-19 is so contagious, it takes all of us to stop the spread.

This virus spreads through the air, and it only takes one person to create community-wide infection.

Please avoid crowds and keep your distance, wear masks in public, and practice good health habits.

10/29/2020
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet away from others not in your household + practice these healthy habits to #StoptheSpread of #COVID19:
🧼 wash hands often
🙅 avoid touching face
🧽 clean + disinfect frequently used surfaces
🏠 stay home if feeling sick

Wearing a cloth face mask CORRECTLY can help prevent spread of COVID-19 to others:
✅ be sure it covers your nose + mouth
✅ be sure you can breathe through it
✅ wash hands before putting mask on
✅ wash hands after removing mask
✅ wash mask after each use

Pennsylvania Capitol Police is proud to support #breastcancerawareness month. Every October, the fountain's outside of t...
10/23/2020

Pennsylvania Capitol Police is proud to support #breastcancerawareness month.

Every October, the fountain's outside of the east wing has it's water dyed pink to serve as a symbol of celebration and hope for the thousands of survivors across the Commonwealth, and a place of reflection - remembering the women we have lost to the disease.

🎗️ This year's pink fountain was unfortunately cut short, but we look forward to seeing it turn pink again in 2021.

Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet away from others not in your household + practice these healthy habits to stop the spr...
10/22/2020

Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet away from others not in your household + practice these healthy habits to stop the spread of COVID-19:
🧼 wash hands often
🙅 avoid touching face
🧽 clean + disinfect frequently used surfaces
🏠 stay home if feeling sick
More info at PA.gov/covid

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.If you have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence, please know ...
10/16/2020
Mental Health Resources for Pennsylvanians

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

If you have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence, please know that it is not your fault and you are not alone.

Use the guide at the link below to identify signs of a dangerous relationship, find help from experts, and support your mental health. #DVAM2020

Your mental health matters. Use this guide to find resources in Pennsylvania. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call 911.

We unite to protect each other and take action to slow the spread. ✊ Please follow this guidance to protect yourself, yo...
10/15/2020

We unite to protect each other and take action to slow the spread. ✊

Please follow this guidance to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community.

Thank you for taking steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

It has been a long road, but we can’t stop now — there are still hundreds of new confirmed cases in the commonwealth each day.

Please follow this guidance to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.Multiple rallies took place on the M...
10/02/2020

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

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

Capitol Police arrested two suspects for Burglary after they broke into the Laundry building on the DGS Annex and stole state property while inside.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police in identifying a suspect at Harrisburg Hospital.

The “Steer Clear” rally took place on the Main Capitol steps without incident.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police in identifying a suspect at 14th & Bombaugh Streets.

Capitol Police arrested a male for being in possession of crack cocaine after he drew police attention by being intoxicated on Museum grounds. He was also transported to Harrisburg Hospital for a mental health evaluation after making suicidal threats in the presence of our officers.

A man who was a suspect for an attempted robbery that occurred at 3rd & Forster Streets was taken into custody by HPD after he flagged down one of our nearby Capitol Police officers to report that he was being followed.

A large PA Assemble for Freedom rally took place on the Main Capitol steps without incident. Approximately 1000 people were in attendance.

Capitol Police searched the area of 10th & Mulberry Streets after hearing shots fired in the area. The search yielded negative results.

Capitol Police made a DUI arrest with outstanding warrants that occurred without incident as the result of a traffic stop near 3rd & Cumberland Streets.

Capitol Police took a male into custody for warrants who was also wanted in connection to recent retail thefts. The incident is still under investigation.

Our officers de-escalated a disturbance between two people at 2nd & Pine Streets.

A driver who was observed selling narcotics from his vehicle on several occasions in an alley behind state-owned property was arrested and arraigned on various narcotics-related charges.

Capitol Police are looking into a complaint regarding a woman who stated that she was being harassed on her way to work.

Our officers arrested a person for Public Drunkenness behind 333 Market Street.

Capitol Police forensics personnel assisted Hummelstown Police with a shooting that occurred within the borough.

Capitol Police encountered a male suffering from mental health problems. The male was evaluated by EMS personnel for his safety.

A male was taken into custody for a PFA violation after he drew police attention for not paying a cab driver for services rendered.

Capitol Police arrested an intoxicated male for Public Drunkenness at 5th & Market Streets.

A 2nd Amendment Rally took place on the Main Capitol Steps without incident.

Capitol Police arrested (4) individuals who blocked a representative’s doorway and refused to move.

Follow these steps for removing your mask properly:➡️ untie strings behind head or stretch ear loops➡️ handle only by ea...
10/01/2020

Follow these steps for removing your mask properly:
➡️ untie strings behind head or stretch ear loops
➡️ handle only by ear loops or ties
➡️ fold outside corners together
➡️ wash mask
⚠️ Don't touch eyes, nose or mouth when removing + wash hands immediately after removing!

Follow these steps for removing your mask properly:
➡️ untie strings behind head or stretch ear loops
➡️ handle only by ear loops or ties
➡️ fold outside corners together
➡️ wash mask

⚠️ Don't touch eyes, nose or mouth when removing + wash hands immediately after removing!

🤳 Add your phone to the COVID fight by downloading the COVID Alert PA app.App Store: on.pa.gov/3iY5h8A • Google Play: on...
09/24/2020

🤳 Add your phone to the COVID fight by downloading the COVID Alert PA app.
App Store: on.pa.gov/3iY5h8A • Google Play: on.pa.gov/32UommF

🤳 Add your phone to the COVID fight by downloading the COVID Alert PA app.

App Store: on.pa.gov/3iY5h8A • Google Play: on.pa.gov/32UommF

Did you know? We can carry COVID-19 without having symptoms. Wearing a cloth mask adds another layer of protection to ke...
09/17/2020

Did you know? We can carry COVID-19 without having symptoms.

Wearing a cloth mask adds another layer of protection to keep us from passing COVID-19 to others.

Remember: My mask protects you, your mask protects me. #maskuppa

Feeling discomfort when you wear your mask? These simple solutions can help.

Mask wearing DOs:✅ Wear a mask outside of home✅ Be sure it covers your nose + mouth✅ Be sure you can breathe through it✅...
09/10/2020

Mask wearing DOs:
✅ Wear a mask outside of home
✅ Be sure it covers your nose + mouth
✅ Be sure you can breathe through it
✅ Still practice social distancing
✅ Wash after each use
✅ Wash hands after removing mask

#MaskUpPA

😷 #MaskUpPA tip: Don't forget to wash your hands (or use hand sanitizer) before and after wearing your mask.

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.Capitol Police officers relayed info...
09/04/2020

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

Capitol Police officers relayed information regarding shots being fired and that the suspects involved may have ran into a residence near 4th and Schuylkill Streets. Our officers set up a perimeter and began interviewing residents on the block. It was later determined that the shooter had fled the scene prior to the perimeter being established. No one had been shot but 2 shell casings were recovered on the scene. Harrisburg Bureau of Police is handling the investigation.

Capitol Police Investigations Section personnel located, and interviewed subjects involved in the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles parked in a state-owned parking lot. One arrest has been made, others are pending.

Capitol Police served warrants on two subjects behind 333 Market street while investigating a complaint of Public Drunkenness.

Capitol Police assisted in Operation Nighthawk, a DUI Saturation Patrol.

Our officers arrested a driver for DUI as a result of a traffic stop.

Capitol Police transported an individual for warrant service.

Our officers assisted in patrolling the Allison Hill section of the city after several arsons were reported in the area.

Our Capitol Police Patrol K-9 Team assisted Harrisburg City Police who requested a track of a fleeing felon they were trying to locate near Sassafras and Susquehanna Streets. The suspect was not located, He was believed to be harbored inside someone’s home nearby.

A driver was arrested on drug related charges after his vehicle was initially pulled over for an observed traffic violation.

A driver was arrested on drug-related charges after his vehicle was initially pulled over for an observed traffic violation.treets.

Capitol Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle fled from our officers. However, our officers did not pursue due to the minor nature of the observed violation vs. public safety concerns.

Our Officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with traffic control for a bad crash at Cameron Street and Elmerton Avenue.

Capitol Police conducted a traffic stop for an observed summary traffic violation at 3rd and Forster Streets. During the stop, officers learned that the driver of the vehicle had a warrant for his arrest in NCIC. The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Dauphin Prison for the warrant service.

An assault victim found near Blackberry & Chestnut Streets was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for treatment. The victim would not cooperate with Police and refused to press charges.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police at 18th & Forster Streets after a male was shot in the chest at that location. Capitol Police assisted with crowd control and information gathering.

Capitol Police took a male driver into custody for an active warrant (for disorderly conduct) and for driving under suspension related to him being a DUI Habitual Offender. The male driver was taken to Dauphin County Booking for processing. The driver was initially stopped for driving a vehicle at night without headlights.

Remember to Mask Up PA. This simple act saves lives. #Maskuppa
09/03/2020

Remember to Mask Up PA. This simple act saves lives. #Maskuppa

😷 #MaskUpPA tip: Your mask should cover your mouth and nose at all times. Don't remove your mask to talk, cough or sneeze.

Thank you for wearing a mask if you leave your house! Masks help keep those wearing them from sharing illnesses. For ins...
08/27/2020

Thank you for wearing a mask if you leave your house! Masks help keep those wearing them from sharing illnesses.

For instructions on how to make your own mask using materials you have at home: on.pa.gov/mask. #maskuppa

Remember to Mask Up PA. This simple act saves lives.

Mask wearing DOs:✅ Wear a mask outside of home✅ Be sure it covers your nose + mouth✅ Be sure you can breathe through it✅...
08/20/2020

Mask wearing DOs:

✅ Wear a mask outside of home
✅ Be sure it covers your nose + mouth
✅ Be sure you can breathe through it
✅ Still practice social distancing
✅ Wash after each use
✅ Wash hands after removing mask #MaskUpPA

Wearing a cloth mask, combined with social distancing, regular handwashing and staying home when sick, can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

#MaskUpPA

Here are just a few of the calls your Capitol Police officers responded to recently.Our officers responded to the area o...
08/14/2020

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

Our officers responded to the area of the PA Game Commission after it was reported that a male exposed himself in a nearby PA Greenbelt parking lot. A search for the suspect yielded negative results.

Our Officers assisted Harrisburg City Police after a person as stabbed on the 500 block of Forrest Street.

Capitol Police reported asking a disorderly individual to leave the lobby area of the Department of Corrections. The female left without further incident. Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a harassment call near 13th Street and State Streets. The suspects involved were the same suspects from a burglary and criminal mischief incident occurring the night before.

Capitol Police responded to a call regarding two disorderly females at Strawberry Square who had pulled 2 fire alarms and were discharging a fire extinguisher inside the building. The females were gone upon police arrival, but it was discovered that it was only one of the females who was responsible for the damage. That female was later identified while committing a similar act in the city. Charges are pending further investigation.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a disorderly individual at a local MDJ’s office.

County communications reported an officer hearing approximately 10 guns shots near the DGS Annex. A search of the area yielded negative results. It is believed the sounds were coming from fireworks being set off nearby.

Our officers assisted Amtrak Police who took a person into custody at the train station.

Capitol Police served a warrant on a disorderly individual at Front and Pine Streets.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a reported active burglary in the 900 block of Front Street. The building was searched with negative results.

Our Investigations Section is looking into a possible fraudulent unemployment compensation application.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police who were in foot pursuit of a suspect in the 800 block of Green Street.

Our Investigations Section is looking into a possible fraudulent unemployment compensation application reported from another state.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a traffic stop for racing at Front & Liberty Streets. The driver received multiple traffic citations and was taken into custody for warrant service.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a person who committed suicide by jumping off the Walnut Street Garage.

Capitol Police officers located and recovered an unoccupied stolen vehicle at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.

Capitol Police assisted Penbrook Police with a traffic stop near 20th & State Streets.

A small protest of approximately 40 people took place on the Main Capitol steps without incident.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a barricaded male in the 1900 block of 4th Street. The male was later transported to Harrisburg Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a shooting that occurred in the 2100 block of Jefferson Street. One male was found shot on scene.

The Investigations Section is looking into some harassing emails sent to an employee in the Labor and Industry Building.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police with a traffic stop on a wanted individual on the State Street Bridge. The subject was taken into custody.

Our officers assisted Harrisburg City Police with a suicidal person on the State Street Bridge. The individual was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for evaluation.

Our officers were dispatched to the Forster Street Office Building for a report of a theft of 3 catalytic converters. An investigation is being conducted.

Capitol Police assisted Amtrak Police with a wanted person who was on a train coming into Harrisburg from Philadelphia. The wanted person was located and when he was taken into custody, he had several types of illegal drugs in his possession to include heroin, cocaine, and Methamphetamine. The individual was transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center where he was charged by our officers with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and other drug related charges.

Capitol Police assisted Harrisburg City Police who were searching for a driver involved in a hit and run accident that occurred near Green and Maclay Streets.

08/13/2020
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Masks add another layer of protection to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

It's required to wear a mask whenever leaving home.

#maskuppa

Do you have COVID symptoms? Try not to panic. There are steps you can take to prevent spreading it to others.

Find a testing site near you: on.pa.gov/testing.

Pennsylvanians are required to wear face masks whenever they leave home, including inside businesses. Remember: My mask ...
08/06/2020

Pennsylvanians are required to wear face masks whenever they leave home, including inside businesses.

Remember: My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.

More info at PA.gov/covid-19

COVID-19 UPDATE: In Pennsylvania, masks must now be worn whenever anyone leaves home.

This is essential to stopping the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania.

More about this requirement: on.pa.gov/2VFj7Dk

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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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