Swatara Police Department

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The Swatara Township Police Department is committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of all persons. Consistent with this commitment, the Department’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, in concert with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and the Department’s Management Principles, reflect the guiding philosophy of the Swatara Township Police Department. It is the vision of the Swatara Township Police Department to, as closely as possible; achieve a Township free from crime and public disorder. The Swatara Township Police Department provides protection to an area of about 14.6 square miles between Harrisburg and Hershey, Pennsylvania. Approximately 24,000 people call Swatara Township home. The Office of the Chief of Police is comprised of the Chief and his administrative assistant. At full complement, the Department has 45 full time police officers. The Patrol Services Division is commanded by a Lieutenant and is comprised of four Patrol Platoons, and the Community Services Division. Each of the Patrol Platoons has a Sergeant and/or Corporal and several Patrol Officers. The Field Services Division is commanded by a Lieutenant and is comprised of the Criminal Investigation Section and the Records/Clerical Section. The Criminal Investigation section has 6 detectives including a Juvenile Aid Officer, a Drug Task Force Investigator, and an Evidence Technician/Evidence Property Room Manager. The Records/Clerical section is comprised of a full-time Police Secretary and a part-time Police Receptionist.

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NEWS POST: Honoring Past Officers - Cpl Vito Damone
02/05/2021
NEWS POST: Honoring Past Officers - Cpl Vito Damone

NEWS POST: Honoring Past Officers - Cpl Vito Damone

In an effort to recognize the commitment and sacrifice of former Officers, the Swatara Township Police Department will highlight past Officers periodically to honor their service. The Swatara Township Board of Commissioners authorized the...

CASE: INFANT RESCUED FROM VEHICLE - UPDATED PRESS RELEASE
02/01/2021
CASE: INFANT RESCUED FROM VEHICLE - UPDATED PRESS RELEASE

CASE: INFANT RESCUED FROM VEHICLE - UPDATED PRESS RELEASE

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE 20-0001206 02/01/2021On Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 6:45 a.m. the Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the 4100 block of York Street for a domestic dispute.

NEWS POST: SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED
02/01/2021
NEWS POST: SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED

NEWS POST: SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED

SNOW EMERGENCY DECLAREDAs of January 31st, at 6 PM, Swatara Township (Harrisburg, PA) is under a declared “Snow & Ice Emergency” in accordance with Township Ordinance 2004-6, §271-49.The following Township Ordinance will be in...

NEWS POST: Endangered infant rescued!
01/31/2021
NEWS POST: Endangered infant rescued!

NEWS POST: Endangered infant rescued!

On January 31st at approximately 0827 hours the Swatara Township Police received information that 21-year-old Tarahjay Ross was driving through the Harrisburg area in a reckless manner with his 8-month-old infant son in the vehicle.

NEWS POST: Dauphin County "Safe Sleep Initiative" for Infants
01/27/2021
NEWS POST: Dauphin County "Safe Sleep Initiative" for Infants

NEWS POST: Dauphin County "Safe Sleep Initiative" for Infants

DAUPHIN COUNTY “SAFE SLEEP INITIATIVE” – TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOU INFANT SAFE WHILE SLEEPING AND NAPPING Each year in the United States, thousands of babies die suddenly and unexpectedly.

NEWS POST: Backpacks for Students
01/26/2021
NEWS POST: Backpacks for Students

NEWS POST: Backpacks for Students

Swatara Township Police were out in the community passing out backpacks to students in the Swatara Township / Paxtang Borough area. The backpacks contained snacks and school supplies and were filled during the Swatara Township MLK Day of...

CASE: ATTEMPTED CHILD LURING INTO A VEHICLE
01/26/2021
CASE: ATTEMPTED CHILD LURING INTO A VEHICLE

CASE: ATTEMPTED CHILD LURING INTO A VEHICLE

On Monday, January 25, 2021 at approximately 3:30 p.m. a juvenile reported that a white male who was driving a white Nissan Frontier exposed his genitals to the juvenile and asked him if he wanted to engage in sexual acts.

CASE: Disorderly Conduct / Public Urination
01/20/2021
CASE: Disorderly Conduct / Public Urination

CASE: Disorderly Conduct / Public Urination

On Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the females shown in the photos entered the Chick-Fil-A at 4655 and began acting in a disorderly manner causing employees at the restaurant to ask them to leave as they were disrupting...

NEWS POST: Cpl Shawn Moore - Swatara Township Police Officer of the Year 2020
01/14/2021
NEWS POST: Cpl Shawn Moore - Swatara Township Police Officer of the Year 2020

NEWS POST: Cpl Shawn Moore - Swatara Township Police Officer of the Year 2020

Corporal Shawn Moore named Swatara Township Police's OFFICER OF THE YEAR 2020 The Swatara Township Police Department is pleased to announce Corporal Shawn Moore as the 2020 Officer of the Year. Cpl Moore was presented with this honor during the

INCIDENT: stolen Vehicles Taken While Warming Up
01/12/2021
INCIDENT: stolen Vehicles Taken While Warming Up

INCIDENT: stolen Vehicles Taken While Warming Up

The Swatara Police remind everyone not to let your vehicles running unattended while warming up on cold mornings. Several vehicles left unattended were stolen this morning in Swatara Township and surrounding jurisdictions.

CASE: Access Device Fraud - Requesting help with identification
01/08/2021
CASE: Access Device Fraud - Requesting help with identification

CASE: Access Device Fraud - Requesting help with identification

The Swatara Township is investigating the theft and fraudulent use of a credit / debit card that occurred on January 07, 2021. The card was used at multiple locations in the Harrisburg area.

NEWS POST: Citizens Police Academy Program Now Accepting Applications!
01/06/2021
NEWS POST: Citizens Police Academy Program Now Accepting Applications!

NEWS POST: Citizens Police Academy Program Now Accepting Applications!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a police officer? The Swatara Township Police Department will be hosting its 8th annual Citizens Police Academy for residents and non-residents in March of 2021.

NEWS POST: COFFEE WITH A COP RETURNS IN FEBRUARY
01/05/2021
NEWS POST: COFFEE WITH A COP RETURNS IN FEBRUARY

NEWS POST: COFFEE WITH A COP RETURNS IN FEBRUARY

Coffee With A Cop will be returning in February 2021! This event will be held on February 11th at 9:00am at the Promenade Restaurant, located at 5290 Derry Street within Swatara Township.

NEWS POST: Police Lobby Reopening
01/04/2021
NEWS POST: Police Lobby Reopening

NEWS POST: Police Lobby Reopening

At 8 a.m. on January 5th, 2021, the Swatara Township Police Department lobby will reopen to the general public. If you need to meet with a specific police officer, you are encouraged to call ahead for an appointment. Guests in the lobby will be

CASE: THEFT FROM SKILLS GAMES
12/25/2020
CASE: THEFT FROM SKILLS GAMES

CASE: THEFT FROM SKILLS GAMES

On December 13th and 21st the individuals shown in the attached photos broken into Skills Games in the Sunoco station at 801 Eisenhower Blvd. in Swatara Township and removed cash from the machines. These suspects arrived and departed from the...

NEWS POST: McNaughton and Schiavoni Parks closed
12/24/2020
NEWS POST: McNaughton and Schiavoni Parks closed

NEWS POST: McNaughton and Schiavoni Parks closed

The McNaughton and Schiavoni Parks in Swatara Township, Dauphin County, will be closed at 5 PM December 24th due to heavy rainfall and possible flooding. The Township will evaluate opening both parks again after the rainfall has subsided and

NEWS POST: Santa and Buddy team up!
12/23/2020
NEWS POST: Santa and Buddy team up!

NEWS POST: Santa and Buddy team up!

On December 23rd, Swatara Township Police (aka "Officer Santa") partnered with the Steelton-Highspire High School staff (including "Buddy the Elf") to deliver some holiday cheer to students and families in the School District!

NEWS POST: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
12/22/2020
NEWS POST: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

NEWS POST: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

The Swatara Township Police Department would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season! Please remember to drive safely during this busy time of the year :-)

CASE: Access Device Fraud - Requesting help with identification
12/22/2020
CASE: Access Device Fraud - Requesting help with identification

CASE: Access Device Fraud - Requesting help with identification

During the afternoon of October 07, 2020 a male contacted Swatara Police reporting that his wallet had been stolen while he was inside a business in the 3600 block Paxton Street. Later that evening one of the victim's credit cards was used by...

CASE: HOMICIDE - ARREST MADE
12/17/2020
CASE: HOMICIDE - ARREST MADE

CASE: HOMICIDE - ARREST MADE

On Wednesday, December 16,2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Swatara Police were dispatched to 51 S. Harrisburg Street in Swatara Township for the report of a woman lying on the floor of an apartment.

INCIDENT: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY ON THE GREEN BELT
12/16/2020
INCIDENT: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY ON THE GREEN BELT

INCIDENT: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY ON THE GREEN BELT

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at approximately 12:00 p.m. a person walking on the Greenbelt in the area between Paxtang and Penbrook Boroughs observed a white male who was wearing brown pants and a hooded jacket engaging in suspicious and lewd

NEWS POST: SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED
12/16/2020
NEWS POST: SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED

NEWS POST: SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED

SNOW EMERGENCY DECLAREDAs of December 16th, at 10 AM, Swatara Township (Harrisburg, PA) will be under a declared “Snow & Ice Emergency” in accordance with Township Ordinance 2004-6, §271-49.The following Township Ordinance will be in...

NEWS POST: Free Turkeys!!
12/15/2020
NEWS POST: Free Turkeys!!

NEWS POST: Free Turkeys!!

The Rutherford Home Association located at 6690 Derry Street is partnering with local businesses to give away 500 free turkeys and stuffed animals on Saturday December 19th from noon until 3 PM!

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