Chief's Message

The commanding officer of the Bureau is the Chief of Police. His office is responsible for the management of available resources to ensure that Bureau mission, goals and objectives are achieved. The Chief’s office is responsible for the direct supervision of the Internal Affairs Unit, Crime Prevention Unit/Community Relations Unit and the Accreditation Manager. The Chief also manages and directs three primary divisions within the Bureau, each commanded by a Captain: Uniformed Patrol, Technical Services and Criminal Investigation.

On behalf of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, I welcome you to our web site. The men and women of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police continue their commitment to provide professional police service to our great city.

Sworn Officers and civilian support staff are devoted to serving the diverse communities of Harrisburg, with the mission of the Harrisburg Police remaining  unchanged over the years.

We are committed to being “keepers of the peace” and  to ensure that all citizens in the City of Harrisburg are safe to live,work, and enjoy leisure time.

As a State Accredited  police department,we are open to learning and implementing new and modern policing methods, which improve the quality of life  for the citizens of Harrisburg. Our success is measured by your level of confidence and continued support of our policing efforts.

I hope you find this web site as a resourceful tool in bridging the partnership between the Harrisburg Bureau of Police and all citizens who live, work, attend school and visit the City of Harrisburg.

Thank you for your continued support,

Chief Thomas Carter / Commander of  Bureau / Chief of Police

The City of Harrisburg