Department Overview

The Middletown Borough Police Department is comprised of 16 Sworn Personnel (12 full time and 4 part time) and 1 Administrative Department Secretary.

The Department currently has a Chief (Interim), 2 Patrol Sergeants (including 1 acting Sergeant), 1 Detective Sergeant, 1 Detective, 7 full-time Patrolman, and 4 part-time Patrolman.

This Department serves the Borough of Middletown, Dauphin County, PA- with a population approaching approximately 10,000 residents. The Borough of Middletown is approximately 2 square miles and rests in the southeastern corner of Dauphin County, nestled along the Susquehanna River. The Borough is neighbored by the jurisdictions of Lower Swatara Township, Royalton Borough, and Londonderry Twp. The Borough is a major thoroughfare for traffic between Dauphin and Lancaster Counties, and sits directly next to the Harrisburg International Airport. The Borough also contains an Amtrak Train Station (with a larger station currently under construction). The Borough borders a major university - being Penn State (Harrisburg Campus), which when fully enrolled has approximately 5,100 students.

Amongst the Department, Officers are specifically assigned and/or specially trained in duties to include, but NOT LIMITED to, Bike Patrol, Narcotics, MCSAP, Criminal Investigations, Evidence Technician, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, TASER Instructor, OC Instructor, Public Information Officer, Warrant Officer, JTAC/Validation Officer, Peer Support, Firearms Armorer, Traffic Safety, Field Sobriety Test Instructor, Less Lethal Munitions/Distraction Devices/Explosive Breaching, Ballistic Shield Instructor, Hostage Negotiation, Armed Vehicle Defense, Police Motorcycle Unit, School Resource Officer, Child Safety Restraint Installation, and Stop Sticks Instructor.   

The Department currently has (1) Officer assigned to the Dauphin County Drug Task Force in a part-time/specialized role.

The Department currently has SEVERAL Officers on the Dauphin County Crisis Intervention Team (County Wide Law Enforcement Officers specialized in CRISIS/Mental Health/Substance Abuse Intervention).

The Department currently has (1) Officer assigned to an FBI - Anti-Terrorism Unit.

The Department currently has (1) Officer assigned to the Dauphin County Accident Reconstruction Team.

The Department currently has (1) Officer assigned to the Dauphin County Forensic Team and The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The Department currently has (3) Officers assigned to T.E.A.M. (specialty training in providing Law Enforcement related courses to school aged children).

The Department currently has (2) Officers participating in the “Bigs in Blue” Program (through Big Brothers/Big Sisters).