Deputy Chief Jeffrey Vargo
Title: Deputy Chief of Police
Following a five-year tour in the United States Marine Corps (including service during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm), Captain Jeffrey Vargo joined the Lebanon City Police Department in Lebanon, PA. He attended the 42nd Municipal Police Academy and earned the Physical Fitness Award for outstanding physical fitness. He spent three years with the Lebanon City Police Department, including time as a Criminal Investigator. He joined the Susquehanna Township Police in 1997.
While employed here, Captain Vargo has held a variety of positions. He spent four years as a K-9 handler, was on the bike patrol unit, and has been a Field Training Officer for many new officers. Patrolman Vargo was promoted to Sergeant in 2002, and was one of the fastest promoted to this rank in the department's history. In November 2009 he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police.
Aside from his Patrol Division duties, Captain Vargo serves as the physical fitness coordinator for this department and prospective applicants, the department recruiter, and OIC of our ceremonial unit. He is a founding member of the Dauphin County Ceremonial Unit (Honor Guard). He is also been on the Course Development Committee for police cadets through MPOETC.
Captain Vargo holds certifications in a variety of training areas, and attended the Police Executive Development training at Penn State University in 2003. He has received many awards in his career, to include an Officer of the Year Award from ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) and the coveted Drew Comrey Order of Honor Award from Chief Martin.
Captain Vargo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree from the American Public University and is currently completing a Master’s Degree. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy , 243rd Session.