The Swatara Township Police Department would like to inform the public of a recent Unemployment Compensation scam that has been taking place in the area. Multiple residents have reported receiving information that they have filed for this compensation, when in fact they had not. If you feel that you have been the victim of Unemployment Compensation fraud, please report that fact to your local Police Department. See below for additional information.
Welcome to the Swatara Township Police Department's web portal on the CRIMEWATCH Network. We ask that you use the information found on this site responsibly. Working in partnership with the community we can proactively prevent crime, support victim recovery and hold offenders accountable.
Darrell R. Reider, Chief of Police
UPDATE 10/13/2021: Due to the number of complaints received regarding dog issues, the Swatara Township Police Department selected one Police Officer to receive additional training concerning laws pertaining to dogs and solutions to common dog problems. Cpl. Matt Corby has been very successful in addressing dog complaints since receiving this additional training. He will continue to consult with other officers when dog complaints are received by our Department.
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June 2022: Our next Coffee with a Cop will be held on June 9th 2022 at 9:00 am at the Swatara Township Municipal building, specifically in the Swatara Room (lower level on the administration side). We will be serving breakfast to those in attendance, so don't miss out!
Swatara Township Police continue to receive an outpouring of support from our community. In a way to assist our residents with showing their support for our Officers we created a "We Support Our Police" yard signs.
In the past week we have seen a lot in interest from the public in purchasing these signs. We have updated the signs to include pictures of our K-9 partners and K-9 logo.
The Swatara Township Police Department started a new initiative involving the uniform badge patches that our police officers wear each day. Three new specialty patches were created so that our officers can help show support throughout the community for Breast Cancer Awareness, Autism Awareness and Military Appreciation. Not only will you see our officers wearing these patches throughout the year, but you can show your own support by purchasing one of the Swatara Township Police Sp
In an effort to collaborate better with the community, the Swatara Township Police Department is asking all residents and business with cameras to register with the police department. Access to video following a crime can be the difference in solving the crime or not. To register your camera click here.
Since 2009 the Swatara Township Police Department is accredited by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
If you need a police officer to be dispatched to your location or to call you on the telephone, please contact Dauphin County Communications at 717-558-6900. For emergencies call 911. The receptionist at the police department does not have the means by which to dispatch police officers. Thank you.
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