About Us

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.