Citizen's Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a police officer?  The Swatara Township Police Department will once again be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy for residents and non-residents of Swatara Township.  This academy will run from January 20, 2020 through April 06, of 2020.  The academy will give citizens an inside look at all of the different aspects of policing.  Topics of discussion will include Patrol and Traffic Enforcement, Forensics, PA Court System, Community Services, Criminal Investigations, Drug Investigations, Police Administration, Dauphin County CRT (SWAT Team) and many more.

Academy classes will include class presentations from our officers who are experts in their specific field.  This academy will also be interactive and individual participation is strongly encouraged.  The academy will also incorporate various field trips to criminal justice facilities within the county of Dauphin to include Dauphin County Prison, Dauphin County Judicial Center, Dauphin County Court House, Dauphin County Communications Center and Magisterial District Judge Michael Smith’s Office. The Deadline to submit your application is December 16, 2019.  

For more information please contact Corporal Pokrop at 717-564-2550 or via email at

For cadet requirements and to apply please see the link below.

PDF icon Citizens Police Academy Application and Liability Form (2020)