Citizens Police Academy: Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2022!



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a police officer?  The Swatara Township Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy for residents and non-residents of Swatara Township in February of 2022.  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, Police K-9, Forensics, the PA Court System, Community Services, Criminal Investigations, Drug Investigations, Police Administration, Dauphin County CRT (SWAT Team) and many more.

Academy classes will include 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 (all subject to COVID guidelines at the time of the academy).

Our first class begins on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 6:00pm at the Swatara Township Municipal building.

To apply, please download the application on this page and submit all paperwork by Friday, January 14, 2022.  If you have any questions about this program please do not hesitate to contact Cpl. Brandon Pokrop at 717-564-2550 or via email at

PDF icon Citizens Police Academy Application for 2022