Ride Alongs/Internships

Currently, the Swatara Township Police Department only offers Ride Along experiences for individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement.  We are in the process of restructuring our Internship Program and hope to offer internships again sometime in 2021.  Each applicant for both Ride Alongs and Internships must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
  2. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  3. Applicant must have a clean criminal history:  No criminal convictions (Misdemeanor 2 offense or higher grading)
  4. Internships ONLY:  Must be enrolled in a college/university and the internship must provide additional college credits to the intern upon completion.  There is a minimum of 120 hours that must be completed during our internship.  Internship applications must be submitted to the department no later than 60 days prior to the start of the semester for which the internship is for (please review the internship application for additional information).

AT THIS TIME, DUE TO COVID-19 AND FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR OFFICERS, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY RIDE ALONGS OR INTERNS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (AS OF 11/12/2020).  Please check back regularly for any updates.