Protect your vehicle!

The Swatara Township Police and other Dauphin County Agencies have seen a significant rise in the number of stolen cars over the past two years. Several of these stolen cars were left unlocked by the owners and a spare key or key fob was purposefully or mistakenly left inside of the vehicle. Once inside of an unlocked car, thieves can easily locate the key or fob that you left behind. As convenient as it may be to have a spare key or fob in your car, we recommend that no one subscribe to this practice. Leaving a spare key or fob in your car is what many thieves are hoping for; let's not give them any assistance in stealing our cars. Please remember to remove valuables from your car when it's parked, always lock your doors, and never leave a spare key or fob inside of the vehicle.