Join us for the 2018 5K Hero Run on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The race supports the Keystone Wounded Warriors, COPS for K.O.P.S the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, as well as the Swatara Township Police Department's K-9 Fund.
Welcome to the Swatara Township Police Department's web portal on the CRIMEWATCH Network. We ask that you use the information found on this site responsibly. Working in partnership with the community we can proactively prevent crime, support victim recovery and hold offenders accountable.
Darrell R. Reider, Chief of Police
Business & Resident Camera Registry
In an effort to collaborate better with the community, the Swatara Township Police Department is asking all residents and business with cameras to register with the police department. Access to video following a crime can be the difference in solving the crime or not. To register your camera click here.
If you need a police officer to be dispatched to your location or to call you on the telephone, please contact Dauphin County Communications at 717-558-6900. For emergencies call 911. The receptionist at the police department does not have the means by which to dispatch police officers. Thank you.
Since 2009 the Swatara Township Police Department is accredited by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
On December 16, 2015 the Swatara Township Police Department was dispatched to Walmart, for a report of an assault that had just occured. The officer was informed that an employee attacked a member of management. Upon arrival the officer spoke to the member of management who was attacked, who...
On December 13, 2015 while on routine patrol a Swatara Township Police Officer was informed by a Walmart loss prevention employee that they were attempting to detain a male, later identified as Jousha James, who went through the self check lane without scanning a vacuum and a bottle of punch. When...
On June 19, 2015 Magdaline Farmer attempted to purchase a firearm at Bass Pro Shops at the Harrisburg Mall. While completing the ATF Form Farmer provided false information. Since then Farmer has been charged with Unsworn Falsification to Authority.
The Swatara Township Police Departments Citizen’s Police Academy application deadline has been extended to January 12, 2016. Open to both residents and non-residents of Swatara Township, this academy will run from February 1, 2016 through April 11 of 2016. The academy will give citizens an inside...
On December 14th at 7:25 pm, Swatara Township Police responded to the 800 Block of Pine Street for report of damage to the front window of a residence. Upon arrival officers determined that the window had probably been shot at by a pellet or a BB gun. Further investigation led to the arrest of a 14...