On October 14th, 2020, K-9 Officer Santi was sworn in by the Honorable Magisterial District Judge Michael Smith at the Swatara Township Board of Commissioner's meeting! Santi will be handled by Ofc. Chris Smith, and becomes the third K-9 added to the Departments K-9 Division. The word "Santi" means "Peace" in Nepalese. He and his handler just completed a five week training academy and have been assigned to a Patrol Platoon within the Department.
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 2021. The academy will give citizens an inside look at all of the different aspects of policing. Topics of discussion will include Patrol and Traffic En
Swatara Township Police continue to receive an outpouring of support from our community. In a way to assist our residents with showing their support for our Officers we created a "We Support Our Police" yard signs.
In the past week we have seen a lot in interest from the public in purchasing these signs. We have updated the signs to include pictures of our K-9 partners and K-9 logo.
Swatara Township Police Department was planning to implement enhanced visibility patrols from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day to add additional protection for the increase in tourism and bicycle and pedestrian traffic in the Township. With the current emergency declaration and stay at home order we have decided to initiate the plan earlier.
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
The Swatara Township Police Department started a new initiative involving the uniform badge patches that our police officers wear each day. Three new specialty patches were created so that our officers can help show support throughout the community for Breast Cancer Awareness, Autism Awareness and Military Appreciation. Not only will you see our officers wearing these patches throughout the year, but you can show your own support by purchasing one of the Swatara Township Police Sp
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
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