A new fireworks Ordinance was passed in Swatara Township (Harrisburg, PA) on May 8th, 2019. The new Ordinance was created to keep our community members and their neighborhoods safe during the use of consumer fireworks. It will also be used as a tool by Swatara Township Police Officers and Fire Department Chiefs to ensure that fireworks are being utilized properly. The Ordinance mirrors some of the regulations established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2017 (Act 43).
The Swatara Township Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the pictured subject. Over the past ten days, this individual has been involved in numerous thefts from the Home Depot at 4200 Derry Street and the Wal-Mart at 6535 Grayson Road. Any person with information is asked to please contact the Swatara Township Police Department at (717)
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
As part of an ongoing effort to keep our streets safe, the Swatara Township Police Department will be conducting multiple aggressive driver enforcement details starting on June 28, 2013 and running through the end of September. During these special details, officers will be focusing on many...
In the early morning hours on Saturday June 8th at 0207 hours Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Garden Drive in the Chambers Hill area of the Township for the report of a suspicious male trying to enter a vehicle. Officers responded to the area and observed 3 males. These...
On 06-04-2013 at about 1010 hrs. patrol officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Walnut St. on a report of a shooting. Witness accounts provided that Strollen Battle was wildly upset and threatened to kill a woman who was sitting in a parked car. He fired several shots at her while threatening...
On May 31, 2013 at 2:04 am Swatara Twp. Police were dispatched to the area of 6200 Block of Southridge Terrace for the report of a male actively looking into homes and vehicles. A patrol officer encountered a male in that area looking in the trunk of a vehicle. When the Police officer identified...