The Swatara Township Police Department would like to thank everyone who came out and supported this year’s 5K Hero Run! There are so many people to thank for supporting this event through donating items, money, time and man power. A BIG THANK YOU to the Pennsylvania State Police for bringing out members of their Mounted Police Unit, Faulkner Toyota for donating $10,000 to the K-9 Fund, the Harrisburg Mall for allowing us to use their property and for making several donations towar
Swatara Township Police Department’s K9 J.T. to get donation of body armor
Swatara Township Police Department’s K9 J.T. will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 J.T.’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Maria Krzyszton, Alden Associates at Integer Holdings and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Integer Holdings”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Purchase a Patch!
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
New Fireworks Ordinance
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.
On 10-27-13 at about 0054 hours, a Swatara Township Police Officer was traveling from Interstate 283 north to Interstate 83 south, when he was encountered with a vehicle driving the wrong way on the Interstate. The officer was able to stop the vehicle without incident, and made contact with the...
On 10-26-13 at about 2149 hours, Swatara Township Police were alerted to a possible drunk driver in the 3700 block of Montour Street. The investigating officer made contact with the driver, and identified him as Timothy Sosnoskie. He was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Blood test results...
In the early morning hours of November 9th, 2013, Swatara Township Police responded to burglaries and attempted burglaries of Township buisnesses. Two burglaries occurred in the 5400-5900 block of Derry Street, and a few attempted burglaries occurred in the Swatara Square shopping center located at...
On October 25th, 2013, at about 2145 hours, Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the 8300 block of Paxton Street for a motor vehicle crash. While investigating the crash, Officers detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from one of the drivers, Frank Lesher. He was taken into...
On November 6th, 2013, Swatara Township Police were contacted by the Hershey Medical Center in reference to an assault victim that was being treated at their facility. Officers responded and spoke with the victim, who was badly injured. After a brief investigation, it was determined by...