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 October 27 th , 2013 at about 1456 hours, Swatara Township Police responded to the Dauphin County Prison for report of a disorderly person. The responding Officer discovered that Trenton Pope had become disorderly with Corrections Officers while inside the lobby of the prison. Pope had been...
The Swatara Township Police Department would like to thank everyone who came out to support our 1 st Annual 5K Hero Run on November 3 rd , 2013. We could not have made this a great event without your support! There were a total of 215 registered runners/walkers for the event. As a reminder, if you...
On 10-28-13 at about 0055 hours, a Swatara Township Police Officer began to investigate suspicious activity that he had discovered in the area of the Howard Johnson’s Hotel located at 473 Eisenhower Boulevard. After a brief investigation, Octazia Johnson was taken into custody. She was charged with...
On 9-30-13 at about 1204 hours, Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the Home Depot located at 4200 Derry Street for report of a hit-and-run crash. Fortunately, there were no injuries. After a brief investigation, it was determined that the fleeing vehicle had been operated by Dennis A...
The Bonnymead Bridge, located on Bonnymead Avenue in the Lenker Manor development in Swatara Township, is scheduled to be open to traffic this Friday, November 8, 2013, according to the bridge contractor. The existing bridge structure carrying Bonnymead Avenue over Spring Creek deteriorated to the...