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
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.
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.
On 1-13-14 at about 1915 hours, a Swatara Township Police Officer was conducting a routine foot patrol through the Home Depot store located at 4200 Derry Street. He encountered a customer who was emitting the odor of marijuana, and after speaking with the individual, recovered a small marijuana-...
On 12-17-13 at about 0123 hours, two Swatara Township Police Officers on routine patrol were advised of a person driving too fast up and down the 100 block of North Harrisburg Street. Officers were able to locate the driver and his car nearby. He was identified as William Clisham, and was taken...
On 1-10-14 at about 1630 hours, Swatara Township Police Officers were advised of a disorderly patron at the Harrisburg Mall located at 3351 Paxton Street. It was reported that the male became disorderly inside of the mall when he was told by the Security Director to pull his pants up. The...
A woman reported that on 1-3-14 at about 0825 hours, she was stopped on Paxton Street for a red light at Mushroom Hill Road when her vehicle was struck from behind. She and the other driver exited their vehicles and agreed to drive to the Walmart parking lot to exchange information. As she turned...
On Friday January 10th, at 6:06 pm, Swatara Officers were dispatched to the Dollar General Store, 881 Eisenhower Blvd, Hbg, for a reported attempted car- jacking. While en-route dispatchers relayed to Officers that a white male in his 30’s, carrying a small child, and a brown dog had attempted to...