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.
Join U.S. Representative Lou Barletta & State Senator John Yudichak for Law Enforcement & You: A Community Partnership Against Gangs on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center at HACC. In addition, Chief Jason Umberger of the Swatara Township...
Township residents and travelers should be aware of upcoming bridge work being conducted on the railroad bridge over Milroy Road from November 4, 2013 through December 31, 2013 from 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., Monday-Thursday. Work will consist of bridge rehabilitation and modifications, no part of the...
On 10-15-13 at approximately 2322 hours, Swatara Police responded to the 3800 block of Old Township Road for report of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. Upon arrival, officers learned that Ryan Hess had broken into the house and assaulted his ex-girlfriend. Hess had already fled the...
After receiving complaints from our citizens about drivers failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks (especially on Derry Street in Lawnton), the police department has taken a more aggressive stance with our enforcement efforts. PLEASE BE ADVISED that our officers have been...
On 10-11-13 at approximately 2004 hours, Swatara Police responded to the Walmart located at 6535 Grayson Road for report of a retail theft. Officers learned that Angela Love and Armeka McLaughlin had filled a shopping cart with merchandise and attempted to leave the store without paying for...