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.
Swatara Township Police responded to the Harrisburg Mall on 9-7-13 to take a report of vandalism. The investigation revealed that Karen Payne had some sort of disagreement with another customer in the mall. Payne then found the customer’s car in the parking lot and did damage to the vehicle by...
On 8-10-13 at approximately 0207 hours, Swatara Township Police responded to the 400 block of South Harrisburg Street for a single-vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found that a vehicle had collided with, and toppled, a utility pole. The driver had fled the scene on foot. Subsequent...
On 9-11-13 at about 0224 hours, a Swatara PD Officer located a single-vehicle crash in the 4700 block of Chambers Hill Road. He located the driver, Faith Herndon, and took her into custody for suspicion of DUI. She submitted to a test of her blood to determine Blood Alcohol Content. The results of...
On 9-8-13 at about 0933 hours, Swatara PD Officers were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash at Presidents Drive & Adams Court. The vehicle had struck and toppled a utility pole. Officers made contact with the driver, Kyle Marshall, and took him into custody for suspicion of DUI. He submitted...
On 9-1-13 at about 0236 hours, Swatara PD responded to Harrisburg Street at Mall Road, for a pedestrian that may have been struck by a car. Further investigation revealed that the individual had fallen out of a car that had pulled-over. The vehicle in question had left the scene. Further...