Swatara Township Police Department

Chief Darrell R. Reider
Address 599 Eisenhower Blvd
Harrisburg PA 17111
Phone (717) 564-2550
Website https://dauphin.crimewatchpa.com/swatarapd/3028


Is looking for a few good men and women to join its ranks…

Swatara Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons meeting the general requirements are encouraged to apply.

The beginning of an exciting career…With one of the most progressive and technologically advanced accredited law enforcement agencies in PA. 
What we have to offer:

  • Competitive salary & benefits
  • 2015 starting salary of $50,000 increases to $68,712.14 in year 4.
  • Paid medical, vision, dental for employee and dependents
  • 9 paid holidays, 5 paid personal days, paid vacation time

Special opportunities:

  • Promotional opportunities
    Criminal investigations
    Drug task force investigator
    CRT (SWAT) operator
    Bicycle Unit
    T.E.A.M. (Teaching, Educating & Mentoring) Officer
    Accident Reconstruction (DCART)

General Requirements:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Good physical & mental health
  • Valid PA driver’s license

Testing Procedure:

The Department participates in the Dauphin County Chiefs of Police Testing Consortium which entails a physical fitness test and written examination. Other steps in the hiring process include successfully completing an oral board interview, intensive background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological testing and medical physical for selected candidates.

Mission Statement:

The mission for every member of the Swatara Township Police Department is to affirmatively promote, within available resources and engaging in lawful police functions, a feeling of security and safety for every member of our community. The Department endeavors to reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through prevention strategies and the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of criminal offenders.

The mission requires positive effort based on self-initiative

The goal is for every member in every contact to seek ways to achieve the mission.


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