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 Pennsylvania. 

What we have to offer:

Competitive salary & benefits.
2021 starting salary of $50,000 increases to over $90,000 in year 4.
Paid medical, vision, dental for employee and dependents.
72 hours of paid holiday time, 40 hours of paid personal time, and paid vacation time.

Special opportunities:

Promotional opportunities
Criminal investigations
Drug task force investigator
CRT (SWAT) operator
HEAT (High Enforcement Action Team)
Bicycle Unit
T.E.A.M. (Teaching, Educating & Mentoring) Officer
Crash 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:

It is the mission of the Swatara Township Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety. We will strive to develop positive relationships with our diverse communities and improve the quality of life for all community members. Our mandate is to do so by demonstrating our core values and conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain the public’s confidence and trust.

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