Archive for July 2011
Welcome to the Swatara Township Police Department on the worldwide web. I encourage you to visit our site regularly.
The goal of our web site is to keep you informed of current events in our Township and to educate you about our department and the law enforcement services we provide. Our overriding purpose for providing you this information is to solicit your help to fight crime and keep our community safe.
The mission of the Swatara Township Police Department is to provide professional police services to citizens and visitors of Swatara Township. At all times, the members of the Swatara Township Police Department shall epitomize the core values of our agency: duty, honor, professionalism, integrity, trust, caring, respect and loyalty. We will at all times live up to the Latin motto emblazoned below the Swatara Township Coat of Arms on our shoulder patch which reads: “Servitute Clarior” which translates as Honor Service.
Since being sworn in as Chief of Police on June 8, 2011, we have begun the process of assessing our entire operation to see how we can deliver Police services in the most efficient and professional manner while upholding our core values. In the coming months, I will be meeting with members of the command staff and seeking their input as well as input from our officers as we plan for the future. We welcome community input as we move forward so don’t hesitate to share your ideas with us at the Police Department.
As always, if you have questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me or any member of our Department. We stand ready to assist you.
Yours in Service,
Chief of Police
Jason D. Umberger
On Thursday, August 19 at 2:44 PM, Swatara Township Police were dispatched to 706 Highland Street for a report of a burglary. Taken in the burglary was a custom built 6mm Dasher BAT Action Broughton Barrel rifle with a Nightforce NXS Scope. Anyone having information may contact Det. Christopher Everett, Swatara Police, at 717-564-2550 or email@example.com.
On Wednesday, July 28 at 6:55 AM, Swatara Township Police were dispatched to 576 Liberty Court for reports of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found Rezija Sabic, 39, on the front porch shot multiple times. Officers removed her from the immediate area and she was transported by ambulance to the Hershey Medical Center where she died from her injuries. Two other family members were present in the home during the shooting, escaped to a neighbor’s home, and were not injured. Swatara Township officers secured the area and the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team responded to the scene and cleared the residence. The Swatara Township Police Criminal Investigation division then began a crime scene investigation in and around the residence.
At this time, police have no suspects and are asking all residents in the area to contact the police department at 717-564-2550 if they have any information concerning the incident or if they saw any out of the ordinary activity in the early morning hours. Because the suspect is still at large in the community, police are asking all residents to be especially observant of their immediate surroundings and to immediately report any and all suspicious persons, vehicles, or activities to the police department