Lower Swatara Twp Police Dept

1499 Spring Garden Drive
Middletown PA 17057
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Police Emergency: 911
Police Non-Emergency: 717-558-6900
Administrative Office: 717-939-0463
FAX: 717-939-7360




Welcome to the Lower Swatara Township Police Department. I am honored to be the Chief of Police and lead a team of officers that are committed to professionalism and service to the public. I hope you enjoy your visit and find it informative. Our website and social media posts are a few of the many ways that we will communicate with our community members. The Lower Swatara Township Police Department has a long history of positive interaction and support from the community and we want to continue to promote that positive partnership into the future.


We are dedicated to the protection of lives and preventing crime within the community. The information contained in this website will contribute towards those goals with positive information sharing. We will be using this site to communicate various initiatives taking place within the department, as well as to advise citizens of any issues occurring in the township. It is my hope that your visit will provide you with the information you need and will contribute to a greater understanding of the Lower Swatara Township Police Department. 

Thank you for your visit and I invite you to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Jeffrey M. Vargo

Chief of Police




The mission of the Lower Swatara Township Police Department is to create a safer community by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our citizens, and to build trust through transparent actions and positive community engagement. 




  • Excellence: Performing at the highest standard.
  • Integrity: Always doing what is right and having strong moral principles.
  • Service: Working to meet the community's needs
  • Professionalism: We will be above reproach and exhibit a professional demeanor in dealing with those we serve.





Jeffrey Vargo, Chief

Lisa Backus, Administrative Assistant

David E. Frantz, Sergeant

Daniel Tingle, Sergeant

Scott Young, Sergeant
Robert H. Appleby, Detective

Antonio Gonzalez, Jr., Detective

Jason Heckendorn

Ryan A. Lesko
Joshua A. Malott

Jonathan Miller

Patrick Ribec
Randall T. Richards

Spencer Rios

Timothy Shea

Jordan Thomas

Derek Weinoldt


Daniel Tingle

Tim Noll
Michael J. Davies

Chris DeHart

Antonio Gonzalez


James Kazakavage

Darlene Stoudt

Donald Bailes


November 12

7 PM

MS4 Informational Mtg. for residential property owners

Mtg. to be held at LS Fire Dept., 1350 Fulling Mill Rd., Middletown

November 13

7 PM

Zoning Hearing Board

November 20


Board of Commissioners Legislative Mtg.

November 21

7 PM

Planning Commission Mtg.

November 25

7 PM

Municiapl Authority Mtg.

7:30 PM (or upon conclusion of the 7:00 mtg.)

Joint MS4 Mtg. of the Board of Commissioners and Municipal Authority


November 28, 29

Thanksgiving Holiday





Lower Swatara Township - 1499 Spring Garden Drive - Middletown, PA 17057 - (717) 939-9377 - (717) 939-5682 Fax

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