Hampden Township Police Personnel
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7 am to 5 pm
Saturday 8 am to Noon
All other hours by appointment: (717) 761-2609
Police Department Organization
Chief of Police
The Chief is the head of the Police Department. He oversees the planning and operations of the entire Police Department.
The administration consists of the Chief of Police, a Captain, two Lieutenants, and Civilian staff members. Currently the Captain’s position remains unfilled. The department has two Lieutenants who assist the Chief in the administration of the police department. One Lieutenant commands Patrol Operations while the other oversees the Criminal Investigation Division (CID).
Two Civilian employees, one full time and one part time, assist with the administrative functions. Their primary function is to maintain the department records, informational systems in the police department, greet and assist visitors, maintain files for accreditation purposes, and other assignments from time to time.
Criminal Investigation Division
Three investigators staff this unit of the Police Department. Their duties include extensive follow-up investigations of crimes, crime scene processing, and assisting in preventative planning. They also coordinate the Police Department’s cases with other local, state, and federal agencies.
The department currently has a member assigned to the Cumberland County Drug Task Force and is under CID Chain of Command.
The Patrol Division is the unit that contains the bulk of the manpower of the police department. The Patrol Division consists of four squads of officers who maintain 24-hour patrol of the community. Each squad's make up at optimum manpower is one Sergeant and four police officers. Their duties include patrol efforts in neighborhoods, answering calls for service, conducting initial investigations into traffic complaints, traffic enforcement, and accident investigation.
The department has a member assigned to Motor Carrier inspections and enforcement. This officer works part-time in ensuring our roadways are protected against unsafe vehicles and drivers. He also has the ability to weigh commercial vehicles which protects against overweight vehicles from damaging our roadways.
The Police Department is dispatched through the Cumberland County Department of Public Safety located in Carlisle. Residents and visitors have 24/7/365 access to the police department by either stopping on station and meeting with a CSS member or by using a phone that connects directly to the dispatch (911) center.