Derry Township will transfer radio and Computer Aided Dispatching from the current police dispatch center at the Derry Township Police Department (DTPD) to Dauphin County Department of Public Safety (DCDPS) on Monday, November 9, 2020.
In this new arrangement, all current services provided will remain in place, but will be divided between DTPD and DCDPS. People in need of police, fire, or emergency medical services should call 9-1-1. All emergency calls will be handled through the County dispatch center, which has been the case for many years.
DTPD will still maintain a reception/call center where people can make non-emergency calls and calls to specific officers. Non-emergency calls will be routed to the appropriate officer(s) to handle. The Reception/Call Center will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 10:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Outside of those days and times, calls to the non-emergency phone line at (717-524-2202) will be forwarded to DCDPS when needed.
The Derry Township Police Department also has online reporting available through its website at www.derrypdcrimewatch.org for those wishing to report certain types of non-emergency incidents.
Both DTPD and DCDPS will work together to continue to provide safety and service to the community, visitors, and the officers and employees of Derry Township.