In January of 1992 the Southern Police
Department was formed when the boroughs of New Freedom and Shrewsbury
decided to merge their police departments. At that time the department
was using the Shrewsbury Borough Municipal building as their headquarters.
In November of 1997 the name Southern Regional Police was adopted.
In November of 1998 the department moved to the newly built facility at
47 E. High St. in New Freedom, PA. Glen Rock Borough and the Southern
York School District requested the services of the department during
In 1999 Railroad Borough also requested the department to provide police
services to their area.
In June of 2011 the department was contracted to supply part-time police services to Loganville Borough.
In January 2014 Stewartstown Borough joined as a full time member of
SRPD and the South Eastern School District now contracts services.
The department now proudly provides full services to the Boroughs of Shrewsbury, Glen Rock, New Freedom, and Stewartstown with limited police services provided to the Boroughs of Loganville, Winterstown and Railroad, the Southern York County School District and South Eastern School District.