The Patrol Division of the Southern Regional Police Department is the
backbone of the police department. The patrol division is responsible
for providing 24 hour police protection to the citizens of those areas
covered by the Southern Regional Police Department.
All calls for
service, crimes in progress, crime reporting, general motor and foot
patrols are handled by the patrol division. Our officers have received specialized training in
assigned areas such as traffic safety, drug
interdiction, motorcycle patrol, forensics, accident reconstruction, and crime
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION
The Criminal Investigation Division of the Southern Regional Police
Department is responsible for handling the follow-up investigations of
major and time involved crimes. The
criminal division also handles processing crimes scenes for forensic
evidence and are assigned to the York
County Forensic Team.
The K-9 Division is responsible for performing patrol activities as well
as narcotics interdiction, tracking fleeing suspects, criminal
apprehension, and tracking lost or missing persons. The K-9 division
also participates in searches for the Southern York County School
District as well as other school districts in York County to assist with
keeping our schools free of drugs. Our K-9 Division provides several
education programs and performs public demonstrations when requested.
The Southern Regional Police Department operates a seasonal bicycle
patrol. The bike unit is part of the community policing program and is
used to supplement patrol in many public functions and activities. Bike
officers have completed specialized training and are members of the
International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA).
Bike officers patrol congested areas,
business districts, carnivals, parades, Halloween details, and car
shows. The York County Heritage Rail Trail passes through our
jurisdiction and bike officers do periodic patrols of the rail trail and
parking areas. The bike officers also assist with local bike derbies and
safety training events for kids. Helmet usage, proper maintenance, and
safe riding skills are taught and demonstrated.
Through a state grant, the Southern Regional Police Department was able
to obtain a Harley Davidson
'Road King'. This Motorcycle is used to patrol and enforce
traffic laws in our region as well as special events.
SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDED
The Southern Regional Police Department has officers and civilians
trained and certified in various specialized areas. The list
Defensive Tactics and Less Lethal Instructor
Crime Scene Mapping Technicians
Juvenile Youth Aid Panel
Officers assigned to the York County Drug Task Force and York Co.
All officers and staff are
certified in CPR
and Automatic Early Defibrillators (AED's)
Four officers are assigned to the South Central PA Terrorism Strike
The department provides free gun locks as part of project child safe