Criminal Investigation Division

John Goshert, Chief County Detective
Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division
Dauphin County Administration Building (Third Floor)
2 South 2nd Street 
Harrisburg, PA  17101
Phone: (717) 780-6200

The Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division is the investigative affiliate of the District Attorney's Office. The division consists of twelve full-time detectives, one full-time evidence coordinator and two full-time support staff persons.
The Detectives are all sworn police officers certified by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission. The Detectives have full police powers, will investigate all violations of the Pennsylvania law and respond to incidents twenty-four hours a day, if necessary. Our investigative staff has combined law enforcement experience of over 250 years.

The Division investigates all criminal offenses that occur at County owned or operated facilities including the County Prison. The Division also coordinates all extraditions for Dauphin County. The Division investigates over 1000 cases per year, with an ever-increasing demand on the staff because of the office's investigative ability and neutrality.

The Division works closely with all local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Division also coordinates and participates in various law enforcement task forces and initiatives in the County as outlined below:

  1. Drug Task Force
  2. Crisis Response Team
  3. DUI Enforcement
  4. Capital Area Forensics Unit
  5. Child Abuse Unit
  6. Dauphin County Crime Stoppers
  7. United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force
  8. Domestic Violence Task Force  
  9. Fire /Arson Investigation Unit
  10. Terrorism Task Force
  11. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force