Police Regionalization Study

Dauphin County’s police departments have a long history of successful cooperation, from working together on big cases to using the same emergency dispatch center.  Now a committee led by Commissioner Mike Pries and District Attorney Ed Marsico will conduct a comprehensive study to determine whether a regional police force would improve public safety while saving taxpayer dollars. The county has a total of 17 police departments.

The committee, comprised of representatives from throughout the county and the law enforcement and local government community, will help coordinate and hold regular public meetings.  Local officials and residents will ultimately decide whether to implement the recommendations in the study. 


  • Mike Pries, Commissioner, Dauphin County
  • Ed Marsico, District Attorney, Dauphin County

Committee Members

  • Jason Brinker, President, FOP Capital City Lodge 12
  • Tom Carter, Police Chief, City of Harrisburg
  • Randy Coe, Northern Dauphin County Council of Governments
  • Nick DiFrancesco, Commissioner, Lower Swatara Township
  • Charles Dowell, Police Chief, Hummelstown Borough
  • Eddie Sutton, Business Agent, Teamsters Local 776
  • Jeff Enders, Mayor, Borough of Halifax
  • Jody Flynn, Vice President, Royalton Borough Council
  • Bill Hawk, Chairman, Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors
  • Dave Hodges, President of the Greater Harrisburg Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 78
  • Dave Johnson, Public Safety Director, Lower Paxton Township
  • Steve Libhart, Director, Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency
  • Rob Martin, Public Safety Director, Susquehanna Township
  • Gary Myers, Manager, Susquehanna Township
  • Patrick O’Rourke, Police Chief, Derry Township
  • Jason Umberger, Swatara Township Police Chief and President of the Dauphin County Chiefs of Police Association
  • Sean Welby, Partner, Lightman, Welby & Stoltenberg


In The News


Study Recommendations

Dauphin Final Report Dec 2015