Patrol Division

South Whitehall Township provides uniform police service to their residents 24 hours a day.  The patrol division is the backbone of the department.

The Patrol Division is under the supervision of Lieutenant Mark Ruff. It consists of 22 Patrol Officers and 6 Sergeants.  Patrol Officers and their Sergeants have a variety of responsibilities including:

  • Performing law enforcement services involving the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and related preventive and investigative work.
  • Patrolling designated areas in a police vehicle to preserve law and peace, to prevent and discover the commission of crime and to enforce traffic and parking regulations.
  • Answering calls for service.
  • Conducting preliminary investigations, gathering evidence, making arrests and testifying in court.
  • Conducting traffic collision investigations and providing first aid for the injured.