Public Safety News


  • View or Download the 2014 Zoning Code Draft and Proposed Zoning Map

    Download the 2014 Zoning Code Draft and proposed Zoning Map right now on harrisburgpa.gov. Both documents will be discussed at June 5th City Council meeting beginning at 5;30pm.Read more →

  • Thanks to Businessman Scott Appel and Touch of Color Flooring

    Thanks to Businessman Scott Appel and Touch of Color Flooring

    By Matt Zencey | mzencey@pennlive.com The Patriot-News Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 20, 2014 at  8:15 AM Harrisburg’s police officers got about 2,000 square feet of new carpeting in their downtown headquarters Saturday, thanks to a donation from Touch of Color flooring. It’s the first big donation landed by Mayor EricRead more →

  • STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

    STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION Street Name: N FRONT ST From: FORSTER ST To: WALNUT ST Date from: 5/23/2014, FRIDAY Time from: 9:00:00 AM Date to: 5/26/2014, TUESDAY Time to: 7:00:00 AM Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: No access to N Front St. all side streets from Walnut St. to Forster St will be closed. Detour Info: Traffic will detour eastRead more →

  • Public Forum June 17th to discuss rehabilitation of the 4th and Emerald Street playground…

    The Pennsylvania Municipal League and Kaboom are partnering with the City of Harrisburg to facilitate the rehabilitation of the 4th and Emerald Street Playground. A public forum will be held to discuss the $47,000 application to Keystone communities program for this project will be held on June 17th from 4:30pm-6pm at the Dauphin County Library at 3rd andRead more →

  • Notice of Street Closure: N 4TH ST from SENECA ST to SCHUYLKILL ST

    CITY OF HARRISBURG – STREET CLOSURE NOTIFICATION Street Name: N 4TH ST From: SENECA ST To: SCHUYLKILL ST Date/Time from: 4/11/2014, FRIDAY, 10:00 AM (10:00) Date/Time to: 4/11/2014, FRIDAY, 4:00 PM (16:00) Type of Closure: COMPLETE CLOSURE Closure Info: CONTRACTOR WILL BE DOING STREET RESTORATION WORK. Detour Info: USE N 3RD STREET AS ALTERNATIVE If you haveRead more →

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Leading the way delivering efficient and responsive public safety services for the greater good of the community and region. The Harrisburg Department of Public Safety consists of police, fire and emergency management services and is committed to the service model of community governance. Staff works in partnership with city departments, the residential and business community, and other governmental and non-profit agencies to reduce crime, provide a sense of safety and security, and improve the quality of life for those who live, work, and play in the City of Harrisburg. Check back often for updates and information about services; crime information; prevention tips; and how to be involved with the Harrisburg Department of Public Safety through volunteer opportunities.

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McCormick Public Safety Center 123 Walnut St. Harrisburg, PA 17101-1678 Phone: 717.255.3040 Email: info@harrisburgpa.gov

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About Bureau of Police

The mission of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police is to protect and serve the public with honor, integrity, and professionalism. We shall work in partnership with our citizens to keep Harrisburg a safe place in which to live, work, and play.

As a State Accredited PLEAC organization, Harrisburg officers take pride in responding quickly and efficiently to the needs and expectations of the public. The departmental goal is to safeguard the constitutional rights of all citizens, including those prosecuted for crimes, to reduce crime, arrest offenders, recover stolen property, maintain the public peace and ensure the safe use of the City’s roadways.

Police Department employees are held to the highest professional standards, both on and off duty. Police officers are dedicated to increasing the level of professionalism and ensuring that all citizens can feel safe in any neighborhood. A high priority is placed on seeing that students are safe traveling to and from, and while attending schools. Discrimination is not tolerated and criminals or those who prey on the innocent will know and realize the consequences of their actions.

The Police Division operates 24 hours a day and provides uniformed patrol, conducts criminal investigations, dispatches for both Harrisburg Bureau of Police and Fire, and provides Emergency 911 service for Harrisburg and surrounding communities. Homeland Security and the ever-changing 21st century world demands that law enforcement adapt and change to meet those needs. Harrisburg Bureau of Police constantly seeks new and better methods of protecting the community. .

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Chief Thomas Carter


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Office of Police Chief


123 Walnut St., PS-211

Harrisburg, PA 17101-1678 Phone: 717.255.3103 Non Emergency Police: 717.558.6900 Email: cbadillo@cityofhbg.com


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About Bureau of Fire


The Fire Department provides pre-hospital emergency medical services at the EMT-1D level; minimizes loss from fires, hazardous materials incidents and natural disasters and other emergency services; and ensures that the community’s emergency service resources are effectively and efficiently managed. The Fire Department coordinates citywide planning for large scale disasters and emergency incidents.

The Emergency Services Management Division organizes, plans, and directs the activities of the Harrisburg Fire Department; researches modern fire administration methods; formulates rules, policies and procedures consistent with adopted standards and city policies and evaluates service level requirements to insure efficient delivery. Activities are to develop, recommend, implement and evaluate approved department goals and objectives; develop and implement the approved budget; supervise and evaluate assigned personnel; prepare regular and special reports; and review and improve operational procedures for effective use of available resources. The Operations Division provides for the supervision and evaluation of assigned emergency personnel; responds to emergencies including medical emergencies, fires, hazardous materials spills, public assistance and other emergency calls; manages various operational programs including emergency vehicle management, emergency equipment management, map development, pre-fire planning and facility operations. The Training Division is responsible for the delivery of training programs for the professional development of fire department employees. The division prepares the employees to provide an effective response force to mitigate emergencies and potential emergencies. The division’s programs include professional development, automatic and mutual aid training, communications management, occupational safety and the volunteer firefighter program.

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Chief Brian Enterline


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Office of Fire Chief


123 Walnut St., PS-220 Harrisburg, PA 17101-1678 Phone: 717.255.6464 Email: benterline@cityofhbg.com


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About Codes Enforcement


The mission of the Department of Code Enforcement (DCE) is to improve the quality of life in the City of Harrisburg through strategic application of civil code regulation; effective licensing, permitting, inspection, enforcement, and abatement practices; and local government oversight of property use/safety and maintenance, business, event, professional, and construction industries.

The Code Department has many responsibilities which include:

  • Receiving and processing applications for building permits, rezoning, variances, and inspection of building sites for compliance with safety and building codes.
  • Assisting builders and developers when needed in the development of residential and commercial properties.
  • Keeping and maintaining the current official zoning map of the City of Harrisburg.
  • Keeping and maintaining the future land use map.
  • Keeping records of all violations and enforcement actions.
  • Abatement of nuisance buildings and properties.
  • Maintaining neighborhoods free from junk cars, overgrown vegetation, and other debris.


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Codes Administrator David Patton


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Office of Codes Administrator


10 N. 2nd St., Suite 205 Harrisburg, PA 17101-1678 Phone: 717.255.6553 Email: bspence@cityofhbg.com


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About Parking Enforcement


The Office of Parking Enforcement focuses on providing residents of the City of Harrisburg a clean, safe, user friendly parking environment with an emphasis on the quality of facilities and professional services.

Through the use of modern parking technologies and effective management of on-street spaces, garage parking facilities and surface lots, we are committed to efficiency and safety, allowing us to provide residents and visitors a value added service unlike any other in our greater metropolitan area while maintaining ourselves as a self-supporting entity. The Office of Parking Enforcement in conjunction with SP+ Municipal Services is responsible for the management, operation, and maintenance of all City-owned parking spaces. Services such as Resident, Downtown, and Business Parking Permits are offered to enhance satisfaction and convenience. The Parking Department and SP+ Municipal Services work together to manage the on-street parking via multi-space kiosks, metered surface lots, and time restricted parking areas. SP+ Municipal Services is responsible for the collection and maintenance of the kiosks that manage and meter over 1,000 spaces in the downtown district area. The Office of Parking Enforcement maintains all parking activities outside of SP+ Municipal Services downtown district territory. The Office of Parking Enforcement’s Officers patrol kiosk, metered, and restricted parking areas and serve as the front line for customer service and parking enforcement.


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Office of Parking Enforcement


McCormick Public Safety Center 123 Walnut St. Suite 217 Harrisburg, PA 17101 Phone: 717.255.3141 Email: cmcmillen@cityofhbg.com


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