All emergencies call: 911 

Other calls: 800-372-9111 ask for Bethel Police. Police department operates 24/7.

Road EMERGENCY Only: 800-372-9111

PA One Call, Pennsylvania 811 – www.pa1call.org/PA811/Public/

Police Secretary: Robbi Lane – 717-933-4210

Full time police officers: 

  • Chief Ryan Murphy
  • Aaron Ogden
  • John Lerch
  • Jeffrey Arnold
  • Todd Szkwarek
  • Matthew Fogarty

Part time police officers:

  • Bryan Dronick
  • Chad Hepler
  • Kevin Mickle
  • Christopher Miller

The Bethel Township Police Department is a 24 hour police department made up of 10 officers, 6 full time, 4 part time and a police secretary. We are located at the Bethel Township Municipal Building behind the Bethel Library. The department was formed in 1955 and has been in service ever since in some kind of capacity. Our coverage area encompasses 42 square miles with a population of approx. 4200 residents. This area includes farmland, residential areas, multiple warehouses, industrial parks and small businesses. We assist two Fire Departments, The Union Fire Company of Bethel and The Community Fire Company of Frystown and also the Bethel Community Ambulance with emergencies within the township. We are all committed to working together to provide a safe community with quality service and protection for all our residents and visitors. Please browse our website to familiarize yourself with our organization and our commitment to the community. We look forward to working with you to keep Bethel Township a great place to live and work. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about Bethel Township Police Department, contact us at (717) 933-4210. Remember all emergencies please call 911

Message from the Chief
I would like take this opportunity to welcome you to the Bethel Township Police Department Website and introduce myself, my name is Chief Ryan Murphy. I have been employed with the Bethel Township Police Department since 2011 and became Chief of Police in 2016. I feel that it is an important duty as Chief and am proud to work together with the officers and residents of Bethel Township to provide a safe community for everyone to live and work in. I look forward to being your Chief of Police for many years to come and will strive to keep Bethel Township a safe community. The mission of the Bethel Township Police Department is to prevent crime and maintain order in a manner that promotes public trust and confidence, and a sense of safety and security.

Bethel Township Medication Drop Box Information

Bethel Twp. Police Dept. Security/Vacation Check Report – Print, fill in, and submit to:  Bethel Police Dept., 60 Klahr Rd., Bethel, PA  19507

Bethel Township Police Department

60 Klahr Rd, Bethel, PA 19507