Gettysburg Police Department
59 East High Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Emergencies: 911



To Request an Officer call
 Adams County Control:

Fax: 717-334-3554




Crime Tips:
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Police Department

Chief Joe Dougherty

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The Gettysburg Police Department has a time honored tradition of protecting and serving our community of over 7,500 residents and over 2 million visitors a year from around the world. Our dedicated team of 13 full time officers, 3 part-time officers, 3 parking enforcement officers and 2 administrative officers are second to none. While our department is small our experience is wide spread with officers who speak fluent German and Spanish to those who have lived in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

If you need to talk to or see an officer dial 911 for emergencies or 717-334-8101 for non-emergencies.  For administrative calls dial 717-334-1168 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Mission Statement

The Primary goals and objectives of the Gettysburg Borough Police department are many and diverse. They include the protection of life and property, the resolution of conflict and the provision for a feeling of safety and security of all persons within the geographical confines of the Borough of Gettysburg.

The Gettysburg Borough Police Department also endeavors to reduce, where ever possible, the opportunity for the successful commission of criminal acts within its jurisdiction through crime prevention strategies and the identification, apprehension and successful prosecution of offenders as well as the preservation of peace within the Borough of Gettysburg.

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