Death Investigation – Carousel Circle

On September 16, 2018 at approximately 10:35 pm, officers from Derry Township Police Department were notified the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department was responding to a residence in the first block of Carousel Circle, Hershey, for an odor investigation. Fire personnel quickly determined the odor was coming from a source that could be associated with carbon monoxide. After no answer was received at the door, forced entry was made into the residence and an unconscious 63-year-old female was located in a bedroom on the second floor. Penn State Life Lion EMS attempted to revive the female, but she was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigation into the circumstances that caused the large amount of carbon monoxide gas inside the residence is being conducted by the Dauphin County Coroner’s Office and Derry Township Police. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to family.

Join DTPD 10/3 at the Hershey Pantry Cafe for National Coffee with a Cop Day

We are planning on bringing a weekend Coffee With A Cop event to our community soon, but the first Wednesday in October is National Coffee With A Cop Day!

October 3rd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, members of Derry Township Police Department invite you to join them at the Hershey Pantry Café next to The Hershey Story on West Chocolate Avenue. This is a chance to meet some of our officers, sit, stand, talk one-on-one on just about anything you want to talk about. It is a chance for us to meet you in a more relaxed setting, to break down barriers, and let our community see us as we are… ordinary people doing an extraordinary job!

Derry Township Police Department’s K9 Heli to get donation of body armor

Derry Township Police Department’s K9 Heli will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Heli’s vest is sponsored by Renee Thomas of Chandler, AZ and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed ”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

The Derry Township Police Department, Friends of Derry Township Police K9 Foundation, and Heli’s partner, Officer Andrew Condran are very grateful for Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and the work they do to provide protection for our trusted and valued canine partners.