Criminal Investigation

Lebanon County Detective Bureau

The Lebanon County Detective Bureau includes four (4) Detectives, one (1) Detective Sergeant and the Chief County Detective. The Bureau is responsible for handling complex and/or specialized criminal investigations, administering the Drug Task Force, the D.A.R.E. Program, the Sobriety Enforcement Program, and the Cops in Shop Program and assisting the District Attorneys in preparation for trial.

Detectives have county-wide jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute criminal cases.

The Detective Bureau is on call 24 hours per day, 7days a week to respond to crime scenes and provide advice and assistance to local police departments.

Lebanon County Drug Task Force

The Lebanon County Drug task Force is supported by a grant from the office of the Attorney General, and administered by the Office of the District Attorney. Police officers from throughout Lebanon County assist the Lebanon County Detective Bureau in investigating and prosecuting narcotics violations. By working closely with the local police departments and coordinating investigation and prosecution of drug crimes, the Drug Task Force is responsible for approximately 250 arrests each year for drug offenses.

Drug Forfeiture Program

The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act allows the commonwealth to seize and forfeit certain property when a person is charges with a violation of the Act. For example, all money and real property , including cars, cellular phones and pagers, used or intended to be used in a violation of the Drug Act can be seized.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E)

Members of the County Detective Bureau have received training, and have been providing D.A.R.E. education to 4 schools in North Lebanon School District for over 10 years. The County Detective Bureau provides the D.A.R.E. program to fifth grade students in the Northern Lebanon School District.

Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Program

DUI checkpoints and Roving Patrols are organized and administered by the Lebanon county Detective Bureau. Recognized statewide as a model program, approximately 20 checkpoints and roving patrols are provided each year.

The DUI Enforcement Program is entirely grant funded.

Cops In Shops Program

To address the issue of under-age drinking, the Lebanon County Detective Bureau coordinates the Cops in Shops Program in Lebanon County. Police officers work together with alcohol distribution centers (e.g. beer distributors and bars) to target adults who may be providing alcohol to minor, and minors who may be attempting to purchase and consume alcohol.

The Cops in Shops Program is entirely grant funded.