Gettysburg Police Department
59 East High Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

 

Office Hours

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

Phone

Emergencies: 911

 

Administrative:
717-334-1168/1169

To Request an Officer call
 Adams County Control:
717-334-8101

Fax: 717-334-3554

 

E-Mail

 

Crime Tips:
Adams County Crime Stoppers

 

 

Police Department

News


Home     Employment     History     News     Staff     Links


Gettysburg PD - Business Alert System

The Gettysburg Police Department is partnering with Gettysburg Area Retail Merchant's Association, Gettysburg-Adams Chamber of Commerce, Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau and Main Street Gettysburg to form a police alerting system.  The system will be used by officers to notify local businesses of criminal or suspicious activities.  Recently counterfeit US dollar bills were being passed in Gettysburg and officers went door to door notifying businesses.  Under the alerting system an officer would send out a mass e-mail to the participating agencies notifying them of the situation.  The alerting system will save time and resources by allowing for real time notification of incidents, allow us to contact many businesses in a short amount of time and free up the officer to quickly follow-up on criminal or suspicious activities. 

 

 

Internet Scams

In 2007 the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which acts in partnership with the National White Collar Crime Center and the FBI, received more than 206,000 complaints on its website and referred about 90,000 to law enforcement agencies for further consideration.  The total loss from all of these cases was about $239 million.  You may be at risk if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:

  • Do you visit websites by clicking on links within an e-mail?

  • Do you reply to e-mails from persons or businesses you are not familiar with?

  • Have you received packages to hold or ship to someone you met on the Internet?

  • Have you been asked to cash checks and wire funds to someone you met on the Internet?

  • Would you cash checks or money orders received through an Internet transaction without first confirming their legitimacy?

  • Would you provide your personal banking information in response to an e-mail notification?

For more information on Internet fraud visit www.LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com.

If you become a victim of Internet fraud or receive any suspicious e-mails you should file a complaint with the IC3 at www.ic3.gov.  Its website also includes tips to assist you avoiding a variety of Internet frauds.  Some of these are presented below.

Delete any suspicious e-mail without replying, especially the following:

  • Business opportunities to make money with little effort or cash outlay

  • Offers to sell lists of e-mail addresses or software

  • Chain letters involving money

  • Work-at-home schemes

  • Health and diet claims of scientific breakthroughs, miraculous cures, etc.

  • Get-rich-quick schemes, i.e. Lottery Wins from overseas

  • Free goods offered to fee-paying group members

  • Investments promising high rates of return with no risk

  • Kits to unscramble cable TV signals

  • Guaranteed loans or credit on easy terms

  • Credit repair schemes

  • Vacation prize promotions

  • Special offers that require a credit check and a small fee for verification expenses to be paid by a credit card