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Professional Service Since 1992

Constable Tim Swartz graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 1976.  He attended Alvernia College and graduated with honors in 1980 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice Administration.  Tim was hired to work as a Correctional Officer at the Berks County Prison in 1980.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and supervised 16 Corrections Officers and more than 300 inmates in daily operations at the Berks County facility.

Tim was elected Constable by the residents of Laureldale Borough for the first time in 1992.  At the time of his election there was no formal training requirement in place for Constables in Pennsylvania.  Tim quickly affiliated himself with the Pennsylvania State Constables Association.  That organization provided formal training and a goal of professionalizing the Constable System.  Through the efforts of the Pa State Constables Assn. mandatory training soon followed for all Constables in PA.  In 2008 Tim was elected President of Pa State Constables Assn Chapter 6. Constable Swartz has been “Certified” by the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency since the inception of the program.  He has been bonded, insured and attended numerous training classes in an effort to provide the best possible service for the community.

Constable Swartz was re-elected to additional terms in 1998, 2004 , 2010 and again in 2016.  He has performed all aspects of the position including prisoner transport,  serving arrest warrants, serving civil hearing notices, subpoena service, levy service and execution sales.  He continues to provide professional service for the residents of Laureldale and surrounding communities.

Tim is also the webmaster for the Berks County Constables web site at  Any questions about this site or general questions about Berks County Constables can be email to Tim at


Education                                                   Awards and Affiliations
BA Alvernia College 1980 cum laude                   Muhlenberg Twp. School District
Major- Criminal Justice Administration                Hall of Fame Inductee 2006     
Minor- Security Administration
                                                                                  Reading Police Department     
Muhlenberg High School                                        Commendation 2003
1976 Graduate
                                                                                   Reading Fire Department
Temple University                                                    Medal of Valor- 2003
Criminal Justice Training Programs
PCCD Certification W000249                                  Reading Fire Department
                                                                                    Medal of Valor 1996
Lackawanna College
Advanced Firearms Training                                   Red Cross National Award for
                                                                                    Extraordinary Personal Action
Harrisburg Area Community College
Constable Continuing Education Training             Muhlenberg High School Football
                                                                                    MVP/Co Captain/Berks All Star
Commonwealth Of PA                                        
Department of Health                                              Muhlenberg High School Track
Emergency Medical Technician Course                  School and County Record
American Heart Association                                    Reading Fire Department
Healthcare Provider Course (CPR/AED)               Firefighter- 1988 to present
PA State Constables Association                            Int. Assoc. of Firefighters
Basic Constable Education Course                         Local 1803
Berks County Prison Staff                                        Laureldale Recreation Board
Firearms Qualification Course                                 2000-2005
Pa Bureau of Corrections Staff Development      Muhlenberg Twp Firemans Relief
Basic Security Awareness                                       President-1986-2007
Commonwealth of PA, Dept of Justice                  Goodwill Fire Company -Hyde Park 
Bureau of Corrections Correctional Academy      25 yrs active service FF/Chief
National Institute of Corrections                            PA State Constables Assn
Jail Operations Course                                             President 2008
Taser International                                                   Berks County Prison
Taser Certification                                                     Sergeant 1980-1988
Constable Tim Swartz
P.O. Box 125
Temple, PA 19560