In January of 1992 the Southern Police Department was formed when the boroughs of New Freedom and Shrewsbury decided to merge their police departments. At that time the department was using the Shrewsbury Borough Municipal building as their headquarters.
In November of 1997 the name Southern Regional Police was adopted.
In November of 1998 the department moved to the newly built facility at 47 E. High St. in New Freedom, PA. Glen Rock Borough and the Southern York School District requested the services of the department during this time.
In 1999 Railroad Borough also requested the department to provide police services to their area.
In January 2014 Stewartstown Borough joined as a full time member of SRPD. SRPD also began providing providing part-time Police services to Winterstown Borough and Southeastern School District.
To date, the department now proudly provides full services to the Boroughs of Shrewsbury, Glen Rock, New Freedom, and Stewartstown with limited police services provided to Railroad Borough. We also provide full-time School Resource Officer services to the Southern York County and Southeastern School Districts.