Altoona Police Department

Joseph Merrill
Police Chief
Joe Cox
Deputy Police Chief
Lt. Nathan Snyder
Commander of Patrol Division
Lt. Ashley Day
Commander of Criminal Investigations
Lt. Dan Vasil
Commander of Support Services Division
Brenda Prosser
Clerical Associate II
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The Altoona Police Department is a full-service police agency dedicated to improving the lives of the Altoona citizens and visitors. The primary goals of the Altoona Police Department are numerous and diverse. They include the protection of life and property, resolution of conflicts, and providing a sense of security in the community. The Altoona Police Department enforces all state and local laws and endeavor to reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through prevention strategies. The Altoona Police Department is responsible for the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders, as well as the preservation of peace in the City of Altoona.