The City of Bethlehem is the 7th
largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Bethlehem is located in both Lehigh and Northampton counties. We are the only City in Pennsylvania located in two different counties. The Bethlehem Police Department is the 8th
largest police department in the state. Our budgeted strength is 154 sworn officers.
The Bethlehem Police Department is a progressive and diversified police force. Over the past five years, we have made great strides in increasing the number of minorities on the police department to fit the overall diversity of our city and the needs of our citizens. Please see the diversity breakdown of the department below.