About the Lancaster City Bureau of Police


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On behalf of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police, I welcome you to our website. Our bureau began in 1865. Since then, many men and women have proudly served our great city by joining the ranks of a well-respected police force. Our sworn and civilian employees are devoted to serving the diverse neighborhoods of Lancaster. 

The mission of the Lancaster Bureau of Police is to provide outstanding service with professionalism and integrity. Our motto is straightforward: Duty, honor, courage and commitment.

This year, our department will continue to build on the many successful partnerships already created with our citizens, various community organizations, business leaders, clergy and other groups. We also look to forming many new and challenging relationships in the upcoming years.

Our bureau has many community policing programs. These initiatives include the Citizen’s Police Academy, the Police Cadet Program, and Police Athletic League (PAL).

Our city is divided into eight geographic sectors.  In addition to these sectors is the Downtown Improvement District, commonly referred to as “The DID.”  This area covers downtown Lancaster and overlaps parts of four sectors.  The police officers that patrol these sectors can be reached through email and voicemail. 

Our success can only be measured by the level of confidence and support that we receive from Lancaster's proud citizens. This can only happen when all residents obtain a decent quality of life.

Join our team and help us make Lancaster an even better city than it already is!

Keith R. Sadler
Chief of Police