Selective Enforcement Unit
The Lancaster City Bureau of Police Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) is made up of officers from within the Patrol Division. The unit consists of several patrol officers that are under the direct supervision of a sergeant.
The unit addresses specific violations of the law that may be public nuisances to the City’s residents. This allows for officers assigned to one of the Patrol Division’s four platoons to focus on calls for service, while longer term problems are handled by the SEU.
Types of crimes that are frequently targeted by the SEU include Quality of Life violations (i.e., noise, littering and alcohol violations among others), street level drug operations, speeding, prostitution and other sex offense violations.
Patrol officer positions within the SEU unit are temporary assignments; therefore giving the opportunity for a broader level of experience for officers within the Patrol Division.