The Office of Community Engagement is an outreach unit focusing on building relationships and trust with residents and businesses in Lancaster City. This unit promotes proactive engagements between the Bureau and the community through forums, events, and meetings.
These events provide community members with ongoing opportunities to deliver feedback, discuss public safety challenges, and develop positive relationships with Lancaster City police officers.
Establishing strong partnerships with community leaders, organizations, and residents is essential to community-oriented policing. Most importantly, community members and the police must work together to advance constructive public safety efforts. The Lancaster City Bureau of Police is committed to working alongside our community to develop the best solutions that will improve the quality of life for all residents in Lancaster City.
The Office of Community Engagement aims to continue strengthening the outstanding relationship between the community and the Bureau by providing transparency and open communication with the public.
Every year, the Office of Community Engagement participates in Coffee with a Cop, National Night Out, K-9 Unit Demos, Brightside Fall Fest, Faith and Blue, Toys 4 Tots, Shop with a Cop, and more.
The Office of Community Engagement includes:
- Cadet Program
- Chaplain Program
- Crime Prevention Unit
- K-9 Unit
- Police Athletic League (PAL)
- Police Social Workers
- Public Information Officer (PIO)
- School Resource Officers
- Teaching, Educating, and Mentoring (T.E.A.M.) Program
Contact Office of Community Engagement
Lt Jason Zahm, Office of Community Engagement Lieutenant, by phone at (717) 735-1784, or by email at [email protected].
Sgt. Todd Grager, Office of Community Engagement Sergeant, by phone at (717) 735-3372, or by email at [email protected].