One of the most effective ways to prevent crime in a community is by educating residents about the law. The Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) provides the public with information on how they can assist in deterring crime in their neighborhood and where they can seek help if a crime takes place.
The officers in this unit serve as a link between the police and the community. They partner with schools, clubs, and after-school programs to provide lessons on public safety, how to recognize a crime, and understanding the law.
The Crime Prevention Unit encompasses the School Resource Officer (SRO) program, the Teaching Education And Mentoring (T.E.A.M.) program, and the Police Athletic League (PAL) program.
In addition to educating the public, these programs facilitate positive interactions between students and our officers to help mitigate any fear and mistrust some youth feel towards law enforcement. The CPU continues to profoundly impact our community by forging long-lasting positive relationships between the community and Lancaster City police.
Contact Crime Prevention Sergeant
If you need more information on our crime prevention programs, please contact Sgt. Joel Thomas by calling (717) 735-3369 or emailing [email protected].