Elizabethtown Borough Police Department

Chief Derek A. Koch
Address 600 South Hanover Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Phone (717) 367-6540
Fax (717) 367-2332
Website https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/elizabethtownpd

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Elizabethtown Borough - Police Officer July 20, 2024




The Elizabethtown Police Department has been serving the community since 1911.  Elizabethtown Borough has a population of approximately 11,500 residents and includes the Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown Area High and Middle School Campus and two elementary schools.  The department employs 18 full time police officers and 2 administrative civilian personnel.  Officers include the chief of police, lieutenant, corporals, detectives, school resource officer and patrol officers.  The department is dispatched through the Lancaster County-Wide Communications

Department officers are assigned to various county task forces and teams to include Lancaster County Drug Task Force, Lancaster County Major Crimes Unit, Lancaster County Forensics Team, and a Regional Crash Investigative Team.  The police station also serves as a regional booking center for the fingerprinting and photographing of criminal suspects.  This regional facility is utilized by three other police departments.  

The Elizabethtown Police Department is an approved education and training facility by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  This certification allows qualifying Veterans to receive their GI Bill Education Benefits as they complete their apprenticeship and on-the-job training during the first year of their employment with the police department.  The training program meets the requirements of the CFR 21.4262 (OJT).


The Elizabethtown Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police services by empowering our members and the community to work in partnership with the goal of improving the quality of life within Elizabethtown Borough, while at the same time maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity. 



We are committed to working in partnership with the community and each other to identify and resolve issues which impact public safety.


We are committed to respecting individual rights, human dignity and the value of all members of the community and the department.


We are committed to nurturing the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.  


We are committed to providing the highest quality of professional law enforcement service to the community with the goal of enhancing the quality of life within Elizabethtown Borough. 


We are committed to empowering our members and the community to resolve problems by creating an environment that encourages solutions that address the needs of the community.

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