West Hempfield Township Police Department

Chief Lisa Layden
Address 3476 Marietta Avenue
Lancaster PA 17601
Phone (717) 285-5191
Website http://www.westhempfield.org/subpage.php?link=police

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
West Hempfield Township - ACT 120 Certified Police Officer $72,663.00 June 30, 2024



The West Hempfield Township Police Department is a 21 Officer Police Department including the Chief of Police, with one Police Administrative Support personnel.  Under the leadership of Chief Lisa Layden, we are a progressive and professional police department, focused on serving the community.  Our Officers and personnel embrace the best practices of police service and the latest technology to achieve these goals.

Our Police Department currently has Officers assigned to the following:

Drug Task Force

Lancaster County Crash Team, which investigates serious and fatal crashes

Criminal Investigation Division, which includes a full time Detective Sergeant and Detective

Certified Drone Pilots who assist in mapping and photographing major crime scenes and crashes, within Lancaster County

Certified Bicycle Patrol Officers, who not only participate in community events, but also patrol parks and neighborhoods 


The vision of the West Hempfield Township Police Department is to be a professional law enforcement agency that shall strive to achieve the highest degree of excellence through progressive enforcement, public safety and community service. That all department personnel shall act with honesty and integrity, maintaining an environment that is responsive to the needs of our community and our personnel.


It shall be the mission of the West Hempfield Township Police Department to provide prompt, professional and competent service at all times; to promote public education and awareness regarding crime reduction and traffic safety; to promote public safety through law enforcement and by striving to recognize and eliminating potential traffic hazards; to investigate criminal activity and to actively enforce applicable statues; to reduce criminal activity through aggressive patrol and public awareness education; and to continually evaluate the needs of the community and our personnel.


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