Police, District Magistrate, Youth Aid Panel

Lancaster Township is contracted with the Manheim Township Police Department for police protection. MTPD utilizes the CRIMEWATCH® Network to provide access to information that impacts your safety.  You can sign up on the CRIMEWATCH® Network to receive local alerts via email, or download the CRIMEWATCH® mobile app available for Android and iOS. Always use the information found on the site responsibly! 

MTPD Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/ManheimTwpPD

Police are available by telephone 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Residents wishing to contact the police should do so by calling the numbers below. (Please do not call the Lancaster Township office, or leave messages for the police on the Lancaster Township voicemail.)

Emergency Only: dial 9 1 1
Non-emergencies:  (717) 664-1180
To contact a specific officer or leave a message for an officerCall Manheim Township at (717) 569-6401.
Disputes of Parking Tickets or other Violations:  (717) 569-6401

Manheim Township Police Department
1825 Municipal Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Administrative Office:  (717) 569-6401
Tom Rudzinski, Chief of Police: (717) 569-6401 x1462
Debbie Broskey, Admin. Assistant: (717) 569-6401 x1406


District Magistrate Office
(District 02-2-03; Lancaster Township)
Mary Mongiovi Sponaugle, Esq.
1351 Elm Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603-4632
Ph: (717) 299-7898; Fax: (717) 390-2345
Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm


Lancaster Township Youth Aid Panel

A volunteer panel. Accepts cases involving non-violent juvenile offenders where the offense occurred in Lancaster Township. The panel is an option that the juvenile offender can pursue instead of going to Juvenile Court or the District Justice.

Meets in the evening—the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Lancaster Township Municipal Building. Generally, the panel hears three cases during this meeting. It provides an alternative way to handle first time juvenile offenders.

Candidates wishing to participate on the panel must have child protective clearance, complete an 8-week training course, and be willing to make a one-year commitment.  If you are interested in volunteering, call Allen Leed at (717) 569-6401 extension 592.