Police Services

Lancaster Township is contracted with the Manheim Township Police Department for police protection

To read the latest police incident reports, click here

The 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: dial 9 1 1
Non-emergencies:  (717) 664-1180
Anonymous Tips:  (717) 569-2816
To contact a specific officer or leave a message for an officer (24/7)Call 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 (24 hrs. a day/7 days a week)
Tom Rudzinski, Chief of Police: (717) 569-6401 x1462
Debbie Broskey, Admin. Assistant: (717) 569-6401 x1406

Q.  Parking ticket:   Q1. How do I handle paying it?   and   Q2. How do I dispute it?
A1.  Parking tickets issued within Lancaster Township can be paid at the township office during regular business hours. The tickets are issued by the Manheim Township Police. The following applies in order to make the payment at the township office:
1.         Parking tickets must be paid within 5 days of being issuedAfter 5 days, you will need to go to the Manheim Township Police Station located at 1825 Municipal Drive, Lancaster.
2.         You must bring the actual parking ticket with you. The township cannot accept a payment without a ticket, and cannot call the police for you.
3.         DO NOT leave the ticket w/payment in the after-hours drop box. 
4.         Payment can be in the form of cash, check (made payable to Lancaster Township), or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). The township does not accept American Express.
5.         If you do not have the ticket, you must go to the Manheim Township Police Station located at 1825 Municipal Drive, Lancaster.

A2.  To dispute a parking ticket, you must go to the Manheim Township Police Station located at 1825 Municipal Drive, Lancaster, or call (717) 569-6401. The township has no authority over disputes with parking tickets.

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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