Command Staff

MATTHEW POHLE – SUPPORT SERVICES LIEUTENANT

Lieutenant Pohle was hired by East Hempfield Township in January, 1999 as a Patrol Officer. During his time on patrol Lieutenant Pohle held additional roles as a Field Training Officer, and Evidence Technician. Lieutenant Pohle was promoted to Detective in 2012, and then Sergeant in 2014. Upon his promotion to Sergeant, Lieutenant Pohle supervised the Criminal Investigation Unit of the department. Lieutenant Pohle was promoted to his current position in April, 2020, where he oversees the Support Services Division of the department.

Lieutenant Pohle graduated from Manheim Township High School and York College. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Lieutenant Pohle is also a trained polygraph examiner. Lieutenant Pohle believes that dedication and accountability are the key attributes of a good police officer.

CHRISTOPHER H. CHASE – PATROL OPERATIONS LIEUTENANT

Lieutenant Chase was hired by the East Hempfield Township Police Department in January 2007. He began his career in the patrol division and then spent six years working as a detective in the Criminal Investigative Division. In the Spring of 2018 Lieutenant Chase was promoted to a Patrol Sergeant where he spent the next two years, and was subsequently assigned to the Detective Sergeant position in the Spring of 2020. Over the course of his career, Lieutenant Chase has attended numerous trainings that have focused on both patrol functions as well as criminal investigative functions.

Lieutenant Chase graduated from Warwick High School where upon graduation he attended and graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. He then attended Penn State University where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice in the Spring of 2006. Over the course of his career, Lieutenant Chase has received recognition for significant police incidents in both his role as a detective and a supervisor. In his spare time, Lieutenant Chase enjoys exercising, outdoor activities and supporting his favorite sports teams. Lieutenant Chase is a staunch advocate of the T.E.A.M approach in that everyone works together to serve the community as opposed to meeting individual goals.