EPD Policies

The members of the Elizabethtown Police Department (EPD) strive to be transparent in our actions, decisions, and communications with both the people we work with and those we serve. This ensures that we are honest and open in our interactions and decision making. We are genuine with those we communicate with and endeavor to create trusting relationships. We accept feedback and are comfortable in responding to criticism and finding ways to improve.

The EPD builds trust with our colleagues, partners, and communities by being open about what we have done and why we have done it and by keeping our promises so community members can rely on us when needed. For this reason, the EPD is establishing a series of links for public access into the agency policy manual. Some policies which may contain law enforcement sensitive or restricted information are either presented in a redacted format or are withheld entirely. 

The EPD is working through the process of becoming an accredited law enforcement agency with the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC). The agency utilizes an automated policy management web-based application (Lexipol) to manage and assure that all EPD agency members have access to the current and complete written directives and agency guidance. This means that EPD officers can view this guidance from any remote platform with real time access. This platform also provides the EPD tools to assure that the officers receive regular, on-going, updated training on our policies and procedures on a daily basis.  

The EPD may post or remove policies to this page based upon the review cycle and as updates are made.