Officer Termination Statement

As of October 21, 2021, following a Bureau of Police internal investigation into the use and submission of false records related to the City’s COVID-19 reporting protocols, Heather Schaeffer and Benjamin Lapp have been terminated from their positions as police officers of the City of Lancaster for violating required standards of conduct, for conduct unbecoming an officer and for conduct suggesting they are unfit for service as police officers. In accordance with Lancaster City personnel policies, no additional information will be made available.