Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is the Lititz Borough Police Station?
- How do I become a Police Officer?
- What should I do if someone asks for my personal information over the phone or email?
- What should I do if I get a Traffic Ticket?
- What is the Bicycle Helmet Law in PA?
- What are the parking meter times in Lititz Borough?
- I purchased my child a mini-motorcycle, minibike, pocket bike or motorized scooter, where can he/she ride it?
- What is the law concerning window tint?
- Does Lititz Borough have a curfew?
- How do I report a crime in progress?
- How do I contact a Police Officer?
- What should I do if I get a Parking Ticket?
The Lititz Borough Police Station is located at 7 South Broad Street Lititz, PA 17543 which is located at the intersection of South Broad Street (State Route 501) and East Main Street(State Route 772).
In order to be a Police Officer in Pennsylvania you must be Act 120 Certified. Certification is achieved by attending the Municipal Police Officers' Education & Training Commission (MPOETC) Police Academy. There are two basic ways to attend an Academy:
Pre-Service: Paying your our way through the Academy. You would need to apply to an Academy and get accepted. Once you complete the Academy and Certification process you would be able to apply to Police Departments for Police Officer positions.
In-Service: This is when a Police Department pays your way through the Academy. If a job is list and ACT 120 is not a requirement anyone may apply. If you are hired the Police Department will send you to the academy.
You should seriously consider who you are dealing with and the reason for the contact prior to giving out you personal information. Unsolicited emails, text messages and phone calls could be a scam. Never give your personal information to someone from a business or company you do not use. If you receive a message from a business that you do use and you think if may be a scam, just call your local branch, store or office to confirm the message.
Phishing is a common scam occurring today. This scam includes unsolicited emails, text messages and phone calls used to obtain personal information. The scam involves the scammer pretending to be a legitimate trustworthy business. This could be a bank, credit card company or any other genuine entity including the IRS. The scam works by a ploy where the victim is asked to visit a website or place a phone call because there has been a problem. This problem could be anything from a security breech to a network failure. Once the website is visited or the call placed the victim will be asked to verify their personal information. Once this is done the scammer will have all the information needed to steal the victim’s identity.
If you feel you were the victim of a scam contact you local police department.
Examples of a Scam:
If you get a traffic ticket you have a few options. One thing you should do is read the back of the citation, which will explain all of your rights and obligations along with how to respond to the citation by mail. You will then have to decide if you are pleading guilty of not guilty. If you pled not guilty the District Court will schedule your case for a summary trial to be heard at the District Court office. At the trial you, the Officer and any witnesses will be given the opportunity to testify. You will also have the opportunity to question the Police Officer about the citation. At the end of the trial the District Judge will then make a determination as your guilt or innocence. If you pled guilty you will then need to pay the sum of the citation to the District Court Office. The Police Department does NOT accept payments for citations. Payment plans may be available but are not a guarantee. Requests for payment plans will need to go through the District Judge.
District Judge Edward A. Tobin
District Court 02-2-08
690 Furnace Hills Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
Our local District Court covers Lititz Borough, Warwick Township, Elizabeth Township and West Earl Township.
Pennsylvania law states that anyone under 12 years of age shall not operate or ride as a passenger including riding in a restraining seat or in trailer being towed, unless they are wearing a helmet. Pennsylvania law also states that a parent or guardian shall not allow a child to violate this section or any other section related to bicycles.
Parking Meter Hours are:
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Meters do not need to be paid on Sundays or Holidays.
In Pennsylvania no one may ride a motorized vehicle on the sidewalk with wheelchairs being the exception. In order to ride a motorized vehicle on a roadway you must meet certain requirements: you must have a valid driver’s license, the vehicle must be registered and insured and pass PA inspection regulations. Your child may be able to ride on private property as long as they have permission from the owner of the property.
In Pennsylvania most window tint is illegal, but some exceptions due exist. For example a medical exception can be obtained from a Physician.
The PA Vehicle Code reads “No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sun screening device or other material which does not permit a person to see or view the inside of the vehicle through the windshield, side wing or side window of the vehicle.”
70% of the light must pass through the window
Yes. The curfew is for anyone under the age of eighteen. The curfew is in effect everyday of the year. The curfew is:
Anyone under the age of 16 years:
Sunday through Thursday from 10:00pm to 6:00am.
Friday and Saturday 11:00pm to 6:00am.
Anyone 16 or 17 years of age:
Sunday through Thursday from 11:00pm to 6:00am.
Friday and Saturday Midnight to 6:00am.
To report a crime in progress call 9-1-1. It is much easier to investigate a crime when it is happening or shortly after then hours or days later. Many citizens do not call the Police when a crime is happening because they are afraid of bothering the Police. Calls for crime in progress are never a bother to the Police.
You can contact any of the Lititz Borough Police Officers at (717)626-6393 or through the Contact Us menu link.
If you get a parking ticket you have two options. You can dispute the ticket by filling out a “Parking Ticket Dispute” form. That form is available at the Lititz Borough Police Station Monday through Friday 7am to 6pm or a downloadable PDF form is available below. The form will be given to the Police Officer who wrote the ticket. The Officer will then decide whether or not to void the ticket. The Officer may contact you to speak with you about the dispute. The second option is to pay the ticket. The ticket can be paid by dropping off the envelope at the Police Station or in the mail slot on the inside door of the Borough Office. If a parking ticket is not disputed or paid the Officer will file a citation with the District Court for failure to make payment. This will increase the amount of the ticket.