Responsibilities

The Manheim Township Police Department consists of 65 full-time sworn police officers and 14 full-time and part-time civilian employees.  The officers patrol the 23.88 square miles of Manheim Township, 2.0 square miles of East Petersburg Borough, and the 6.0 square miles of Lancaster Township, serving an approximate population of 62,000 residents.  The area we cover encompasses the majority of the limited access highways in Lancaster County (Routes 30, 283, and 222) as well as Lancaster Airport, the fourth busiest airport in Pennsylvania.  The police department is organized into three functioning divisions, the Patrol Division, the Special Operations Division, and the Administrative Services Division.

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Patrol Division - The patrol division is commanded by Lieutenant Charles M. Melhorn, Jr. Under his command are the following:

* Administrative Sergeant, who also serves as the department Public Information Officer and Accreditation Manager.

* Four, 11 uniformed officer platoons, each supervised by a Sergeant.

* A Patrol Support Section, overseeing the uniformed Civilian Police Aides and an officer tasked with targeting DUI enforcement, which is also supervised by a Sergeant.

* School Resource Officers for the Manheim Township School District and the School District of Lancaster.

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Special Operations Division - The special operations division is commanded by Lieutenant Robert D. Baldwin.  Under his command are the following:

* Detective Sergeant

* Seven plain clothes detectives, including one permanently assigned to the Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

* Youth Aid Panel -  This alternative program was created for dealing with youthful first-time offenders to handle their criminal case outside the juvenile court system by a volunteer citizen panel, which oversight and input from the police department.

* Criminal Intelligence and Homeland Security

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Administrative Services Division - The administrative services division is commanded by Lieutenant Wayne M. Wagner, Jr.  Under his command are the following:

* Administrative Sergeant

* Records

* Evidence and Property

* Training

* Hiring / Recruiting

* Front Desk / Reception

* Internal Affairs

* Crime Prevention and Community Outreach

* Equipment, Information Technology, and the Physical Plant.