MTPD Mourns the Passing of Retired Chief Paul D. Rager

The Manheim Township Police Department mourns the passing of Retired Chief of Police Paul D. Rager. Chief Rager started as a volunteer auxiliary officer in 1963 and was hired as a patrol officer in 1966. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1970 and Lieutenant in 1972 where he commanded the patrol division. In 1987, Rager was the first chief to be promoted from within the department. He retired in 2006 after serving the citizens of Manheim Township for 40 years. Chief Rager is a past president of both the Lancaster County Chiefs of Police Association and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. Details on the service for Chief Rager can be found at

MEDIA POST CONTACT: Chief Thomas E. Rudzinski, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1462, C: 717-808-6808,