Our Department

The New Holland Police Department has been serving the community since 1926. We currently serve Earl Township and New Holland Borough in beautiful north east Lancaster county on a 24/7 basis. Our community has a total population of over 12,000 residents within 25 square miles. Historically the community has had a strong mix of agriculture and commercial businesses and interests. We are fortunate to maintain that vibrant combination today. We are also the home of the ELANCO School district office, Garden Spot High School and Middle School, as well as New Holland Elementary school. We also have numerous Mennonite schools and over a dozen “one-room” schoolhouses.

Our Department currently is made up of 15 sworn officers (14 full-time) and two civilians (1 full time Administrative Assistant).  We share space with the New Holland Borough office at 436 E. Main St. (Rt. 23) in New Holland.

We are dispatched by the Lancaster County-Wide Communications Center. Members of the Department also participate in various regional task forces, including:

SERT- The Lancaster county Special Emergency Response Team, officers trained to handle barricaded gunmen, high risk warrants, hostage incidents, etc.,  

SCTF/Strike Team- South Central Task Force made up of officers from South Central Pennsylvania that respond to major incidents requiring specially trained officers, such as crowd control, disturbances, or large planned events,

DTF- The Lancaster County Drug Task Force,

Lancaster County Crash Team- specially trained officers that handle serious vehicle crash investigations,

Lancaster County DUI Task Force- a collaborative effort to make our roads safer by taking impaired drivers off of them,

Lancaster County Major Crime Unit-  team effort created to assist member agencies with major crimes, homicide investigations,

Lancaster County Forensic Team- officers specially trained in techniques to identify, preserve and collect physical evidence

to name a few. Our Department provides full services to our constituents including responding to all calls for service, as well as business and bank checks, a vacation home check program, vehicle lockouts, as well as the traditional duties of police officers everywhere. We accomplish this through patrol by car, bicycle and foot. We have a collaborative effort with the school district to utilize a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) at the schools. Our officers are available to speak on a variety of law enforcement related topics at schools or for civic groups. All of these efforts are aimed at accomplishing our Department’s Mission, to create and maintain a “safe and sound community through excellence in public service”. 

Admin. Assistant. Janet Hagey “ x 321 `Det. Joshua Bitner “ x 324 Sgt. John Yanarella “ x 338 Sgt. Mark Willwerth “ x 328 Off. Michael Zimmerman “ x 330 Off. Troy Deshong “ x 337 Off. Wendell Metzler “ x 326 Off. James Young “ x 323 Off. Jed Custer “ x 327 Off. Daniel Achenbach “ 717-354-1540 Off. Tyler Fritz “ x 366  Off. Michael Specht “ x 339 Off. Joshua Beideman “ x 325  Off. Joel Stoltzfus" x 371  Off. Brett Reifsnyder " x 372  Off. Gerry Weaver “