One of our goals going into 2021 is to continue building strong bonds with our community. We say “our” community because, as you will see, we are a part of this community as well. For instance, did you know that 3 out of 4 of our full-time officers live right here in Strasburg Borough? And all our full-time officers live in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District; 2 of which have children or grandchildren currently attending L-S.
The Strasburg Borough Police Department will be highlighting a different officer each month in an effort to better acquaint you with YOUR police department. Each officer’s contact information will be provided, and we invite you to really get to know us!
Chief Nick Ferretti, then Sergeant, was sworn-in as the new Strasburg Borough Chief of Police on January 12, 2021. Chief Ferretti has been a Police Officer with the Strasburg Borough Police Department since 1987 and was previously promoted to Sergeant in 2018.
Chief Ferretti serves as the department Evidence Custodian, Records Manager and Firearms Instructor. Chief Ferretti is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department to include the scheduling of special details and operations, overseeing department training and ensuring policy compliance. Additionally, he has received specialized training in in all facets of Law Enforcement to include leadership development.
Chief Ferretti grew up right here in Strasburg Borough and lived here until 2004. Since then, Chief Ferretti has been a resident of Lampeter, PA with his wife of over 30 years, Jill. The Ferretti's have three boys, Vince, Alex and Luca.
When he is not here at the police department, Chief Ferretti volunteers as a Grounds Keeper for the Strasburg Jaycee Park and in his free time enjoys riding motorcycles, playing softball, fishing and spending time with his family at their cabin in Huntingdon County.
Officer Brad Klunk is our Senior Patrol Officer. Officer Klunk has been a Full-Time Police Officer with the Strasburg Borough Police Department since February of 1995.
In addition to his patrol duties, Officer Klunk also serves as a Field Training Officer, is member of the Lancaster County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and has specialized training in cases involving child victims.
Officer Klunk has been a resident of Strasburg Borough since 1992 and lives with his wife, Doreen. The Klunk's have three children and five grandchildren. Officer Klunk is an avid golfer and enjoys hunting and Ford Mustangs.
Officer Jerald T. Drane began his Law Enforcement career in May of 1985 where he served 16 years as a part-time police officer for two different agencies in western Pennsylvania. In 2001, Officer Drane moved to Strasburg and became a full-time Officer with the Strasburg Borough Police Department.
In addition to serving as a uniformed patrol officer, Officer Drane is a member of the Lancaster County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). Officer Drane has also received specialized training in DUI Enforcement and assists in the maintenance of the patrol fleet. However, his favorite part of protecting and serving our small community is the personal relationships he has made with the Borough’s residents, many of whom have become close friends over the years.
Officer Drane and his wife of over 40 years, Judy, have one daughter and one grandson, both of whom live in western PA. In his off-time Officer Drane likes to collect model trains and can be found restoring his 1969 Plymouth Road Runner.
Officer Robert E. Burns is our newest Full-Time Officer. He began his career with the Strasburg Borough Police Department in February 2017, though he has been in Law Enforcement since 2005. Most of his career has been spent serving in Monroe County Pennsylvania, located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. During that time Officer Burns gained experience as a uniformed Patrol Officer and a Detective with the Monroe County Drug Task Force. Officer Burns was eventually promoted to Assistant Director of the Drug Task Force and Director of the Monroe County DUI Program.
Currently Officer Burns serves Strasburg Borough as a uniformed Patrol Officer, as well as, a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Taser Instructor and Baton Instructor.
Officer Burns is honored to not only work in Strasburg Borough but to be able to call Strasburg his home. He lives here in the Borough with his wife Brittany and their four boys, Jackson, Wyatt, Eli and Lincoln. Officer Burns enjoys camping and hiking with his family.
Officer Matthew Neidinger is our longest serving Part-Time Officer. Officer Neidinger has been with the Strasburg Borough Police Department since January 2007 but has been a Police Officer since February of 1995.
Officer Neidinger also serves as a patrol supervisor with the West Lampeter Township Police Department. Over the course of his career Officer Neidinger has received numerous trainings in the area of crash/collision investigation and is a certified Crash Reconstructionist. Officer Neidinger is also a Field Training Officer and Crime Scene Photographer.
Officer Neidinger is a Strasburg Borough resident and an active member of the community, volunteering his time to coordinate and participated in fundraising for numerous non-profit initiatives including Camp Cadet of Lancaster County and the Susquehanna Burn Camp for Kids. He is also an active member of (and volunteer for) the Sons of the American Legion in Mount Joy PA, American Legion Riders in Mount Joy PA, and also participates with LS Together.
Officer Neidinger and his wife share 3 children and 4 grandchildren. In his off time, Officer Neidinger enjoys spending time with his family, riding motorcycles, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating and kayaking.
Officer Kirk Wolfe began his career as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the United States Air Force. During his time in Security Forces, Officer Wolfe served as a Counter push Drug Officer, SWAT Team Leader, Law Enforcement Flight Chief, Instructor at the Law Enforcement Academy and Security Forces Advisor to Base Commander during wartime operations. Officer Wolfe finished his career with the United States Air Force as a Commissioned Officer, where he retired as a Captain, serving as an Air Surveillance Officer on AWACS Aircraft.
After retiring from the Air Force, Officer Wolfe became a Police Officer with the Lancaster City Bureau of Police where he served in the Mounted Unit, Bike Unit, as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer and Instructor, Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) Negotiator and TEAM Officer with the School District of Lancaster.
After retiring from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police, Officer Wolfe came to work Part-Time for the Strasburg Borough Police Department (SBPD) and the New Holland Police Department and as Pastor of the Bridgeville Evangelical Congregational Church.
Officer Wolfe continues to serve as SBPD’s representative on the Lancaster County SERT Team as a Negotiator and as an Instructor for the Lancaster CIT Team.
Officer Wolfe and his wife Susan have five daughters, four sons-in-law and 10 grandchildren. He enjoys martial arts, karate, taekwondo, motorcycles, skiing, hunting, softball, reading, horseback riding, playing guitar and learning the Spanish language.