Frequently Asked Questions

The mailing address for the police department is:

West Earl Township Police, 157 W. Metzler Road, PO Box 787, Brownstown, PA 17508

If attempting to locate the physical location of the department using GPS or other mapping software, please enter the following address:

157 West Metzler Road, Ephrata, PA 17522

No.  The Township does not have an alarm registration ordinance.  It is suggested you keep your alarm company up to date with after hour contact information in case of an emergency.

You may submit a right to know request by using the "RTK Request" tab found at the top of the page.  

The Township Right to Know Officer is:

Candie Johnson, Township Manager

West Earl Township

157 West Metzler Road, PO Box 787

Brownstown, PA 17508

(717) 859-1411

The West Earl Township Police Department abides by all rules and regulations contained within Act 3 of 2008, Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law.

You must first obtain a permit from the Township before placing building or other materials, a dumpster or other trash receptacle or any other items within or otherwise occupy any portion of any Township or state road, including but not limited to the sidewalk.   You must comply with the requirements found under Section 152-31 of the Township Code before a permit will be issued.

The West Earl Township Police Department provides twenty-four hour protection and service to the residents of West Earl Township and Akron Borough.  For emergencies, dial 911.  For non-emergency calls, you may contact Lancaster County Wide Communications at (717) 664-1100, or the police department at (717) 859-1411.