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Lisa Layden, Chief of Police
On Friday, February 7, 2020; Officer Gabe Rimolo was recognized by PA Aggressive Driving Enforcement Program for his enforcement efforts during the 2019 Enforcement year. Ofc.
West Hempfield Township Police are trying to identify the suspects in the attached photographs concerning a retail theft at K-Mart on February 1, 2020. If you can identify them, please contact Ofc. Christopher Pfeiffer at 717-285-5191 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The pictured female entered the K-Mart Store at 3975 Columbia Ave on 12/22/19 around 1536 hrs and stole just under $300.00 worth of merchandise. If anyone recognizes the subject, please contact Ofc. Christopher Pfeiffer at 717-285-5191 or email@example.com
West Hempfield Township Police would like to Thank the Columbia American Legion (329 Chestnut Street, Columbia) for their generous donation to our police officers. With their donation, we are able to outfit our patrol division with brand new “Ultra Stinger LED” flash lights. Thank You again!!
On December 11, 2019 at approximately 5:30 P.M.; the pictured female entered the Rutter’s Convenience Store on Hempland Road and later left the store without paying for alcohol she took from the coolers. If you can identify the female, please contact Ofc. Gabe Rimolo at 717-285-5191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the 3rd year in a row, Officer Bart Hollis has coordinated efforts with Farmdale Elementary and Mountville Elementary Schools to participate in the “Good 2 Give” program. The program “gives back” to our community and is a helping hand to families who need a boost at Christmas time. This year, along with the gracious help of Patriot Towing, we were able to help 10 different families enjoy a few extra gifts from Santa Clause. Assisting with the program were; Ofc
During the October 1, 2019 West Hempfield Township Board of Supervisor’s Meeting, the board recognized Corporal Douglas L. Ober for his exemplary performance and officially promoted him to the rank of Sergeant.
Sgt. Ober has been with the West Hempfield Township Police since February of 2002. Prior to joining our department, he was a police officer at Manheim Borough Police for 5 years.
Follow up story – “FIVE-O-BINGO”
On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Tara Ney sponsored a purse bingo event for the West Hempfield Township Police Department to help offset the associated costs with the up fitting of our Humvee for departmental use. Through her tireless work, her devotion to our department, she was able to present a check for the project in the amount of (just over) $5,000, to West Hempfield Township Police Chief Lisa Layden.
On Tuesday, June 18, 2019; The DUI Council of Lancaster County held their annual “DUI TOP GUN AWARD” ceremony at the Lancaster County Training Center. Several Lancaster County Law Enforcement Officers were awarded the “TOP GUN AWARD” for their enforcement efforts of getting impaired drivers off of our roadways.
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