Since 1960, the West Manchester Township Police Department has increased to a current sworn force of 26 full-time members. This force includes a police chief, administrative sergeant, 3 patrol sergeants, a detective sergeant, 2 detectives, 17 patrol officers, and a drug task force officer. The force is supported by an office manager and two office assistants.
The 2012 budget for the Police Department totals $2,581,735. In 2012 the salary for a first-year patrol officer with state required training is $52,708.84; the cost of outfitting that new officer is more than $5,000; and the price of a fully equipped patrol vehicle is approximately $35,000. These expenses are somewhat higher than those incurred during the first year of operation in 1960 when the annual budget totaled $17,000.
The Department moved into a new facility in November 2001, which is located at 380 East Berlin Road. The modern facility provides much needed additional space and technological advantages.
In November of 2009 the Police Department transitioned to a new P25 compliant digital radio system provided by the County of York.
The following represents the activities of the Police Department from 2005 through 2015:
|YEAR||PART 1 OFFENSES||PART II OFFENSES||INCIDENTS||ACCIDENTS||TRAFFIC CITATIONS|
Part I crimes are the most serious and include assault, rape, robbery, burglary, and theft. Part II crimes are less serious crimes and include harassment, disorderly conduct, vandalism, drunk driving, forgeries, etc.