The West Hempfield Township Police Department is a 21 Officer Police Department including the Chief of Police, with one Police Administrative Support personnel.  Under the leadership of Chief Lisa Layden, we are a progressive and professional police department, focused on serving the community.  Our Officers and personnel embrace the best practices of police service and the latest technology to achieve these goals.


Our Police Department currently has Officers assigned to the following:

Drug Task Force

Lancaster County Crash Team, which investigates serious and fatal crashes

Criminal Investigation Division, which includes a full time Detective Sergeant and Detective

Certified Drone Pilots who assist in mapping and photographing major crime scenes and crashes, within Lancaster County

Certified Bicycle Patrol Officers, who not only participate in community events, but also patrol parks and neighborhoods