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Purpose

The Community Police Working Group is made up of representatives from the City of Lancaster government, the Lancaster City Police Department, the Lancaster branch of the NAACP, representatives from community benefit organizations, clergy, and city residents.

Since its formation in the summer of 2018, the group has made strides towards improving trust and cooperation between the Lancaster City Police Department and the public it serves.

In addition to hosting a community meeting in August 2018, the group has addressed issues such as recruitment and hiring, use of force, the civilian complaint form and a body camera policy.

The group has begun working with Intersekt Alliance, a consulting firm out of Philadelphia, to create a strategic plan. The strategic plan will address the organizational structure of the group, finalize a vision and mission, and define the work of the group.


Contact Info

Jarrad Berkihiser

Chief of Police

 

Address

Lancaster Bureau of Police
39 West Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603-3510

 

Phone

(717) 735-3300

 

 

Committee Members

Chief Jarrad Berkihiser – Lancaster City Police
 

Reverend Roland P. Forbes Jr. – Ebenezer Baptist Church
 

Xavier Garcia-Molina – City Council Member
 

Sergeant Donald Morant – Lancaster City Police
 

Vanessa Philbert – Community Action Partnership
 

Daisy Plaza – City Resident
 

Honorable Jodie Richardson – Magisterial District Courts
 

Delia Sanchez – Domestic Violence
 

Patricia Hopson Shelton – Lancaster Branch NAACP
 

Ismail Smith-Wade-El – City Council President
 

Mayor Danene Sorace – City of Lancaster
 

Sergeant Dorsey Sumrall – Lancaster City Police

Community & Police Working Group – Session 1

Masonic Lodge No. 43
213 W. Chestnut Street

Session 1 Community Responses Word Cloud

Community & Police Working Group – Session 2

Crispus Attucks Community Center
407 Howard Ave.

Session 2 Community Responses Word Cloud

Session 1 Community Responses
Session 2 Community Responses