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20 Wayne Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: 717-637-8751
Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
In case of emergency dial 911.


On July 14, 2003 the Penn Township Police Department was officially recognized as the first York County police department to be awarded the Certificate of Law Enforcement Accreditation by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. The Police Department was again accredited in
July of 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, and 2021. 

August 12, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of full-time police service in Penn Township. In recognition of fifty years of service, professionalism, and integrity, the Board of Commissioners presented the Police Department with this banner.  Pictured (left to right) are Acting Police Chief Hettinger, Commissioner Brown, Commissioner Van de Castle, Commissioner Heiland, Commissioner Klunk, and Police Lieutenant Merwede. 
On August 16, 2021, The Penn Township Police Department was awarded a Certificate of Accreditation from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police. The department is among one hundred thirty-one departments in the state with the designation. The department was also awarded Premier Agency Status, recognizing the top echelon of agencies that have attained certain longevity in accreditation and have remained committed to a philosophy of excellence. Photo: Police Chief Guy Hettinger, and Mr. James Adams, PA Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

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