Public Safety

Police Protection
Police Protection is provided in Rapho Township 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by the Manheim Borough Police.

Contacting the Police
Residents should always dial 911 for emergency calls involving life threatening situations or a crime in progress. For non-emergency questions Rapho residents are encouraged to call the Manheim Police Station at 717-665-2481 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. After 4 p.m. and on weekends your call will be forwarded to the Lancaster County Wide Communications.
Manheim Police Cruiser
The Manheim Borough Police Department serves the communities of Manheim Borough and Rapho Township by protecting citizens and property, preventing crime, enforcing laws, and maintaining order. All Officers of the department are included in the rotation to patrol Manheim Borough and Rapho Township so they gain expertise in both communities.  Manheim Borough Police Department patrols the 47 square miles of Rapho and 1.5 square miles of Manheim Borough.
The police force consists of 15 full-time, sworn officers, 2 administrative assistants and 6 crossing guards.
Safety Tips
  • Avoid becoming an easy target for thieves. Keep cars and residences locked.
  • Don't risk identity theft. Never give personal information by phone or email.
  • Don't accept rewards offered by email.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings. If you see a strange person or vehicle in your neighborhood or at your neighbor's property, call the police.
  • Operate vehicles safely. The law now restricts drivers from texting while driving.
  • If you have a security concern with your property or need a security assessment please call the Police Department.
The Police Department & Facebook
The Manheim Borough Police Department has begun using Facebook as an outlet to connect with the citizens we serve.  Please remember to “like” us on our page to receive important news updates.

Official Website
We also continue to update the Police Department’s website. If you subscribe to our website you will also receive important press releases and information. The website contains information from personal privacy online to safety tips for shopping, vacationing, and trick or treating. It also has numerous links for community services and departments.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Manheim Borough Police Department is to provide the highest quality law enforcement services possible while maintaining safety and security to our citizens. To accomplish our mission we will adhere to the values of professionalism, integrity, respect, responsiveness, and leadership. We strive to deter crime while being proactive in our enforcement of State and Local laws impartially. We have dedicated ourselves to working in partnership with the citizens of Manheim Borough / Rapho Township, the legislators, prosecutors, judges, and other law enforcement agencies.

We do this with the highest standard of conduct while on duty and in our private lives. We are committed to preserving the quality of life, property and individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. We will continue to be a knowledgeable and well-trained police force that evolves and grows through continuing education and our partnerships with the people we serve.

Value Statements
We are committed to providing a professional law enforcement agency by training our officers and personnel to be knowledgeable and educated to be accountable to our community

We are committed to uphold the ethical and Constitutional values of our community within our agency and ourselves.

We are committed to honest, fair and impartial in our treatment of our citizens with professional and courteous service.

We are committed to responding to the communities needs for effective and quality police service and deliver that service without pause

We are committed to empowering our department members and citizens to work together to resolve community problems and enabling them the authority and discretion to act for the welfare and safety of the community

Service is our commitment. Honor, duty, and integrity is our mandate.