Chief's Message

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the residents of West Manchester Township and the Borough residents of York New Salem.  I was hired as the Chief of Police in March of 2018.  I consider myself to be very blessed to be here, and I take my oath to serve and protect all people that live, travel and visit in our community with the highest regard.  

The officers of this agency work hard every day to see that the residents and visitors of West Manchester Township are served with dignity and respect.  Your safety and security is our priority.  The department provides a full range of services ranging from traffic enforcement, criminal investigation and community outreach programs.  We began to work with our community partners and started our first “Shop with a cop” event and “Secret Santa” program this year.  We provided over 50 families with Christmas gifts and made their holidays very special.  We have officers trained in Child Safety Seat installation and we are now performing professional ID kits for children at events like National Night Out and The York Fair.  We will continue to expand our community outreach efforts to benefit our residents. 

As the Chief of Police I pledge to continue to seek progressive policing practices and to utilize technology and other social media platforms to get more information out to our residents.  Please help our officers with information on criminal activity and suspicious persons.  We need your help to solve crime and keep our community as safe as possible. 

John C. Snyder

Chief of Police