Police Department Merger:
Discussions of a potential merger of the Northeastern Regional Police Department and York Area Regional Police Department started in the Spring of 2020. During these discussions numerous topics were discussed: service area, police department buildings, the number of police officers needed, schedules, budget, Department name, resources, and training to name just a few of the many items that were covered.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down the progress that was being made and during this time period we continued to work towards the goal of a merged department.
August 16, 2021 the merger was finalized with the approvals and ordinances passed by East Manchester Township, Windsor Township and York Township.
The name of the new agency is the York County Regional Police Department. The timeline for this new regional police department to start operations is January 1, 2022.
The number of sworn police officers is 60 with 6 civilian personnel. The Department will operate both police buildings in order to better serve the communities.
There are several reasons for this merger which include: budget, recruiting, sharing resources and information sharing.
This merger will have a positive outcome for the citizens and communities that are served by this new Regional Police Department.
More information will follow in the coming months.