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Be the change.

To provide protection and high quality police services to all.

$80k+ in Officer Top Pay*

Our Vision

Our vision is to be at the forefront of law enforcement, upholding the highest standards of integrity, trust, and professionalism. We aim to build strong partnerships with our community, foster accountability, teamwork, and mutual respect among our members.


We strive to create a sense of urgency in our work, while promoting a positive and supportive environment for our team. Our commitment to these principles ensures that we provide the highest level of service to those we serve.

Rewards & Opportunity

Benefits of Building a Career in Law Enforcement

$1,100 Annual Uniform Allowance

40-Hours Personal Leave per Year

10 Holidays (1.5x pay if working)

2 Weeks Vacation After 1 Year Service

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

5 Weeks Vacation After 20 Years Service

Overtime & Comp Available

4.6 Hours Sick Time Accrual p/Pay

40-Hour Work Weeks

Lateral Service Credit

*Candidates with prior (full-time) service begin at equivalent pay step.

The Department

  • MDT's in all cruisers

  • I.D. Scanners & E-Citation Printers

  • TylerTech C.A.D Reporting

  • New Cruisers Introduced Yearly

  • 75 Authorized Sworn Personnel

  • Specialized Units 

Specialized Units

  • Detective Bureau

  • Community Services Unit

  • K9 Unit

  • Major Crimes Unit

  • Directed Patrol Unit

  • Honor Guard

  • Special Response Team

  • Crash Investigation Unit

  • Hostage Negotiation

  • Drone Team

  • Drug Recognition Expert

  • U.S. Marshals SOFAST Assignment

About the City of Lancaster




Median Household Income


Calls to Service in 2022


Location in the state


As Chief of Police, my primary focus is to protect the public and put my officers in the best positions to succeed. I will continue to work tirelessly to push our leadership to improve, and not allow our officers, dispatchers, and support staff to accept mediocrity. A law enforcement agency must intercept crime and provide the community with an open line of communication. This cannot be accomplished without a motivation to improve.

Nicholas H. Snyder, Chief of Police

Having lived in the Lancaster area for nearly five decades, I am proud to serve as the mayor of this great city. Lancaster has a rich history and a bright future, with a strong sense of community and a commitment to progress. I am excited to work with our residents, businesses, and community leaders to continue to make Lancaster a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.

Mayor David Scheffler

Contact Us

Agency Address

130 South Broad Street

Lancaster, OH 43130


(740) 687-6680


Mon - Sun

24 Hours / Day, 7 Days / Week

Hiring Contact

Sergeant Chuck Sims

(740) 687-6680


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