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Be the change.

To provide protection and high quality police services to all.

$94k+ in Officer Top Pay*

Schedule:  Four On / Three Off

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.



Rewards & Opportunity

Benefits of Building a Career in Law Enforcement

$1,100 Annual Uniform Allowance

40-Hours Personal Leave per Year

11 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 - steps effective into year 2026 (Step 1 - Step 5)

The Department

  • MDT's in all cruisers

  • I.D. Scanners & E-Citation Printers

  • TylerTech C.A.D Reporting

  • New Cruisers Introduced Yearly

  • 79 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 for Service in 2023


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


As a life long resident of Lancaster, I am honored to serve as the mayor. Lancaster was recently named by Ohio Magazine as one of Ohio's "Best Hometowns".  This award only confirms what we have known, that Lancaster is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We have beautiful parks, a vibrant downtown, and great people. I am excited for our future.

Mayor Don McDaniel

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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