$80k+ in Officer Top Pay*
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.
MDT's in all cruisers
I.D. Scanners & E-Citation Printers
TylerTech C.A.D Reporting
New Cruisers Introduced Yearly
75 Authorized Sworn Personnel
Community Services Unit
Major Crimes Unit
Directed Patrol Unit
Special Response Team
Crash Investigation Unit
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
130 South Broad Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
Mon - Sun
24 Hours / Day, 7 Days / Week
Sergeant Chuck Sims