Public Safety Information

Special Community Service Advisory

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department has provided the following resources to help improve public safety. Be sure to check back to find updates and more content as it is made available.

Vacation Crime Prevention Tips

Contact the NLCRPD for a Vacation Home Check – This is a free service to residents of the NLCRPD primary jurisdiction. Simply complete a form at or call 717-733-0965 to provide some basic information and relax and enjoy your vacation. For more vacation crime prevention tips, read this.

Wildlife Safety Tip – Bear Awareness

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police has received reports of a black bears roaming in northeastern Clay Township. The bears were observed in a wooded area near Klinefeltersville Road. One of the animals was later trapped and removed from the area in a relocation effort. Before you come face-to-face with a bear, make sure you read these tips.

Internet Safety

The Internet is an area that can pose a very real threat to children. The anonymity of the ‘Net offers adults the chance to pose as children, then try to set up a face-to-face meeting. Young teens may also be lured into virtual relationships with older adults that may result in actual encounters. Here’s what parents can do.

Crime Prevention Tip – Date Rape


  • Monitor how your drink is prepared at a bar.
  • Don’t drink from a punch bowl.
  • Don’t accept drinks from an open container.
  • Don’t leave your drink unattended.
  • Don’t share or exchange drinks.
  • At a bar or club, accept drinks only from the bartender, waiter, or waitress.
  • Don’t take beverages from someone you do not know well or trust.

Source: SAVE (Student Anti-Violence Educators), Miami