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Police Service:

Police Service in Manchester Township is provided by the Northern York County Regional Police Department (NYCRPD) with headquarters located at 1445 East Canal Road, Dover, PA 17315. This regionalized police department, which was established in 1972, currently serves in addition to Manchester Township, the townships of Conewago, Dover, Franklin and Paradise and the boroughs of Dillsburg, Dover and North York. One (1) member of the Manchester Township Board of Supervisors serves as Manchester Township's voting representative on the Northern York County Regional Police Department's Board of Commissioners.

On January 1, 1993, a unit was created within the Northern York County Regional Police Department whose function was to design and implement a program based on the COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING concept. This program seeks to:

Change the department's emphasis from a reactive stance to reported incidents to one of a pro-active stance of analyzing and recognizing the root causes of continuing problems and attempting to resolve these problems before they become a police matter. Enhance the efficiency of the department thereby ultimately reducing the cost Bring the community into focus by making it an integral part of the program. The department becomes part of the community, thereby serving ,not controlling. The department encourages the community's input into the decision making process, addressing the issues they feel important, not just the ones we feel are important.

This unit feels that they have made a positive impact on our communities and thereby have become an integral part of the department.

Officer Dorothy
Picture of Officer Dorothy - Remote Controlled RobotOfficer Dorothy is a remote controlled robot that is designed for use in various programs at local schools, preschools, scouting groups and any where that children and/or adults may gather.

Officer Dorothy was obtained by the Northern York County Regional Police Department through the generosity of the late Mrs. Dorothy Kling, of Manchester Township. Mrs. Kling had distributed part of her estate to the department and the moneys were designated to be used for non budgeted police items.

Officer Dorothy is a concept that the police department believes will be useful when speaking to young children about various safety programs as Officer Dorothy is operated by remote control and has the capability to hear and speak with wireless transmissions. This caricature in a patrol car is a non threatening extension of the police department that can interact with children.

The Officer Dorothy programs include:
  1. Children's personal safety
  2. Stranger danger
  3. "Latchkey Kids"
  4. Drugs and alcohol
  5. Weapons
  6. Bicycle safety
  7. Headquarters tours


The Officer Dorothy Program is available for demonstration at your location or at the police headquarters.