The mission of the Lancaster Police Department is to promote, preserve and deliver quality services and to ensure the safety of all members of our community.
This mission represents the commitment of this administration to the concept of quality performance management. Members are expected to work consistently in a quality manner in the daily performance of those duties, job responsibilities, and work tasks associated with this mission. Quality manner means that performance outcomes comply with the performance standards established for the Lancaster Police Department and for each associated member. Examples of performance standards include the oath of office, code of ethics, rules, policies, prodedures, directives, work productivity and behavior
The Lancaster Police Department has authorized work strength of 11 full time Police Officers and 7 part-time Police Officer and 1 full time Administrative Assistant. Lancaster Police have 4 full time civilian dispatcher and 11 part-time dispatchers. We provide a 24 hr, 7 day a week service to the Town.
Below you will find a partial list of services that are available free of charge to the public.
Child seat installation - The Lancaster Police Department has one (1) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) certified technician. If you need an infant seat, toddler seat or a booster seat installed or checked for proper installation or recall notices you may contact the department for this service to schedule an appointment. If you are not from the Town of Lancaster you may obtain a list of certified technicians by visiting the Massachusetts Governor's Highway Safety Bureau. Click here for more information.
The Lancaster Police Department has child fingerprint cards available to residents of the Town of Lancaster upon request. The department can either mail the cards to your home or you may stop by the public safety complex and pit them up for the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Lancaster Police Department offers dp-it-yourself fingerprinting cards that include ink so that you may fingerprint your child at home.
When you receive the card, you should remove the ink strip and practice printing your child on another piece of paper until you feel that your results are somewhat neat and clear with mininmal smudges. Carefully fingerprint your child on the ID Card and allow ink to dry. After you have completed the informatinal section of the card, attach a recent photo of your child, and a hair sample for DNA records. This photo should be updated frequently. store your child';s care in a safe and accessible place for your records only.. You should not return ID card to the police department.