Department News

OFFICERS BRING HOME MEDALS IN 2004 POLICE OLYMPICS

Officers from the East Cocalico Township Police Department participated in the 2004 Pennsylvania Police Olympics, held in Lancaster on June 17-19, 2004.

Officer Gail Sizer participated in the Womens Division of the Bench Press Competition, and brought home a gold with a personal best lift of 180 pounds (Raw).

Officer Roger Kreisher participated in the High Power Rifle competition and brought home a silver medal with an individual score of 308-4X, and a bronze with a 3 man team score 1104-13X (squadded).

Congratulations to both.

DUI TOP GUN AWARDS

Every year, the DUI council of Lancaster County, the Pennsylvania DUI Association, and Lancaster General Hospital recognize police officers in Lancaster County who excel in the enforcement of the state's driving under the influence of alcohol laws. The awards are prexented each December at the Annual DUI Awareness Conference, held at the Willow Valley Conference Center.

This year, Officers Derrick Keppley and Officer Christopher Progin of the East Cocalico Township Police department are among only seven officers from all of Lancaster County to be recognized as DUI TOP GUN AWARD recipients.

These awards actually are for arrests made in 2002. Keppley had a total of 25 DUI arrests, Progin had 20. Congratulations to both for a job well done!

REDESIGNED CRUISERS

Be sure to keep a look out for our newest cruiser. The final paint scheme is still under construction, but it is sure to be an eye catcher!! We will keep you posted!!

OFFICERS PARTICIPATE AGAIN IN POLICE OLYMPICS, BRING HOME GOLD 2nd TIME

Officers Gail Sizer, Roger Kreisher, Joseph Fisher, and Corporal Terry Arment competed in the Pennsylvania Police Olympics, held in Lancaster PA on June 20 - 22, 2002. Sizer took a gold medal in the bench press competition. Kreisher took a gold in the High Power Rifle competition, Fisher took several gold and silver medals in the Skeet Shoot competition, and Arment took a gold in the Powerlifting competition.

SPECIAL DELIVERY

On 4-22-2000, at 9:40 P.M. Officer Derrick Keppley responded to an ambulance call at a residence on Village Spring Lane, West Cocalico Township. Officer Keppley, a formally trained E.M.T., arrived to find a woman in late stages of labor, and starting to push the baby out. Keppley successfully delivered a healthy baby boy, and provided care untill ambulance personnel arrived. The ambulance arrived a short time later, and took the new mom, and baby to Ephrata Hospital for evaluation. All are reported to be doing well.

INTERNATIONAL POLICE OLYMPICS

In June, 2001, Officer Gail Sizer participated in the International Police Olympics held in Indinapolis, Indiana. Officer Sizer won Silver medal in the bench press with a lift of 185 pounds. Congratulations to Officer Sizer.

OFFICERS PARTICIPATE IN POLICE OLYMPICS, BRING HOME GOLD

Officers Gail Sizer, Michael Firestone, Corporal Terry Arment, and Sergeant Raymond Burns competed in the Pennsylvania Police Olympics, held in Lancaster PA on June 14 and 15, 2000. Sizer took the gold medal in the bench press competition, with a best lift of 190 pounds. Burns participated in the 5K run, and Arment and Firestone participated in the 2-person team volleyball.

NEW CRUISERS

By now you probably have noticed more and more of the police cars in the Cocalico area are not the usual white with red striping. The Department has purchased 4 replacement cruisers, and decided on a new color scheme to coincide with the new melinium. The new color scheme for the cruisers is the traditional "black-and-white" police cruisers, such as that which are in use in Los Angeles. The decision to change was made back in 1999, and input was requested from officers to design a cruiser. The overwelming response was the traditional black-and-white.

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