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Akron Borough PA

Akron PA Borough - Police Department

The Akron Borough Police Department consists of 5 full-time Officers and 2 part-time Officers.

Our Department has Officers who are:
   Certified Firearms Instructor (both Patrol Rifle and Handgun)
   Certified Taser Instructor
   Member of the Lancaster County Crisis Intervention Team
   Certified Bicycle Officers
   Members of the Lancaster County Child Abuse Cadre

Chief Zell has been an Akron Borough Police Officer since June 1986 and has been the Chief since 2005. Excluding the four years he served in the U.S. Army, he has lived his entire life in the Borough of Akron.

Sgt. Dale Putt has served the Borough of Akron since 1991.

Officer Greg Stone has served the Borough of Akron since 2006.

Officer Jonathan Welch has served the Borough of Akron since 2009.

Officer Chad Snader has served the Borough of Akron since 2014.

The Department also has 2 part-time officers:
   Officer Fred Riccelli
   Officer Paul Cook

The Police Department utilizes three marked patrol vehicles and has Trek Mountain Bikes for our bike patrol officers. The Akron Borough Police Department reminds residents to lock their homes and vehicles to help protect themselves and their property against crime, please report any suspicious persons or activities immediately, and utilize crime prevention tools such as motion detector lights and dead bolt locks.

Lancaster County Chief's Joint Hiring

The Akron Borough Police Department is a member of the Lancaster County Chief’s of Police Joint Hiring Consortium. Anyone interested in becoming a full-time Police Officer with our Department must go through the application process. The application processes is detailed on the Lancaster County Chief’s website at Lancastercops.org (Click on employment).


2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Incidents: 3,312 3,700 2,613 2,665 2,376
Criminal Arrest: 66 89 86 75 69
Traffic Accidents: 56 49 48 53 54
Traffic Citations: 413 778 300 338 322

Contact the Akron Borough Police Department at 717-859-6600.

Emergencies dial 911.

Police  Department


  Thomas Zell, Chief
  Dale Putt, Sergeant
  Greg Stone
  Jonathan Welch
  Chad Snader
  Frederick Riccelli - PT
  Paul Cook - PT

Bike Patrol

  Greg Stone