Police Department


The Akron Borough Police Department consists of 5 full-time Officers and 3 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 Officers 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.

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

Officer Mitchell Rogers has served the Borough of Akron since June 2016.

The Department also has 3 part-time officers:

  • Officer Paul Cook
  • Officer Fred Riccelli
  • Officer Jeremy Sorenson

The Police Department utilizes three marked patrol vehicles. 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 LancasterPolice.com (Click on employment).


Criminal Arrest:2411251118966
Traffic Accidents:5535555156
Traffic Citations:242310325462413
Parking Tickets:37514157NA
Traffic Stops:1,0491,355NANANA