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The Old Lycoming Township Police Department origin dates back to the 1951.  Then, Police Chief Carl Rosser, was a very active officer.  Many news accounts describe Chief Rosser as handling all types of police incidents in his effort to maintain a safe Township.  The "Father" of the modern day Old Lycoming Township Police Department is former Chief Salvatore A. Casale.  Former Chief Casale began his career at Old Lycoming Police Department in 1969 and retired in June, 2002.  Chief Casale is credited with developing and providing services to Township residents that has resulted in many local, state, and nationally recognized awards.  Chief R. Mark Lusk was the department's second full-time police chief, after Chief Casale.  Chief Lusk also is credited with providing leadership, foresight, compassion and dedication to our community.  He also has received many awards, achievements and accomplishments.  Chief William C. Solomon began his career with the department in 1984 and was named Chief of Police in 2007 and retired as Chief in 2015.  The recipient of many awards, achievements, and accomplishments, Chief Solomon was also the Coordinator of the Lycoming County DUI Task Force. Current Chief Joseph Hope a lifelong resident of Old Lycoming Township began his career in 1996 and was appointed Chief of Police in 2016.  Prior to this Chief Hope was an intern  for the Department, and a Pennsylvania State Constable.  The recipient of many awards, Chief Hope is Coordinator of the Lycoming County DUI Task Force and a Nationally Certified Fire Investigator, conducting fire investigations for Old Lycoming, Lycoming and Hepburn Townships. He is the former Fire Chief and current member of the Old Lycoming Volunteer Fire Company.

Chief Hope and the Police Department continue to strive to keep crime at a minimum and provide our residents and business community with a quality of life that includes living safely and securely in our community.

The Police Department currently has eight (8) full-time sworn officers, (1) Full-time officer, staff services, that stands ready to serve you - 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

Old Lycoming Township Police Department houses  the Lycoming County Central Processing Center.  The purpose of the center is to process individuals who have been charged with crimes within Lycoming County.  The hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with each Magisterial District Judge scheduling an appointment for the individual prior to their preliminary hearing date.

Megan's Law offenders can also be processed at the Lycoming County Central Processing Center by calling 570-323-4987 EXT. 232 to schedule an appointment.

 The Old Lycoming Township Police Department headquarters is located on US Rt. 15 North, just north of the city of Williamsport, PA.  Take the Foy Avenue interchange ramp.  Take Green Avenue, North to Mill Lane.  Police headquarters is located one block north of Mill Lane on Green Avenue.  Police headquarters is located just west of the McDonalds Restaurant.

       
      ADDRESS: 
       
      1951 GREEN AVENUE
      SUITE #2
      WILLIAMSPORT, PA 17701-1202
       
       
      TELEPHONE CONTACT NUMBERS: 
       
      911/EMERGENCIES
      570-433-3166/NON-EMERGENCIES
      570-323-4987/ADMINISTRATION - MON. - FRI. 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
      570-323-5941/TELEFAX
       
       
      EMPLOYEE TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS:
       
      EXT. 218   OFFICER MAUSTELLER
      EXT. 227   CHIEF KRINER
      EXT. 224   OFFICER GUNN
      EXT. 220   STAFF OFFICER ECK
      EXT. 222   OFFICER YOAS
      EXT. 229   OFFICER ENGEL
      EXT. 231   SERGEANT COCHRAN
      EXT. 232   CENTRAL PROCESSING
      EXT. 221   OFFICER McKIVISON
      EXT. 223   OFFICER LOVELL
      EXT. 225   OFFICER NEEPER
         
       
       
       
       
       
 
 
 
OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP POLICE SERVICES
 
JANUARY  -  DECEMBER 2020 REPORT
 
ALL MUNICIPALITIES
 
 
CALLS FOR POLICE SERVICES   = 3,936
REPORTABLE VEHICLE ACCIDENTS = 52
NON-REPORTABLE VEHICLE ACCIDENTS   = 92
TRAFFIC CITATIONS ISSUED   = 662
NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS ISSUED   = 78
ADULT ARRESTS   = 122
JUVENILE ARRESTS  = 4
 
 
Of the 3,936 incidents serviced by the Old Lycoming Township Police Department; below are a selected number of incident classifications typical of the types of calls investigated:
 
 
ROBBERY  = 2
ASSAULTS  = 10
BURGLARY  = 8
THEFT  = 64
VEHICLE THEFT  = 2
ARSON  = 0
FORGERY  = 2
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  =

16

WEAPONS OFFENSES  = 5
SEX OFFENSES  = 8
DRUG OFFENSES  = 50
DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE  = 17
LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS  = 1
PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS  = 11
RUNAWAY JUVENILES  = 1
ANIMAL COMPLAINTS  = 85
ASSIST THE PUBLIC  =  280
PUBLIC RELATIONS  = 15
BAD CHECK  = 0
WARRANTS SERVED  = 17
TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS  = 329
DISORDERLY CONDUCT   = 40
PROTECTION FROM ABUSE  = 21
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES  =

171

 
RAPE  = 0
CUSTODY CASES  = 1
THREATS  =

 1

BURGLAR ALARM  = 99
TRESPASS CRIMINAL  = 8
TRESPASS DEFIANT  = 8
DISTURBANCE  = 169
HARASSMENT  = 41
AMBULANCE ASSISTS  = 266
FIRE RESPONSES  = 43
HOUSE CHECKS   = 24
HARASSMENT BY COMM.  = 0
LITTERING  = 13
MISSING PERSONS  = 3
MUTUAL AID  = 7
ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS  = 38
ROAD CONDITIONS  = 78
SIGN/SIGNAL REPAIR  = 3
SUSPICIOUS PERSONS  = 110
SUSPICIOUS VEHICLES  = 84
SUICIDE ATTEMPT  = 7
DEATH INVESTIGATIONS  = 13
ASSIST OTHER AGENCY  = 40
 
   
 
OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT SERVICES PROVIDED:
 
RESIDENTIAL PATROLS   JUVENILE PROBLEM MITIGATION  
RESIDENTIAL HOUSE CHECKS   ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS
BUSINESS PATROLS                              DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT
BUSINESS CHECKS   NOTARY SERVICE 
CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS   DRUG TASK FORCE WORK  
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS   SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT  
RESPONSE TO AMBULANCE EMERG   DRUNK DRIVING TASK FORCE  
RESPONSE TO FIRE EMERGENCIES   COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING  
POLICE BIKE PATROLS   TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT  
NEIGHBORHOOD PROBLEM SOLVING   FIRE/ARSON INVESTIGATION  
NATURAL DISASTER COORDINATION   BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS  
WEATHER ALERT PRE-PLANNING   NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENTS  
SEX CRIME INVESTIGATIONS   FINGERPRINTING 
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION   MUTUAL AID TO OTHER PD'S  
SCHOOL D.A.R.E. INSTRUCTION   RESPONSE TO ALL 911 CALLS  
TACTICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE    WALK-IN COMPLAINTS  
TELEPHONIC COMPLAINTS   SCUBA RESCUE & RECOVERY  
SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION   PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS  
SCHOOL SAFETY PATROLS   BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAMS  
I.D. PUBLIC SAFETY HAZARDS   SERVE ARREST WARRANTS  
SICK/INJURED ANIMAL RESPONSE   BAD CHECK INVESTIGATIONS  
MISSING PERSON SEARCHES     INTERNSHIP PROGRAM  
                                  
     
The Old Lycoming Township Police Department takes great pride in the diverse police services it provides.  If Old Lycoming Police Department personnel are unable to provide direct assistance, every reasonable effort is taken to assist our residents, business community, and visitors to our fine community.  After all, the Old Lycoming Township Police Department is here to serve and protect!! 
 
 
   
FROM THE OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT QUESTION AND ANSWER CORNER   
 
NOTE:  The following are the more common questions that you, the residents, ask our personnel.  It is our goal to help you better understand our operation and assist you in many different ways . . . and thanks for your support!
 
                                                                                            
 
QUESTION:  WHAT PHONE NUMBERS SHOULD WE USE TO CALL THE OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT?
 
ANSWER:  The Old Lycoming Township Police Department has been part of the Lycoming County 911 system since it's inception in 1976.  The 911 center is located at the former Lysock View on Warrensville Road, Loyalsock Township.  The three telephone numbers used to contact us are: 
 
911
Emergencies and police calls that you think may be emergencies but are unsure.
This is a 24 hour / 365 day a year number.  If not sure  -  DIAL 911 !!!
 
570-433-3166  
Non-emergency police calls (this is a local call).  This is a 24 hour / 365 day a year number.
All other, call for police response.
 
570-323-4987 
This number is not for police incident calls.  It is to make appointments, to call and ask a
question, and discuss police administrative issues.  This number is a police administrative
office number.  During normal business hours of Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
administrative personnel are working.  This excludes legal holidays.
 
QUESTION:  I STOPPED AT YOUR OFFICE (POLICE HEADQUARTERS) BUT NO ONE ANSWERED AND YOU, (OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT) WERE NOT WORKING.
 
ANSWER:  Nothing is further from the truth.  The Old Lycoming Township Police Department is a full service police department - WORKING 24 HOURS A DAY AND 7 DAYS A WEEK,  which we have been doing since becoming full time in March, 1974.  The Old Lycoming Township Police Department clerical and police administrative offices follow the same business hours schedule as the township municipal offices.  Our clerical and administrative hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.  Residents stopping at our municipal building after business hours may ring our intercom and speak to an officer - if an officer is available inside police headquarters. The intercom is at the main entrance to our Police Department(near the flag pole).  You may also choose to go home and call us - depending upon the urgency of your message. 
 
QUESTION:  I HEARD (OR OBSERVED) SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS LAST NIGHT BUT I DID NOT WANT TO BOTHER THE POLICE . . . . . . SO I WAITED TO CALL YOU LATER TODAY (OR DAYS LATER) OR DID NOT CALL AT ALL !
 
ANSWER:  This is very frustrating for the Old Lycoming Township Police Department!!  Our officers are here to respond to all types of suspicious activities and unknown types of activities that, for any number of reasons, either upsets, concerns or troubles our residents.  Too frequently, officers do not get dispatched for this exact reason.  The Old Lycoming Township Police Department would solve more crime and stop more crime if we were called more often by our residents and business merchants as soon as ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY is observed.  It makes better sense - from a safe community standpoint - to respond to a dozen "no problem" type calls than miss one real live crime being committed against our residents !!  PLEASE CALL US ANY HOUR OF THE DAY OR NIGHT . . . . . . and remember, just because most of our residents may be sleeping - our officers are working all three shifts:  day shift, second shift, and the midnight shift.  "Calls for service" (as we call them) keep us busy and actually help the shift move along.  It is what we are here for . . . to better serve you.