Close or Extra Patrol
A Close or Extra Patrol is conducted when the Lancaster Police Department deems an area to be a high crime rate area or when citizens request for extra Police Patrol presence. Close or Extra Patrols may be conducted by either foot, in a squad vehicle, or bicycle patrol. Officers conducting Close or Extra Patrols will be on the look out for criminal activity, damaged property, or any other activity that is not a normal every day occurrence.
As Officers discover information on Close or Extra Patrols they will evaluate the information determine if a criminal offense has occurred and then will document the information. The Lancaster Police Department has provided the capability for citizens to request for Close or Extra Patrols online by filing out the Close Patrol Form. All Close or Extra Patrol forms will be reviewed by shift supervisors upon submission and the information will be passed along to Patrol Officers to conduct Close or Extra Patrols during their shifts.