Lower Windsor police chief retires — meaning new department leadership

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

After 35 years in law enforcement, Lower Windsor Township Police Chief David Arnold has retired.

Arnold, who led the department for the last three years, oversaw a number of changes in the township. This includes instating a school resource officer, deploying body-worn cameras and implementing CrimeWatch — a website that many York County police departments utilize to send out news releases and provide general information to the public.

Lower Windsor Township Police Chief Dave Arnold

During Thursday's meeting of the township Board of Supervisors, Arnold was honored for that work.

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Arnold's replacement as police chief is L. James Thomas, whose appointment was recommended by the outgoing chief.

Thomas started his police career in 1995 in Quarryville, Lancaster County, before joining Lower Windsor Township as an officer in 1998. He became a corporal in 2004 and has been a sergeant since 2018.

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— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.