York County Regional Police to patrol schools during school year

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

Students in three districts might see York County Regional Police officers at their schools more often this school year. 

Officers have been directed to patrol schools in their area when classes are in session, according to a statement from the department.

The directive was implemented to help keep students safe during the school day and to deter anyone who may be thinking of coming to schools to commit crime or harm students and staff, the statement said. 

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Sgt. Corey Sheaffer, of the York County Regional Police Department Northeast District is shown outside the department on Board Road in East Manchester Township, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Officers will be stationed on school property as they file paperwork, perform foot patrols and simply whenever they're not responding to calls or conducting investigations. Parents should not be alarmed if they see a vehicle parked at a local school, the department said. 

Schools under the jurisdiction of the York County Regional Police include: 

Red Lion Area School District: Red Lion Senior High School, 200 Horace Mann Ave.; Red Lion Area Junior High School, 200 Country Club Road; Larry J. Macaluso Elementary School, 1195 Windsor Road; Locust Grove Elementary School, 3620 E. Prospect Road; Pleasant View Elementary School, 700 Delta Road. 

Dallastown Area School District: Dallastown Area High School, 700 New School Lane; Dallastown Area Middle School, 700 New School Lane; Dallastown Area Intermediate School, 94 Beck Road; Dallastown Elementary School, 105 S. Charles St.; Leaders Heights Elementary School, 49 Indian Rock Dam Road; Ore Valley Elementary School, 2620 Springwood Road; York Township Elementary School, 2500 S. Queen St. 

Northeastern School District: Northeastern High School, 300 High St.; Northeastern Middle School, 4855 Board Road; Shallow Brook Intermediate, 213 S. Hartman St.; Spring Forge Intermediate, 100 S. Hartman St.; Mount Wolf Elementary School, 590 Maple St.; C.R. Orendorf Elementary School, 101 S. Hartman St.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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