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. 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 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 Christopher Kriner was appointed Chief of Police in 2021. Chief Kriner began his career with the police department in 2002. He has served as a Patrolman and Corporal in the patrol division prior to promotion to Detective. Chief Kriner spent many years as a Detective Sergeant, supervising criminal investigations for Old Lycoming, Lycoming and Hepburn Townships. Many of those years he worked narcotics investigations with the state’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement and then worked organized and drug crimes with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Chief Kriner is the recipient of many exceptional duty awards.
The Old Lycoming Township Police Department continues 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 (9) full-time sworn officers and (1) full-time staff officer that stand ready to serve you – 24 hours a day/seven days a week.
Old Lycoming Township Police Department also houses the Lycoming County Central Processing Center. The purpose of the center is to fingerprint, photograph and process individuals who have been charged with crimes within Lycoming County. The hours of the Central Processing Center are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (M-F) 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.
1951 GREEN AVENUE
WILLIAMSPORT, PA 17701-1202
TELEPHONE CONTACT NUMBERS:
570-323-4987/ADMINISTRATION – MON. – FRI. 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
E-MAIL = police@LRPD.org