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Mayor Carl Slough Jr.

Chief Michael Ecker

Chief Ecker started his public safety career in 1988 with the Hershey Entertainment and Resort Company, first as a security officer, then as a supervisor before leaving in 1991 to become a police officer. Chief Ecker has since been serving as a sworn police officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and currently serves as the full-time chief for the Lykens Borough Police Department, and the part-time chief for the Halifax Area Regional Police Department. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Chief Ecker is a member of the Dauphin County Accident Reconstruction Team (DCART), the Dauphin County Child Abduction Response Team (CARE), and is an agency firearms instructor. Chief Ecker's daily responsibilities include supervision of officers, report review and approval, agency IT needs, budget/finance/payroll, Open Records and CHRIA requests, evidence accountability, and officer career advancement needs.

Chief Ecker possesses a Master of Science Degree in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy from California University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from CalSouthern University. Chief Ecker’s work related training is extensive, to include the areas of crash reconstruction, POLEX basic and advanced, police firearms instructor training for pistol/shotgun/rifle, and various tactical courses.

Officer John Boyer

Officer William Snyder

Officer Snyder started his public safety career in 2000 as an armed security officer for the Schaad Detective Agency, Penn National Race Course.  In 2002, Officer Snyder attended the Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Academy, and graduated with distinguished honors.  Officer Snyder has since served as a Deputy for the Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office.  As a Deputy Sheriff, Officer Snyder’s accomplishments include four commendations and one outstanding achievement award, serving seven years on the agency fugitive apprehension strike team, and member of the South Central Region Task Force.  Officer Snyder’s involvement in the fugitive apprehension strike team included being sworn as a special deputy for the United States Marshall’s Service.

Officer Snyder possesses an Associate of Science degree from Central Penn College, and is certified in Methamphetamine Clandestine Laboratory detection.

Officer Snyder is also a sworn officer for the Halifax Area Regional and Millersburg Borough Police Departments.