What to do if you are stopped by a police officer.

Frequently in the course of carrying out their duties in law enforcement, it becomes necessary for police officers to stop a person and subsequently ask their name, address, or if they have any identification on them.  Unfortunately, a very routine encounter may cause a person to feel intimidated or may bring a response from them that gives rise to conflict or suspicion.  The West Lampeter Township Police Department strives to provide service to everyone in the community fairly and equally.  The following information is offered to promote understanding of the various reasons and circumstances an officer may need to speak with you, and is in no way intended to be a legal advisory.