Service With Honor


“The mission of the Lewistown Police Department is to provide needed services to the community, businesses, visitors and other agencies to reduce crime, solve problems, preserve life and property, maintain human rights and enhance the quality of life in the Lewistown Borough.”


Block Watch

Join your neighborhood Community Block Watch group…. For more information, contact the LPD office # 717-248-6716.


Borough of Lewistown

Administrative Offices
2 East Third Street
Lewistown  PA  17044
PH # 717-248-1361

Code Enforcement Officer
PH # 717-242-1145

Sewer/Refuse Collection
PH # 717-248-1331

Community Center
PH # 717-248-3498


The Lewistown Police Department announces a full time municipal police officer test on SATURDAY, November 15th, 2014.  Applications and the $25 Application Fee are due by 12 noon WEDNESDAY, November 12th, 2014.

Lewistown Police Department works to be an integral part in keeping a community of 8,500 residents safe by working with citizen groups, businesses, and our many service organizations.

Please find the TEST Notification and the 2014 PRELIMINARY Application under the EMPLOYMENT tab above.

Contact the office # 717-248-6716 or email info@lewistownpolice.org with questions or for more information.



Lewistown Police Department will be participating with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ‘s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  The Lewistown Police Department has partnered with The GIANT Store located at 200 South Dorcas Street.

This is a great opportunity for those who missed previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.


LPD Reports

Man Charged with Corruption of Minors and Lewdness

A 50 year old Granville Township man has been arrested and charged with Corrupting a Minor and Lewdness for an alleged incident inside a Lewistown residence on September 8, 2014.  Police have charged a Richard Mesmer age 50 who was staying at an address in Lewistown.  Mr. Mesmer who was permitted in the residence when the alleged incident occurred that involved a minor child under the age of 16 years old.

Mesmer remains in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility after being arraigned before Magisterial Judge Jack Miller and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional facility  in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Two Men Arrested After Motor Vehicle Stop

Lewistown Police arrested one man on a bench warrant and another for a probation violation after a motor vehicle stop of a traffic violation in which the driver provided a . On 9-20-14 at 1230am, Lewistown Police stopped a vehicle on Dorcas Street and located two males inside the vehicle. The  driver initially provided a false name to the officers who determined he was actually a Tyler Goss-Fackender age 21of Colorado who was wanted on a warrant. Also in the vehicle was a Jonathan Gray age 23 who was arrested on a charge of violating his probation.  Both Fackender and Gray were placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.  Fackender was charged additionally with providing false identification of a law enforcement officer and Gray was cited for having an open container of alcohol.


On 9-21-14 at 12 midnight Lewistown Police responded to a disturbance at a West Fourth Street residence and subsequently arrested a Todd Morningstar age 47 on several outstanding failure to appear warrants.



NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ….The National Association of Town Watch is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch goups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities.  The nations premiere crime prevention network works with law enforcement officials and civilian leaders to keep crime watch volunteers informed, interested, involved and motivated.  Since 1981, NATW continues to serve thousands of members across the nation.

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.

The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front proch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activites including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.

JOIN – LPD Tuesday, August 5th 2014  5:30pm – 8:30pm!!!!!


mpLEWISTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT has recently noted a “significant increase” in various schemes where fraudsters tried or succeeded in collecting payments via MoneyPak for online loans or sweepstakes prizes — both turned out to be either fraudulent or nonexistent.

Scammers are moving away from seeking payments via wire transfer and instead asking consumers to give them money via MoneyPaks.  We believe this is likely due to the fact this form of payment is quite convenient — for both consumers and scammers — and untraceable. (read more…)