Patrolman First Class Edwin Jeffrey Schneider
West Manheim Township Police Department

Patrolman Schneider is a 17 year veteran of the West Manheim Township Police Department. Schneider was born in Buffalo, NY, is married and has two children.

Schneider is a certified inspector for MCSAP, and coordinates his department's highway safety program with the Pennsylvania State Police, PA Department of Transportation and adjoining municipalities. Schneider is a member of the York County Drug Task Force, and previously worked for the Ocean City Police Department.

Schneider has received 16 letters of commendation, and letters from the Chief of Police, Board of Supervisors, and citizens.

Schneider has shown a commitment to his community both on duty and off duty.

Schneider has served as committee chairman for a local cub scout pack, and assistant scoutmaster for a local boy scout troop. In addition, Officer Schneider has served as a youth football coach and a youth baseball coach for the West Manheim Recreation Association.

Schneider is directly responsible for his department's highway safety program, and has been certified as a motor carrier vehicle inspector. Schneider was a key factor in procuring and equipping a multi-purpose unit for his department. The vehicle can be utilized for emergency management, crime scene forensics and highway safety. Schneider spent many man-hours to assemble the unit within budgetary constraints.

In 2003, Schneider noted suspicious activity at a township residence. Schneider's investigation became valuable when a federal task force consisting of US Customs agents and various Maryland authorities came to the department seeking information on a subject at that residence. A search warrant was eventually served which resulted in the arrest of the township resident as part of a multi-million dollar drug ring operating from California to Maryland

Nominated by: Walter J. Franek, Chief of Police, West Manheim Township Police Department

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