Sergeant John C. Snyder
Newberry Township Police Department

Sergeant Snyder is a 14 year veteran of the Newberry Township Police Department. Snyder was born in York, PA, is married and has a daughter. Snyder graduated from York Suburban High School and attended Shippinsburg University. Snyder is a criminal investigations supervisor. Snyder has prior law enforcement experience was the Springettsbury Township Police Department.

Snyder has received several departmental awards including the Medal of Valor and the Newberry Township Police Department 2003 Officer of the Year. Snyder is a member of the York County Fraternal Order of Police and the West Shore Police Association.

Sergeant Snyder has been instrumental in improving his department in 2003. Snyder built a new holding cell at the department headquarters, and restructured the department's criminal investigation case management.

Snyder led several serious criminal investigations and successfully handled the prosecution of a homicide suspect.

Snyder led the rescue of Officer Andrew Knaub when Knaub was shot and injured at an incident in April of 2003. Snyder then served as the incident commander during the first hours of the subsequent hostage situation.

Nominated by: David W. Duffy, Chief, Newberry Township Police Department

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