Chief Eshbach is a 20-year veteran of the Springettsbury Township Police Department, where he serves as Chief of Police. He previously served as a patrolman, criminal investigator, Corporal and Sergeant. Prior to joining the Springettsbury Township Police Department, Eshbach served as a dispatcher at the York County Communications Center and as a police officer with the Fawn Grove Police Department.
Chief Eshbach is a graduate of York College, with an Associate of Science degree in criminal justice. Chief Eshbach is married and has four children.
Chief Eshbach is the recipient of a Live Saving Award, and several letters of commendation. Chief Eshbach serves on York Suburban Communities That Care, York County Inter-Agency Task Force on Civil Tension, and the Harrisburg Area Community College Public Safety Center Police Advisory Board.
Chief Eshbach is a member of the York County Chiefs of Police Association, and was involved in the formation of the York County Quick Response Team. He has also served on other committees within the Association, including the Information & Technology Committee, and the Police Chaplain Committee. Chief Eshbach chaired a committee that developed the Bias Based Policing Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed by every police agency in York County and other related groups and organizations.
Chief Eshbach has secured grants to fund training, bringing top-level training to York County. Chief Eshbach also serves on the Training and Education Committee of the Central Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.
Chief Eshbach has been an ambassador for law enforcement in York County.
Nominated by: Chief James Childs, Southern Regional Police Department
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