Our Mission

The mission of the Emmaus Police Department is to be a leader in providing total quality service to all of our residents as well as those who visit and work in our community. We will enforce the laws and ordinances of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Borough of Emmaus with complete fairness and equity. We will serve the needs of our community and our customers by building partnerships, and by identifying and solving problems. We will remain sensitive to the needs of our community and will always strive to improve the quality of life for everyone. We will maintain and fulfill our mission with a continued emphasis on improving our professional image in the eyes of the public through accountability, commitment, and integrity.


Currently, the department has a staff of 20 full-time officers, 3 part-time officers, 1 animal control officer, and 2 clerical staff. The department offers 24-hour professional service and coverage 365 days a year. The department operates out of a state-of-the-art building in the Borough of Emmaus.


The Emmaus Police Department serves the historic community of Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Emmaus was formed in 1759 as a closed Moravian village on land owned by the church. In 1859 it was incorporated as a Pennsylvania borough. During the late 1800's the Borough of Emmaus provided protection for the community by appointing "High Constables." The Emmaus Police Department was established in 1909 when Wilson Kratzer was appointed as the first Police Chief. Since then the Emmaus Police Department has grown to be a Pennsylvania Accredited Law Enforcement Agency.

Civilian Commendation, Suggestion or Complaint Form

The Civilian Commendation, Suggestion or Complaint Form was developed to assist us in providing quality law enforcement services and to maintain the public trust and confidence. If you wish to commend one of our employees, we encourage you to do so. If you have a legitimate suggestion for improving our services, we encourage that also.

As with any organization, there may be times when the level of service or performance of our employees may be less than ideal. If you have a complaint against one of our employees, please use this form.

View the Civilian Commendation, Suggestion or Complaint Form (PDF).

Vigilance Request Form

Use the Vigilance Request Form (PDF) to notify the Emmaus Police department that you will be out of the area for an extended period of time. This form will provide us with contact information should an emergency arise.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest-rising crimes globally. View the Identity Theft Document (PDF) for information to help prevent you from becoming a victim of identity theft.

Victims' Rights & Services

View the Victim Rights Document (PDF) for information to assist citizens who are victims of crimes. If you are a victim of a crime, call our department at 610-967-3113 immediately.

Megan's Law Public Information

Pennsylvania State Police database for convicted persons who are registered under Megan's Law. See the Megan's Law website for more information.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

Visit the PennDOT website directly to easily re-register your vehicle and renew your license among many other services provided.

Police Department Building