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Public Safety

Essential Public Safety Services include round-the-clock police and fire protection with a 21 officer paid and professional police force. We also have a four-company strong, all volunteer, well-trained, fire department. The township also has its own independently-operated ambulance association. To see more about these vital services, click on the buttons above.

Open Burning Policy

The East Pennsboro Township Fire Marshall would like to inform all Township residents and businesses that it has become the official policy of the East Pennsboro Township Board of Commissioners to ban all open burning of trash, leaves, brush, debris, etc. in the Township.

Leash Law

Any township resident that owns a dog is responsible for abiding by the animal control ordinances, which include, but are not limited to the following:

ALL dogs shall be under the control of the owner and not permitted to run at large. ALL dog owners shall curb (clean up) any dog waste left on any public or private property that is not the owners, and shall not allow any permitted animal to be a nuisance to others with loud barks, howls or other noises. Dog bags are provided at Adams Ricci Park for courtesy use in park only. Please remember your own bag! Also, East Pennsboro Township has a part time animal control officer. Contact the officer by calling 717-732-5660, with any questions or concerns. Or read the Ordinance: Chapter 16: Parks and Recreation § 16-108: Animal Control.


The East Pennsboro Volunteer Firefighters' Carnival is an annual event in June at Adams-Ricci Park as a benefit for the Emergency Services of East Pennsboro Township. For more information about the Emergency Services Carnival, please visit


The South Central Task Force and Cumberland County Department of Public Safey are encouraging residents of Cumberland County to register for a new mass public notification system. The system will be used by emergency mangers in 8 counties of South Central PA to alert citizen of urgent situations such as evacuation notices and instructions, shelter or boil water advisories. See attached for the full text of the startup letter.

Residents may register online at:

You may also register using the attached form.