Chief's Message

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Let me begin by saying it is an honor and a privilege to serve as Ephrata’s Chief of Police. I recognize the badge of my office is a symbol of public trust and that trust will guide every facet of my leadership. Ephrata has been my home for more than 20 years and I care deeply about the city and its residents.

Each member of the police department is continuously challenged to maintain elevated levels of professionalism and integrity. We strive to engage with our community in a respectful and compassionate manner.

Thank you for putting your trust in us to protect your families, homes, businesses, and community. We look forward to our next positive interaction.


Erik Koch, Chief
Duty with Honor, Service with Pride  

The Ephrata Police Department's mission is to enhance the quality of life throughout the
City of Ephrata by working in cooperation with our citizens to preserve the peace, enforce the law, and promote a safe and caring environment.

ETHICS - The Ephrata Police Department reflects honesty, loyalty and compassion towards its citizens.
PRIDE -  The Ephrata Police Department is proud to serve the community through honorable and professional policing.
DEDICATION - The Ephrata Police Department is dedicated to results through accountability and leadership