Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Prison Rape Elimination Act Statement/Protocol
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has zero tolerance with regard to all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment (28 CFR 115.111). The Office will not tolerate retaliation against any person who reports sexual abuse or sexual harassment, or who cooperates with a sexual abuse or sexual harassment investigation. All individuals in custody, or who report sexual abuse or sexual harassment or who cooperate with sexual abuse or sexual harassment investigations shall be protected from retaliation (28 CFR 115.167). If any other person who cooperates with an investigation expresses a fear of retaliation, appropriate measure shall be taken to protect that person.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will take immediate action to protect those in its custody who are reasonably believed to be subject to a substantial risk of imminent sexual abuse (28 CFR 115.162).
If you, or someone you know have been the victim of sexual abuse of sexual harassment while confined in one of our holding facilities, please contact the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 717-299-8200 and ask for a supervisor.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will forward all provided information to an appropriate investigative law enforcement agency, if applicable.