Another Step in the Right Direction. This One From York County, Pennsylvania


Logos Academy, York, PA

I just got word of a joint statement between York County Association of Chiefs of Police, the Black Ministers Association of York County, and Logos Academy, a K-12 classical Christian school in York.

Here is the statement:

Contact Information

Chief Timothy L. Damon

President, York County Association of Chiefs of Police


Rev. Bill Kerney

President, Black Ministers Association


Rev. Aaron Anderson

CEO, Logos Academy 



We offer our deepest sympathies, condolences, and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. George Floyd.

The York County Association of Chiefs of Police and local clergy, including the Black Ministers Association of York County, stand united in our outrage and condemnation of the reprehensible use of deadly force by police officers in Minneapolis, MN that led to the senseless and tragic death of Mr. George Floyd. There can be no allowance in law enforcement for officers who commit such heinous acts, or for officers who fail to intervene and stop the commission of these acts. We hold faith that the criminal actions of the officers will be charged appropriately as a result of a thorough investigation.

The policing of our community is a high and noble calling that requires our community’s police officers to possess the highest integrity and fairness. The York County Association of Chiefs of Police continues to uphold our commitment that law enforcement officers treat all individuals, whether they are a complainant, suspect, or defendant, with the full dignity and respect they deserve as human beings. It is our commitment to hold our own law enforcement officers to the highest standards of accountability when they fail to abide by these standards. We hold these principles as the bedrock upon which procedural justice and police legitimacy stand.

As Chiefs of Police and Clergy, we stand united in the pursuit of a thriving and just York County.

About Our Partnership

It was our joint concern over unrest in our nation surrounding the fair policing of our communities, that led us to begin meeting together in 2016. Since 2016, our vision has been that York develops a reputation as One York: a peaceful and thriving community whereas:

    • Mutual respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation exist between law enforcement and community
    • Our community is policed with fairness and justice resulting in safety and peace

Signed in unity together,

Chief Timothy Damon

York Area Regional Police


Pastor Bill Kerney

President, Black Ministers Association


Chief Todd King

Springettsbury Township Police


Rev. Aaron Anderson

CEO, Logos Academy


Chief John Snyder

West Manchester Township Police


Dr. Larry Walthour

Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church


Chief George Swartz

Spring Garden Township Police


Bishop Carl Scott

Pastor, Bible Tabernacle Church


Commissioner Osborne Robinson

York City Police


Rev. Paul Atkinson

Director of Team Development, LCBC Church


Chief Matthew Millsaps

West York Borough Police


Pastor Ramona Kinard

Pastor, Wheatfield Church of the Living God


Chief David Lash

Northern York Regional Police


Rev. Bob Riedy

Pastor, Church of the Open Door


Chief Michael Muldrow

York City School District Police


Pastor Carlos Kelly

Iglesia Cristiana de York E.C. / The Next Step E.C.


Chief Thomas Wargo

Carroll Township Police


Rev. Ben Murray

Pastor, Noble City Church


Chief Guy Hettinger

Penn Township Police


Brian Rice, Brian Newman, Donavan Bratton

Pastors, Living Word Community Church


Chief Jason Loper

Fairview Township Police


Rev. Eric Hillegas

Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church


Chief David Arnold

Lower Windsor Township Police


Bishop Danny Evans

Temple of Grace Ministries


Chief Steven Lutz

Newberry Township Police


Bishop Anthony Sease

Pastor, New Covenant Community Church


Chief Chad Martin

Hanover Borough Police


Rev. Oscar Rossum, Sr.

Executive Member, Black Ministers Association


Chief Doug Pollock

Hellam Township Police


Alex Gilbert

Lead Pastor, Zeal Church


Chief Bryan Rizzo

Northeastern Regional Police


The Rev. Joel Folkemor

Pastor, Union Lutheran Church


Chief Jim Boddington

Southern Regional Police


Rev. Brian Kannel

Pastor, York Alliance Church


Chief Edwin J. Schneider

West Manheim Township Police


Rev. Allison Beaulieu, Rev. Kyle Gott

Pastors, First Presbyterian Church


Rev. Bob Tome

Interim Lead Pastor, Genesis Church


Rev. Jim Tyson

GVI Project Manager


Rev. Mark Kearse

Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church


Pastor Shelby Scott

Bible Tabernacle Christian Center


Rev. Michael D. Jefferson

Bible Tabernacle Christian Center


Dr. Melvin Baber

Pastor, Friendship Baptist Church


Rev. Joe Ercoli

Discipleship Pastor, Genesis Church


Rev. Josh Kleinfeld, Rev. Kent Vandervort

Pastors, Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene


Danny Haas, Trevor Williams

Pastors, Redemption International Ministries


Rev. Kevin T. Shively, Rev. Keith Fair

Pastors, St. Matthew Lutheran Church


Rev. Grant Ambrose

Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church