Chief David L. Lash was born and raised in Curwensville, Clearfield County. He graduated from Curwensville Area High School in 1988 and the Pennsylvania State University in 1992. Chief Lash graduated from the Mercyhurst College Police Academy.
Chief Lash started his career at the Northern York County Regional Police Department in January of 1993. During his tenure with the NYCRPD he has served in the Patrol Division and has held various positions within the agency, including the ranks of Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Deputy Chief of Police. Chief Lash is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (class # 278).
Chief Lash is married and has two children in college. Chief Lash is active in many local community organizations.