Township Departments

Upper Dublin
Police Department
Terrence P. Thompson, Chief of Police

The Upper Dublin Police Department

Police Contact Information

Upper Dublin Township Police
801 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034

General Police Business: (215) 646-2101
TTY: 711
To save a life or stop a crime - POLICE / FIRE / MEDICAL EMERGENCIES call: 911
Fax: (215) 628-8976
Anonymous Tip Line

Hours: 365 days - 24/7

Telephone & Email Directory

Name Title Telephone vCard
Copelin, Ryan Administrative Staff Officer (215) 646-2101 Download this vCard
Thompson, Terrence Chief (215) 646-2101 Download this vCard

Download the Upper Dublin Township Police Department Annual Report for 2013Download this PDF

POLICE CONSORTIUM EXAM: applications for the 2014 consortium exam opened at 8a on Mo 8/4 through 4p on Fr 8/29. Application were submitted to be eligible to take the exam on Sa 9/13.

Protection and Service

The Upper Dublin Township Police Department is charged with the protection of life and property within Upper Dublin Township. The Upper Dublin Township Police Department is a Pennsylvania first class, civil service, accredited law enforcement agency. Staffed 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, the department employs 40 full-time sworn officers, six Police Communications Officers, an Administrative Staff Officer, and a Record's Clerk to fulfill its mission. The Upper Dublin Township Police Department is dispatched to "Calls for Service" by the Montgomery County Communications Center.

The Upper Dublin Township Police Department consists of two primary divisions identified as Patrol and Administration, with three support divisions identified as Communications, Adult Investigations, and Juvenile Investigations, and utilizes several specialized units addressing Bicycle Patrol, Highway Patrol, Major Incident Response, Medical Response, Narcotics Enforcement, Professional Standards, and Tactical Response.

Committed to the Community Oriented Policing philosophy, Upper Dublin Police Department hosts several community outreach programs each year. These programs include a College Internship Program, a Driver Safety Seminar, and a Junior Police Academy. Upper Dublin Police Officers are also available to provide presentations for schools and civic associations. Finally, the Upper Dublin Township Police Department has developed a Facility Safety Program based upon "best practices" when protecting those within any school or religious facility in Upper Dublin Township Township. This program has trained administrators, teachers, staff, and students on how to properly respond to a variety of incidents that could happen within a school or religious facility.


As of February 05, 2013, the officers of the Upper Dublin Township Police Department are being dispatched to all Calls for Service by the Montgomery County Emergency Dispatch Center (911). The Upper Dublin Police Station shall remain open and occupied by personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you dial 215-646-2100, your phone call will be immediately routed to the Montgomery County Emergency Dispatch Center (911). The new Police General Business phone number is 215-646-2101. 

Mission Statement

The Upper Dublin Township Police Department exists to provide to all who live, work, visit or otherwise enter this jurisdiction the most professional police services that can be offered. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all through diligent police patrol, exhaustive police investigations, service to the community, the impartial enforcement of laws with respect and concern for fundamental human rights and dignity.

Our commitment to excellence not only extends to the community, but to the officers and employees of this department who have dedicated themselves to the police profession. We will strive to provide the training, education, career development, equipment, and support needed to fulfill our mission with the safety and security of our officers in mind.

We will never rest or become complacent with our achievements, but will continuously assess our performance to meet the needs and demands of the community we serve.

Police Vehicle


More in Police

Below are the pages found within the Police section.

1999-2014, Upper Dublin Township, Pennsylvania. All rights reserved.

The Township of Upper Dublin SealThe Township of Upper Dublin
801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: (215) 643-1600   TTY: 711   Fax: (215) 542-0797  

This website is meant to comply with the U.S. Section 508 accessibility guidelines.

Translate The Upper Dublin Township Website

Upper Dublin Township

The Township of Upper Dublin
801 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Phone: (215) 643-1600
TTY: 711
Fax: (215) 542-0797

Facebook Accounts Upper Dublin Township's YouTube web page UDTV enews sign up page email alerts for what's new on this web site Upper Dublin Township's Twitter web page
About Our Social Media Use

Upper Dublin Business Directory   Special Events Pages

Online Store  E-News Sign Up

Search the Township Code  Download the Township Code Chapters

Documents and Forms  E-bid

Citizen Action Center (311)

Citizen Action Center (311)

Board of Commissioners

Board of the Commissioners of Upper Dublin Township

Seated left to right:
Ronald P. Feldman (VP)-Ward 6
Ira S. Tackel (Pres.)-Ward 4
Chester H. Derr, III-Ward 3

Standing left to right:
Sharon L. Damsker-Ward 2
John R. Minehart-Ward 1
Stanley J. Ropski-Ward 7
Rebecca A. Gushue-Ward 5

View More Boards