What's Happening at UDPD
December 5, 2015: Sergeant Andrew Lavenberg and Officer Robert Taylor participated in the Coffee with a Cop program sponsored by Georges Shop n’ Bag located in Dresher, PA. The Coffee with a Cop program is a community outreach event designed to provide a forum for residents to speak with police officers about crime prevention and quality of life issues. Please check back for information regarding our next Coffee with a Cop program and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.
Pictured left to right: Sergeant Andrew Lavenberg and Officer Robert Taylor speak with a citizen at George’s Shop n’ Bag.
December 4, 2015: Officer Andrew Bochanski presented a crime prevention program on Identity Theft at the Fort Washington Estates community. Officer Bochanski explained to residents the current trends in identity theft and educated the participants in personal steps that they can take to protect their personal identity information.
Pictured: Officer Andrew Bochanski at Fort Washington Estates.
March 10, 2015: Brooke Molino was sworn in as Upper Dublin Township's newest police officer. Brooke was born and raised in Philadelphia. She is a 1998 graduate of Central High School and a 2003 graduate of Temple University.
Brooke is already a highly trained and decorated law enforcement veteran who has received numerous performance commendations during her policing career. In 2003 she was hired as a police officer by the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated with honors, placing 1st in her academy class, and served the citizens of St. Petersburg until June of 2005. She worked briefly as a Child Protective Investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families, and then was hired as an Investigator with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. In 2008, Brooke started working with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office as a Sheriff’s Deputy. She placed first again in her academy class and worked her way from Patrol to the Street Crimes Unit, where she was promoted to Detective in 2014. Brooke answered Upper Dublin Township’s call and came back home to the Philadelphia area. She is excited to be near her mother and other family, and she is excited to begin a long, productive career with the Upper Dublin Township Police Department.
July 16, 2014:
On Thursday, June 5, 2014, the Upper Dublin Township Police Department successfully completed the requirements necessary to be re-accredited for a 3 year term by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. The Upper Dublin Township Police Department was officially recognized for their accomplishment and awarded documents displaying their achievement by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission on behalf of the Pennsylvania Chief?s of Police Association at their conference on July 16, 2014.
The Upper Dublin Township Police Department, under the direction of Chief Terrence P. Thompson, first embarked on becoming an accredited agency in the fall of 2003. On May 21, 2005 the Upper Dublin Township Police Department became a state accredited law enforcement agency. Once initial accreditation is achieved it must be maintained and the process of providing the necessary proofs of compliance resumes for a 3 year period. Since then, the Upper Dublin Township Police Department has been re-accredited on three occasions: July 12, 2008, June 10, 2011, and now June 5, 2014. The Upper Dublin Township Police Department's accreditation status will once again be re-evaluated in June of 2017.