The Upper Dublin Township Police Department was established in 1928 by resolution of the Upper Dublin Township Board of Commissioners.
The Department is charged with the protection of life and property within Upper Dublin Township. The Upper Dublin Township Police Department is a first class, civil service, accredited law enforcement agency. Staffed 24-hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, the Department employs forty (40) full-time police officers and a support staff of full-time and part-time civilian personnel. The Upper Dublin Township Police Department consists of two (2) primary divisions identified as Administration and Patrol along with five (5) support units identified as Communications, Community Response, Detectives, Professional Standards, and Records. The Department also has several specialized units addressing Bicycle Patrol, Major Incident Response, Medical Response, Narcotics Enforcement, and Tactical Response. The Upper Dublin Township Police Department is dispatched to “Calls for Service” by the Montgomery County Communications Center (911).
The Administrative Division consists of the Command Staff, Communications, Detectives, Professional Standards, and Records personnel. Within the Administrative Division there are eight (8) sworn members of the police department.
The Patrol Division consists of the most visible members of the Department since it is their responsibility to respond to all “Calls for Service,” apprehend and arrest offenders, conduct preliminary criminal investigations as well vehicle crash investigations and traffic enforcement, identify hazardous conditions and conduct community policing activities within Upper Dublin Township. There are four (4) platoons, each of which have five (5) police officers assigned who are under the direction of a Sergeant with support provided by a Corporal, which allows for a clear and concise chain-of-command. In addition, the Patrol Division also consists of a Community Response Unit whose Community Response Officers are responsible for addressing community concerns and providing community education.
The Upper Dublin Township Police Department maintains a “Community-Oriented Policing” philosophy through the dedication and service of its members.