February 9, 2018: After 35 years of service to the Upper Dublin Township community, Sergeant Michael Byrne has retired. On Friday, February 9, 2018, Sergeant Byrne retired from the Upper Dublin Township Police Department with family, friends, and members of the police department present for his final “ride in.” Sergeant Byrne began his career with the Upper Dublin Township Police Department on Thursday, February 10, 1983. During Sergeant Byrne’s career with the Department he served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Detective Corporal, and as the Sergeant of Detectives. As a result of his tenure with the Department, Sergeant Byrne became known within the law enforcement community as a dedicated law enforcement officer who was always willing to help his peers and sought to faithfully serve the members of the Upper Dublin Township community. We are grateful of Sergeant Byrne’s service to Upper Dublin Township and wish him luck with his retirement!

Pictured above: Detective Sergeant Michael Byrne arriving after his final ride in

Pictured above: Deputy Chief Dan Wade and Detective Sergeant Michael Byrne

Pictured above: Deputy Chief Dan Wade, Detective Sergeant Michael Byrne and Chief Lee Benson


January 9, 2018: Officer Stephen Nick, Jr. was promoted to the rank of Corporal and sworn in by the Honorable Patricia A. Zaffarano. Corporal Nick has been with UDPD since 2013 and, in addition to regular patrol duties, he currently serves as a Use of Force Instructor, an EMT, a member of the UDPD bike unit and a member of Montgomery County SWAT-East Region.

Pictured above: Deputy Chief Dan Wade, Chief Lee Benson, Cpl. Stephen Nick, Jr. and Lt. Darren Nyce

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Benson III, Ralph W. (Lee)

Chief of Police (215) 646-2101/lee.benson@udpd.us

Wade, Dan

Deputy Chief of Police (215) 646-2101/daniel.wade@udpd.us

Nyce, Darren

Lieutenant (215) 646-2101/darren.nyce@udpd.us

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