UPPER DARBY POLICE DEPARTMENT
2009 Annual Report
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Mission Statement Page 1
Message from the Superintendent Page 2-3
Acknowledgements Page 4
Upper Darby at a Glance Page 5
Reported Offenses Page 6
Organizational Chart Page 7-11
Employee and Citizen Recognition Page 12-20
Initiatives Page 21-23
UPPER DARBY POLICE DEPARTMENT
The mission of the Upper Darby Township Police
Department is to partner with community members to
increase the quality of life for all citizens in the Township.
Through law enforcement, we will increase public safety
thereby reducing the fear and incidence of crime. We will
commit to providing high quality services with honor and
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Upper Darby Township is an extremely fortunate community where all races,
cultures, and creeds are embraced and encouraged. It impresses me, as I travel
through our community, I notice children of many different ethnicities engaged in
school activities, in work, in play and enjoying one another, even though they come
from extremely different backgrounds. In some communities these differences may
be a cause for concern; however in our community, they set us apart and they make
us unique. These differences seem to melt away with the common golden thread
of peace and harmony,
good family, good friends,
good schools and great
I had the privilege of
meeting Winta Beyene,
a fifth grade student who
attends Stonehurst Hills
Elementary School, when
Winta Beyene and Superintendent Chitwood
it was brought to my attention that our fifth grade students were asked to write an
essay about people they considered Heroes. I was delighted and surprised to read
what Winta wrote in her award-winning essay.
Please allow me to share with you the thoughts and observations of Winta.
The day to day operation of the Upper Darby Police Department is considerable. In addition to
our extraordinary Police Officers protecting our community, there are many individuals who
deserve recognition. We are fortunate to have the support of our Mayor, Township Council,
Chief Administrative Officer and dedicated civilian staff. Each of these individuals plays a
significant role in the smooth daily operation of our Department.
UPPER DARBY TOWNSHIP
Thomas N. Micozzie
Thomas J. Judge, Jr.
Chief Administrative Officer
John E. Clark-President
Donald P. Bonnett-Vice President
Dennis J. Carey-Secretary
Nathaniel Goodson, Jr.
John B. Rankin, Jr.
John L. Shingle, Jr.
Thomas P. Wagner
COUNCIL AT LARGE
Constance M. Darmiento
Jean T. Koroly
Edward E. Monaghan
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
Dennis J. Carey-Chairman
Constance M. Darmiento
Thomas P. Wagner
UPPER DARBY AT A GLANCE
Upper Darby Township is truly a unique community with approximately
70 ethnicities represented and numerous dialects spoken.
The Upper Darby Police Department strives for one common goal: a
community that embraces all races and creeds and provides peace and
prosperity for everyone.
UPPER DARBY TOWSHIP
Government: Township Council and Mayor
Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie
Area: 7.62 Square Miles
UPPER DARBY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood
Calls For Service 72,354
Police Budget $ 21,762,142.00
Headquarters 7236 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
POLICE ACTION 2009
Criminal Investigations 1,249
Missing Person Investigations 253
Stolen Vehicle Investigations 106
Non-Traffic Citations 3,516
Traffic Citations 16,350
Total Calls for Service vs. Reported Offenses
0 1 17 132 297 128 297
Total Calls Robbery Homicide Rape Agg. Assault Burglary Weapons Drugs
CRIME NUMBER REPORTED
Aggravated Assault 132
Drug Investigations 297
Other Calls for Service
Domestic Situations Disorderly Persons Vehicle Accidents
Upper Darby Township Police
Michael J. Chitwood
Superintendent of Police
Patrol Captain of Administrative Captain
Captain Investigations Captain Training/Standards
Lieutenants Narcotics Investigations Administrative Lt. Office of
Sergeant Sergeants Sergeant Professional
Criminal Community Sergeant
Investigators Policing Liaison Training Division
Patrol Tactical Civilian Firearms/CPR
Units Narcotics Team Support Staff
Bike Unit Unit
INTRODUCTION TO OUR
UPPER DARBY POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Patrol Division is the largest and most
visible unit within the Police Department and
is charged with what is considered the primary
law enforcement mandate: deterrence,
prevention, and detection of crime. Patrol
Officers are first responders who perform a
wide variety of duties. These duties include
responding to crimes in progress, medical
calls, and accidents; conducting initial criminal
and accident investigations; enforcing traffic
regulations; and answering calls for service
from the public.
Captain Anthony R. Paparo is responsible for
the strategic and tactical plans entrusted to
the Patrol Division, which is comprised of four
uniformed platoons, each commanded by a
Lieutenant and supervised by a Sergeant.
Approximately 20 sworn police officers are
assigned to each platoon. The Patrol Division
also consists of various specialty units that
support SWAT, K9, Motorcycle Highway
Patrol, Mountain Bike Unit, Traffic Unit, and
the Honor Guard Unit.
Sworn to protect and serve the citizens of
Upper Darby Township, the Patrol Division
endeavors to relentlessly “police smarter” by
Captain Anthony Paparo developing and implementing new strategies
Patrol Captain and tactics, and creating effective, partner-
ships with the community to provide the
highest level of professional police services.
We have been entrusted by you to ensure
your safety and quality of life. We pledge to
perform our duty with honor, integrity, and
The Upper Darby Police Investigations Division is
comprised of a Captain, Lieutenant, three Ser-
geants, and 16 Criminal Investigators. The Unit is
divided with a Sergeant with eight Criminal Investi-
gators in each squad. One Sergeant is responsi-
ble for court attendance issues. There is also a full
and part-time evidence technician and full-time
court clerk. In addition, the unit has a full-time
The unit is responsible for investigating all re-
ported crimes. The officers in the Unit assist the
Uniform Division and Narcotic Division with arrests
including the completion of Criminal Complaints,
Affidavits of Probable Cause, Search Warrants,
and Court Orders. The Investigations Division also
helps in identifying suspects via fingerprints or
CPIN arrest photographs, completing photograph
arrays, and processing all crime scenes. In addi-
tion, the members of the unit process, fingerprint,
and photograph those arrested, process evidence,
and transport all evidence to the Pennsylvania
State Police Laboratory in Lima. All evidence re-
covered by the agency is logged and stored by the
The unit has a polygraph examiner who conducts
both criminal and pre-employment polygraphs.
The Investigations Division is responsible for all
juvenile arrests and assists other divisions in the
completion of Juvenile Petitions. The officers log
juvenile arrests, handle issues related to the
school district, and process all juvenile offenders.
The unit is also responsible for the police depart-
ment’s Youth Aide Panel.
The Upper Darby Police Narcotics Division is
comprised of 5 Officers and 1 Sergeant. The Nar-
cotics Unit often assists the Investigations Division
with intelligence information for major crimes in-
cluding homicides, robbery, and assaults. The
Captain George Rhoades
Captain of Investigations
Narcotics Unit is also responsible for narcotics in-
vestigations. These narcotics investigations are
typically more involved and require weeks or sev-
eral months of investigation to complete. Narcot-
ics Officers in this unit attempt to build strong
cases that result in longer prison sentences for
drug dealers. The narcotics investigations are initi-
ated through citizen complaints, confidential infor-
mants, and self-initiated police activity.
The Investigations and Narcotics Divisions come
under the command of the Investigations Division
The Upper Darby Police Administration
Division is responsible for the day-to-day
functioning of the police department.
The department’s main goal is to provide our
police officers with the tools required to fulfill
the mission of the Upper Darby Police
Department. This mission is accomplished
through effective budget management,
allocation of available resources, coordination
with other township departments, outside
agencies, and, most importantly, with the
community. The current make up of the Police
Administration Division is comprised of a
Captain, Administrative Sergeant, Community
Affairs Officer, and twenty civilian personnel.
The duties of the Administration Division
include maintenance and the operation of the
Public Safety Building and the neighborhood
substations, the purchase and maintenance of
the police fleet, communications equipment,
and information technology. The civilian
personnel perform duties such as data entry,
records management, IT support, prisoner
well-being checks, and staffing the Operations
Captain Mark Manley Room.
Personnel assigned to the Police Administra-
tion Division work closely with all other
divisions within the Upper Darby Police
Department to ensure that our citizens are
provided the finest public safety service
As the title of this division suggests, the Office
of Training and Standards has a dual role in
the Upper Darby Police Department.
Standards are based on case law, proven law
enforcement practices, and the experiences of
the Upper Darby Police department as a
whole. These standards are then formed into
policy and orders and become part of the
training protocol. Policies are reviewed regu-
larly to insure that they remain relevant to the
department and to the fostering of public trust.
If the department fails to uphold this trust, the
Office of Professional Standards investigates
and determines why this happened. The divi-
sion also coordinates all pre-employment ac-
tivities to ensure that only qualified police can-
didates are hired.
The importance of the training function in
modern day police work cannot be under-
stated. Upper Darby Township and the Com-
monwealth of Pennsylvania both set forth high
standards that police officers are required to
meet. Firearms qualifications, CPR, First-Aid,
Captain David Madonna and the proper use of force techniques are
Captain of Training/Standards just a few examples of the competencies that
police officers need to acquire.
The Office of Training and Standards over-
sees the field training of newly hired police
officers and is commanded by Captain David
Madonna and managed by Lieutenant John
Burke and Sergeant Timothy Law. Various
uniformed instructors also assist the unit.
2009 Upper Darby Police Annual
Employee and Citizen Recognition
Employee of the Month
The Upper Darby Police Department recognizes an employee each month for their exceptional
performance and commitment to duty. The following is a list of awards presented in 2009:
January Officer Eric Colella July Lieutenant Thomas Johnson
February Officer Stephen Tarozzi August Officer Michael Scott
March Criminal Investigator Arthur Erle September Officer Raymond Blohm
April Officer Michael Crosby October Officer William Tully
May Officer Stephen Turnbull November Criminal Investigator William Sminkey
June Criminal Investigator Brad Ross December Officer William Campbell
Commendation and Award Ceremony
Upper Darby Police Officers and members of our community are recognized in a formal
Annual Awards Ceremony. On December 7, 2009 the following individuals were
acknowledged for their exemplary service.
Commendation of Merit
Officer Stephen Tarozzi
Commended for his actions in subduing an aggressive, suicidal subject who had self-inflicted
wounds to his wrists.
Officer Ryan Wiseley and Officer Randy Desrosiers
While responding to a fire call, these officers noticed evidence of a recent robbery within the
fire scene. Their actions lead to the arrest of the individual involved in the robbery.
Officer John News
Commended for the apprehension of a male wanted for the robbery of a convenience store.
Officer Stephen Tarozzi, Officer John Millison
While working in a plainclothes capacity, these officers apprehended a male who had been
involved in several early morning robberies.
Officer Samuel Ziviello
Commended for shooting an aggressive dog that was attacking officers serving a search
Sergeant James Reif
While dealing with an armed suicidal subject, Sergeant Reif developed a rapport with the male
to bring the event to a successful resolution.
Officer Stephen Cristinzio
Commended for apprehending a male brandishing a handgun during a neighborhood dispute.
Officer Jeffrey Thrash, Officer Samuel Sproull, Officer Raymond Blohm, Officer Anthony
Commended for apprehending two males who had been discharging firearms in a local
Officer Jeffrey Thrash
While attempting to apprehend an intoxicated driver, Officer Thrash was struck by the vehicle
and engaged in a struggle with the subject, eventually taking him into custody.
Officer Raymond Blohm
While investigating suspicious activity, Officer Blohm arrested several individuals and charged
them with illegally carrying firearms and being fugitives from justice.
Officer Joseph Garrity
Officer Garrity observed two males attempting to rob a delivery driver, which led to three
suspects being arrested for robbery.
Officer Jeffrey Thrash, Officer Dustin Clark, Officer Wayne Whitlock
Commended for their apprehension of a male who had kept officers at bay while holding his
three-year-old child in a manner that endangered the child.
Officer Raymond Blohm, Officer David Ostien
Commended for apprehending two males who had committed a pedestrian robbery involving a
Lieutenant Michael Kehrle, Officer Daniel Lanni, Officer William Tobin, Officer William
Campbell, Officer Brian Wearshing
While responding to a call for a suicidal subject, Officer Lanni and Lieutenant Kehrle were
confronted by a subject wielding a sword. The officers subsequently apprehended the suspect.
Captain George Rhoades, Sergeant Thomas Sharp, Criminal Investigator Louie Panagoplos,
Criminal Investigator Arthur Erle, Criminal Investigator Philip Lydon, Criminal Investigator
Commended for their work in the investigation of a series of pharmacy robberies that occurred
in Upper Darby and which led to the arrest of several subjects.
Officer John News, Officer Sean Kenny
After a robbery of an elderly male, these officers observed two males who were responsible for
the act in the area. They subsequently took the males into custody.
Officer Francis Devine, Officer Dennis Keller
Commended for their work in apprehending two males who had just committed a convenience
Sergeant Amanda Pombo, Officer Michael Dockery, Officer Samuel Sproull, Officer Stephen
Tarozzi, Officer John Millison, Officer Anthony Bateman, Officer Steven Cortese
Collectively, these officers investigated an armed robbery/home invasion that resulted in the
apprehension of a subject.
Captain George Rhoades, Criminal Investigator Donald Beese, Criminal Investigator Kevin
Dinan, Criminal Investigator Louie Panagoplos, Officer Walter McDonald
Commended for their work in the investigation of a pharmacy burglary that resulted in the
apprehension of a subject.
Captain George Rhoades, Sergeant Thomas Sharp, Criminal Investigator Donald Beese,
Criminal Investigator Kevin Dinan, Criminal Investigator Michael Pecko, Criminal
Investigator Daniel Oliveri, Criminal Investigator John Cunningham, Criminal Investigator
William Sminkey, Criminal Investigator Susan McSorley
Commended for their dedication and commitment during the Pham homicide investigation that
resulted in the arrest of a suspect.
Sergeant Donald Peterson, Criminal Investigator Michael Pecko, Officer Robert Bales,
Officer Lance Simpson, Officer Raymond Blohm, Officer Robert Bennett,
Officer David Ostien
Commended for the investigation and apprehension of several males wanted for a pedestrian
robbery at 69th and Marshall Road.
Captain George Rhoades, Sergeant Thomas Sharp, Criminal Investigator Michael Pecko,
Criminal Investigator Brad Ross, Criminal Investigator Kevin Dinan
Commended for the successful investigation in the murder of Jane Morgan.
Sergeant James Reif, Officer Mark Nestel, Officer Dennis Keller
After a foot chase, these officers apprehended three males wanted for a pedestrian robbery.
Lieutenant Thomas Johnson, Criminal Investigator Brad Ross, Criminal Investigator
Matthew Rowles, Officer Thomas Fitzpatrick
For the investigation and apprehension of several actors after a home invasion on the 100 block
of Barrington Road.
Criminal Investigator Arthur Erle
Commended for his investigation into a burglary and the intentional killing of the home-
Officer John Millison
Commended for the apprehension of an subject who had committed a strong-arm robbery of a
Sergeant Thomas Sharp, Officer Lance Simpson, Officer Wayne Whitlock, Officer Joseph
Acting in a plainclothes capacity, these officers arrested four males who had been committing
strong-arm robberies along the Market Street corridor.
Criminal Investigator Charles Missimer, Criminal Investigator Michael Pecko, Criminal
Investigator Brad Ross, Officer Kevin Cosentino, Officer Thomas Fitzpatrick
Commended for their work at a violent homicide scene and the arrest of the actor involved.
Officer Steven Russo, Officer Frank Guille, and his K-9 partner, “Nes”
Commended for the apprehension of a burglary suspect from the SEPTA yard on Victory
Lieutenant Glenn Gamber, Officer Samuel Sproull, Officer Steven O’Connor,
Officer William Kiley, Officer Mark Nestel, Officer Shawn Webb, Officer Charles Peterson
Commended for the apprehension of two males wanted for a robbery of the Burger King
located on the 400 block of South 69th Street.
Officer Michael Scott, Officer Steven Russo, Officer Dennis Keller
These officers arrested two subjects in the process of committing a home invasion robbery on
the 400 block of Woodcliffe Ave.
Captain David Madonna, Lieutenant John Burke, Sergeant Timothy Law
Commended for their work on the Citizen’s Police Academy.
Distinguished Unit Citations
Lieutenant Thomas Johnson, Sergeant Anthony Vaughn, Sergeant Thomas Sharp, Officer
Gerard DeSantis, Officer Randy Desrosiers, Officer Joseph DiFrancesco, Officer Joseph
Dougherty, Officer Kevin Fitzpatrick, Officer Amanda Klingensmith, Officer Brian Manuel,
Officer Andrew Morris, Officer John News, Officer Steven Oreskovich, Officer William
Sides, Officer James Taylor, Officer Wayne Whitlock, Officer Raymond Blohm, Criminal
Investigator Michael Pecko, Criminal Investigator Matthew Rowles, Criminal Investigator
Leo Hanshaw, Criminal Investigator John Cunningham
Commended for their outstanding work during a home invasion on the 2900 block of Marshall
Lieutenant Thomas Johnson, Sergeant Glenn Monkman, Officer William Campbell, Officer
Francis Devine, Officer Thomas Fitzpatrick, Officer Thomas Gardner, Officer Francis
Guille, Officer Dennis Keller, Officer James Lutz, Officer Mark Nestel, Officer Charles
Peterson, Officer Steven Russo, Officer Michael Scott, Officer William Tully, Officer Shawn
SWAT Team Officers, Captain Anthony Paparo, Sergeant Thomas Sharp, Sergeant Donald
Clark, Officer Raymond Blohm, Officer Stephen Cristinzio, Officer Samuel Sproull, Officer
Joseph DiFrancesco, Officer Thomas Hald, Officer Stephen Oreskovich, Officer Samuel
Commended for their professionalism and collaborative work during a home-invasion robbery
at 215 Wingate Road.
Commended for her professionalism during the course of her duties as an emergency room
nurse while involved in the treatment of the Pham family.
Township Vehicle Maintenance Personnel—James Clark, James Taylor, Robert McCourt,
Harry Johnson, Scott Snyder, Basil Christi, Robert Burns
Commended for their dedication to the maintenance of Upper Darby Township Police Vehicles.
Paramedic James Cheezum
Commended for his work at a major accident scene in which multiple persons were injured.
Commended for her ongoing efforts in assisting the Upper Darby Police Department and the
Upper Darby community at large.
Commended for her bravery and assistance during a home invasion robbery in which her family
members were the victims.
Law Enforcement Award
Philadelphia Police Forensic Science Bureau---Chief Inspector Evelyn Heath, Pat Lane,
Ryan Gallagher, Ja’Neisha Hutley, Ben Levin, Josh Tyson, Kevin Knox, Sheila Dougherty,
G. Joseph Szarka
Commended for their outstanding contributions as forensic scientists on the Jane Morgan
Delaware County Criminal Investigator David McDonald
Commended for his work in linking two home invasion incidents through a fingerprint
United States Marshall Robert Clark
Commended for his contributions and assistance to the Upper Darby Police Department.
Upper Darby Police Officers at the 2009 Commendation and Award Ceremony
The Officer Dennis McNamara Memorial Award
Officer Timothy M. Bernhardt has been a police officer for the past twelve years, the last
eight of which he has served with the Upper Darby Police Department. For the past five years,
Officer Bernhardt has been assigned to the narcotics unit. During that period, he has been
involved in numerous purchases of various types of narcotics while working in an undercover
capacity. As a result, Officer Bernhardt has had the occasion to execute both search and arrest
warrants for violations of the Pennsylvania Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic
Act. With the many arrests that Officer Bernhardt has made, dozens of vehicles and large sums
of money have been seized and subsequently forfeited by drug dealers. Tim has attended and
successfully completed the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Top Gun Undercover Drug Law
Enforcement Training School as well as numerous seminars and training programs in the field
of drugs and drug investigations. As a result of this training and experience, Officer Bernhardt
has been qualified as an expert in the field of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug investi-
gations in the District Courts and the Courts of Common Pleas in Delaware County in excess of
fifty times. In addition, Tim is familiar with the ways in which controlled substances are culti-
vated, manufactured, weighed, packaged, stored, sold, and distributed.
Officer Bernhardt is also a Use of Force Instructor for the UDPD. Tim completed a very
demanding two-week instructor’s course in this area in 2005. He has been re-certified as a Use
of Force Instructor two times since then. During 2009 in particular, Officer Bernhardt was one
of the officers that instructed our UD police officers in Use of Force Tactics and Decision-
Making. This instruction is extremely valuable as it pertains to police officer safety and
The above accomplishments demonstrate that Officer Bernhardt has distinguished himself in
the course of his duties while employed by the Upper Darby Township Police Department.
Undercover work was always Dennis McNamara’s true passion in police work. Anyone that has
had the opportunity to watch Tim’s work in the narcotics unit would agree that Officer Dennis
McNamara would be extremely proud of Tim’s accomplishments.
Officer Bernhardt’s excellence in the narcotics unit has been a benefit to his co-workers and his
supervisors as they often rely upon him for advice on drug investigations and arrests.
Officer Bernhardt has been a valuable asset to the Upper Darby Township Police Department
and, in particular, the war on drugs that Superintendent Chitwood initiated.
Most importantly, like Dennis, Officer Bernhardt is a devoted family man whose his wife and
children are the most important part of his life. Tim also gives back to our community by
coaching youth football at Saint Andrew's School.
It is with great pleasure we recognize Officer Timothy Bernhardt as the recipient of the 2009
Dennis McNamara Memorial Award.
Marine Corps League Officer of the Year
Officer Thomas Hald has served with the Upper Darby Police Department for the past ten
years, and during that time, he has proven himself to be a very proactive officer who takes great
pride in his work, patrols conscientiously, and treats everyone he meets with great compassion
and respect. Tom arrives for work early each day and always presents himself in the most pro-
fessional manner. He has been assigned the role of Acting Sergeant by many different supervi-
sors. These assignments are a direct reflection of the high esteem in which Officer Tom is held
both by his supervisors and by his coworkers.
In addition, Officer Hald serves our department in a variety of other roles. First, Tom has been
assigned as a K-9 Patrol Officer with the Second Platoon. Tom and his partner are specialists in
bomb and explosives detection. Tom has also been instrumental in researching the information,
gathering the equipment, and doing the professional training for this aspect of his work. For
years Tom has served both as a member of the vital Emergency Response Team, as well as a
member of our department’s Honor Guard.
When Tom joined our department, he was also working as a certified paramedic. Since that
time, Tom has put himself through nursing school and earned his degree as a registered nurse.
This additional training and knowledge has proven invaluable to the citizens of our community
and to the officers with whom Tom serves.
Overall, the personal demeanor of Officer Hald, combined with his dedication to duty and at-
tention to detail, place Tom among the very best of the very fine officers we have serving the
citizens of Upper Darby Township.
Marine Corps League Officer of the Year
Officer Lance Simpson has been employed with the Upper Darby Police Department since
June 19, 2000. During his time here, he has been a dedicated employee who has demonstrated a
sincere desire to continually improve the Upper Darby Police Department. Because of his pro-
fessional dedication, Officer Simpson has made a positive impact on many aspects of police
work in Upper Darby Township.
Officer Simpson has personally developed training courses on emergency vehicle operations,
firearms proficiency, and police use of force. He has also instructed his fellow officers on the
use of every tool they carry around their waists. In addition, Officer Simpson has worked as a
field-training officer and a member of SWAT. Through his commitment to duty, many officers
have been trained in critical issues that have benefited not only the police officers themselves,
but have also helped the entire Upper Darby community.
Officer Simpson’s extensive knowledge of tactical operations has made him a sought after re-
source within the Upper Darby Police Department especially when policies and procedures are
designed and implemented. His passion and dedication to the job are apparent in these works.
While the above information might suggest that Officer Simpson's diligence to his work in the
training and professional development of his peers keep him busy on a full-time basis, it should
also be noted that Officer Simpson routinely patrols the township's streets in a professional,
proactive manner. He has made many superior arrests and has been officially commended by
the Superintendent of Police for his actions in the line of duty. The Upper Darby Police Depart-
ment finds that Officer Lance Simpson is truly deserving of the Marine Corps League Officer of
the Year Award.
UPPER DARBY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Upper Darby Police Foundation
The Upper Darby Police Foundation was established under the direction of
Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood in the Spring of 2009.
Each year, serious crime across the country goes unsolved due to budgetary
constraints. The high cost of laboratory services, expensive law enforcement
equipment, and mandatory training stretch already strained police department
The purpose of the Upper Darby Police Foundation is to offset the cost of
expensive crime prevention and crime solving technologies; therefore benefitting
the entire community.
Mayor Thomas Micozzie and President of the Upper Darby Police Foundation,
Joseph Di Angelo at the Foundation Gala.
The Upper Darby Police Foundation will foster community involvement and
support so that police initiatives and services are enhanced. Through these
interactions, public safety will be further promoted thus benefiting the citizens of
Upper Darby Township.
Crime Scene Unit
Criminal Investigator Sean Rowe and
Evidence Technician Scott Brookes operate
the newly equipped mobile Crime Scene Unit
This laboratory on wheels allows our Officers to
process various aspects of a crime scene while on location
Office of Domestic Violence
In November 2009 Theresa Burke began serving the residents of Upper Darby
Township in the newly created position of Domestic Violence Coordinator.
The Domestic Violence Coordinator is directly responsible to the Investigations
Division Commander. The Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities consist of
interacting with the Court Liaison on a daily basis to stay up-to-date on all cases
concerning domestic abuse violations and other pertinent crimes.
The Domestic Violence Coordinator receives cases from the Investigations and
Patrol Divisions as well as the Informant Database. The coordinator meets with
victims at Upper Darby courts and assists them with their various needs. The
coordinator establishes a rapport with victims of domestic abuse and builds an
appropriate victim/advocate relationship with them. The
Domestic Violence Coordinator follows up with all victims regarding pending court
cases and ensures all is going according to plan. Additionally, the coordinator
answers any questions the victim may have about their individual case and refers
them to organizations in Upper Darby Township as well as other agencies in
Delaware County that could help them in their time of need.
The Upper Darby Police Department is Dedicated to Community Involvement
Officer Eric Collella and Officer Robert Wheatley Upper Darby Police Department Essay Contest
with Christian Bennett and Mark Petherbridge at “How I Would End Youth Violence in My Community”
the annual Life Skills Picnic Sister Regina Christine, Valeri Mertin, Tajay McLeod,
Matt Alloway, Maite Guachichullca, Sister Susan
David Nieggeman of McDonalds Corporation presents a check to the Upper Darby Police Foundation
President Joseph Di Angelo along with Superintendent Chitwood and Captain David Madonna
Mayor Thomas Micozzie and our Officer Thomas Nee conducts a Community
Citizen Police Academy Safety Meeting at an Upper Darby Sikh Temple
UPPER DARBY POLICE
Presenting the Colors at the
Philadelphia Phillies game
Officer Michael Scott
Officer Thomas Hald
Sergeant Scott Lewis
Officer Riocard Russel
UPPER DARBY POLICE DEPARTMENT
7236 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082