Created by resolution of the Upper Gwynedd Township Board of Commissioners in February, 1951, The Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department became the primary law enforcement agency for the residents of Upper Gwynedd Township. Starting with just 4 officers and a its first Chief, Raymond Miley, the Department has grown, based on population and demand for police services, to a conservatively staffed twenty-one sworn officers. The department consists of Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, five sergeants, two detectives and twelve patrol officers. The department also employs three civilian staff members.
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Since its inception, the department has worked closely with township government, the community, and local business members by assisting in traffic planning and development along with traditional law enforcement roles. The department maintains excellent relationships with all schools and businesses in the township. We regularly conduct walk and talk visits along with more formalized prevention, safety and security training for students, employees and employers. Additionally, the police department trains officers to provide specialty assistance to various groups including, children, the elderly and those with special needs.
The Department is committed to our Community and the quality of life issues of its residents, businesses and their employees. If you feel that we might be able to assist you or your organization, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Upper Gwynedd Police Department
1 Parkside Place
North Wales, PA 19454
Emergency: 9-1-1 (You can also make an emergency request by sending a text to "911")
Non-Emergency: (215) 699-5861
Administration: (215) 699-5862
Fax: (215) 699-3799
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
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|David Duffy||Chief of Police||(215) 699-5861|
|David M. Poirier||Deputy Chief||(215) 699-5861|
David Duffy, Chief of Police
Chief Duffy began his police career in 1987. He worked as a police officer on a special patrol squad in the city of Wildwood, NJ. In 1988, Duffy was hired as an officer in the Chalfont Borough Police Department, Bucks County, PA. In 1989, Chief Duffy was hired as a police officer in the Doylestown Township Police Department, Bucks County, PA. Duffy was promoted as the first corporal in the department and was later promoted to Sergeant.
Duffy served as Chief of Police in Newberry Township in York County from 2003 to 2008. In 2005, Newberry Township PD became the 30th agency in the state to earn Accreditation through the PA Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation.
Chief Duffy has earned Associates and Bachelors degrees in Criminal Justice. He earned his Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He graduated from the 219th Session of the FBI National Academy. Chief Duffy also holds a first degree black belt in karate.
In addition to his police service, Chief Duffy has held many adjunct positions over the years in teaching and consulting.
Although his duties as chief limit his adjunct endeavors, he remains active in several professional law enforcement associations.
When he is not on duty, Chief Duffy enjoys working out and spending time with his family.
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