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8/15/2017~ J. Zuchero sworn in as newest Officer

On August 15, 2017 Ofc. Joseph B. Zuchero was sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Mark Douple during a brief ceremony at the Board of Supervisors monthly meeting.

Zuchero is a graduate of Harry S Truman High School, Holy Family University and the Temple Police Academy. He has been employed full-time as a Bucks County Park Ranger and as a part-time police officer with the Newtown Borough Police Department.

 
 (From left to right;  Judge Mark Douple, Kaitlyn Zuchero , and Ofc, Joesph Zuchero)

6/20/2017~ Robert Jones promoted to Sergeant

On June 20, 2017 at the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting R. Scott Jones was sworn in as Sergeant. A large crowd including family, friends and peers were on hand to show their for Sgt. Jones who was first hired by th department in 2005. The swearing in ceremony was performed by Magisterial District Judge Mark Douple.

   
 (From left to right; District Judge Mark Douple,
Tiziana Jones, and Sgt. Scott Jones
 

9/20/2016~ Police hire new officer

On September 20, 2016 Ofc. Cory Caraballo was sworn in by Senior Magisterial District Judge Philip Daly during a brief ceremony during the Board of Supervisors reorganizational meeting.

Caraballo is a graduate of Central Bucks South High School and the Montgomery County Police Academy. He has been employed part-time as a part-time police officer with the North Wales Borough Police Department.

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 (From left to right;  Ofc, Cory Caraballo, Jacqui Caraballo and Judge Philip J. Daly)
8/7/2016 ~ Central Bucks YMCS holds Kids Triathlon
On August 7, 2016 the Central Bucks Family YMCA held the 8th Annual Kids Triathlon. The event held at the YMCA located at 2500 Lowerstate Road drew 234 participants with many family and friends on hand to show their support. Stephen J. White who was the long time Police Chief for the township and Justin Notarfrancesco who was recently promoted to Sergeant were in attendance and took some time to catch up.

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 (From left to right; Stephen J. White (Retired Chief) and Sgt. Justin Notarfrancesco)

7/19/2016 ~ Officer Promoted to Sergeant

On July 19, 2016 at the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting Justin Notarfrancesco was sworn in as Sergeant. A large crowd was in attendance which included family, friends as well as current and past co-workers to show their support for Sgt. Notarfrancesco. The swearing in ceremony was performed by Magisterial District Judge Mark Douple.

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 (From left to right; District Judge Mark Douple,
Sgt. Notarfrancesco, and Kathleen Notarfrancesco
 (fSgt. Notarfrancesco and Chief Dean Logan

6/21/2016 ~ Board votes to promote officer

On June 21, 2016 at their monthly board meeting the Board of Supervisor voted to promote Ofc. Justin Notarfrancesco to the rank of Sergeant. Ofc. Notarfrancesco was appointed to the department in May of 2006, and he has a Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and a Master’s Degree from Wilmington University. Ofc. Notarfrancesco will be sworn in at the next Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for July 19, 2016.

1/04/2016 ~ Police hire new officer

On January 4, 2016 Ofc. Monica Malatesta was sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Mark Douple during a brief ceremony during the Board of Supervisors reorganizational meeting.

Malatesta is a graduate of Upper Dublin High School and the Temple University Police Academy. She has been employed full-time as a Bucks County Deputy Sheriff for the past 13 years and as a part-time police officer with the Central Bucks Regional Police Department.

12/15/2015 ~ Sgt. Mark T. Wetmore Retires

Sgt. Mark Wetmore was honored at the Board of Supervisors meeting on December 15, 2015.  Sgt. Wetmore was a lifelong resident of Doylestown graduating from CB West High School in 1973 before earning a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of PA in 1977. Sgt. Wetmore was hired in March of 1978 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1983. Sgt. Wetmore retired as the second longest tenured officer in the departments history. The audience at the meeting was packed full of current and former co-workers whom Sgt. Wetmore has worked with during his 37 year career.

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Sgt. Wetmore and his wife Terri honored by Barbara Lyons  
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Many former co-workers from years past return to honor Sgt. Wetmore upon his retirement. (Pictured L/R – Richard Munger, Robert Long, Bradley Zartman, Stephen White, Dorothy Kreuter, Sgt. Wetmore, David Mettin, David Duffy, Michael Johnson, Gregory Banis)
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11/17/2015 ~ Police Hire new Officer

On November 17, 2015 the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors voted to hire Jessica L. Whiteside as new patrolman with the police department. Officer Whiteside was sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Mark Douple during a brief ceremony in during the Board of Supervisors meeting.

Whiteside is a graduate of the Quakertown Area High School and the Montgomery County Police Academy. She has been employed part-time as a sworn police officer with the Central Bucks Regional Police Department and the Lansdale Borough Police Departments.

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(From left to right; District Judge Mark Douple, Wayne Whiteside, and Ofc. Jessica Whiteside)

01/04/2015 ~ Township Officers pay respects to fallen NYPD Officer

On January 4, 2015 members of the Doylestown Township Police Department attended the memorial services in New York for NYPD Ofc. Wenjian Liu.

Ofc. Liu and his partner Ofc. Rafael Romos were killed in the line of duty on December 20, 2014.

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(From left to right; Ofc. Stephen F. Pekach, Ofc. Timothy Reihl, Ofc. Patrick Furlong,
Sgt. Donald Lawson, and Ofc. Jeffrey Stich)

08/19/2014 ~ Police Hire new Officer

On August 19, 2014 the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors voted to hire Stephen F. Pekach as new patrolman with the police department. Officer Pekach was sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Mark Douple during a brief ceremony in during the Board of Supervisors meeting.

Pekach is a graduate of Central Bucks East High School and the Philadelphia Police Academy. He has been employed full-time as a sworn police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department for the past three years.

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(From left to right; District Judge Mark Douple, Ofc. Stephen F. Pekach, and Terri Pekach)

01/28/2014 ~ Police Hire new Officer

On January 6, 2014 the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors voted to hire Jared J. Courts as new patrolman with the police department. Officer Courts was sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Mark Douple during a brief ceremony in District Court on January 23, 2014.

Courts is a 2010 graduate of the Montgomery County Municipal Police Academy and has worked part-time for the Dublin Borough, Pennridge Regional and Solebury Township Police Departments before joining Doylestown Township. Courts is the twentieth sworn officer and replaced Cpl. James C. Boettger who retired January 7, 2014.

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(From left to right; District Judge Mark Douple, Ofc. Jared J. Courts, and Candace Courts)

4/24/2012 ~ Doylestown Bike Works - donates Patrol Bike

April 24, 2012: Ofc. Justin Notarfrancesco will soon be patrolling the township on his new Jamis Mountain Patrol Bike. Doylestown Bike Works, a Doylestown based bike shop, which is owned and operated by business partners Fran Taloricco, Brian Boger and Dan Turner made the donation after the partners read a newspaper article about the departments interest in creating a bike patrol unit. The company conducted research on police bicycles and has donated a Jamis mountain bike to the police department. Chief Logan said that the department is very fortunate to have businesses such as Doylestown Bike Works who are willing to make donations such as this during tough economic times. The Doylestown Township Police thanks Doylestown Bike Works for their generosity and partnership in serving the residents of Doylestown Township.

4/17/2012 ~ Doylestown Township to start Bike Patrol

At  the April 17, 2012 Board of Supervisors meeting Chief Dean Logan received final approval to implement a Police Bike Patrol. The request came as a result of frequent complaints of vandalism to township parks and other property within the township.

Ofc. Justin Notarfrancesco who has been with the department since 2006 will be the townships first Bike Patrol Officer. In addition to attempting to curb vandalism throughout the township, Ofc. Notarfrancesco will be extremely vigilant with enforcing all township ordinances related to uses within our park systems.

The Bike Patrol can be utilized in our neighborhoods and shopping centers as well. The township supervisors are pleased with the implementation of the patrol.

4/17/2012 ~ Matthew O'Connor named Acting Lieutenant

At the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors meeting on April 17, 2012  Det. Matthew O’Connor was named the Police Department’s Acting Lieutenant.

Lt. O’Connor was hired by the Police Department in 1985 and has had a long professional relationship with Dean Logan who is now serving as the Acting Chief of Police.

Doylestown Township is in the process of a regionalization study.  Similar to Chief Logan, Lt. O’Connor will continue to serve as Acting Lieutenant pending the outcome of the regionalization study.

3/6/2012 ~ Chief White Retires

Chief Stephen White was honored at the Board of Supervisors meeting on March 6, 2012.  During his tenure he has served in various capacities on the Boards of the International Associations of Chiefs of Police, the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Southeast Pennsylvania and Bucks County Chiefs of Police Associations.  Chief White has dedicated his career to serving and protecting the public and has spent the past thirty eight years of his life devoted to serving the residents of Doylestown Township.

   
   

3/6/2012 ~ Lt. Dean Logan named Acting Chief of Police

At the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors meeting on March 6, 2012 Lt. Dean Logan was named the Police Department’s Acting Chief.

Chief Logan was hired by the Police Department in August of 1987 and entered the Detective Division in 1991.  Chief Logan was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 1999, and to the rank of Sergeant in March of 2003, and to the rank of Lieutenant on June 7, 2005.

Doylestown Township is in the process of a regionalization study.  Chief Logan will continue to serve as Acting Chief pending the outcome of the regionalization study.

   

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