Chief Edgardo A ColónFrom the Upper Macungie Township Chief of Police:

Welcome to the Upper Macungie Township Police Department’s website. Throughout this site I hope to provide you with a glimpse of the Police Department as an organization that is fully committed to excellence and quality service to the community. This commitment, both in the services we provide and the belief that people are our most valuable resource, has been the basis for our organization’s successes. As we strive to strengthen the foundation in policing and continue to develop relationships with the community, other township departments, and outside agencies, we will continually strive to enhance the safety, security, and our alliances in the years to come. 

Your Police Department is comprised of 32 professional employees, of which 30 are sworn police officers – serving the citizens of Upper Macungie Township. We have assembled one of the finest teams in law enforcement, whose professionalism is demonstrated by its commitment to surpassing the level of excellence we endeavor to provide.

Upper Macungie Township is home to nearly 24,000 residents. It is also home to many businesses and warehouses. Along with that come increased levels of commercial vehicle traffic. From residents, to employees and other commuters, we strive to create the safest traffic scenarios for all traversing throughout the township.

The Department is comprised of the Office of the Chief, Deputy Chief and two Divisions: Patrol and Crime & Community Services.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the website and the services & information we provide. I am confident that in the years ahead we will continue to add to our Department’s innovative legacy, and our community will be able to celebrate the fact that Upper Macungie Township continues to be a safe community in which to live, work, and visit.

As always, be well and be safe,
Edgardo A. Colón
Chief of Police



The UMTPD Annual Report will be completed and available for residents shortly. It will not be included in your Spring Newsletters.









CLICK HERE to Register for Nixle, our public safety alert system. Nixle Alerts from the UMT Police Department can be sent via text or email.

What is Nixle?
Neighborhood-level to community-level: public safety alerts; up-to-the-minute need-to-know information; advisories, reminders, and last minute cancellations; municipal and community news, happenings, events, and any other relevant information the Police Department wants to send out through the service.


UMT Police Department Traffic Update:

The Good Neighbor Coalition








At the request of residents, and in light of the recent tragic incident, UMTPD and the Lehigh County Dog Warden have provided a very informative packet on Dog Safety. Click here to learn how to respond and or react to dogs in various situations.





Protecting Our Quality of Life: Upper Macungie Township Police Department (Contact Us)
37 Grim Road
Breinigsville, Pa. 18031
Police Headquarters: 484-661-5911
Fax: 610-841-4922                                       Lehigh County Non-Emergency: 610-437-5252


Providing a pro-actively protective environment for all community citizens and property is a leading priority here in Upper Macungie Township. We honor this commitment to 24/7 safety by strongly supporting the in-township presence of our own community police department. Upper Macungie Township offers a quality of life well worth protecting…and we do.

Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life and serve the citizens of Upper Macungie Township by providing quality and professional police services. The broad philosophy of the Department will embrace a wholehearted determination to protect and support individual rights while providing for the security of persons and property in the community. In meeting this objective, it is the responsibility of the Department to function as a public service organization and to [at all times] work in cooperation with community agencies and groups to promote understanding of and competence in our law enforcement efforts. A founding principle will mandate all officers to fully and continuously demonstrate the Department’s mission to be Committed to Service.

For general police inquiries, questions or concerns, please contact headquarters at 484-661-5911 or email us at

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We are a full-service police department working 24/7, 365 days a year to meet the needs and wants of the public. Our officers are professional, highly trained and educated with the knowledge ranging from CPR, AED, First Responder and Crime Prevention in your home to resolving quality of life issues. We are here to serve your community.



The meaning of the new Police Uniform Patch…The Uniform Patch of the Upper Macungie Township Police Department has numerous (symbolic) meanings. The shape of the patch itself is a shield to signify protection of the public. The (calming) French Blue color is symbolic of Police. The center of the patch has the Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Within the Seal is a shield depicting a ship under full sail, a plow and three sheaves of wheat. These symbols represent the importance of commerce, labor, perseverance and agriculture. Atop the shield an eagle proudly symbolizes the state’s sovereignty. The barn and the farm fields represent the rich agricultural history of Upper Macungie Township and its commitment to open space, parks and recreation. The eagle represents American patriotism and the noble police officers who are serving and acting in the best interests of the citizens it serves.

The residents of Upper Macungie Township and all the citizens traversing throughout can rest assured that their Police Department
will be well trained, professional and will respond to their needs.
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History of UMTPD

Here’s What to Expect (12/20/12 Patch Article)

5 Things You Should Know About UMTPD

Upper Macungie Police Sworn In Patch Article

The Morning Call Swearing In Ceremony Video

New Police Station Dedication Ceremony

Swearing In Ceremony Pictures or Brochure

Police Station Dedication Ceremony Program & List of Speakers

Click here for the Patch article.

Click here for the Channel 69 News article.

UMTPD Rolling Out In Service