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UMT Police Department

UMT Police Department

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Welcome to UMT; A message from 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 29 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 over 26,000 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, 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.


National Night Out 2022:

NEW LOCATION! Join us Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Grange park from 5:00pm- 8:00pm. 

Food Vendors, Live Music, Inflatables and Rides! Make sure you stop by the Dunk Tank to try and Dunk Officer Wild Bill! Click here for more information.

 


UMTPD Celebrates Promotion of Lt. Cory Reader and welcomes two new officers:

It was a very special night for the Upper Macungie Township Police Department, as we celebrated the promotion of Lt. Cory Reader to Patrol Division Commander, as well as welcomed UMTPD’s newest patrol officers, Officer Anna Kahn and Officer Julia Poapst.
Officers Kahn and Poapst excelled in a competitive process that tested them both physically and mentally. Most importantly, both officers expressed a desire to connect with our community- recognizing that community service is one of the most vital roles of a UMTPD police officer.
Congratulations, Officers Kahn and Poapst! Please join us in welcoming our new officers!

 


Upper Macungie Township is proud to announce that Lieutenant Michael J. Sitoski was appointed Chief of Police by the Board of Supervisors.

Chief Sitoski is a native of Sugarloaf, PA and received his police officer certification from the Lackawanna Junior College in 1997. He began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Weatherly and Beaver Meadows Borough Police Departments in Carbon County. Prior to his full- time employment with the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department (BLRPD) in 2001, Chief Sitoski also worked for the Freeland Borough and West Hazleton Police Departments. At the BLRPD, Chief Sitoski furthered his career advancing through the ranks of Patrolman, Corporal, Sergeant, and finally as Acting Interim Assistant Chief until joining the Upper Macungie Township Police Department as Patrol Lieutenant in 2012. He was one of the four original members of the police department and had an integral role in the creation of the department.

As Chief Sitoski approaches his 20th year serving Upper Macungie residents, he looks forward to continuing to strengthen the bond between the police department and the community. “I am grateful and excited at the opportunity to lead our officers, and at the same time, foster in a new era of police-community relations built on mutual respect, partnership, and progressive thinking.”

Please join us in welcoming our new Chief of Police!


Upper Macungie Township would like to announce the retirement of Chief of Police Edgardo A. Colón after 8 years of service with the Township. Chief Colón was the Department’s first Chief of Police and was appointed in 2012 to create the Department.

Prior to his service with Upper Macungie Township, Chief Colón had served with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) for 21 years having retired as a Lieutenant and the Commander of the PSP Fogelsville Station.

Chief Colón is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

Upper Macungie Township wishes Chief Colón much success and happiness as he pursues other interests in the private sector.

The effective date of Chief Colón’s retirement was Friday May 22, 2020.


NIXLE ALERTS: Public Safety Announcements

RESIDENTS- Do you want Public Safety Announcements from the UMTPD right to your Mobile Device?

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.

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UMT Police Department Traffic Update:

The Good Neighbor Coalition: The Good Neighbor Coalition is a cooperative group who’s goal is to discuss high traffic areas of the Township and work towards solutions to those traffic issues. For more information click the link above.

 

 

 

 


Dog Safety Information:

At the request of residents, 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.

 

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