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 is Friday May 22, 2020.
A Nixle message regarding the COVID-19 Global Pandemic from Chief Edgardo A. Colón:
Dear Upper Macungie Township Residents,
As the COVID-19 global pandemic evolves, so does the spread of the virus in cities and towns nearby Upper Macungie Township. As a result of this, I wanted to take a moment to address residents in regards to some minor changes in our normal patrol operations.
• As always, Upper Macungie Township Police Officers are ready and prepared to answer emergency calls for service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents experiencing a police, fire, or medical emergency should dial 911 for immediate assistance.
• For non-emergency calls for police service, residents should be aware that officers that may elect to phone residents rather than respond directly to the home of the caller. If an in-person visit is necessary, officers will respond and do their best to follow social distancing guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
• Public finger printing at UMTPD headquarters is temporarily suspended until further notice.
• No new community events will be scheduled until further notice.
First Responders, such as the police officers that protect and serve the residents of Upper Macungie Township, are a vital part of the critical infrastructure that can and should be counted on to provide services to residents in need during times of uncertainty. An important aspect of that role is leading by example, utilizing CDC recommended protocols for law enforcement officers (like social distancing and hand-washing) that we hope will help slow the progression of this virus without putting an unnecessary strain on the medical community.
As always, we appreciate your patience and support.
Be well and be safe,
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Edgardo A. Colón
Chief of Police
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 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
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