Community Message from Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood
Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood (Read Bio)
Some people may view a police department as the building-the police headquarters, while others may view it as a patrol car in their neighborhood or even a police officer they may see frequently.
In reality the Police Department is comprised of various distinctive divisions. One division cannot successfully complete their mission without the combined effort of all divisions working in tandem, utilizing their training, expertise and lending their unique perspective to achieve the positive result of a safe thriving community.
The most significant division in the police Department is You – the community member. You are our eyes and our ears of the neighborhood. You are the individuals who inform the Police Department when something “just doesn’t seem right.” Crime is a community problem. A supportive, involved community is necessary for a successful police department.
The Upper Darby Police Department is committed to work as a dedicated team and ally with our community members, to achieve a peaceful safe community, establish trust, goodwill and a superior quality of life.
The doors of our Upper Darby Police Department are always open with skillful, well trained, professional police officers, eager to assist our community members whatever and whenever the need.
With the willingness and support our Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer and Township Council we look with anticipation to utilize new innovative technology, training and you: our Community Partners in the War Against Crime and Drugs that will benefit our entire community.
The men and woman of the Upper Darby Police Department serve our community with the highest level of integrity and excellence. It is my pleasure to work each day, with officers of this caliber.
Michael J. Chitwood
Superintendent of Police
Upper Darby Police Department