Superintendent Michael Chitwood
Collaboration between the police and the community is the hallmark of his policing style. Community initiatives in the Upper Darby Township include the Community Policing Center, a victim’s services program, the Citizen’s Police Academy and the 5th Grade Mentoring program.
Superintendent Chitwood has been a frequent speaker at local community events and has made numerous appearances on local and national television programs discussing issues ranging from gun control legislation and privacy rights to the role of social media in policing. In 2013, Mike became the subject of the book “Tough Cop”, authored by Hal Gullan, which chronicles his extraordinary career in law enforcement and offers his perspective on current issues facing law enforcement agencies.
Mike Chitwood earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and a Master of Arts in Administration from Antioch University. He is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy’s School of Government.