Upper Southampton Township Police Department

Chief Ronald MacPherson
Address 939 Street Road
Southampton PA 18966
Phone 215-364-5000
Website http://www.uppersouthamptonpolice.org


The Upper Southampton Police Department consists of 22 full-time sworn police officers, three full-time administrative personnel, three part-time school crossing guards, and one police Chaplain. The Department is comprised of three divisions: patrol, detective and administrative. The sworn staff includes a police chief, lieutenant, two detectives, four patrol sergeants, and 14 patrol officers Several officers from the department also participate in the South-Central Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.). The team is designed for emergency responses to tactical situations which include hostage situations, barricaded subjects and high-risk warrant services.

The officers perform several roles ranging from tactical operators to crisis negotiators. Officers are also trained to participate in the Bucks County Major Incident Response Team (M.I.R.T.). The team is comprised of members from various police departments in Bucks County. Members are trained to respond to major incidents within Bucks County such as civil disturbances, natural disasters, dignitary protection, chemical / biological incidents, and terrorist attacks. Our officers are also trained to specialize in bicycle patrol, Motor Carrier Safety Alliance Program (MCSAP) as well as maintaining certification in weights and measures, accident investigation and reconstruction, traffic enforcement, crime scene processing and firearms instruction.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Upper Southampton Township Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our township by providing the highest level of police services through a partnership with the community. The commitment of each member shall be to tirelessly protect the citizens of our community, serving them without prejudice and creating a safe, crime-free environment by enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Constitution.

Values Statement:

How we work to achieve our mission and the degree of our success depends upon our values. Values are statements of the standards and beliefs that are the most important to the employees of the department and our community in achieving our mission.

Core Values:

Service - We shall commit ourselves to faithfully and selflessly perform our duties while continually pursuing the highest levels of knowledge, skills, and expertise. We shall foster community and employee involvement through problem-solving partnerships.

Integrity - We shall commit ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards. We conduct ourselves in our professional and personal lives in a manner beyond reproach. The honor amongst us is paramount.

Respect - We shall commit ourselves to treat all persons in an unbiased, dignified and compassionate manner that shall serve as an example to all.


Department Motto:

Motto: "Serving with Integrity and Respect"

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