About Us

Accreditation

The Upper Allen Police Department completed its second on-site assessment by assessors of the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) on April 17, 18 and 19, 2013. The unanimous recommendation of certified assessors was for the Upper Allen Police Department to receive full accreditation status at the next scheduled PLEAC meeting. On June 26, 2013 …

Code of Ethics

As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice. I will keep my private …

Contact Information

EMERGENCY (24 HOURS) 9-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY DISPATCH (24 HOURS) 717-238-9676 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE (MON – FRI 8:00 – 4:30) 717-795-2445 ANONYMOUS TIP LINE (24 HOURS – CALL OR TEXT) 717-850-UAPD (8273) FAX 717-790-9410 US MAIL 100 Gettysburg Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 E-MAIL info@upperallenpolice.com SUBMIT A TIP Click here to submit a tip. Do not report criminal activity …

Driving Directions

Harrisburg/Camp Hill Travel south on US Route 15 to the Mechanicsburg/Bowmansdale (Route 114) Exit. At the end of the off ramp turn right onto Route 114 West. Travel 100 yards and turn right at the traffic light (Gettysburg Pike). Our station is approximately 1/4 mile on the left. Gettysburg/Maryland Travel north on US Route 15 …

Employment

Testing for the position of Police Officer is   Testing is conducted by the Cumberland County Police Testing Consortium   The 2018 test will be conducted on May 19 and 20. Once an applicant applies, they will be assigned to test on one of those days. Applications are now being accepted. Please visit CumberlandCountyPoliceTest.com for …

Fifty Years of Service 1966 – 2016

The Upper Allen Township Police Department originated on July 1, 1966 by a resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Upper Allen Township. Chief Clyde R. King was hired at a rate of $2.62 an hour. Chief King had to supply his own uniform, firearm and patrol vehicle. In October of 1966, two part-time Police …

History

Upper Allen Police Department, 1966-1982 Upper Allen Police Department, 1982-2011 Upper Allen Police Department, 2011-Present The Upper Allen Police Department was formed on July 1, 1966. The Township did not have a building from which to operate during this period. During the first 6 months of operation phone calls that needed to be made by …

Mission Statement

The mission of the Upper Allen Police Department is to enhance the quality of life throughout Upper Allen Township by working cooperatively with all of our citizens to preserve the peace, enforce the law, reduce the perception of fear, and provide a safe and caring environment.

Our Patch

Beginning December 2, 2013   The patch indicates that Upper Allen Township was formed in 1850 and it is divided into four sections: History: The covered bridge represents our rich heritage (actual bridge at Messiah College campus). Church: The church represents a strong religious conviction in the township. Farm: The farm represents our agricultural heritage. …

Overview

The Upper Allen Police Department proudly and professionally protects Upper Allen Township including the villages of Shepherdstown, Bowmansdale and Grantham in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Upper Allen Township is located in central Pennsylvania, in eastern Cumberland County on the west shore of the Susquehanna River. We are a part of The Greater Harrisburg Metropolitan Area. Two …

Personnel

Name Rank Serving Since James Adams – NA173 Chief of Police 1978 Michael McLaughlin – NA210 Lieutenant 1981 Thomas Kauffman – NA226 Detective Sergeant 1988 Andrew Parsons – NA237 Sergeant 1992 Thomas Cuckovic Sergeant 2003 Brian Barnes Detective 2005 Trent Mellott Detective 2007 Jeremy Tappan Officer 1997 James Miller Officer 1998 Robert Powers Officer 2001 …

Right to Know

The Upper Allen Police Department maintains a policy to ensure compliance with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law Act 3 of 2008. Our policy is detailed below. I. PURPOSE The purpose of this policy is to provide members with guidelines when the Department receives a request to release documents pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to …

Vehicles & Equipment

The Upper Allen Police Department is constantly adopting new equipment and standards to better protect our citizens. The modern police cruiser is nothing short of an officer’s mobile office. Hands-free cellular telephones, computers, wireless data modems, encrypted digital radios, emergency lighting and siren systems all assist the officer in carrying out the police mission. Our …