The Upper Makefield Township Police Department is comprised of 18 sworn officers who provide 24-hour protection of life and property within Upper Makefield Township 7 days a week. The Department patrols roadways, investigates crime, enforces traffic regulations, and responds to a variety of requests for assistance from the community. The Upper Makefield Township Police Department is accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and is organized into 3 major divisions.
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The patrol division is the first contact citizens have when requesting police assistance. Uniformed patrol officers are responsible for traffic enforcement, accident investigations, and emergency responses to all calls.
The detective division is in charge of criminal investigations, forensics, drug investigations, intelligence, evidence management, background checks, and juvenile crime investigations.
Community Policing Division
Officers in this division focus on crime prevention and youth-oriented and community-based initiatives. The aim of the school-based D.A.R.E. program is to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, the Youth Aid Panel is a joint program of 3 police departments aimed at problem solving, restitution, and community service solutions; and our Coffee With A Cop events offer opportunities for residents to meet our officers in an informal setting. Read More
Upper Makefield’s officers have special training for the following Specialty Units: Animal Control, Crisis Intervention Team, Criminal Investigations Unit, Special Response Team, Truck Enforcement Task Force and Accident Reconstruction. For details, please view the Department’s pages on the PA Crime Watch website. Follow our daily activities on Facebook.
In addition to our regular duties, the Upper Makefield Township Police Department offers a variety of services to our residents. Learn more about Home Safety.
Specially-trained Upper Makefield Township Police officers teach the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) curriculum at Sol Feinstone Elementary School in Upper Makefield Township. Learn more about D.A.R.E..
Criminal arrests are reported monthly to the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting System. Learn more about Crime Reports.
See More at Upper Makefield Police Department’s Crime Watch Pages
Abandoned vehicles are a nuisance as well as an eyesore. Any vehicle left for 48 hours or longer, under circumstances listed below, is considered abandoned under Pennsylvania motor vehicle laws.
- Left on a highway or public property in inoperable condition for 48 hours or longer;
- Left illegally on a highway or public property;
- Left on a highway or public property for 48 hours or longer and does not have valid license plate, inspection sticker, or VIN number; or
- Left on private property without owner’s consent for 48 hours or longer. If you have a complaint about an abandoned vehicle, call us at 215-968-3020 or call the Bucks County Radio Room at 215-598-7121.
Stray dog? Road kill? Wild animal in the house? Our Animal Control Officer is trained to deal with a wide range of animal-related problems. Call our police department during business hours at 215-968-3020 or call 215-598-7121 after hours for assistance. View the ASPCA website for lists of food, plants, and household products considered poisonous to animals.
Nearly 3 out of 4 child safety car seats may be improperly installed. Get yours checked for free. Call 215-968-3020 for an appointment.
All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed by the Bucks County. Licenses are annual, renewable January 1 each year. A lifetime license is available for dogs with a permanent tattoo or microchip. All license fees support animal control through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual dog licensing and rabies vaccinations. Applications can be downloaded from the Bucks County Treasurers Office. They also are available online PADogLicense.com which adds a $2 convenience fee.
Dog owner responsibilities are detailed in the Department’s PA CrimeWatch pages. Read more
Examples of recent deadly drug use trends include street sales of counterfeit oxycodone, containing more powerful and illicit synthetic opioids and synthetic cannabinoids– drug-laced weed marketed in a misleading way as “synthetic marijuana.” Synthetic cannabinoids refer to a growing number of man-made mind-altering chemicals that are either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material so they can be smoked (herbal incense) or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices (liquid incense). Not knowing what chemical mix is currently on the street exposes illegal substance users to higher risk of overdose. Please join us in working together to prevent illegal substance abuse from affecting our families. If you have any questions concerning drug use or trends or would like to speak with an officer concerning any law enforcement topic, please do not hesitate to contact us at 215-968-3020.
Here are tips for a safe online sale exchange:
Meet at the Police Station parking lot. The Upper Makefield Police station at 1076 Eagle Road has live security cameras in the area marked “Meetup Spot.” Bring a friend, and your cell phone, and dial 9-1-1- if you feel unsafe.
Research the seller. Click on the seller’s profile and look for any red flags. If their personal photo is of a car, a flower, or something other than their face, that’s a warning. If a person’s photo is shown, do a reverse image search on the photo, to be sure they come up with the same name and location.
Ask questions about your item. Ask how old the item is. Ask if there are any defects. Compare the price to something at a store. Check for similar items for sale in the same marketplace. If the item is valuable, the sellers’ detailed answers may help you determine whether the sale is legit.
If they change their mind, walk away. Did the price change from the original post you responded to? People may have unrealistic ideas about selling their item. And, if they seem to be upping the price with delays and too much negotiation, the deal is more likely to sour.
Never release the item without full payment. Exchange money and the item, at the same time. Don’t accept an installment payment.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center offers more tips for doing business and exchanging money with others online. It’s worth a review to learn more about some common scams.
Drop them off during business hours at The Upper Makefield Township Police Department on 1076 Eagle Road. This takeback effort means to help stem addictions to prescription drugs and to keep our waterways clean. If you have concerns about the possible illegal use of prescription drugs, please contact a member of our police department. Learn more about Teens and Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse.
Personnel from the Upper Makefield Township Police Department are available to do employment fingerprinting for Township residents, Appointments are necessary for this service. They are scheduled Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. At $25 fee is payable at the time of service. To schedule an appointment, call Detective Jeff Jumper at 215-968-3020.
State law prohibits the use of Consumer and Display Fireworks in Pennsylvania without a permit. Items defined as “ground and hand-held sparkling devices”, “novelties” and “toy caps” in American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Standard 87-1 are not currently regulated by State Law; therefore, their sale and use are permissible.
Like most other states, Pennsylvania has a Megan’s Law statute. This law is designed to protect citizens from sexual predators by requiring that sex offenders register with the Pennsylvania State Police. The State Police, in turn, notify local police departments that patrol communities in which offenders reside. You can access more information on Megan’s Law on Pennsylvania Megan’s Law website.
If you are cited for a traffic violation, you may plead guilty by paying it, or you may plead not guilty by contacting the District Court. District Court 28 N. State Street Newtown, PA 18940 215-968-1657
Emergency In an emergency situation, call 9-1-1. A police officer will be dispatched to the location you specify. How to Make a Non-emergency Report Make a report in person at the station during business hours, or call 215-968-3020 to have an officer dispatched to take a report. After business hours, you can call 215-598-7121. Request a Copy of a Police Report If you need a copy of a police report for insurance or other reasons, call the Upper Makefield Township Police Department at 215-968-3020. There is a nonrefundable $15 fee for police reports. Please see the schedule listed at the top right of this page for related fees. Reports are available only to individuals who are named somewhere in the report. A copy of the report can be picked up at the Upper Makefield Township Police Department during business hours.
Want to know what we do or Want to know us better? If your group would like to arrange a tour of the Upper Makefield Township Police Department, call us at 215-968-3020. Tours are by appointment only.
You may spot unsafe conditions before we do. It could be speeding drivers, a fallen tree or an unsafe road condition. Emergency Complaint. If your complaint is about an immediate hazardous condition, call Bucks County Police Radio at 9-1-1. Other Traffic Issues. If you are concerned about traffic patterns, signage, speeding, or other issues, call us at 215-968-3020.
Law enforcement and government agencies continue to issue warnings about potential scams. Both the Pennsylvania State Police and the Bucks County Department of Consumer Protection maintain archives of community bulletins and fraud alerts and offer tips on their websites to avoid becoming a victim.
Please review these important safety reminders:
>Do not give personal identifying information like your address, banking or credit card information in exchange for special access to vaccines
>Make sure your computer has the latest updates
>Do not open emails or attachments if you do not recognize the sender
If you believe you are a victim of a scam, contact the Upper Makefield Police Department at 215-968-3020.
Commercial door-to-door solicitations are regulated by a permit application process. Even religious and political canvassers, who are exempted from permitting, must be prepared to show you official identification, such as a driver’s license. To protect yourself, know these rules.
- Peddlers or Solicitors may not enter or request entry to private property if it is posted in a reasonably visible location with the words “No Peddlers or Solicitors.”
- Peddlers or Solicitors who are not exempt from the religious/political description of work must always display the permit issued by our Police Department. Permits may be good for up to 90 days.
- All canvassers, peddlers and solicitors must present a legal form of identification, such as a driver’s license, when asked.
- Door-to-door solicitations are limited to daylight hours Monday through Saturday. No activity is permitted on Sundays and legal holidays.
If you have general questions or concerns about door-to-door solicitors, please call the Police Department during normal business hours at 215-968-3020. If you are concerned about your immediate safety, dial 9-1-1 for help.