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The Buckingham Township Police Department (BTPD) includes 21 sworn Police Officers, who serve the Township of 33 square miles with 20,000+ residents, 7 days a week. The Department exists to serve all people within its jurisdiction with respect, fairness and compassion.

BTPD is committed to the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order and safety; the investigation of crime to the best of its ability through personal commitment and teamwork; and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees.

BTPD consists of Command Staff, Administrative Office Staff, as well as Patrol, Highway Patrol & Detectives Divisions. All may be contacted at the headquarters phone number (215) 794-8812 with their individual extensions listed.

Contact Information

Police Department

4613 Hughesian Drive
PO Box 443
Buckingham, PA 18912-0443

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1 (To safe a life or stop a crime) Police Response: (215) 348-7400 Records/Administration: (215) 794-8812 Fax: (215) 794-9081 police@buckinghampa.org

Hours
Administration, Mon-Fri: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Telephone & Email Directory

Name Title Telephone
Michael S. Gallagher
Chief of Police (215) 794-8812 x247
William Moffet
Sergeant (215) 794-8812 x245
John Bailey
Sergeant (215) 794-8812 x248
Jennifer Cottrell
Police Clerk (215) 794-8812
Christina Decesare
Police Clerk (215) 794-8812

Employment Opportunities

News & Updates

Keep an eye on the Buckingham Township Police Department Facebook Page for current activities. 

See the Buckingham Township CRIMEWATCH website for detailed police department FAQs, history, local crime activity updates and more!

Annual Report

View the Buckingham Township Police Department 2020 Annual Report.

Smart911

Sign up for Smart911 and add what you want first responders to know in case of an emergency for disabilities, specials needs and special circumstances.

Speed Limit 50

Penndot has lowered the speed limit from 55 mph to 50 mph between Sugar Bottom Road and Old York Road on Route 263. Please drive carefully and watch your speeds. The new limit will be strictly enforced.

First Opioid Prescriptions Influence the Likelihood of Chronic Drug Use

Parents, 

Please read the attached report by clicking on the link below.  The report is from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  Please question your doctors before allowing your children any opioid medications.  There has been a 200% increase in drug related deaths since the year 2000.  This epidemic has no boundaries and affects people from our area, no matter what their socio economic backgrounds are.  Some of the important information included is highlighted below: 

There is a sharp increase in the probability of patients using opioids long term if they are prescribed these pain pills for more than five days, their study found, and a further increase for patients who got a 30-day supply of drugs. Refills or second prescriptions also play a role in determining whether people are able to stop using opioids or continue to take the drugs. 

Approximately one in seven people who were given a second opioid prescription or a refill were still on opioids one year later, according to the study, which analyzed patient records from 2006 to 2015. 

Prescribing fewer opioids to be taken over a period shorter than three days in the initial prescription decreases the likelihood of chronic use. 

Arm yourself with the facts and make sure you ask your doctor questions!

Buckingham Advisory Network B.A.N.

B.A.N. Facebook Page

Please see our flyer for complete details about B.A.N.
Center for the Disease Control and Prevention article, "Characteristics of Initial Prescription Episodes and Likelihood of Long-Term Opioid Use — United States, 2006–2015"

Michael Gallagher
Chief of Police
Buckingham Township Police Department 

Attention

Sextortion
#Sextortion - This is becoming more prevalent and something all parents should be aware of:  https://youtu.be/a440H146l14

IRS Phone Scam Victims 
The Federal Government has made dozens of arrests in the US and foreign countries that are related to these fraudulent phone calls. It continues to be an ongoing investigation. Anyone who was a monetary victim of these calls should contact US Treasury Dept. and report the matter as soon as possible. Click on this link; https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml

Wycombe Bridge Users
A recent inspection of the Wycombe Bridge by contractors to PennDOT have found structural damage which has resulted in a weight restriction of 16 tons being placed upon the bridge. Proper signs have been placed at the approaches on each side of the bridge as required. This restriction will cause an inconvenience to some users of the bridge.  It is hoped that this will only be temporary while Buckingham Township evaluates its options as it is responsible for the upkeep of this span.

Parents Have Option to Force Minor Into Rehab
Act 53 of Penna allows a parent or legal guardian to get a drug & alcohol assessment for their child & if warranted, compel the child to enter treatment.

Criteria: Parent believes that their child has a drug or alcohol problem, the child is unwilling to participate in a treatment program, the child is a resident of Bucks County & age 12 to 18. If these criteria are met, the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission (BCDAC) will guide the parent through the Act 53 process, which requires a hearing & assessment. Process can be completed within a week. First step is for parent to call Renee or Joseph at BCDAC at 215-773-9643 for guidance and resources.

Active Shooter Training On-Line - Its Free & Informative
We believe it is important that everyone stay informed. The potential to be present at a violent scene is growing and can be devastating.  Knowing what you should do can help to reduce your panic response to one that helps you survive.  We found this training session and believe it is important for everyone to learn from it.  Please click the link and following instructions.  Stay Safe.   

Drone Owners
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires all Drones (small unmanned aircraft/UAS) weighing more than 0.55 lbs and less than 55 lbs including payloads, to be registered. Registration is free for the first thirty (30) days. Registration numbers are assigned to the owner(s) and must be displayed on the drones themselves.

More information can be found at this link: http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=19856

The basic rules are:

  • Fly below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles
  • Keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times
  • Remain well clear of and do not interfere with manned aircraft operations
  • Don't fly within 5 miles of an airport unless you contact the airport and control tower before flying
  • Don't fly near people or stadiums
  • Don't fly an aircraft that weighs more than 55 pounds
  • Don't be careless or reckless with your unmanned aircraft; you could be fined for endangering people or other aircraft

It is illegal to fly a drone in a National Park