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Hickory Park was a small building constructed about 1920 as an “oil station.” It had a gas pump and sold gasoline, oil, and automobile tires.

DEPARTMENTS

Officers


John "Jay" Ciarlello, Chief: Chief Ciarlello joined the New Hanover Township Police Department in 2023 bringing over 27 years of law enforcement experience and leadership to our agency. He attended the Montgomery County Community College Municipal Police Academy in 1995 and shortly after began his law enforcement career as a part time officer with Bridgeport Borough. In 1997, he was hired by the Hatfield Township Police Department as a full-time officer. While in Hatfield, Chief Ciarlello served in many positions such as Field Training Officer, Accident Reconstructionist and Youth Aid Panel Coordinator. He was also cross sworn as a Special Montgomery County Detective serving on both the Drug Task Force and Montgomery County Elder Abuse Task Force. During his time with Hatfield, Chief Ciarlello rose through the ranks serving as a Patrolman, Detective, Detective Sergeant and finally as the Operations Lieutenant where he oversaw both the Patrol and Detective Divisions. He also supervised the recruitment, testing and hiring process for new police officers.

Additionally, Chief Ciarlello served Montgomery County Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) for over 22 years many of those years in leadership roles. He served as both the Team Leader and Commander of the North Penn Tactical Response Team (NPTRT) and later as the Team Commander for the Montgomery County SWAT-Central Region Team (MSWAT-CR).

Chief Ciarlello has a Bachelor Degree from Cabrini College in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. He also has a Graduate Degree from Saint Joseph University in Public Safety Management. Chief Ciarlello is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) Trilogy training, MALEEDS Regional Command College training at Princeton University, the FBI National Academy Class #276 at Quantico, Virginia and Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command Class #509. Questions may be directed to the New Hanover Township Police Department non-emergency phone number (610-327-1150).

Dekkar Dyas, Sergeant: Sergeant Dyas began his career in law enforcement with the New Hanover Township Police Department in 2005 as a part-time patrol officer, and was hired as a full-time officer in 2006.  In 2012 he was assigned to handle the bulk of the criminal investigations for the department and was later assigned to the position of Detective in January 2014.  In 2018 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal in the patrol division.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in April 2021, and is currently serving as the department’s Officer-in-Charge until the arrival of the new Chief of Police in March 2023.

Prior to joining the police department, he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2004.  After graduating from Penn State, he attended the Montgomery County Community College Municipal Police Academy where he graduated as Class Valedictorian.  He also attained a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, with a specialization in criminal behavior, from Tiffin University in 2011 and is a graduate of the FBI’s Inter-County Detective School and the FBI-LEEDA trilogy leadership series.  He is also a successful graduate of the 13th Pennsylvania State Police Leadership Development Program and has successfully completed numerous other training programs in a wide variety of topics during his tenure as a police officer.

Sergeant Dyas previously served as a Negotiator and Assistant Team Leader with the Montgomery County SWAT – Western Region team (formerly the Chester-Montgomery Emergency Response Team [CMERT]).  He is cross-sworn as a Special County Detective with the Montgomery County Municipal Police Drug Task Force and previously served as the department director for NHPD.  Sergeant Dyas also maintains the department’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  In addition, he is nationally certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician, enabling him to teach and assist parents with installing child safety seats. 

Corporal Michael Salvo: Corporal Michael Salvo joined the New Hanover Township Police in 2011 and has prior law enforcement experience in both Lehigh and Montgomery Counties.  In 2009, Corporal Salvo attended and successfully completed Municipal Police Officers Education and Training from Temple University, graduating top in his class. During his time with New Hanover Township, Corporal Salvo has served as a criminal investigator, a field training officer, and he is currently the department’s lead firearms instructor. Corporal Salvo has been recognized for numerous police commendations to include those presented for actions taken during the life savings efforts of an infant, as well as the apprehension of dangerous home intruders. 

Prior to working for the New Hanover Township Police, Corporal Salvo served in the United States Marine Corps. During his time with the USMC, Corporal Salvo completed two combat tours in Iraq; The first as an Infantry Machine Gunner, and the second as a Scout Sniper Team Leader. After completing his second tour, he was personally selected to take part in a joint venture between the U.S. Marine Corps and General Dynamics Inc. for the purpose of conducting testing operations on light tactical vehicles in Alaska. 

In addition to his law enforcement and military training, Corporal Salvo has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Albright University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence from Saint Joseph’s University. 


Corporal Bradley Shup: Corporal Bradley Shup has been working in law enforcement since 1995 law enforcement, with prior experience in both Berks and Montgomery Counties.   He brings with him an extensive amount of experience in the law enforcement field, both as a patrolman and as a supervisor.  

Corporal Shup graduated from the Montgomery County Municipal Police Training Academy in 1992.   Prior to accepting employment with New Hanover Township, Corporal Shup previously worked as a police officer for Marlborough Township and the Borough of Boyertown.   While a member of the Boyertown Police Department, officer Shup was promoted to the rank of Corporal, a position he held for over four years before leaving to take employment with New Hanover Township.

He has an extensive amount of training and experience in the areas of traffic and motor carrier laws, and he is also certified as a Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Inspection Mechanic.

Detective Michael Coyle: Detective Michael Coyle was hired by New Hanover Township in June of 2006.  He brings to the department over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience.

Detective Coyle received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Albright College.  He also holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration.   During his career in law enforcement, Detective Coyle has specialized in the investigation of financial and computer related crimes.  He is also actively involved in several different organizations, including: the National White Collar Crime Center, the Financial Security Officers of Eastern Pennsylvania, and various multi-jurisdictional crime task forces.

In addition to being employed by the Department, he is co-sworn with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office as a special county detective assigned to the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Officer Matthew Dean:
Officer Matthew Dean joined New Hanover Township Police Department in 2016. Prior to joining the department, Ofc. Dean spent 4 years with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office where he was assigned to the Civil Division.

Prior to starting his law enforcement career Ofc. Dean was born in raised in New Hanover Township. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bloomsburg University. While attending college he played 4 years of collegiate baseball as a pitcher. After college he was hired by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in 2013, were he then attended the Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriff’s Academy at Penn State University. While working at the Sheriff’s Office Ofc. Dean was a member of the Montgomery County Major Incident Response Team and Bicycle Incident Response Team.

In 2015, Ofc. Dean attended the Montgomery County Municipal Police Academy at night while working full time with the Sheriff’s Office. After graduating in 2016 he was then hired with New Hanover Township Police Department part time then eventually joining full time in 2018. Ofc. Dean is currently assigned to the patrol division while also being a Special County Detective with the Montgomery County Municipal Police Drug Task Force. Ofc. Dean is also the department’s firearms instructor.

Officer David Fugelo: Officer David Fugelo joined the New Hanover Township Police in 2011. Prior to working for New Hanover Police, Ofc Fugelo worked for the Bridgeport Borough Police Department. Also, Ofc. Fugelo served in the United States Marine Corps prior to starting his law enforcement career. 

During his time in the Marine Corps, Ofc. Fugelo completed one combat tour in Iraq and one humanitarian aid mission in Peru. While deployed to Iraq Ofc. Fugelo was a SAW gunner, machine gunner for convoy operations, and was also part of a Quick Reaction Force. Ofc. Fugelo left the Marine Corps at the rank of Sergeant. 

Following his time in the Marine Corps, Ofc. Fugelo attended and successfully completed Municipal Police Officers Education and Training from Montgomery County Municipal Police Academy. In addition to his military and law enforcement training, Ofc. Fugelo has a Bachelor’s and Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and Intelligence. Ofc Fugelo is a Field Training Officer, a Negotiator with the Montgomery County SWAT – Western Region and is also a Special County Detective with the Montgomery County Municipal Police Drug Task Force.  

Officer Eric Johnson:
Officer Eric Johnson joined New Hanover Township Police Department in 2019. Prior to joining the department, Ofc. Johnson spent 4 years working for Kutztown University Police Department.

Prior to starting his career in law enforcement, Ofc. Johnson received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Kutztown University. After college, Ofc Johnson attended the Montgomery County Municipal Police Academy at night while working full time as a warehouse manager.

While working at Kutztown University Police Department, Ofc. Johnson was part of the Bike Patrol Unit and also received the Lifesaving Award.

Officer Justin Lathrop: Officer Justin Lathrop joined New Hanover Township Police Department in 2015.  Prior to working for the New Hanover Police, Ofc. Lathrop attended and successfully completed Municipal Police Officers Education and Training from the Delaware County Municipal Police Academy.

Officer Lathrop is a Patrolman with an emphasis of traffic safety.  He is certified through the United States Department of Transportation to inspect commercial vehicles and their drivers for compliance with state and federal motor carrier safety regulations.  He is also certified through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a Qualified Commonwealth Employee to weigh vehicles. Officer Lathrop is responsible for investigating and rectifying traffic issues and concerns within New Hanover Township.  

Officer Colin Lawlor: Officer Colin Lawlor joined the New Hanover Township Police Department in January of 2015. He is currently assigned to the Patrol division and has previously served this department as a criminal investigator. Prior to his time here, he attended the George Washington University where he studied international affairs with a concentration on conflict and security. He went on to obtain his Municipal Police Officer Education and Training certification through the Montgomery County municipal police academy where he graduated in the top of his class. He continually attends advanced trainings with a special focus on collision investigation and electronic crime. He is a graduate of the Montgomery County School of Criminal Investigations and has received training from organizations including, but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Secret Service. He is cross-sworn with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for special assignments and is a member of the United States Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force.

Officer Lawlor brings to this department experience as a corporate asset protection specialist. During which time he partnered with local law enforcement and regional task forces to identify, apprehend, and prosecute those engaged in organized retail theft and financial crime.

Officer Thomas Rosa: Officer Thomas Rosa joined the New Hanover Township Police Department in October of 2020 and was promoted to full time in January of 2021. He is currently assigned to the patrol division. Officer Rosa obtained his Municipal Police Officer Education and Training certification through the Montgomery County municipal police academy and graduated in December of 2019. Prior to his time here Officer Rosa enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as an infantryman. Officer Rosa is also a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu jitsu holding the rank of purple belt.

Officer Ronald Ulary: Officer Ronald Ulary became a member of the New Hanover Township Police Department in April of 2022. In 2011, he attended the Temple University Municipal Police Academy.

Prior to joining the department, Ofc. Ulary spent 8 years with the Jenkintown Borough Police Department where he was assigned to the Patrol Division. In addition to patrol duties with Jenkintown, Ofc. Ulary has served as a Field Training Officer, Uniformed Crime Reporting manager, a Criminal Investigator, and Vehicle Maintenance Officer. He is also an instructor for Taser, OC spray, handcuffing and expandable batons.

During his time as a police officer, Ofc. Ulary has become a member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force, completed the FBI Inter-County Detective School, and he is also a part of the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center ran by the Philadelphia Police Department. Ofc. Ulary has also been recognized for numerous police commendations to include those presented for the apprehension of dangerous robbers, and for actions taken while apprehending a suspect who was attempting to shoot police officers.

In addition to his law enforcement experience, Ofc. Ulary has earned an Associate’s Degree of Science in Computer Electronic Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute in 2005.