New Upper Macungie Police Station Dedicated Under Blustery Skies

The new Upper Macungie Police station, at 37 Grim Road, is state-of-the-art.


Local officials and police from surrounding towns gathered Tuesday under cold, gray blustery skies to officially dedicate the new Upper Macungie Police Department headquarters.

About 100 people, including Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin, attended the ceremony in front of the new station at 37 Grim Road.

"There isn't much to say that hasn't already been said," said Chief Edgardo Colón. "We're eager to get to work. We're at the end stage now with planning and components and want to get the momentum started."

The new police force, after separating from the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department, started its service to the community Dec. 31.

During the brief ceremony, Colón was quick to thank people throughout the community who were instrumental in bringing Upper Macungie its own police force.

"We have truly remarkable people," Colón told the gathering. "You have a Board of Supervisors that is truly concerned for the welfare of the community. I want to thank the community at large. We are committed to be as proactive and progressive as we can be."

Colón also thanked the 28 officers of the police department for the services they'll be providing to the community.

The new building boasts state-of-the art police equipment throughout, from a new evidence room to a gym and locker rooms for the officers.

The first floor houses administrative offices and conference rooms. The bottom floor boasts officer work areas, including a computer room, the evidence room, locker room, the gym, a garage and a holding cell.

Steve Gonyou January 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM
The first floor houses administrative offices and conference rooms,a lawsuit from the ones the supervisors hurt along with Lt Sitoski's nipple rings...
Frank Punisher January 25, 2014 at 10:33 PM
How was it possible that these Upper Macungie police officers were able to patrol and enforce law in this jurisdiction before being officially sworn in and before the official service start date of December 31. If anyone can elaborate or explain how this is possible, it would be entertaining to say the least.


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