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David Lennon, a 23-year member of the Conshohocken Police Department, was sworn in as the new Chief of Police for the Borough of Conshohocken at the April 3, 2024, Conshohocken Borough Council Meeting. Sergeant Lennon was promoted to Lieutenant in June 2023, one month before becoming the Acting Chief of Police, following the retirement of Chief George Metz.

In his role as Chief of Police, Lennon will ensure the department focuses on the protection of life and property, law enforcement, crime prevention, training, and development of positive relations with various interest groups within the community. Lennon intends to build upon and expand the department’s community outreach.

A 22-year resident of both the Borough of Conshohocken and Plymouth Township, Lennon began his career as a part-time patrolman in 2001 and would be elevated to full-time status one year later. As a patrolman—a position he held until October 2011— he was a community outreach officer, a Montgomery County Technology Committee member, and an International Police Mountain Bike Association instructor and mechanic.

Lennon was promoted to patrol sergeant in October 2011. During his 12-year capacity, Lennon implemented numerous projects and technological advances to progress the department, including the implementation of in-car computers, video cameras, body-worn cameras, and an 800 MHz radio communications system. Lennon was instrumental in developing the Traffic Safety Unit and maintaining the department’s vehicle fleet and technology equipment. Lennon also served as the department’s lead Field Training Officer.

In addition to his duties as a Patrol Sergeant, Lennon was appointed as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator in May 2018. As a Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, he assisted in developing emergency management plans for all Borough events and coordinated drone operations and applicable policies. Lennon was also instrumental in the rollout of the CodeRed Alert System and Blazemark Pre-Incident Planning System. Lennon holds PEMA Basic, Advanced, and Professional level certifications in Emergency Management, as well as being an FAA Part 107 UAV Drone Pilot.

“I am excited to have reached this pinnacle of policing in my career, and I am looking forward to providing the community with exemplary police services,” Lennon stated following his appointment.

 “As Chief, I will continue to dedicate my time, resources, and knowledge to further develop our staff and our department to better serve the residents, businesses, and guests of Conshohocken. I look forward to engaging with residents routinely and at our many events to discuss our role within the community, and I will continue to enhance the goals of our elected officials. It truly is an honor to serve the Conshohocken Borough community.”

Lennon holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from St. Joseph’s University. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and a proud Eagle Scout.

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