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About Us

Originally called the Bucks County Police Academy, and founded in 1936, the Bucks County Police Association had its first class of police officers in 1937 with 45 graduates.  Its commencement speaker was Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, first head of the New Jersey State Police.  In 1955 the facility expanded to include a pistol range, which is currently used by 23 Bucks County Police Departments from throughout the County.  In addition it has become the primary training site for the Central and South Central Bucks County Response Teams and the Bucks County Hostage Negotiations Team.


With a mission to promote cooperation between law enforcement professionals, the Bucks County Police Association has become a primary agency of integrating communication, cooperation and coordination as its members and agencies not only include local police departments but also the Bucks County Department of Corrections and the Bucks County Adult Probation & Parole Department.


By supporting the training of law enforcement officers to better serve the citizens and visitors of Bucks County, the Bucks County Police Association ensures the safety and well being not only of its law enforcement community but the citizens it serves.


The Bucks County Police Association also provides resources to the Bucks County Police Training Center located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In addition to its regular programming, this is the site where all the police officers in Bucks County receive their Mandatory In-Service training.  These funds are used to offset expenses incurred for training programs that otherwise would not be available.




Chief Mark Schmidt               

Upper Makefield Twp. PD


Vice President                   

Lt. John Mannarino - Retired               

Bucks County Dept. of Corrections



Sergeant Patrick Durkin

Upper Makefield Twp. PD              



Sergeant Daniel Jones

Upper Makefield Twp.  PD           


Financial Secretary                   

Director Rich Vona

Bucks County Police Training Center


Sergeant of Arms - Retired

Chief Mark Ofner

Bedminster Twp. PD



Ed Loux

Warwick Twp PD



Deputy Chief Thomas J. Durkin (retired)

Philadelphia PD

Captain Ken Durning (retired)

Bucks County Dept. of Corrections

Chief Richard J. Ficco

Richland Twp. PD


Lieutenant Vic Giangrante (retired)

Bucks County Dept. of Corrections

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