About Us

Chiek Kevin McKeon (NHPD), PA State Rep. Marcy Toepel, and Chief Phil Agliano (NHFD)

The Township

New Hanover Township is a semi-rural community located in the western part of Montgomery County approximately 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

The Township has undergone significant growth over the past ten years and has experienced a 48% increase in population.  The population stands at approximately 10,900 residents.  However, with the current level of new home construction, the population should continue to increase at a rate above that of the surrounding area.  New Hanover was also recently ranked as the 38th fastest growing township in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, out of a field of approximately 2,500 townships.

Given the tremendous amount of growth, it is no surprise that demand for public safety and municipal services has increased at similar levels.


The Department

The New Hanover Township Police Department is responsible for the overall law enforcement and crime prevention programs for the Township of New Hanover.  Presently, the New Hanover Township Police Department is comprised of ten full-time sworn officers and one non-sworn administrative employee.

The members of the department are dispatched through the Montgomery County EDS located in Eagleville, Pennsylvania.   As a small-town, rural police department we work closely with other area municipal police departments, as well as the New Hanover Township Fire Department, Gilbertsville Ambulance Association, Upper Perk Ambulance Association, Goodwill Ambulance, Green Lane Ambulance, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.


The Officers

Kevin McKeon, Chief of Police

Chief McKeon brings to New Hanover Township over 30 years of experience as a law enforcement officer for the Norristown Police Department including Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, the Commander of the SWAT Team and was the Law Enforcement Coordinator for many very successful prevention initiatives in Norristown including Weed & Seed, Truancy Abatement, underage drinking and drug enforcement.

Throughout Chief McKeon’s 29-year career with the Norristown Police Department, he has served as a patrol officer; a corporal who co-commanded the Vice and Intelligence Division; an undercover narcotics detective with the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team; and as the commander of the Norristown Police Department Tactical Patrol Unit.  He was also a member of the elite Montgomery County CLEAN Team.  In addition, Chief McKeon has also provided expert testimony in outlaw motorcycle gangs and narcotics.  In his career he has made more than 1,000 narcotics arrests.

Chief McKeon earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Temple University in 2004.  He graduated at the top of the class in the Master’s of Public Safety Administration program at St. Joseph’s University in May 2007.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 225.

Chief McKeon has taught at the Montgomery County Fire Academy for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Narcotics Investigations and is currently an instructor in the Criminal Justice program at Montgomery County Community College.

He is a member of the Norristown Fire Department, a board member of the Norristown Police Athletic League and has served as the President of the Montgomery County Police Memorial Committee and as Vice President of the Norristown Fraternal Order of Police.

He has received more than 25 commendations/unit citations and was named Police Officer of the Year in 1986.

William Moyer, Sergeant

Bill started a career in law enforcement in 1981 as a 911 police dispatcher for Montgomery County. During those two years as a dispatcher, he decided that he wanted to be a police officer and enrolled in the Allentown Police Academy in 1983 while at the same time being employed part time by the Douglass Twp (Montgomery Co.) Police Department.

New Hanover Township Police at the time was providing part time police coverage and at the urging of the residents, the Township moved forward to provide 24 hours police coverage in 1984. This is when he was hired full time.

During his career at New Hanover Township, Bill has served as a Patrol Officer, Detective and currently holds the rank of Sergeant. Bill also is a hostage negotiator currently on the SWAT – CMERT team. Bill serves on the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team and has participated in complex investigations with other law enforcement agencies from the local level to the FBI. He also serves with the Township’s Emergency Management Team.

In addition to patrol supervisory functions, Bill has received extensive training specializing in criminal investigations and coordinates those investigations. Bill earned his Associate Degree in Administrative Justice from Penn State University in 2004. In 2006, Bill completed Penn State’s Police Executive Development Program.

Bill is an instructor with the Penna. Association of Arson Investigators and has taught for Butler County Community College in the field of Origin and Cause for Arson investigations. While with the Police Department, Bill is responsible for all fire scene investigations and has provided expert testimony in this field.

Bill has received the “Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer” for the Boyertown Area in 1995 and the recipient of the New Hanover Township Patriot Award in 2005. Bill has received commendations from the Montgomery County District Attorneys office and U.S. Attorney Generals as well.

Dekkar Dyas, Corporal

Corporal 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.

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.

Corporal 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.  Corporal 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.  Questions may be directed to his e-mail (ddyas@newhanoverpolice.org) or to the New Hanover Township Police Department non-emergency phone number (610-327-1150).

Michael Coyle, Detective

Detective Michael Coyle was hired by New Hanover Township in June of 2006.  He brings to the department over twenty years of law enforcement experience.   Detective Coyle is responsible for the majority of criminal investigations handled by the Department.

Detective Coyle received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Albright College where he graduated cum laude.  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 computer crimes and the examination of electronic evidence.  He is certified as an Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist, and in June of 2005 he became the 35th law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be certified as a Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE).

Bradley Shup, Corporal

Corporal Bradley Shup is a twenty year veteran of 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.

Michael Salvo

Officer Michael Salvo joined the New Hanover Township Police in 2011 and he is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. In 2009, Ofc. Salvo attended and successfully completed Municipal Police Officers Education and Training from Temple University, graduating top in his class. In addition to Criminal Investigations, Officer Salvo is the Department’s lead firearm instructor.

Prior to working for New Hanover Township Police, Ofc. Salvo served in the United States Marine Corps. During his time with the USMC, Ofc. 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 for the purpose of conducting testing operations on light tactical vehicles.

In addition to his law enforcement and military training, officer Salvo has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Crime and Justice from Albright University, and he will soon be graduating from Saint Joseph’s University with a Master’s Degree.

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 Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University. Ofc. Fugelo will also be graduating from Saint Joseph’s University with a Master’s Degree in Intelligence and Crime Analysis in the spring of 2019. Ofc Fugelo was recently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division before returning to Patrol. Ofc Fugelo is also a Special County Detective with the Montgomery County Municipal Police Drug Task Force.

Colin Lawlor

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 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. Ofc. Lathrop is responsible for conducting traffic studies within New Hanover Township regarding speeding issues, and vehicle volume.

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 Special County Detective with the Montgomery County Municipal Police Drug Task Force.

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.