Message from Chief Kenny
On behalf of the Lower Gwynedd Police Department, my thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort go out to the Tyre Nichols family and all who were affected by his senseless murder in Memphis, TN. I am sickened by the actions of these five men that took an oath to protect and serve and instead chose to carry out this senseless brutality. In communities like Lower Gwynedd, love, sacrifices, and relationships built over years can be affected by the poor actions of a few. We hope the pursuit of Justice has begun with the arrest of the five former officers and in some small way this leads to a sense of healing.
As your Chief, I am fully committed to the best practices in all aspects of policing with an emphasis on building trust, legitimacy and transparency. Community-Oriented Policing for our Department is not just a buzzword or idea, but is the central theme that guides all of our operations.
Over the last several years, I have placed considerable resources in making sure we are engaged in the best practices as a police department. In light of recent events and to promote transparency, I have listed several critical policies and procedures that represent the most pressing concerns of our citizens below. These policies, were originally issued in 2013 but have been examined and constantly revised as we move forward with maintaining operations that are consistent with community desires. These policies and procedures represent the best practices in policing today, and are a product of a collaborative effort with many organizations throughout our region and country. These policies are a small sample of the directives and general orders that are issued in our department. I am confident that you will find these policies and procedures to be helpful and informative.
When General Orders are approved, they are delivered to our officers electronically. After reading them, officers must sign copies of the orders and are then prompted to take a test to ensure that they have full understanding of each order. The orders that I have included are:
I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to bring our police department and our community together, as there is nothing more important than trust, mutual respect, and understanding. I do not believe that publishing our policies can singularly accomplish this goal, however, transparency and maintaining communication with those that we serve is a good place to start. I look forward to your feedback and as always, working together to make meaningful changes where change is needed.
Chief Paul Kenny
A Message from Chief of Police Paul Kenny
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