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New officer Robert Ridolfi joins ranks of Buckingham police


Buckingham Township has another new police officer after Robert Ridolfi was officially sworn in at the May 26 township supervisors meeting.
Ridolfi, a Philadelphia cop for the last two years, is the latest in a flurry of new hires that has occurred over the last five years, township Police Chief Michael Gallagher said.
Because of retirements and other factors, 15 of the current total of 21 sworn officers have joined the department since 2017, he noted. Gallagher said the township is in the process of hiring another new officer that would bring the department to its full complement of 22 sworn officers, including the chief.
“We’ve enjoyed bringing all these new faces to Buckingham,” Gallagher said. “Robert is a homegrown guy who is committed to serving his community.”

Ridolfi, who lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Angela, grew up in Buckingham and graduated from Central Bucks High School East in 2011. After earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from West Chester University in 2015, Ridolfi spent several years in sales before switching career gears and joining the Philadelphia Police.
Angela, who held the Bible as her husband took his oath, was one of many family members who attended the meeting to watch the ceremony.
The supervisors’ scheduled consideration of preliminary approval for the McKee Development, a mixed use project of 12 single-family houses, 17 townhomes and 12 twin homes on 79 acres along Durham Road near Creek and Lower Mountain roads, was removed from the May 26 agenda at the request of the applicant. No new date for consideration of the development was listed.