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Upper Makefield hires new police officer, approves subdivision


A new police officer will soon be on the beat in Upper Makefield.
At a public meeting on Sept. 7, the township’s Board of Supervisors voted to hire Ryan Moore as a part-time officer. He’s expected to be sworn in following the completion of a background check.
A 2010 graduate of Central Bucks West High School, Moore studied police administration at Bucks County Community College. He has served as a police officer with the Warrington Police Department and New Hope Borough Police Department.
A member of the Bucks County Major Incident Response Team, Moore’s experience includes everything from criminal investigations to traffic enforcement. He’s received recognition for life-saving efforts related to CPR/first aid and for assisting in the capture of a murder suspect.

In joining Upper Makefield Police, Moore comes to a department that has achieved the difficult-to-obtain status of being a state-accredited police agency through the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC).
Accreditation is a means to evaluate and improve a department’s performance by creating – and meeting – standards for best practices, policies and procedures for police forces.
In other news from the Sept. 7 meeting, supervisors granted final approval to the to-be-built Brownsburg Estates subdivision. The plan calls for constructing five single family homes at 386 Brownsburg Road East. Doylestown-based Zaveta Custom Homes is the builder on the project. The company is known for creating high-end homes.