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Nether Providence Chief to be Sworn in as President of Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association 

From a press release


During the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association’s annual conference on July 24-27 at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos, David Splain will be sworn in as the 2022-2023 president, succeeding Chief David Steffen, chief of Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department.

Chief Splain has served on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association since 2018 and is currently the first vice president of the organization. He has also served on the executive board of the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania since 2016, serving as the president in 2020; he is currently the association’s secretary. He also served from 2015-2021 on the executive board of the Delaware County Police Chiefs Association, serving as the president in 2020. He is also a member of the International Police Chiefs Association.

“I’m honored to represent law enforcement across the commonwealth and carry on the noble work of President Steffen,” said Splain. “We remain committed to upgraded training and recruitment for our police departments serving cities, townships and boroughs across our great state. I’m humbled by the support of my colleagues.”

Splain began his law enforcement career in 1985, working as a police officer with the North Wildwood (N.J.) Police Department. Splain was later hired by the Darby Borough Police Department, where he worked as a part-time officer before being hired full-time with the Yeadon Police Department. In June 2013, Splain was hired as the Chief of Police of the Nether Providence Police Department.

“On behalf of my fellow law enforcement officers in Delaware County I’m thrilled that David Splain will now be advocating for us on a broader statewide level,” said Robert Frazier, chief of police, Ridley Park Police Department and president, Delaware County Police Chiefs Association.

The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association is a professional organization of more than 1,000 chiefs of police and other executives of police, public safety and private law enforcement organizations across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to promote excellence in service and expertise in law enforcement and public safety services, to advocate for Law Enforcement leaders, and to provide innovative programs and training for our members. The association’s goal is to be regarded as a world-class resource for professional Law Enforcement leadership and a respected voice for Pennsylvania’s law enforcement community.

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