Police Superintendent Christopher Flanagan oversees the Department which is staffed by 44 sworn Officers as well as full and part-time civilian staff which consists of:

  • 1 Supervisor of Parking and Auxiliary Services
  • 2 Administrative Assistants
  • 4 Part Time Meter Inspectors
  • 9 Crossing Guards

Monthly Chief's Report

September 2021

Command Staff

Superintendent Christopher B. Flanagan

Date of Hire: 1/27/98
Committed his life to community service through policing and volunteer work.
Held various ranks in the department and commanded various special units.
Lectured on topics such as Active Shooter, CPR, Stop the Bleed, Vaping and E-Cigarettes, for religious institutions, schools and civic organizations.
Adjunct Instructor for the Anti-Defamation League on anti-bias in law enforcement training.
Recipient of several service awards including Officer of the Year, Villanova Inaugural Caritas In-Town Gown Award, and the Award of Valor presented by National Liberty Museum.
A graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

Lt. Shawn Dietrich

Date of Hire 1/2/1995
Previously part-time officer in Chester County
Served in the United States Army as an MP (Active Duty)
Several unique assignments including Field Training Officer, Bicycle Officer, Detective, and Sergeant.
A graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

Lt. Joseph Pinto

Date of Hire: 7/11/1995
Long serving member of the County Drug Task Force
Held the ranks of Corporal and Sergeant
A graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.


Officers are assigned to either the Detective Bureau, Highway Patrol or Patrol Divisions. In a typical year, our police vehicles log about 326,000 miles in routine patrols of Township streets and neighborhoods - about 900 miles of patrolling every day of the year. 

The Radnor Police Department also maintains a Motor Unit, 2 K9 Officers, a Bike Patrol Unit, 2 Officers trained in Motor Carrier Safety (MCSAP), 6 SWAT Officers who are members of the Central Delaware County SWAT Team, 7 Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) Officers, as well as Officers who participate in the Delaware County Drug Task Force. The cornerstone of the Radnor Police Department is community based and oriented policing. In 2018 the Radnor Police Department responded to over 16,500 911 calls. 

Officer Friendly

As part of the department's "community policing" philosophy, the crime prevention unit regularly presents "Officer Friendly" programs to school students. Additionally the "Town Watch," a volunteer organization formed in 1977, patrols Radnor streets and alerts the police to possible trouble spots. The Radnor Police also provide seminars throughout the year which are advertised on the our website.  We have also graduated several Citizens Police Academy classes.


The Police Department was selected as the "Best Police Force on the Main Line and in Philadelphia's Western Suburbs" in a reader's poll of Main Line Today magazine. It has also received the Governor's Highway Safety Award for innovations in promoting safe driving.


Police Blotter

  1. Lost/Stolen Property - 550 E. Lancaster Av. - TJ Max

    On Saturday, 10/16/2021, at approximately 6:43 pm the victim reported their wallet lost/stolen from the TJ Max store located at 550 E. Lancaster Av. Read On...
  2. Crime Alert | Villanova University

    The Radnor Township Police Department has issued a crime alert in reference to two incidents which occurred on the campus of Villanova University. Read On...
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    Homecoming Weekend - Villanova University

    Villanova University will celebrate Homecoming Weekend over the next two days Read on...
  2. Alert

    Crime Alerts October 2021

    The Radnor Township Police Department has issued a crime alert in reference to two incidents which occurred on the campus of Villanova University, who released the following information in regard to them: Read on...
  3. Radnor PD New

    How to Request a Vacant House Watch in Radnor Township

    The Radnor Police Department offers a free Vacant House Watch to all Township residents. If you are planning on leaving town for a weekend or an extended period of time, the Vacant House Watch is one crime prevention tool ... Read on...
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    Burglary Prevention Tips for Radnor Township Residents

    As many Radnor residents prepare to enjoy August vacation, the Radnor Police Department offers the following tips to remove burglary opportunities at your residence. As always, should you have concerns or see something concerning, please call 911. Read on...
  5. Emergency Resident Parking

    Emergency Resident Parking

    Radnor Township Police & Parking Authority announce that residents may register their vehicles for an emergency parking hang-tag
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