Police Department

Mission Statement

The members of the Bridgeport Police Department are committed to improve the quality of life by providing the highest level of professional police service to the residents and citizens of Bridgeport. We commit ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards. We maintain the public trust through the performance of our duty without favor or prejudice.

We the members of the Bridgeport Police Department earn the trust of the community by adhering to our core values of integrity, professionalism and respect. We promote trust by our strong moral values and our firm belief in honesty and reliability

We also commit ourselves to excellence by providing the highest quality service to the community. We maintain a well trained, disciplined and innovative work force dedicated to continuous improvement.

We the members of the Bridgeport Police are respectful to our fellow citizens. We are sensitive to the thoughts and needs of everyone. We show compassion and understanding. We treat people with dignity and respect in a manner that we would want to be treated. We value the diversity of our community by providing timely, impartial and courteous service to all.

Department Overview

The Bridgeport Police Department currently has eight full time sworn officers and six part time officers to compliment the full time staff and one civilian dispatcher. The part time officers are fully trained and have the same duties and responsibilities as the full time officers. All our officers regularly attend many hours of mandatory training including in-service and some specialized to provide the highest level of service to the community.

The duties include 24 hour, 7 days a week street patrols using a 12 hour schedule. The police are charged with responding to all citizen complaints, investigating auto accidents, enforcing local and state traffic regulations, enforcing local ordinances as well as to investigate all crimes and attempt to apprehend those responsible.

A number of our officers perform specialized duties within the police department. An officer is assigned to handle major criminal investigations. We have a trained traffic safety officer. Another officer is trained as a juvenile officer. Some of our officers are members of the CMCSWAT (Central Montgomery County Special Weapons and Tactics) this is a 24 hour on call multi-jurisdictional unit responsible for responding to high risk situations, such as barricaded persons, hostage situations and warrant services. Also we have officers’ members of the Montgomery County Field Force which is also a multi-jurisdictional unit that responds as needed for homeland security issues, riots and large scale demonstrations. In addition we have officers that are part of the Montgomery County Drug task force, the Valley Forge area DUI enforcement team, which do selective enforcement including DUI checkpoints, all which contribute to the safety and welfare of the citizens of Bridgeport, Montgomery County and the Delaware Valley region.

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Staff Contacts

Chief Todd J. Bereda

Chief of Police, Emergency Management Coordinator
(610) 272-5660, ext. 123

Sgt. Paul McLaughlin


Detective William Murphy


Juvenile Officer Shannon Sell 

Juvenile Officer

Patrol Officer John Seber

Traffic Safety

Patrol Officer Steven Bailey

Traffic Safety

Patrol Officer John M. Pizza
Patrol Officer

Patrol Officer Evan Flora
Patrol Officer

David Nash

Police Communications Operator
(610) 272-5660, ext. 126

Patrol Officer Andrew Fridley

Part-Time Officer

Patrol Officer John Mackay

Part-Time Officer

Patrol Officer Matthew Muscari

Part-Time Officer

Patrol Officer Mark Stillwagon

Part-Time Officer

Patrol Officer Spencer Ellers

Part-Time Officer

Patrol Officer Marvin Rosario
Part-Time Officer

Patrol Officer Glenn Seymour Jr.
Part-Time Officer