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

November 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

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    Sometime over night, between 12/1/2021 and 12/2/2021, a vehicle parked in the lot of the Radnor Crossing Apartments was vandalized. Read On...
  2. Theft of Motor Vehicle - 200 block of E. Lancaster Av.

    The victim reports the vehicle was parked behind the condominiums in the 200 block of E. Lancaster Av. on 11/17/2021. The victim discovered the vehicle missing on Tuesday, 11/30/2021. Read On...
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