Robert M. Dolan Jr. was sworn in as Manchester Township’s seventh Chief of Police on July 1, 2021, taking the oath of office during a promotional ceremony in the Municipal Complex Courtroom. Chief Dolan succeeds outgoing Chief Lisa D. Parker, who retired on June 30, 2021, following a distinguished 32-year career.

Chief Dolan began his career with the Manchester Township Police Department in 1993 as a dispatcher and was hired as a full time Officer in 1994. He has served in numerous positions throughout the Police Department including Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant supervising the Administrative Services Bureau, and Captain overseeing the Division of Emergency Services.


After taking his oath, Chief Dolan thanked his family, friends, Mayor Robert Hudak, and the Township Council for all of their support and confidence. “The trust the public has put in me weighs on me heavily. I promise I will not disappoint you,” Chief Dolan said as he addressed those in attendance.

Among his major accomplishments, in 2016 Chief Dolan managed the Spillman project, implementing a new Computer Aided Dispatch and Record Management System. As a Captain, he was instrumental in the creation of the Emergency Services Division, which launched in March of 2020 and included the rehabilitation of two EMS Buildings, the hiring of EMS Director Robert Baran and a group of qualified EMTs, and purchasing and up-fitting ambulances and other equipment. The Division grew this year with the addition of career firefighters, which entailed a hiring process and the procurement of a fire truck and other critical firefighting equipment.


Chief Robert M. Dolan Jr.
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