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Chief John Egan

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Chief Egan started his career in law enforcement in July 1969 as a part time Patrolman with the Borough of East Lansdowne. He was hired as full time officer in East Lansdowne in January 1973, than promoted to Sergeant in March 1988.

Hired as the Chief of Police in Parkside August 1999.

Chief Egan has attended and graduated from the Pa. State Police Academy as a Municipal Police Officer in 1974. He later attended and graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in 1990.

Chief Egan is married with one child.


(Full time) Sergeant William Paul III

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Officer Paul, a native of Ridley Township, graduated from the Delaware County Police Academy in 1983. He started his law enforcement career with the Bethel Township Police Department then joined the Parkside Police Department in March of 1988, and promoted to Sergeant in October 2009.

Officer Paul, one of the full time officers, is the Range Master for the Police Department, is responsible for police vehicle maintenance, Operator for the RBTIV Breath Alcohol Test Instrument, certified in ESP, Vascar and Accutrac Highway Traffic Enforcement, proficient in latent fingerprinting, investigations, along with his responsibility of patrolling the Borough of Parkside.

Officer Paul completed the Inter County Detective School sponsored by the FBI along with numerous other law enforcement schools. Along with his law enforcement duties, Officer Paul also has been an active member with the Holmes Volunteer Fire Company for over 34 years.


(Full time) Patrolman Mark Marchesi

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I started my career in 1984 when I joined the U.S. Army Military Police where I performed normal police patrols, was a member of SWAT, and patrol supervisor. Since then I've worked in both the public and private sectors doing all forms of law enforcement and investigations.

In 1992 I became a 9-1-1 / Police Dispatcher for Bucks County, where I was credited with saving the life of a 2 yr old child. During this time I also worked in the private police sector throughout Bucks County and Philadelphia.

In 1997 I left Bucks County Communications to work for the Chester Housing Authority Dept. of Public Safety; Also in 1997 I attended the Delaware County Municipal Police Academy. I started part-time with the Parkside Police department in 2003, and in 2006 became full-time, leaving a supervisory position with the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security.

I am part of the Patrol Division specializing in DUI and Drug Interdiction and a Field Training Officer. I am graduate of Top Gun, PA-11, and have had numerous other Law Enforcement related trainings throughout my career.


Patrolman Ben Ash

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Officer Ash began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the Upland Police Department. After serving with them till 2004 he became a member of the Parkside Police.

Officer Ash completed the Inter County Detective School sponsored by the FBI and has extensive training with interview and interrogation techniques as well as Statement Analysis and the processing of crime scenes.

Officer Ash is a member of our Patrol Division, and also conducts criminal investigations, and is credited with the arrest and prosecution of numerous offenders, to include Armed Robbery Suspects, Burglars, and etcetera. 

Officer Ash is married with three adult children.


Patrolman Robert Cleary

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Officer Cleary started his law enforcement career in 1995 working for the Delaware County Prison. He worked there for 5 yrs under the direction of Wackenhut Corrections Corp. He was later promoted to Sgt in 1998. Officer Cleary began working for the Delaware County Park Police in March of 2000, where he is currently employed as a Patrolman. He has an extensive background in public service dating back to July 1987 when he became a volunteer fire fighter with the Collingdale Fire Company #1 / Station 06. In February 1991 he became a PA certified EMT. Officer Cleary was hired by the Parkside Police Dept. in March of 2002. Officer Cleary is a certified CPR / AED instructor through the American Heart Assoc., and has many law enforcement schools to his credit. He is also a 2000 graduate of the PA Municipal Police Academy. He is married with one daughter and one son.


Patrolman David Barbone

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Officer Barbone graduated from Delaware County Police Academy in December of 2007.  In January of 2008 he joined the Parkside Borough Police Department, where he is a member of the bike unit and patrol division. Officer Barbone also works full time as a Deputy Sheriff for the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. In 2004, he graduated from Columbia College of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in business and a minor in Criminal Justice.


Patrolman Frank Fazzio

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Patrolman Charles Young

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Officer Young is a member of the patrol division.


Patrolman Andrew Venini

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Officer Venini graduated from the Delaware County Police Academy in Dec of 1998 and then started his career a year later, when he was hired by the Delaware County Park Police in Dec of 1999. Officer Venini is still with the Delaware County Park Police and in Nov of 2002 he joined the Parkside Police Department, where he is a member of the bike patrol unit and the patrol division.


Patrolman Christopher Love

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Patrolman Robert Loder

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Patrolman Brian McNeill Jr.

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Officer McNeill started in the volunteer fire service in 1993 with the Broomall Fire Company and then moved on to the Newtown Square Fire Company in 1998. Having found enjoyment in the emergency service field, he started a career in 1996 as a private Security/Fire Safety Officer at several locations through out Delaware and Montgomery Counties. In the fall of 2001 he was hired full time with the Delaware County Park Police Department where he is currently assigned to the Courthouse & Government Center Complex. Officer McNeill graduated from the Delaware County Police Academy in June of 2002. Officer McNeill was hired in 2005 with Parkside Borough, where he is assigned to the Bicycle Patrol Unit and Patrol Division.

Officer McNeill is credited with saving the life of a 13 yr old female that suffered a heart attack at a local swim club.

On July 1, 2007, Officer McNeill was the first emergency responder on the scene. Finding no pulse, the officer immediately gave the girl a jolt from the automatic external defibrillator (AED) unit in his squad car. Two rounds of CPR were administered by EMTs on the scene, before Ms. Bahr’s heart starting beating again. (Full Story)


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