The Administration Unit is responsible for directing, administering, and coordinating the operations and activities of the entire Police Department in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime, and the protection of citizens.
Some of the essential functions the Administration Unit Staff provide are:
- Formulate policies, procedures, work methods, and regulations governing the police department, in consultation with the Township Manager.
- Interact with Township officials, employees, outside agencies, and the general public.
- Plan and direct police training program and personnel evaluation system.
- Cooperate with state and federal law enforcement agencies.
- Direct the maintenance and operation of police communications system and all police equipment and property.
- Provide reports and various police correspondence.
The Administration Unit is prepared to meet any challenge and it is reflected through our high level of commitment, training and fitness.
Chief John C. Myrsiades
John has faithfully served the citizens of Plymouth Township since January of 1989. In that time, he has had the privilege to work in the Detective Division, Special Operations, and hold each rank in the Police Department before being appointed Chief of Police in June of 2019. He possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration, a Master’s degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership, and was fortunate enough to attend the 241st session of the FBI National Academy. John is honored to lead the finest law enforcement agency in the State, and is proud to serve by the side of the remarkable men and women who safeguard our community.
John and his wife Bobbi Jo are residents of Plymouth Township and enjoy ‘staycations’ with their puppies, and spending time with their three grown children and family
To Contact by Email: JMyrsiades@plymouthtownship.org
Lieutenant Karen L. Mabry
Karen has been with the Department since February of 1989. She has worked in Patrol, K-9, Detectives and Highway Patrol. Prior to her promotion to Lieutenant in August of 2009, she served as the Highway Patrol Sergeant and then as the Detective Sergeant. Karen has a Bachelor's Degree from Temple University. She has many hobbies to include reading and cycling.
To Contact by Email: KMabry@plymouthtownship.org
Lieutenant Jeffrey O'Brien
Jeff has been a Police Officer since 1991. Prior to being hired by the Plymouth Township Police Department in 1991, he worked as a Correctional Officer and served as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army. Jeff has served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant and as the Detective Sergeant. He was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant in August of 2009. He also spent 13 years as a member of the Special Operations Team. Jeff is married and has three children. He and his wife are also foster parents and they enjoy taking children into their home on a regular basis.
To Contact by Email: JOBrien@plymouthtownship.org
Lieutenant Doug Copestick
Doug started his law enforcement career with Temple University Police Department. He was hired by Plymouth Township Police in October of 2004. He started out in patrol, was a Field training officer and assisted in the development of the younger inexperienced officers. He was also part of the Detective Division and worked in the Special Investigative Unit. Recently, Doug was promoted to Lieutenant. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Delaware Valley College. Doug is married with four children and one grandson. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family.
To Contact by Email: DCopestick@plymouthtownship.org
Lieutenant Brian Wagner
Brian began his law enforcement career with Montgomery County Adult Probation. He started with the Plymouth Township Police Department in May of 2003. During his tenure with Plymouth Township Police Department he was assigned to the patrol division, served as a departmental instructor, a member of the Plymouth Township Police Motor Unit and a former entry team member for the Montgomery County SWAT Team. Brian was promoted to Lieutenant in 2019.
To Contact by Email: BWagner@plymouthtownship.org
Chrissi has been with Plymouth Township since June of 1990. Chrissi serves as the secretary to the Chief and Deputy Chief of Police respectively. She is a mother of three children. Chrissi also enjoys the outdoors and spends her off time on the beach.
To Contact by Email: CPelusi@plymouthtownship.org