Sergeant Jesse Tyler retires from Cheltenham PD after 28 years of service

Late last month Sergeant Jesse Tyler retired from the Cheltenham Township Police Department after 28 years of dedicated service.

Tyler was hired in 1994 by Cheltenham Township and assigned to the patrol division. He was later promoted to corporal and assisted in supervision of the “A Squad” until he was assigned an administrative position. In this role, Tyler oversaw the operation of the department’s radio room and 9-1-1 center, records management and scheduling systems, and all things police car-related. It was during this assignment that Tyler was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Tyler was appointed as the supervisor of the Highway Safety Unit in 2012. When Highway Safety was merged with the Community Policing Unit in 2015, he was chosen to supervise the new unit and solidify its role in the department and community. It was in this role where Sergeant Tyler’s vast knowledge of traffic safety and the community at large would have the greatest impact. Under his direction, the department would oversee several new programs, including Coffee with a Cop.

“To say that Jesse took on a great deal of responsibilities would be an understatement,” Sergeant Jeff Murphy said. “In addition to the duties listed above, Jesse was a field training officer, team leader of the department’s SWAT Team and member of the recruiting unit. He supervised The Firearms Training Unit, the Background Investigations Unit, Bike Unit and DUI Task Force. He was also integral at writing and helping to implement the township’s Traffic Calming Policy and acted as the Department’s liaison to the Traffic Calming Committee since its inception.”

“Jesse left an indelible mark on our department and embodies the ideals of a dedicated public servant,” Murphy said. “In his retirement, he plans to spend time with his family and see where life takes them. We all wish Jesse a long and happy retirement and congratulate him on a stellar career.”