On October 19, 2015, Keith Morris was sworn in as the Chief of the Allentown Police Department.
Chief Morris started his career with the Allentown Police Department in February of 1997. As a Patrol Officer he spent time on the West End, South Side and Center City as a member of the 2nd Platoon. He was also part of the 5th Platoon Tactical Squad, a proactive police unit tasked with addressing street level enforcement during high crime hours. Chief Morris also spent time as a Detective for both the Criminal Investigations Division and Vice & Intelligence Unit.
In 2007 he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant on the 3rd Platoon, and later that year transferred to assume command of the Youth Division as a Detective Sergeant. He was promoted to Patrol Captain in 2010 responsible for PSA II and the 2nd Platoon. In September of 2013, he was transferred as Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division, responsible for all investigative units of the Allentown Police Dept., before being promoted to Assistant Chief of Support Services in December of 2013.
With a drive for continuing education, Chief Morris has his Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice from the Penn State University, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from DeSales University. He has attended both the FBI National Academy Police Executive Development school and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
Chief Morris is a member of various professional organizations. He and his wife Liayn have three children, Joseph, Juliet and Emily.
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