Assistant Chief of Police - Operations
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Assistant Chief of Police - Operations

Stephen Vangelo

Assistant Chief Steve Vangelo is a graduate of Phillipsburg High School and Trenton State College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Law and Justice. He was hired by the Allentown Police Department in July of 1997, and then graduated from the Allentown Police Academy.

Assistant Chief Vangelo was promoted to Sergeant in December 2006 where he was assigned to night shift as a patrol sergeant and, later, the Vice and Intelligence Unit. In 2014 he was promoted to Lieutenant and took command of the night shift platoon. He was then assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division in January 2015. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in January of 2016, taking over the responsibility for the West End of Allentown, PSA II. He was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief in April of 2018 and is serving as the Assistant Chief of Operations. Assistant Chief Vangelo was a member of Emergency Response Team for 13 years, retiring as the Tactical Team Commander. He is also an instructor and Director of the Allentown Police Academy.