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Captain of Patrol

Michael J. Becker, Jr.


Captain Becker graduated from Panther Valley High School in 1998. He holds an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Mike joined the department in August 2006 and was assigned to the 1st platoon. He then worked center city patrol, on 4th Platoon night shift, before being assigned to the Police Academy in 2012 as the lead firearms instructor. In November 2013 he was promoted to Sergeant and was the Assistant Director of Training/School Director for the Academy.

In August 2017, he was assigned as a supervisor on the 4th platoon, then promoted to Lieutenant of the 4th Platoon in Sept 2018. He was promoted to Captain in August 2019 and assigned to Administration.

In February 2020, Captain Becker took on the role of leader of the Criminal Investigations Division.  In July of 2021 Captain Becker took over Patrol Captain responsibilities. 

Captain Becker has received Commendations for Valor, Bravery, and Achievement. He was a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) for 10 years, half of which was as a Team Leader. He is also a combat veteran having served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.