About the Narberth
Police Department According to the Narberth
Police Department, “Police protection is handled by elected or appointed constables with occasional assistance from
Lower Merion Police Department for special events and emergencies. The following history tells of the beginning years of the
Narberth Police Department.
April 12, 1914 - Police and Health Committee instructed to secure police protection
for the Borough of Narberth. With this instruction, Narberth sought their first police officer. May 11, 1914 - The Police
and Health Committee, with the assistance of Lower Merion Police Captain Donaghy and a resolution by Committee Chairman Smedley,
set out to find a police officer with experience. At this time the thought was to possibly hire a retired officer from Philadelphia.
August 31, 1914 - The Police and Health
Committee, with the recommendation of Police Captain Donaghy of the Lower Merion Police Department, appointed Mr. Daniel J.
Hill or Camden, NJ police officer. The Borough of Narberth paid Mr. Hill a salary of $600 per year, paid monthly. March 13,
1922 - Agreement for support services with Lower Merion Police Department ratified.