At the May 3, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Upper Moreland Township, Police Sergeant Kelly A. Ruddell was promoted to Lieutenant of Police.
Lieutenant Ruddell enlisted with the Upper Moreland Township Police Department on August 30, 1999. Kelly was promoted on March 3, 2014 to the rank of Sergeant.
Upon being promoted to Sergeant, Kelly was assigned to supervise the police department civilian staff, handled the administrative tasks of and for the police department. In 2017 Kelly was tasked with the design and implementation of the Upper Moreland Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit. Under her supervision the Traffic Unit became a highly productive unit within the police department not only dealing with traffic complaints and related issues but also addressing quality of life concerns within the community.
Lieutenant Ruddell is a 2017 graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. She is also a 2020 graduate of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Program with her Trilogy in Supervision, Command, and Executive Management.
Pictured below is Lieutenant Ruddell being administered her Oath of Office by Magisterial District Justice Paul Leo.