The Upper Moreland Township Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of a new police officer at the November 8, 2021 monthly board meeting.
The new officer, James D. Baldwin, was in born in Hartford CT. James, known as JD, and his family moved to Berwyn, Chester County, Pennsylvania where he attended the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District graduating from Conestoga High School.
JD went on to attend Delaware Valley University in Bucks County graduating in 2015 with a BA in landscape design management. JD started his own tree and landscaping company after his graduation from Delaware Valley University.
In June 2019 JD was hired by The Lancaster City PD in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and attended the Temple University Police Academy graduating in October of 2019. While employed by the Lancaster City Police Department JD was assigned to the patrol division working the night shift.
JD joined the Paoli Fire Company in Paoli, Pa. in 2009 as a volunteer firefighter where he obtained his firefighter and EMT certifications as a volunteer firefighter.
JD’s mother Tersea, and father Jay, attended his Oath of Office Ceremony along with his brother Jeff, and girlfriend Hanna.
Magisterial District Judge Paul Leo administer the Oath of Office to Officer Baldwin while his father held the bible and his girlfriend, Hanna, pinned him with his new patrol officers’ badge #74.