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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Officer of the Month: Corporal K. Douglas Lappin

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Corporal K. Douglas Lappin was hired in Upper Providence as a part-time police officer in April 2008 and promoted to full-time a few months later. Corporal Lappin brought years of law enforcement experience to Upper Providence after serving in several police departments as a part-time police officer.

Corporal Lappin chose his career as a police officer solely based his own ambitions to attain an exciting and rewarding career.

After high school, he enrolled himself in Delaware County Community College and received his Associates in Administration of Justice. He then enrolled himself in the Delaware County Police Academy where his received his police officer certification. While attending school, Corporal Lappin worked various non-law enforcement related jobs to support himself as well as serving with the Aston-Beechwood Fire Company as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Since beginning his law enforcement career in 1996, Corporal Lappin has received numerous law enforcement related trainings and certifications and currently serves as the Platoon “A” patrol supervisor as well as the department’s motor carrier enforcement specialist.

Corporal Lappin’s favorite part of being a police officer is the satisfaction and rewards of serving the citizens within Upper Providence Township. He takes great pride knowing he is making a difference in the community.

Corporal Lappin believes the highly trained officers employed by the Upper Providence Police Department makes our police department stand out among other departments. Training is strongly encouraged and required, and all officers take advantage of the opportunities which augments our officer's ability to serve the community effectively.

Corporal Lappin’s favorite memory while employed with Upper Providence Township was when he was promoted from part-time to full-time police officer. Corporal Lappin was employed as many as three police departments at the same time trying to secure a full-time position. He felt a great sense of pride and fulfillment when he was able to reach his goal of attaining a full-time police officer position here in Upper Providence Township.

While off-duty, Corporal Lappin enjoys spending time with his family and three dogs. He also enjoys riding ATV’s and watching competitive soccer.

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