Chief Hyers has spent the past three decades dedicated to law enforcement and public safety. After serving as a Military Policeman for three years with the United States Army, Chief Hyers spent the next 26 years as a member of the Philadelphia Police Department. During his time in Philadelphia, Chief Hyers worked in several patrol districts as well as assignments in Narcotics, Internal Investigations, and Special Patrol and as an instructor at the Philadelphia Police Academy. His final assignment was a member of Police Commissioner Ramsey’s Executive Staff charged with working on strategic Initiatives and innovations. Chief Hyers retired from the Philadelphia Police Department in May of 2012 to accept the position of Chief of Police for Springettsbury Township Police Department.
Chief Hyers is a strong proponent of community policing and departmental transparency. The chief stresses the importance of collaborating with state, federal, and local agencies, as well as local community and business groups to ensure we work well together in the interest of providing the best quality of life of our residents.
Chief Hyers earned his Master’s Degree in Public Safety from St. Joseph’s University and stresses to all his employees the need to never stop learning and to keep challenging themselves. The chief is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command as well as having graduated with the 244th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Chief Hyers was honored to have been selected by his fellow classmates to serve as Class President for both schools.
Chief Hyers is a member of a number of Police Executive organizations including the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), The International Association of Chiefs of Police, The FBIAA, The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, as well as the York County Police Chiefs Association.