Upper Allen Township Chief of Police, Retired
Chief Hammon has over 40 years of local law enforcement experience in Pennsylvania. In August of 2011 he was elected as President of the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation. He served in that position until 2017.
His career started in 1974 when he was hired by Upper Allen Township as a Police Officer. Shortly after being hired Hammon attended and graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey.
In 1978 he was promoted to Corporal. He was a founding member and past treasurer of the West Shore Police Association. He attended Harrisburg Area Community College and earned his associate degree in Police Administration. In 1984 Hammon attended and graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.
In 1985 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He served a couple stints as Acting Chief of Police from 1985 until 1987 when he was appointed as Chief of Police in Upper Allen Township. He served as Chief for the next 15 years until his retirement from Upper Allen in 2003.
During his service as Chief he was a founding member and past president of the Cumberland County Chiefs of Police Association. He was also the past president of the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Association.
He retired from Upper Allen to take a position with the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association as the coordinator for the Associations newly formed Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. The accreditation program flourished under his direction and grew into the flagship program for the Pennsylvania Chiefs.
He left the PA Chiefs to take the position of Superintendent of Police in Silver Spring Township from 2010 to 2014.
He currently is back at the PA Chiefs of Police Association managing their accreditation program.
Hammon is a life member of the Central Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and is member of their Executive Board. He is a life member of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and is a member of their executive Board. He is also a life member of the International Chiefs of Police Association. He is a member of FOP Lodge 76. During his tenure with these Associations he has been a member numerous committees and panels.
Hammon has lived in Lower Allen Township since 1972 with his wife Linda. They married in 1970 and have 2 grown daughters, Annika and Karena, and 1 granddaughter, Kaitlyn.