Director of Public Safety William McVey


Director McVey joined the Bensalem Police Department in 1998 and was appointed to Director of Public Safety by Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo in January, 2022.  As Public Safety Director, he is responsible for the management and operation of the Police Department and Bensalem Fire Rescue, and for the coordination of Township Volunteer Fire Companies and Emergency Medical Services.

Director McVey has climbed the ranks over his 24-year career and has served in many capacities within the Department.  These positions include: Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, K-9 Officer, Sergeant (Patrol and Criminal Investigations) Lieutenant, and Deputy Director.  Director McVey also served as the Department’s Public Information Officer for many years. 

Director McVey graduated from Bensalem's St. Charles Borromeo then attended Archbishop Ryan High School.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University, and a Master’s degree from St. Joseph’s University.  He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and the Senior Management Institute for Police presented by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).  In addition to his duties in Bensalem, Director McVey serves as the 2nd Vice President of the Chiefs of Police Association of Southeastern Pennsylvanian, is a member of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Executive Board, is the President of the Bucks County Hero Scholarship Fund, and is an active Big Brother.  

Over the course of his career, Director McVey has been the recipient of multiple commendations and awards.  Most recently he was recognized as one of the 2017 Emerging Leaders for Bucks and Eastern Montgomery Counties by the Bucks County Courier Times and Intelligencer. 

Director McVey is a long-time resident of Bensalem.  He enjoys spending his time off with his wife, Susan, and their three daughters.