Patrol Division Commander, Lt. James McGinty


Lieutenant McGinty has been a member of the Bensalem Township Police Department since 2004. Lieutenant McGinty is currently the Patrol Division Commander. Lieutenant McGinty’s Command responsibilities include the oversight of the uniformed patrol division of the Bensalem Township Police Department as well as the Field Training Officer Program, Co-Responder Program and the Bensalem Police Honor Guard.  

Lieutenant McGinty has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Field Training Supervisor, K-9 Handler, K-9 Unit Supervisor and Trainer, Honor Guard Officer and Supervisor, Patrol Corporal and Patrol Sergeant, and Criminal Investigations Sergeant.

Lieutenant McGinty is a graduate of Valley Forge Military College and is a United States Marine Corps Veteran. He received his Bachelors and Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University. Lieutenant McGinty is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command class #426 ,where he received the Franklin M. Kreml Leadership Award.

Lieutenant  McGinty is a long-time resident of Bensalem and enjoys spending his time off with his wife,  two sons and daughter.