Support Services Commander, Lt. Michael Schum

Lieutenant Schum has been a member of the Bensalem Township Police Department since 2006. Lieutenant Schum currently serves as the Support Services Commander.   His duties include oversight of the Canine Unit, Clerical Staff, Court Liaison, Internal Affairs, Payroll, Police Budget, Records, and Right to Know. 

Prior to his appointment as Lieutenant, he served over 16 years in the Patrol Division.  Lieutenant Schum has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, K-9 Handler, K-9 Trainer, Patrol Corporal, and Patrol Sergeant.  Lieutenant Schum is still an active canine handler.  From 2007 to 2017 Lieutenant Schum worked K-9 Argo (patrol & drug detection) and starting 2017 he began working K-9 Asko (explosive detection). 

Lieutenant Schum is a long-time Bensalem resident who graduated from Bensalem High School.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University.  He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.