Members of the Department

General Police
Phone: 610-367-0466
Dispatch Center - 610-635-4300 (24 hrs, non-emergency)


Name Ext.
Chief Barry L. Templin, Jr. 107
Patrolman Andrew Mathias 105
Sergeant Matthew Swavely 203
Patrolman Carl Clemko 204
Sergeant Brian Steffie 102
Patrolman Andrew Perretta 108
Patrolman Mark Dykie 106
Detective Robert Evans 104
Patrolman Andrew Poux 201
Patrolman Brent Ziegler 205
Patrolman Gregory Sedgwick 202
Patrolman Daniel Castellucci 200


Office Personnel

Name Ext.

Betty Musser, Office Manager
Ashley Talarico, Secretary 



Barry L. Templin, Jr.
Chief of Police

Patrolman 1991 - 2002
D.A.R.E. Officer 1999 - 2002
Corporal 2002 - 2003
Sergeant 2003 - 2005
Chief of Police 2005 - Present

Chief Templin is a graduate of the Boyertown Area High School. Chief Templin graduated the Montgomery County Police Academy in 1991 prior to being hired by the Douglass Township Police Department. Chief Templin is married with three children. Chief Templin is currently attending college and coaches a travel soccer team for the Amity Athletic Club.

Andrew Mathias

Patrolman March 1996 - present

Officer Mathias graduated from Boyertown High School in 1992 and then attended Lehigh County Community College. He graduated in 1994 with a 2 year associates degree in Criminal Justice. He then applied and was accepted to the Reading Police Academy in 1994 and graduated in 1995 with his Act 120 Certification. Once he graduated from the police academy he was hired by Douglass Township in March 1996.

Throughout his career he has been recognized for several accomplishments. He has received several certificates from MADD for the number of DUI arrests he made in Montgomery County. He has received several commendations from Douglass Township for his service record.

Officer Mathias also participated in the PA Police Olympics since 2002. He received a gold medal in 2004 for his age bracket and a second place medal in 2005.

He is currently assigned to the patrol division of Douglass Township. He is also a Field Training Officer for the police department. His duties are to train the new patrolman in the departments policies and procedures.

In August of 2015 Officer Mathias completed the Child Passenger Safety Training Program.  He is now certified to assist residents of Douglass Township with the proper installation of child passenger car seats and boosters. 

Officer Mathias enjoys being a police officer and plans on staying with Douglass Township for the rest of his career.

Matthew G. Swavely

Patrolman 2001 - Nov 3, 2013
Sergeant Nov 4, 2013 -

Sergeant Swavely is one of the department's Field Training Officers who are responsible for training all new officers. Officer Swavely is also currently a Level II On-Scene Collision Reconstructionist.

Carl J. Clemko

Patrolman July 2001 - Present

Officer Carl Clemko was hired by Douglass Township Police Department in July of 2001 and graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in December 2001, receiving the top Marksmen Award and also the Top Physical Fitness award. Officer Clemko is currently the department's Firearms Instructor, a member of the Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team and a member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force.

Brian Steffie
Patrolman 2002 - Dec. 31, 2009
Corporal Jan 1, 2010 -

Officer Steffie is a graduate of Boyertown High School. He then continued on to become a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. In 2002 he graduated from the Reading Municipal Police Academy and was hired by the Douglass Township Police Department in December 2002.

Officer Steffie is the Department's FOP Director to Montgomery County FOP Lodge #14. He is a certified chemical breath test operator and is responsible for the monthly calibration of the Department's Intoxilyzer 5000 certified breath testing instrument.  Corporal Steffie is currently our Police Departments Accredidation Manager.

Officer Steffie was promoted to Corporal, effective January 1, 2010.

On Feb 6, 2017 at the Board of Supervisors meeting Cpl. Steffie was sworn in and promoted to Sergeant. 

Mark Dykie

Patrolman Jan 2006 - Present

Officer Dykie graduated from Boyertown High School. Prior to going into law enforcement Officer Dykie spent two years working for an electrician during and after high school. He also has knowledge in vehicle mechanics and inspection law. Officer Dykie spent time working for Pottstown Honda during jr. high school and Fred Beans Ford after senior high school. Officer Dykie attended the Mongomery County Police Academy in 2004 and was then hired by West Pottsgrove Police Department as a part-time officer. Officer Dykie was hired full-time by Douglass Township in January 2006.

Robert Evans
Detective Corporal

Patrolman May 2006 - Present

Officer Evans became a police officer with the Douglass Township Police Department in May 2006. Officer Evans has previous law enforcement experience with Colebrookdale District Police, employed for three years and served as the department firearms instructor. Officer Evans had previously served in the United States Army for five years as a Military Police Officer. During his time in the military, Officer Evans was also a traffic accident investigator. After his tour of duty with the United States Army, Officer Evans spent two years as a Corrections Officer at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Officer Evans was promoted to Corporal, effective January 1, 2010.
Corporal Evans served as a patrol supervisor for two years and was assigned to the Detective position on January 1, 2012. 

Betty Musser
Office Manager

August 1988 - Present

Betty started her career with the Douglass Township Police Department in August 1988. She was hired part-time as an office clerk. She is now responsible for the operation of the office, seeing that it runs smoothly. She has watched the department grow from 8 officers to 12 over the years.

She thoroughly enjoys working in the department and everyone has become a second family to her. Living in the area her entire life she knew some of them before they came to work for Douglass Township or knew them before she came here. Betty graduated in 1973 from Boyertown Area Senior High School.

Betty lives in Colebrookdale Twp. with her husband of 24 years. Together they have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild.

Betty has decided to retire from Douglass Township Police Department on Jan. 15, 2021 with over 32 years of service.

Ashley Talarico

March 17, 2020 - Present

Ashley became employed by Douglass Township police Department part-time on March 17, 2020, becoming full-time on April 6th.  She graduated from Oley Valley High School in 2011.  After high school, she attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2015 with a Bachlors Degree in Criminal Justice.  Before starting with Douglass Township Police Department, she worked for Montgomery County as a Magisterial District Justice Clerk at District Court 38-2-03 in Gilbertsville.  She has always had her heart set on a career in Criminal Justice since she was a little kid, and looks forward to her time here at Douglass Township as Police Secretary.

Andrew Poux

2011 - Present

Officer Poux graduated Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville NJ in 1997.  He then applied and was accepted into Villanova University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, graduating with honors in 2001.

After 10 years of private sector experience in a multitude of leadership roles Officer Poux successfully made the transition to Law Enforcement.  After acceptance into Temple University Municipal Police Academy in the summer of 2011 he completed his ACT120 certification.  Upon graduation he was awarded the Top Marksmanship Award achieving a perfect score in both the handgun and shotgun qualification courses.

After working in Delaware and Montgomery Counties in a part-time capacity Officer Poux was offered fulltime employment with Douglass Township Police on January 1, 2012

Brent Ziegler

2011 - Present

Officer Ziegler was hired by Douglass Township Police in November 2011 where he worked part-time for 3 months.  In January 2012, Officer Ziegler was then hired to full-time status as a Probationary Offier until January 2013.  Officer Ziegler graduated from Boyertown Area Senior High School and went on to obtain an Associates' Degree in Criminal Justice from Montgomery County Community College where he graduated with Honors.  After college, Officer Ziegler applied to the Allentown Police Academy where he obtained his ACT120 certification and started the job searching process.  He looks forward to his career here and serving the residents of Douglass Township.