Matthew J. Gordon Promoted to Chief at Kennett Township Police Department

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KENNETT TWP, PA — Matthew J. Gordon has been promoted to Chief of Police at Kennett Township Police Department with a swearing-in cermonony held Wednesday.

“We could not be more proud of the years of service and experience Chief Gordon brings to Kennett Township. We know that our Police Department and community will receive a high-quality professional service under his leadership,” stated Kennett Township Board of Supervisors in a Facebook post.

Gordon was appointed acting Police Chief in February 2020 when the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to fire then Police Chief Lydell Nolt, who had placed on administrative leave in November 2019 due to a criminal investigation.

“Matt is an excellent police officer with 32 years of experience in the county,” said Supervisor Chairman Richard Leff when Gordon was appointed acting Chief. “The safety of our residents is in good hands with Matt and our police force.”

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Matthew J. Gordon is a law enforcement veteran with more than 32 years of experience. From 2010 until 2016, he was a detective with the Chester County District Attorney’s office as a member of the Chester County Detectives. Additionally, he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for six years as an aircraft firefighting and rescue specialist. His schooling includes the FBI National Academy and he has advanced training in many law enforcement areas.

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