Career and Post-Graduate Development

Barton K. Bucher


Chief of Police


Collegeville Police Depatment


Chief Bucher has been the Collegeville Police Department Chief of Police since August, 2000. He was selected from the ranks of the department where he served for 11 years. Chief Bucher is a graduate of West Chester University with a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice. Chief Bucher is Past President of the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County, is a member of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Bucher also serves as an Assistant to the Commander of the Montgomery County SWAT – Western Region and has sat on over 35 entry level and promotional hiring boards for police departments throughout Montgomery and Chester County.