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Solebury Moving Closer To Hiring New Police Chief

The township’s current chief is retiring.

Chief Dominick Bellizzie speaking in 2022.
Credit: Solebury Township police

Solebury Township appears to be moving closer to hiring a new police chief.

Kelley Warner, the former Abington Township, Montgomery County deputy police chief, announced last week that she will be stepping down as the police chief of Harrisonburg, Virginia. She held the job since summer 2021.

Harrisonburg Chief Kelley Warner. Credit: City of Harrisonburg

In her announcement, Warner said she would be hired as the new chief of Solebury Township.

The Solebury Township Board of Supervisors hasn’t yet officially voted to hire a new chief to replace current Chief Dominick Bellizzie, who will retire in July.

Solebury Township Manager Christopher Garges told that the township is still working on hiring a new chief.

“We are still actively involved in the hiring process, and as a personnel matter, I cannot comment on that process,” he said.

A Solebury Township police vehicle. File photo. Credit: Tom Sofield/

Bellizzie became Solebury Township’s chief on June 1, 2006.

Bellizzie was previously the police chief for the City of Coatesville in Chester County and a commander in the Philadelphia Police Department.

Supervisors Chairperson Mark Baum Baicker said at a public meeting this spring that the township was working to find a new chief.

Bellizzie told the supervisors he will miss working in Solebury Township.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.

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