On October 15, 2007, Erik P. Grunzig was promoted to the position of Chief of Police by the Board of Commissioners. Chief Grunzig has two decades of law enforcement experience to his credit. He started his policing career with the West Lawn Borough Police Department and was a part-time officer with the Lower Heidelberg Township Police Department (1988) prior to joining the Muhlenberg Township Police Department in March of 1989.
Chief Grunzig's duties have been varied during his tenure with Muhlenberg Township. He has worked as a patrol officer (1989-1998), a K-9 handler (1990-1996), a patrol sergeant (1998), a community services sergeant (1998-2000), and sergeant in charge of criminal investigations (2000-2007) prior to his appointment as Chief.
Chief Grunzig's accomplishments and community involvement have been just as varied over the years. He is a graduate of the 228th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy program (FBINA). Chief Grunzig represented the police department in the Security Team Program for the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia (1996). He was the Security Committe Chairman for the LPGA Betsy King Classic (1996-2004), and he has coached youth ice hockey teams in the area since 2004.
Chief Grunzig and his family have lived in the community since 1990. As such, he is dedicated to making Muhlenberg Township a safer place to live and work.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, criticisms, or compliments, the Chief of Police can be reached by telephoning the police department at (610) 929-5454. Additionally, messages can be left for the Chief of Police at (610) 929-4727 x205.