“Officer Horn, through his experience and training, has made a positive impact on both the community and our younger officers.”
Chief James Donnelly
Officer Clifford B. Horn III has been a sworn officer for 25 years, having spent his first 23 with the original Chalfont Borough Police Department and then the past two with Central Bucks Regional Police Department after the departments merged in the spring of 2016.
During his time serving, Officer Horn has been recognized with the Merit Award in 2016, and taken higher level training in classes such as FTO Active Shoot classes and POSIT Police Officer Supervisor-in-Training. He is also a member of Crisis Intervention. In his spare time, Horn volunteers for Plumstead Township Explorer Post 5708.
He says the most challenging case he’s ever worked on involved the sexual assault of a 10-year-old child in which the defendant was convicted and served 12 years of state time. Being a parent made this an especially moving case in which to be involved. As a counterbalance to this, for the past several years Ofc. Horn has had the opportunity to work as the Children and Youth liaison, allowing him to give some children a better avenue to success after finding themselves in trouble.
Ofc. Horn feels strongly about the importance of Community Policing as a way to create exposure to the citizens of our jurisdiction. This is often best facilitated by being out on foot patrols which allow for more direct contact with residents that might not normally call the police but seeing an officer on their street may make them feel able to bring something that’s of concern to them to the attention of that officer. Living by his daily motto, “treat everyone with respect,” certainly helps facilitate a feeling comfort and accessibility for our residents.