Chief Deputy T. Michael Beaty is a retired Whitemarsh Township Police Department Chief, where he served for 30 years.
During his first seven years on patrol with the Whitemarsh Township Police Department, he served as a field training officer and was a member of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Montgomery County Drug Task Force. In 1993, Beaty was promoted to the rank of detective in the investigation division, where he served in that capacity for seven years. At that time, he also served as the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation Drug Task Force Coordinator, and participated in a number of high profile cases. In 2003, Beaty returned to the patrol division to lead a patrol platoon. In 2004, he was promoted to sergeant and was later promoted to lieutenant in 2007. Beaty also led the department’s accreditation team, resulting in its 2008 accreditation from the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.
Beaty was a member of the Whitemarsh Tactical Team in 1989, later serving as its Assistant Commander until he retired from the team. He was appointed as acting chief of the department in February 2011 and was formally appointed as chief of police in March 2011, where he served until he was sworn in as the chief deputy of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Beaty is a graduate from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and from the FBI National Academy 245th Session. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Temple University.
“This is not just a chance to further my professional career, but to further serve the citizens of this great county and the Montgomery County law enforcement community in a different capacity,” said Beaty. “It is an opportunity that I am excited about taking.”