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There's A New Sheriff In Town
Meet Milton Warrell
- By Chris Serpico -
to the office, especially in regard to fighting the opioid
addiction crisis that is plaguing the county.
As a lifelong Lower Bucks County resident whose father and
grandfather still resided in Levittown, Milt was well known
in the Falls Township community where he and his wife
Jennifer were raising their two pre-teen children, Caitlyn,
age 14, and Thomas, age 12. Milt graduated from Bishop
Egan High School in 1994, where he had met his future
wife at Egan's "sister" school, Bishop Conwell. Thereafter,
he obtained a degree in Police Administration from
Montgomery County Community College, while simultaneously completing the Montgomery County Police Academy.

Sheriff Warrell's most immediate
concern is to address the manpower
shortage in the office. Currently,
there are 43 uniformed sheriffs, in an
office that according to population
statistics, should have 75 officers.

W

hen the voters of Bucks County made
history last November and elected
four Democratic Row Officers, perhaps
the most dramatic development was the
change in the Bucks County Sheriff's Office
where political newcomer Milton Warrell,
III defeated longtime incumbent Edward
"Duke" Donnelly by just short of 1,500
votes. (For the record, Warrell received 64,805

He started out as a patrol officer in Yardley Boro, took a job
with Morrisville Boro for two years, and then spent twenty
years on the Upper Southampton police force. During his
tenure there, he served for three years as an undercover
member of the County's Narcotics Task Force, and he was
also was a member of the Bucks County SWAT Team. He
may have been the only licensed Master Plumber on the
force, and there actually were occasions that arose where
he was able to attend to elderly residents' plumbing and
heating issues when called out on a police emergency.

votes to Donnelly's 63,321 votes.)
The 42-year-old Levittown resident, recently retired
from the Upper Southampton Police Department,
had been working in his family's plumbing business in
Lower Bucks County, when he decided to take a shot at
running for Sheriff, after being approached by county
democratic leaders.

When I asked him to describe his duties, Sheriff Warrell
responded the Bucks County Sheriff's primary responsibility is to transfer and return all prisoner-defendants from
jails and prisons throughout the state, which most often
involves Montgomery County and Philadelphia locations,
usually on a daily basis, as well as prisoner transfers from
Mercer County, New Jersey.

Sheriff Warrell had heard that there was dissatisfaction
within the Sheriff's Office, and he strongly believed that he
was in a position to bring fresh ideas and new initiatives
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