The department hired its first full-time Chief of Police, Daniel Sands, in 1967. Roland Schock also worked for the department from 1970 through 1981, serving his last eight years as the department’s first sergeant. Upon Sands’ retirement in 1990, then-sergeant Michael Bullick was promoted to the chief’s position. During his tenure, the department, which was already contracting services to the Borough of Bechtelsville, also began providing coverage to Douglass Township/Berks County, and the name of the department was changed to the Colebrookdale District Police Department. The partnership with Douglass Township was to last only three years; however, 24-hour services to Bechtelsville continue to this day.
During these years, the Colebrookdale District Police Department initiated the training of officers in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. Instruction was offered to students in both the Colebrookdale and Boyertown Elementary schools and eventually to those at the junior and senior high school levels.