Lawrence Township police chief retires after 30 years on the force

Lawrence Township Chief of Police Mark Ubry is retiring, capping a 30-year career in law enforcement in the municipality.

Municipal Manager Kevin Nerwinski announced Ubry’s retirement, which is effective Sept. 1, at the Township Council meeting on Aug. 28.

Although Ubry will officially retire on Sept. 1, his last day on the job was Aug. 24, Nerwinski said.

Police Capt. Brian Caloiaro was named acting chief of the Lawrence Township Police Department, effective Aug. 25. Caloiaro will be named the next chief, “barring any extraordinary circumstances,” he said.

Nerwinski praised Ubry, who rose through the ranks from patrol officer to police chief.

“Chief Ubry always had the best interests of Lawrence Township in mind,” Nerwinski said.

Ubry grew up in Lawrence Township and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1982. He began his career as a Lawrence Township Police Department dispatcher in 1988 and was hired as a police officer later in the year.

Ubry was promoted to sergeant in 1999, and to lieutenant in 2001. He was named acting chief in January 2014, following the retirement of Daniel Posluszny, who was serving as the police chief.

Caloiaro joined the Lawrence Township Police Department as a police officer in 1994. He served as a school resource officer at Lawrence Middle School and Lawrence High School before his promotion to sergeant in 2001. Caloiaro was promoted to lieutenant in 2014, and to the position of captain earlier this year.