Bill Holdsworth

Chief Holdsworth began his career in law enforcement though attending the Delaware County Municipal Police Academy from January-December of 1995.   Chief Holdsworth was hired as a part time officer with the Borough of Kennett Square Police Department in June of 1997.  Chief Holdsworth was then hired as a full time officer with the Borough of Phoenixville Police Department from April –September of 1998 prior to returning to the Borough of Kennett Square Police Department where he accepted a full time position in September of 1998.

Chief Holdsworth worked in the patrol unit of KSPD for the first year prior to helping establish and participate in the first ever dedicated Narcotics Unit for KSPD in March of 1999.  Chief Holdsworth spent time in a detached position working joint undercover narcotic operations with the VICE/BDLE units of the Pennsylvania State Police prior to coming back to a patrol assignment with KSPD in 2000. 

Chief Holdsworth was promoted to the rank of Corporal in May of 2001 and placed in charge of Patrol Operations.   Chief Holdsworth received several awards and acknowledgements for outstanding service while serving as Corporal for 15 years.          

Chief Holdsworth was assigned Officer in Charge of the KSPD in March of 2016 prior to being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in July of 2016. 

Chief Holdsworth was promoted to Chief of Police in April of 2017. 

Chief Holdsworth was elected to begin serving on the Executive Board of the Chester County Police Chiefs Association in January of 2019.

Chief Holdsworth has lived in Chester County for over 43 years, with the last 15 specifically in Southern Chester County.  Chief Holdsworth and his wife Debbie have 4 children.

Board Memberships

Board/CommitteeJob titleDate Served - If ApplicableMembership Status
Members At Large
Active Membership