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Posted on: May 26, 2021

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ARREST OF OFFICER MATTHEW REISS

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub: 

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office has cooperated and worked with Montgomery County authorities since being made aware of the investigation into Matthew Reiss.  This office protects all victims, even when the accused perpetrator is an officer of the law.  We will evaluate all Bucks County criminal cases in which Reiss played a role. 

Hilltown Township Police Chief Chris Engelhart:  

On May 25, 2021, the Hilltown Township Police Department was advised that Officer Matthew Reiss, an 18-year veteran of the Police Department, was arrested by the Montgomery County Bureau of Detectives on charges of Child Pornography.  We were angered and shocked at the allegations and are fully cooperating with the investigation.  These acts, if true, would be a betrayal of his oath as a Police Officer, the public trust and the trust of his fellow Officers.  Officer Reiss has been placed on unpaid Administrative Suspension pending an internal investigation.

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