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25 Officers Hired for New Police Force in Upper Macungie

Upper Macungie continues preparations to launch its own police force, including hiring 25 officers.

reports more progress toward establishing its own police force, which will begin full operation in January 2013.

This week, officials:

  • Offered jobs to 25 applicants for police officer
  • Unveiled an official patch for the new force

Last month, the borough authorized for the department.

The new police officers will join

Former state trooper  and leading the preparations as the township splits from the former regional Berks-Lehigh force, which will continue to provide local law enforcement through the end of 2012.

Colon declined to say how many Berks-Lehigh Regional police officers will be asked to to join the township department, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report.




David C. Couper August 02, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Where to from here? What kind of police department do you want? And what kind of people to lead it? For insight and direction, take a look at my new book and visit my blog, “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” (Amazon.com). My blog is at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com/ where I discuss these and other current police improvement issues. Good luck and may we all experience not just good but great policing!
Benny August 17, 2012 at 12:22 AM
why is a Minneapolis cop commenting on an upper macungie police force?

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