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.