Limerick Police Department to Expand
This will be the first addition of new officers in at least five years.
The Limerick Township Police Department is set to add two new officers this year after the Board of Supervisors approved the positions in their 2013 budget.
Limerick Chief William Albany told Patch that he would be hiring one full-time patrol officer and one officer specializing in juvenile crime investigation.
The department also gained approval to hire a police lieutenant, who will assist Albany with some of the administrative details of running a department in addition to regular duties.
Adding a lieutenant's position could mean rank promotions for two current officers. Limerick's current Sergeants can apply for the Lieutenant position and if one of the current sergeants is promoted, patrol officers can apply for that vacated sergeant's position.
The process will take a few months to complete due to very specific hiring procedures for police officers. The parts of the hiring process that are public business will be conducted during Limerick Township Board of Supervisors meetings. Albany said he expects to finish in April or May.