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Supervisors Start New Tradition with Official Police Welcome

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For the first time in 64 years, Falls Township ushered in two new police officers during its Board of Supervisors meeting this week. Typically, new officers are sworn in at District Judge Jan Vislosky’s office.

Looking to start a “new tradition,” one that enables residents to see the men and women who serve and protect them, the board decided to begin swearing in new police officers during public meetings. Residents will be able to turn on their TVs or attend public meetings to meet new police officers.

On Tuesday, Judge Vislosky swore in Police Officers Francisco Olmeda III and Nicole Diviny during the Falls Township Board of Supervisors meeting. Fellow police officers, friends and family filled the township meeting room to witness the brief ceremony.

2015 04 07 Police Swearing In 02Supervisors Chairman Bob Harvie said Tuesday’s swearing in is the beginning of a “new tradition” in Falls Township.

“We’ve had a lot of officers retire,” he said. “It’s almost a new department.”

New police are coming on board to replace long-time police veterans who retired after many years of service. The department staffing remains at 52 sworn officers. 

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