Three veteran officers from the Lower Saucon Township Police Department were promoted and officially sworn in as corporals at Wednesday night’s council meeting.
Ofc. Thomas Louder is a full-time officer who’s been with the department since October 2005 and serves as one of its firearms instructors.
Ofc. Chuck Werkheiser has been a full-time officer with the department since August 2009 and serves as its defensive tactics instructor.
Ofc. Kyle Haggerty has been a full-time officer with the department since February 2010 and serves as the D.A.R.E. instructor.
Magisterial District Judge Alan Mege was present to conduct the official swearing-in ceremony. Afterward, each officer received his new badge from a family member.
Chief of Police Thomas Barndt was on hand to congratulate his new corporals, who he said he looks forward to working with on their shared goal of providing the best police services to the township.
For regular updates about and from the Lower Saucon Township Police Department, subscribe to receive alerts from their Crimewatch website feed. You can also follow the Lower Saucon Township Police Department on Facebook.
“You may still see Lower Saucon Township Police officers with beards and facial hair during the month of December,” a Crimewatch update published Wednesday said. “Police Chief Thomas Barndt has permitted the officers who participated in No Shave November the opportunity to participate in ‘Double Down December.’ Officers who choose to participate must double their No Shave November donation.”
All of the Double Down December donations will go to St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Cancer Compassion Fund.